2nd-half goals rescue Tottenham in comeback draw with Brentford

2nd-half goals rescue Tottenham in comeback draw with Brentford

Goals from Harry Kane, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg salvage 2-2 draw for London football club on Boxing Day

By Emre Asikci

ISTANBUL (AA) - Tottenham Hotspur secured a comeback 2-2 draw to rescue a point against Brentford FC in the 17th week of the English Premier League on Monday.

Brentford broke the deadlock with a close-range finish from Vitaly Janelt in the 15th minute at Gtech Community Stadium on Boxing Day.

The home side doubled its lead when Ivan Toney scored a goal in the 54th minute, assisted by Christian Norgaard.

Tottenham narrowed the gap to one with a classy header from English star Harry Kane in the 65th minute.

After six minutes, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg fired a right-footed shot from the penalty box to beat goalie David Raya, making it 2-2.

The London football club collected 30 points, placing fourth, while 10th-place Brentford reached 20 points after 16 matches.

Meanwhile, Tottenham captain Kane broke the Boxing Day record with a Brentford strike.

Kane produced his 10th goal on Boxing Day to surpass the previous record set by Robbie Fowler (nine).


- Newcastle United take 3-0 away win over Leicester City.

Newcastle United trounced Leicester City 3-0 at King Power Stadium.

Chris Wood scored the opening with a penalty kick in the third minute.

Miguel Almiron doubled the lead in minute seven, while Joelinton scored Newcastle's third goal in the 32nd minute.

The match ended in a 3-0 win for Newcastle United.

Second-place Newcastle United increased their points to 33 points and 13th-place Leicester City have 17.


- Boxing Day fixtures and results

Tottenham Hotspur - Brentford : 2-2

Leicester City - Newcastle United : 0-3

Crystal Palace - Fulham: 0-3

Everton - Wolverhampton: 1-2

Southampton - Brighton and Hove Albion: 1-3

Aston Villa - Liverpool:

Arsenal - West Ham United:


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