Spurs fight back to beat Saints

St Mary's Stadium | Wed 28 Dec 7.45PM
Match Report Highlights

Saints v TOT Match Centre

Saints v TOT As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Spurs score twice late on to seal their win
  • Saints reduced to ten men following red card for Redmond
  • Harry Kane missed a second half penalty
  • 1-1 at half time with both teams scoring early on
Photo by Matt Watson

Disappointment for Saints

The ten men are comfortably beaten on a frustrating night at St Mary's.

21.37

FULL TIME

Southampton 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur

21.35
89’

Yellow Card for Shane Long (Southampton)

Saints man cautioned for foul on Vertonghen

88’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Vincent Janssen replaces Harry Kane

Final change for the visitors.

Alli wraps it up

Dele Alli grabs his second goal of the game to secure the win

86’

Goal

Bamidele Alli (86’) | Southampton 1 4 Tottenham Hotspur

Son makes it three

The Spurs sub races on to a through ball deflected off Romeu to finish low past Forster.

84’

Goal

Heung-Min Son (84’) | Southampton 1 3 Tottenham Hotspur

81’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Harry Winks replaces Mousa Dembélé

80’

Opportunity for Højbjerg

Saints pounce on a loose ball with Lloris stranded, but Højbjerg's effort from distance is tame.

79’

Fonte makes vital challenge

The defender sprints across to thwart Danny Rose on the break.

74’

Eriksen goes close once more

Christian Eriksen's low shot is deflected wide of the right post.

73’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Heung-Min Son replaces Moussa Sissoko

Spurs make their first change of the match.

73’

Rose fires wide

The Spurs full back gets into the area and drills a shot wide at the near post.

72’

Triple substitution for Saints

Claude Puel introduces all three substitutes at once to try and get back into the game.

71’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Jay Rodriguez

71’

Southampton substitution: Dušan Tadić replaces Sofiane Boufal

71’

Southampton substitution: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Steven Davis

71’

Eriksen hits the bar

The Spurs midfielder sees his shot crash back off the crossbar from inside the area.

Photo by Matt Watson

Kane's missed penalty

Harry Kane's spot kick which went over the bar

69’

Good response from Saints

The ten men continue to create opportunities with Fonte going close to reaching Cédric's cross.

67’

Wanyama tests Forster

The Spurs midfielder strikes one from long range which Fraser Forster has to push over the bar.

60’

Yellow Card for Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)

Rose booked for foul on Cédric.

57’

Penalty missed!

Harry Kane blazes his spot kick well over the crossbar

56’

Red Card for Nathan Redmond (Southampton)

Redmond receives a straight red card for the challenge on Alli

55’

Penalty awarded to Spurs

Alli goes to ground under a challenge from Redmond

54’

Fonte heads wide

The Saints captain puts a header just off target as Saints immediately search for an equaliser.

Kane header

The Spurs striker nods in a corner at the near post to put the visitors in front.

51’

Goal

Harry Kane (51’) | Southampton 1 2 Tottenham Hotspur

51’

Walker denied

The Spurs full back sees his shot blocked by Fonte for a corner,

51’

Spurs move breaks down

Neat break from the visitors ends with Moussa Sissoko's cross into the area evading everyone.

HT

Teams return for second half

Saints and Spurs emerge for the second 45 minutes with no changes to either side.

HT

Attendance announced

There are 31,853 inside St Mary's this evening which includes 3,338 away supporters.

First half action

A selection of photos from the opening 45 minutes at St Mary's.

+1’

HALF TIME

Southampton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

42’

Big chance for Wanyama

The Spurs man almost finds a way through from close range, but Fonte gets a crucial block in to deny him,

40’

Alli goes close

The Spurs man shoots over from outside of the area. The game remains fiercely competitive.

Photo by Matt Watson

Boufal in action for Saints

Sofiane Boufal goes up against former Saint Victor Wanyama at St Mary's.

30’

Eriksen shoots wide

Christian Eriksen gets into a good position again on the edge of the area, but strikes wide of Forster's left post.

25’

Saints search for a response

The game temporarily slows following a fast start at St Mary's. Spurs' goal against the run of play has given the visitors a breather.

Alli equalises

Dele Alli loops a header into the far corner for 1-1.

17’

Vertonghen clears the danger

The Spurs defender has to react quickly to deny Rodriguez from stealing in a shot on the rebound inside the area.

16’

Close from Redmond!

Nathan Redmond strikes a low shot from just outside of the area which whistles past the left post.

14’

Yellow Card for Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur)

Spurs man Mousa Dembélé goes into the book for a foul.

Photo by Matt Watson

Van Dijk's goal

Virgil van Dijk climbs highest to head Southampton in front.

