Jon Obika headed home a last gasp winner against Everton on Monday night to send Tottenham's youth team into the final of the Under 21 Premier League where they will face either Liverpool or Manchester United.

The 22 year old, who recently returned from a successful loan at Charlton Athletic, met a cross from Cristian Ceballos in the 89th minute to secure victory at White Hart Lane after a pulsating match that saw twice come from behind.

Everton had been on a 16-game unbeaten run but they were edged out in a five-goal thriller as Spurs continued their impressive season. The north London side had finished top of the National Group and then the Elite Group and will now have a chance to win the Premier League in its inaugural season.

Alex Pritchard
Alex Pritchard has excelled for Tottenham in various youth teams this season. [NextGen]

Tottenham opened the scoring after just 11 minutes when Alex Pritchard latched onto a poor header from John Stokes and coolly went round the helpless Everton keeper Jan Mucha to slot the ball home.

Pritchard had been one of the stars of Tottenham's NextGen team and was unfortunate to suffer injury just weeks after joining Peterborough United on a four month loan deal.

The 20 year old signed a new deal with Tottenham back in January and there is hope that he will be able to push for a place in the first team squad next season.

Obika twice went close to doubling Spurs' lead but Everton began to grow back into the game with influential midfielder Ross Barkley starting to pull the strings.

Barkley, who has recently earned rave reviews for his performances in the Everton first team, then whipped in a free kick that was headed over by Shane Duffy before Conor McAleny finally grabbed the equaliser just before half-time.

The striker picked up the ball 12 yards out and after a neat turn was able to fire a low shot into the bottom corner that left Jordan Archer completely helpless.

Just minutes into the second half Tottenham's lead was restored as Obika stole the ball from Stokes on the edge of the box, before steadying himself and stroking the ball into the corner.

But once again Alan Stubb's Everton side found a response as Chris Long expertly controlled a cross from Stokes and hooked the ball over the head of Archer to level matters.

Obika and Barkley both went close as both sides pushed for a winner but it was the Tottenham striker that had the final say as he headed home a cross from Ceballos to hand Spurs the victory.

The north London side will find out who they will meet on Tuesday evening when Liverpool take on Manchester United at Old Trafford for a place in the final on 20 May.