Watch: Players clash & Vincent Janssen scores rare Spurs goal in Roma loss

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Tottenham and Roma played out a surprisingly dramatic pre-season friendly in the International Champions Cup at the Red Bull Arena.

Any fans in attendance that were expecting a pre-season stroll were given a pleasant surprise by a game which included the two sets of players clashing, a comeback from two goals down, and two injury-time goals.

Roma led 1-0 at half-time thanks to Diego Perotti’s penalty, while former Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov picked up a yellow card for a lunge on Toby Alderweireld – lighting the touch paper for what was to come.

With 12 minutes played of the second half the players were involved in a heated exchange with Dele Alli and Kevin Strootman paying particularly close attention to each other.

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Cengiz Under doubled Roma’s lead on 70 minutes after some clumsy defending from Spurs, but Harry Winks gave the Premier League outfit some hope with a scrappy goal from close range with three minutes left of normal time.

And Vincent Janssen equalised in injury time with a rare goal, converting from Georges-Kevin N’Koudou’s excellent cross.

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Sadly for Spurs they couldn’t hold on, and only a minute later Marco Tumminello grabbed a winner at the death.

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The Tottenham defence looked visibly gutted with conceding so late on. Who said pre-season friendlies don’t matter, eh?

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