Late Eriksen goal gives Tottenham win at 10-man Hull City
HULL, England (AP) — Christian Eriksen grabbed a last-minute winner for Tottenham as Hull paid the price for Gaston Ramirez's reckless red card, losing 2-1 at KC Stadium on Sunday.
Former Spurs player Jake Livermore put Hull ahead with an early 25-meter drive but Ramirez left the Tigers a man short for 40 minutes when he needlessly wrestled Jan Vertonghen to the floor.
Fan-favorite Harry Kane scored his 10th goal of the season to equalize just after the hour when Eriksen's free kick came back off the post and the Dane got three points for Tottenham with a clinical finish in the dying moments.
Spurs have 17 points from 12 games, while Hull's struggles are increasingly hard to ignore with one win in its last 11 fixtures and just a point separating the team from the drop zone.
Tottenham went behind after Ahmed Elmohamady's deep, hanging free kick created the initial problem, Federico Fazio making first contact but only heading tamely into no-man's land 30 meters out. Livermore was there to collect, before sending a skidding effort into the bottom corner.
The equalizer came after Curtis Davies' foul led to a dangerous free kick that Eriksen curled against the post, with the rebound deflecting off the beaten Allan McGregor. It landed directly at the feet of Kane, who gratefully converted.
Having run themselves ragged trying to keep their opponents out, the hosts eventually gave way as Aaron Lennon threaded the ball through to Eriksen at the edge of the area. He took advantage of Curtis Davies' reticence to make a challenge, opening his body and whipping a shot into the corner.