It was the late, late show from Tottenham as Steven Bergwijn netted TWICE in stoppage-time to give them an incredible 3-2 win at Leicester.
James Maddison’s 76th-minute goal appeared to have three points wrapped up for the Foxes but goals from Bergwijn in the fifth and seventh minutes of stoppage-time saw Antonio Conte’s men claim a dramatic victory.
Earlier, Patson Daka put Leicester in front before Harry Kane replied with his 250th club goal and 18th strike against the Foxes.
Kane had plenty more opportunities to score and it looked like Spurs were going to rue those missed chances when Maddison put Leicester in front again with 14 minutes left to play.
But then Bergwijn stepped in with an astonishing cameo.
The Dutchman, who has been heavily linked with an exit this month, was brought on as a substitute in the 79th minute and levelled in the fifth minute of added-time from close range.
Just over a minute later Bergwijn was at it again as he was sent through by Kane, rounding Kasper Schmeichel and finding the far corner to spark mass scenes of celebration in the away end at the King Power Stadium.
The result sees Spurs move ahead of north London rivals Arsenal into fifth in the Premier League, while Leicester stay in tenth.
The manner of the loss was cruel on the hosts as they were seconds from winning their first league outing since downing Liverpool 1-0 on December 28 due to a number of postponements, but Spurs will not care.
It was a big tonic for Tottenham’s top-four chances as they moved a point behind West Ham with three games in hand.
It also extends Antonio Conte unbeaten league record as Spurs manager to nine matches.
Conte was understandably beaming at the final whistle, declaring his side got what they deserved.
“A great win. I honestly think we didn’t deserve to lose the game. A draw was for me unfair,” he said.
“I think we played a good game, created many chances to score and were unlucky. But my team showed they don’t want to give up and until the end we have to fight.
“We showed great desire not to lose this game. This is a compliment for my players and team, not for me.”
On match-winner Bergwijn, he added: “I spoke about Steve in the past. For me he is an important player with a special type of characteristics. No-one else in the team has these characteristics.
“He is good technically, he beats the man, he is a striker and in good physical condition. It is an important choice for me – I can make him in the starting XI or bring him on in the game.”
Meanwhile, Leicester boss Rodgers was crestfallen at his side’s late collapse.
He said: “It was 93 minutes of really good work. We showed good resilience in defence. The goals we scored were terrific.
“To concede the equaliser was disappointing to happen so late, but the winner was a very poor goal to concede. It is hard to not have taken anything from the game.
“It’s managing the game. Fundamentally, we missed out on key moments leading to the second goal and the third goal, Youri [Tielemans] knows he can never make that pass, it was really naive from him.
“That was a great opportunity tonight, but you have to see that through. I don’t think Tottenham won the game, we presented them the three points.
“It’s bitterly disappointing but we have to get back on the training pitch and again for the weekend.”