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O’Hara sums up Bentancur in six words after Tottenham’s win over Leeds

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur was described as an “absolute player” by Jamie O’Hara on Saturday.

TalkSPORT’s pundit praised the Spurs ace after his brace helped Antonio Conte’s side beat Leeds United.

Tottenham had to come from behind on three occasions against a white team equally powerful in attack and inept in defence.

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Crysencio Summerville opened the scoring for Leeds after getting past Eric Dier to get past Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham had conceded the first goal for the eighth game in a row.

Harry Kane then equalized in the 25th minute, but Leeds regained the lead just before half-time through Rodrigo.

However, Tottenham equalized again in the 51st minute.

Illan Meslier, who had hit the cross that led to Kane’s goal, was unable to prevent Ben Davies’ 20-yard effort.

More goals were to follow as the half progressed.

Spurs fell behind again in the 76th minute, when Rodrigo (the Leeds striker) found the back of the net.

However, Bentancur made it 3-3 five minutes later.

The £20m man chested into the center of Matt Doherty and fired a volley that went into Luke Ayling.

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And with seven minutes remaining, the Uruguayan filled Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a frenzy.

Dejan Kulusevski got past Liam Cooper on the right and pulled the ball away for Bentancur to shoot.

Cue O’Hara’s celebrations on Twitter:

Victory means Tottenham will spend the World Cup period and Christmas in the top four of the Premier League.

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