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TOT vs SOU
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TOT vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Danny Ings gives Southampton the lead through a superb header
  • Gareth Bale scored against his former club to draw Spurs level on the hour mark
  • Southampton the livelier of the two sides in the first-half, but Spurs shone in the second
  • VAR played a huge role in the second-half at Tottenham Hotsput Stadium

FULL TIME: Spurs 2-1 Saints

Late heartbreak for Southampton as they fall to a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham in the Premier League. Spurs came from behind to ensure they secured all three points under new boss Ryan Mason. A disappointing evening in London. 

+4’

Yellow Card for Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)

+1’

Six additional minutes

Saints have got six additional minutes here to salvage something from this game. 

Son gets the second

No denying this one. Heung-Min Son's penalty rockets into the back of the net. 

89’

GOAL

Heung-Min Son (89’) | 2 1

88’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Tottenham Hotspur [] was confirmed

88’

Yellow Card for Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)

88’

High pressure from Spurs

Bednarek blocks Lamela to send the ball behind for a corner. Son loops the ball towards the centre of the box but the initial threat is cleared. Plenty of drama ensues as there are initial shouts for handball as the ball breezes past Vestergaard's arm. Then a challenge from Moussa Djenepo leads to further calls for a penalty. 

Saints looking weary

The high intensity of the first-half has undoubtedly met its end in the second half of this contest. With 5 minutes to go, can Saints reignite the spark that shot them into the lead?

82’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: replaces Steven Bergwijn

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78’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Erik Lamela replaces Giovani Lo Celso

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76’

VAR Decision: Goal awarded for Tottenham Hotspur [Heung-Min Son] was cancelled

A lifeline for Southampton. Lucas Moura was blocking the line of sight for Alex McCarthy from an offside position and Son's goal is disallowed. 

74’

GOAL

Heung-Min Son (74’) | 1 1

72’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Harry Winks replaces Tanguy Ndombele

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A slower second-half

The tempo has definitely lulled in the second-half with Spurs now holding much greater control of the ball. The introduction of Moussa Djenepo should inject some momentum back into the Saints side. 

67’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Theo Walcott

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66’

Vital clearance from Salisu

It seems the goal has sparked a new lease of life into this Spurs side as they continue to push for a second goal. Bale comes painstakingly close but Salisu clears his line just in time. 

Beautiful from Bale

We all knew it was coming, Bale gets the equaliser for Spurs against his former side. 

59’

GOAL

Gareth Bale (59’) | 1 1

57’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Danny Ings

In hitting that shot it seems Danny Ings has picked up a little niggle and is forced off the pitch before the hour mark. 

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56’

Ings tries for a second

Danny Ings tries his luck for his second of the match but it causes no problems for Hugo Lloris. 

55’

Spurs first shot on goal

Another moment of inspiration from Gareth Bale who is let in by Lucas Moura. Some clever play gets him around the Saints defence as he gets Spurs' first shot on goal of the match. Lucky for Saints, it finds the safe hands of Alex McCarthy. 

52’

Bale starting to shine

Gareth Bale has come out with a spark in the second-half and has found himself creating chances on goal twice already. Will the Welshman score against his former club?

51’

Strong from Salisu

Gareth Bale finds himself in acres of space as he charges towards goal but Salisu stands strong and dispossesses Bale. 

45’

Back underway

No changes from either side at the break. Another big 45 minutes needed from Saints. 

HALF TIME: Spurs 0-1 Saints

What a first half in North London. Saints have put on a cracking performance for the first 45 and deserve to have the advantage at the break. Spurs sparked into life just before Coote blew his whistle for half-time, can Saints extend the lead in the second-half? Time will tell ...

+1’

First real threat from Spurs

Bale gets the corner in and and the ball comes ever so close to falling at the feet of Son, but Adams just about gets the ball away to clear the threat. 

43’

Yellow Card for Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur)

40’

Dangerous free-kick for Spurs

Armstrong knocks Son on the edge of the box as Spurs win a free-kick in a threatening position but Dier's shot goes straight into the Southampton wall. 

38’

Saints continue to press

Tottenham have failed to generate real momentum in response to Saints' goal. Ings releases Walcott on the right but his effort is deflected behind for a corner. 

Prowsey 🤝 Ingsy

They don't get much better than that. 

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

DANNY INGS YOU BEAUTY

Half an hour played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Saints have the lead. A fantastic ball in from James Ward-Prowse who finds the head of Danny Ings. Cool, calm and collected - he finds the back of the net to give Saints the advantage. 

29’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (29’) | 0 1

28’

Spurs push forward

Moura wins the ball in the centre of the field and releases Reguilon on the left. A beautifully timed tackle from Kyle Walker-Peters in the box clears the threat and earns Spurs a corner of their own. 

26’

Slower tempo

Tella outmoves Aurier and earns the corner. James Ward-Prowse loops the ball in nicely but David Coote hands Spurs a free-kick for an infringement in the box. 

Lively start from Nathan Tella

Nathan Tella returns to the starting XI and is clearly focused on fortifying his place in the squad, looking a real threat on the attack for Saints. 

13’

SO. CLOSE. 🤯

Kyle Walker-Peters finds himself in plenty of space down the left flank and sets his sights towards goal. Lloris again comes to the rescue for Spurs and perfectly times his advance to deny Walker-Peters a shot on goal. 

