Southampton holds Tottenham in EPL

Monday, 22 Jan, 2018

The Saints were value for their lead though after they proved a constant threat down both flanks with the Tottenham full-backs getting caught high up the field on numerous occasions. Had they held onto their lead longer, the game could have taken on a very different hue. Son Heung-Min played a fringe part before giving way to Erik Lamela, who entered proceedings in the 70th minute.

However, Spurs were unable to go on from there and win the game, and Pochettino isn't especially pleased about it.

Southampton boast a solitary shutout in their last 14 fixtures and although 7/12 (58%) on home outings under Mauricio Pellegrino have returned Both Teams To Score winners, only 5/12 (52%) have featured more than two goals.

Dele Alli's long-range drive skidded just wide in the 65th minute, which was his only decent glimpse at goal all afternoon.

The Argentina global had Spurs' best chance of a victor but could not convert Sissoko's cut-back at the near post; they had to settle for a draw and, in truth, they had not done enough for anything more.

Jack Stephens should perhaps have put Southampton back in front but he headed over the bar after finding himself unmarked from Ward-Prowse's excellent free-kick.

"On the pitch, I know if I go forward there is a guy behind me who will try to win the ball back so we can go forward again".

With the raining beating down, the game lost none of its intensity after the break. Tadic meanwhile continued to terrorise the right side of the Tottenham defence, while never quite managing to turn his great positioning into an effective cross to Gabbiadini.

Their lead lasted only 197 seconds however as Kane was left unmarked at a corner and the England global headed home for his 99th league goal.

The final 20 minutes represented the final push from Tottenham to find a victor in a game from which they needed three points, especially after wins for Chelsea and Arsenal earlier in the weekend.

"Maybe he will play in the FA Cup, we will have all the week and we will see if he is in good position to play". They fight for themselves. Obafemi may struggle to sleep tonight after skewing that glorious late opportunity across goal, while fellow substitute Sofiane Boufal also saw a chance snuffed out by Sanchez in the dying moments.

During the first game between the two sides at Wembley Stadium earlier this season at Wembley Stadium, Spurs won 5-2 through a hat-trick from Harry Kane.

Tottenham will ultimately consider this to be two points dropped, but in truth they were outclassed for a lot of the game by the hosts.