11’

Eriksen threatens

A corner taken quickly sees Christian Eriksen flash a cross into the area which narrowly avoids everyone inside the box.

8’

Rodriguez shoots wide

Saints continue their strong start with a slick move forward which sees Ward-Prowse find Rodriguez on the edge of the box, but the striker can't find the target.

4’

Kane fires over

Spurs search for an immediate response, but Harry Kane's strike from the edge of the area goes over the bar.

GOALSCORER 17 Virgil Van Dijk

Van Dijk scores!

Virgil van Dijk powers home a near post header to give Saints the lead.

1’

GOOOAL!!!

Virgil Van Dijk (1’) | Southampton 1 0 Tottenham Hotspur

1’

Early free-kick 

Chance for Saints as Ward-Prowse stands over a free-kick on the right side

Saints take kick-off

Nathan Redmond gets the match under way for the hosts at St Mary's.

19.45

Saints and Spurs take to the pitch

Both teams are out, with the visitors lining up in their changed strip of all gold.

19.43

Players warm up

Watch the Southampton squad get put through their paces ahead of tonight's game.

19.36

Flashback

Relive last season's win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane, which came courtesy of a Steven Davis double.

19.20

Tottenham team

Lloris (c), Walker, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Dembélé, Eriksen, Alli, Kane.


Subs: Vorm, Son, Janssen, Nkoudou, Wimmer, Winks, Davies

18.51

Southampton team announced

Forster, Cédric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Redmond, Rodriguez.


Subs: Taylor (GK), Yoshida, Long, Højbjerg, Tadić, Martina, Reed.

18.49

WE'RE CONFIDENT, ESPECIALLY AFTER THE LAST RESULT. WE'VE ONLY LOST AT HOME ONCE THIS SEASON, SO WE WANT TO KEEP THAT GOING TONIGHT.

NATHAN REDMOND
SOUTHAMPTON FORWARD
18.30

Tadić turns attention to Tottenham

Dušan Tadić looks ahead to this evening's game.

17.46

Training pre Spurs 

Watch footage from Staplewood this week where there was no rest for the Southampton squad in preparation for tonight's game.

17.41

Supporters greet players

Watch as the Southampton squad meet with fans on arrival at St Mary's.

17.12

Players arrive at St Mary's

The Southampton squad arrive at St Mary's ahead of tonight's game.

17.09

WE KNOW THAT THE GAME WILL BE TOUGH. SOUTHAMPTON ARE PLAYING VERY WELL, THEY BEAT BOURNEMOUTH IN THEIR LAST GAME AND IT WILL BE DIFFICULT.

MAURICIO POCHETTINO
TOTTENHAM MANAGER
16.23

IT'S A TEAM LIKE US, WHO LIKE TO PLAY GOOD FOOTBALL, WITH POSSESSION, QUALITY AND TECHNICAL PLAYERS. THEY HAVE A GOOD SPIRIT.

CLAUDE PUEL
SOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
16.22

Jay hopes to keep firing

Jay Rodriguez says he's working hard to maintain his form after grabbing two goals last time out.

16.15

Puel on Tottenham visit

Southampton manager Claude Puel previews this evening's match against Spurs.

16.09

Saints v TOT Line Ups

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
17
Virgil van Dijk
6
José Fonte (C)
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
16
James Ward-Prowse
8
Steven Davis
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (72′)
14
Oriol Romeu
22
Nathan Redmond
19
Sofiane Boufal
Dusan Tadic (72′)
9
Jay Rodriguez
Shane Long (72′)
3
Maya Yoshida
28
Stuart Taylor
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
18
Harrison Reed
7
Shane Long
15
Cuco Martina
11
Dusan Tadic

Tottenham Hotspur

1
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
15
Eric Dier
3
Danny Rose
5
Jan Vertonghen
2
Kyle Walker
23
Christian Eriksen
20
Dele Alli
19
Mousa Dembélé
Harry Winks (82′)
17
Moussa Sissoko
Son Heung-Min (74′)
12
Victor Wanyama
10
Harry Kane
Vincent Janssen (89′)
7
Son Heung-Min
27
Kevin Wimmer
33
Ben Davies
29
Harry Winks
9
Vincent Janssen
14
Georges-Kévin Nkoudou
13
Michel Vorm

Saints v TOT Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Tottenham Hotspur
  • Possession (%)
    34
    66
  • Shots
    9
    17
  • Shots on target
    2
    5
  • Corners
    2
    10
  • Passes Complete
    221
    521

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Shots On Target
1
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Chances Created
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
28
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Tackles
6
Sofiane Boufal
Sofiane Boufal
Clearances
7
Saves
1
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster