Clint Dempsey netted a game-winning goal for Tottenham, Terrence Boyd found the net in a comfortable win for Rapid Vienna and Jozy Altidore came up with a game-winning assist in an eventful Sunday for American forwards in Europe.
Dempsey's goal, which at the time put Spurs up 2-0 over Southampton, proved to be the winner after the home side grabbed a goal in the second half. The American did well to hold off a defender and bundle home his second of the year after Southampton's defense failed to clear a Jermain Defoe effort.
Boyd continued his hot streak with new club Rapid Vienna, scoring his eighth goal of the season in 18 games across all competitions, as his club took a comfortable 2-0 win over Salzburg. The youngster netted just after the break to give his team its second goal of the night and then picked up a yellow card later in the half for good measure.
Even though Altidore did not score, he returned to AZ Alkmaar's starting lineup after serving his one-game suspension for receiving a red card in the club's last match prior to the international break and came through with a late helper. Altidore, who played all 90 minutes, set up Johan Gudmundsson for AZ's 87th-minute strike in a 2-1 win over Vitesse.
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