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Believe this: Harry Winks celebrates

Believe this: Harry Winks celebrates

Believe this: Harry Winks celebrates

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said he always believed his side could hit Fulham with a late knockout blow in yesterday's 2-1 win.

Harry Winks' injury-time header at Craven Cottage was a cruel blow to Claudio Ranieri's relegation threatened side.

Fulham led through a Fernando Llorente an own goal but Dele Alli equalised and Winks completed the turnaround in stoppage time.

"Sometimes in football, it is not tactics or formation - you have to believe," said Pochettino.

"It was an unbelievable finish. That's why it is so important to believe."

But the win came at a cost for Spurs who lost Alli to a hamstring injury and the England midfielder will now join striker Harry Kane in the treatment room. Manchester City scored their 100th goal of the season as they eased past managerless Huddersfield 3-0 to move back to four points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

An own goal from Christopher Schindler and further strikes from Danilo and Leroy Sane inflicted the damage.

And Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis and  Jermain Defoe both played 45 minutes of Rangers' 3-2 mid-season friendly win over HJK Helsinki 3-2 yesterday.

Belfast Telegraph