12’

Chance for Tottenham

Former Saint, Gareth Bale, is on hand to lead the ball into the path of Lo Celso but his effort goes wide. 

10’

Spurs pick up the pace

Tottenham have picked up the pace after a dominant opening from Saints. Son and Reguilon work together down the left flank to create a fine push forward for the home side. 

Bright start from Saints

We knew from Hasenhüttl's pre-match thoughts and the team he's fielded that Saints were pressing for an attacking game. What a lively opening 5 minutes to prove that ...

7’

SAINTS DENIED BY LLORIS 😳

It's a fast-paced start from Saints who have already hit Tottenham full-throttle. Nathan Tella swings in a magnificent ball to Mohammed Salisu, but Lloris produces an incredible save to deny the thumping header. Adams smashes the ball on the rebound but Lloris makes another remarkable save. A couple of James Ward-Prowse corners add to the threat but are eventual cleared by the Tottenham defense. 

18.05
HT

Underway in North London!

The action has commenced at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Here's to a big first 45 🤞

18.00

The stage is set 🎬

We're just 15 minutes away from kick-off here at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as fourteenth place Saints take on seventh place Tottenham. We'll keep you updated through it all ...

17.45
VOTE NOW
Now the line-ups have been announced, who are you most excited to see back in the starting XI?

Now the line-ups have been announced, who are you most excited to see back in the starting XI?

The results so far:

  • Alex McCarthy
    5%
  • Mohammed Salisu
    10%
  • Nathan Tella
    38%
  • Theo Walcott
    6%
  • Ché Adams
    41%

Tottenham team confirmed 

Starting XI: Lloris [c], Aurier, Alderwiereld, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndombele, Bale, Lucas, Son

Subs: Hart, Sanchez, Tanganga, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Dele, Bergwijn, Vinicius

17.03

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Salisu, Ward-Prowse [c], Armstrong, Tella, Walcott, Adams, Ings

Subs: Forster, Stephens, Diallo, Ferry, Jankewitz, Minamino, Redmond, Djenepo, Nlundulu

17.01

Tactical Watch: Refocus on the run-in

Sam Tighe looks ahead to Saints' Premier League trip to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in our Tactical Watch, in association with Sportsbet.io.

16.45

we can definitely concentrate on the league which is what i want to see."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
16.30

FLASHBACK: Saints 2-1 Tottenham

Throwing it back to another victory for Saints and Ralph Hasenhüttl over Tottenham back in 2019, with goals from James Ward-Prowse and Yan Valery. 

16.15

Inside the training ground 📸

It's been a busy couple of days for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men, who have been putting in the work at Staplewood ahead of their trip to North London. 

16.00

FLASHBACK: Saints 1-0 Tottenham

Talking of Danny Ings' goal scoring tally against Spurs, let's cast our minds back to January 2020 where Saints came out 1-0 victors at St Mary's. 

15.30

STAT ATTACK 🔢

Danny Ings has been involved in six goals in his five games against Spurs for Southampton in all competitions (5 goals, 1 assist), accounting for 86% of the total goals Saints have scored in these games (6/7).

15.15

💭 'We have to go for it.'

Hear what Saints' boss Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say ahead of Southampton's trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

15.00

Until the last game is played you cannot say it's over and we are happy with our position. we want to take the next step forward, and that means being better than 11th like last season. this is still possible, but we have to go for it."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
10.27

Welcome to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium!

Good afternoon, Saints fans! It's another big day in North London as Southampton take on Tottenham in the Premier League. Victory for Tottenham could help keep thier top four dreams alive, while a win for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men could lift them above Crystal Palace in the table and provide a huge morale boost for the squad and the fans. 

10.22

TOT vs SOU Line Ups

Tottenham Hotspur

1
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
4
Toby Alderweireld
15
Eric Dier yellow card
3
Sergio Reguilón
24
Serge Aurier
7
Son Heung-Min goal
28
Tanguy Ndombele yellow card
replace Harry Winks (73′)
9
Gareth Bale goal
replace Steven Bergwijn (83′)
5
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
18
Giovani Lo Celso
replace Erik Lamela (79′)
27
Lucas Moura
11
Erik Lamela
6
Davinson Sánchez
23
Steven Bergwijn
45
Carlos Vinícius
12
Joe Hart
17
Moussa Sissoko
8
Harry Winks
20
Dele Alli
25
Japhet Tanganga

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
4
Jannik Vestergaard
22
Mohammed Salisu
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
17
Stuart Armstrong
32
Theo Walcott
replace Moussa Djenepo (67′) yellow card
23
Nathan Tella
replace Nathan Redmond (84′)
10
Che Adams
9
Danny Ings goal
replace Ibrahima Diallo (57′)
47
Will Ferry
44
Fraser Forster
12
Moussa Djenepo
11
Nathan Redmond
19
Takumi Minamino
5
Jack Stephens
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
64
Alexandre Jankewitz
27
Ibrahima Diallo

TOT vs SOU Match Stats

Tottenham Hotspur

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    62
    comparison angle
    38
  • Shots
    12
    comparison angle
    10
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    5
  • Corners
    5
    comparison angle
    5
  • Passes Complete
    509
    comparison angle
    276

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
chances created
Chances Created
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
46
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
6
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
clearances
Clearances
6
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
saves
Saves
1
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy