Revealed: Where Tottenham would be placed if games ended after 85 minutes

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Tottenham would be placed 16th in the Premier League had it not been for their late game heroics.

Tottenham knack of late goals has turned around the perspective on what has been a mixed season so far.

Christian Eriksen netted an injury-time winner against Swansea City to earn an impressive away win last weekend, a feat Harry Kane performed against Aston Villa weeks earlier.

Eriksen attributed their late heroics to fitness work put in during pre-season, claiming they are currently reaping the rewards of that.

It has been a season-saver, and taken huge pressure off manager Mauricio Pochettino, for it is calculated that without the extra points they would be looking over their shoulders.

SkySports commentator and columnist Martin Tyler has calculated how the Premier League table would look if games ended after 85 minutes.

He writes: "if this season’s games finished after 85 minutes this season then Tottenham would indeed be languishing near the bottom of the table. Christian Eriksen’s last-gasp strike at Swansea was the fourth time this season Spurs have secured a victory after the 85th minute - and all four games have come away from White Hart Lane."

Tottenham would be placed 16th if the games finished early, while rivals Arsenal would also drop into the bottom half in 11th place.

While immaterial to their continued success, it shows just how vital late goals have been, which stretches back to Eric Dier's winner against West Ham on the opening day of the Premier League season.

While the belief and never-give-up attitude is good ace to have up their sleeve when trailing, more matches like the comprehensive 4-0 win over Newcastle in the cup in midweek would perhaps be less straining on the heart rates of supporters.

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