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Tottenham Hotspur fans react as Jan Vertonghen helps Belgium progress

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Tottenham Hotspur fans react as Jan Vertonghen helps Belgium progress

Tottenham Hotspur’s Belgian stars are through to the next round of the World Cup.

The World Cup continues to get better and better with a stunning game between Japan and Belgium ending with a last-minute goal from Nacer Chadli to secure a 3-2 win. It came after Japan went 2-0 up and looked to be on their way to a shock win after an incredible performance from the Samurai Blue.

The player who first got Belgium back into the game, however, was a Tottenham Hotspur player. Jan Vertonghen was the player of the season at Spurs last season and his goal is what clawed Belgium back into the tie.

It was, either a fantastic goal or a complete fluke.

A looped clearance landed from height at the back post on the head of the Spurs defender. He then expertly looped a header into the back post. If he meant it, it was a moment of magic from the Spurs defender. If not, it was still the right decision and it paid off.

(Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Vertonghen needed to redeem himself. The Tottenham star was to blame for the first Japan goal, letting a through pass run underneath his foot.

Tottenham fans were extremely pleased to see their defender get through to the next round of the competition. Seeing former favourite Chadli get the goal to win it, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele also go through will no doubt please Spurs fans…

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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