Saints' late show stuns Spurs

St Mary's Stadium | Sat 09 Mar 3PM | Attendance: 31,890
Match Report Highlights

Saints vs TOT
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Saints vs TOT As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Stunning Ward-Prowse free-kick puts Saints in front
  • Valery nets super Saints equaliser 13 minutes from time
  • Sims and Long replace Austin and Romeu at half time
  • Side-footed Kane finish gives Spurs the lead after 25 minutes

FULL-TIME: SAINTS 2-1 SPURS!!!!!!!!!

A SENSATIONAL WIN FOR SAINTS. DOWN AT HALF TIME, STUNNING SECOND HALF. VALERY, PROWSEY, AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!

❤️❤️❤️

An incredible second half from Saints and it WON'T be for nothing. FOUR minutes of added time to come. 

87’

Yellow Card for Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur)

A cynical kick on the back of Nathan Redmond's legs earns Sissoko a very well-deserved booking.

85’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Fernando Llorente replaces Bamidele Alli

...and Fernando Llorente is on for Dele Alli. Kitchen sink time for Spurs.

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85’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Ben Davies replaces Danny Rose

Amidst all the madness we missed a Spurs double sub. Davies is on for Rose...

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WOW.

A stunning five minutes for Saints who LEAD against Spurs. First Valery then Ward-Prowse, it's Old Trafford all over again except this time we're in front!!!

GOALSCORER 16 James Ward-Prowse

GOOOAAALLL: SAINTS 2-1 SPURS!!! (WARD-PROWSE!!!)

WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT?????? WARD-PROWSE DOES IT AGAIN, A STUNNING FREE-KICK INTO THE TOP CORNER.

80’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (80’) | 2 1

78’

Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur)

Spurs are RATTLED. Saints stream forward once more and Walker-Peters is forced to cynically pull down Armstrong on the edge of the box. Was that a last-man challenge? Hmm.

GOALSCORER 43 Yan Valery

GOOOOALLLL: Spurs 1-1 Saints (VALERY!!)

YEEEEEESSSSSS, YANNNNNNNN! Sensational scenes as Valery sweeps home Armstrong's cut-back to equalise for Saints! 

76’

GOOOAL!!!

Yan Valery (76’) | 1 1

75’

Pressure building for Saints!

Yan Valery arrives late into the box and his drilled cross spins to Bertrand at the back post who cannot control an unkind bounce with his head as it arrives to him unmarked. Different Saints entirely in this second half.

72’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Shane Long

...sure enough it's a really disappointing end to Long's afternoon, the Irishman was terrific since coming on after the break. Stuart Armstrong takes his place.

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71’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Heung-Min Son replaces Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva

Heung-Min Son is on for Lucas Moura for Spurs, their first change of the afternoon. Shane Long is down for Saints so we may see a third and final one from our camp very shortly too...

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68’

High and wide from Kane

You don't often see Harry Kane finish like that and the home fans are grateful for it as the England captain skies a shot into the stands from a very good position in the Saints box.

Super Sims

There's been a real shift in momentum since the restart and a lot of that credit is owed to Josh Sims, the youngster has hit the ground running in his first appearance of the season. Different game now.

64’

Carnage in the box!

A chaotic passage of play in the Spurs box, let's break it down: 

1) Jan Vertonghen kicks Josh Sims in the end as part of a clearance, screams for a penalty for the high boot 

2) Play goes in and Yan Valery steals possession by the corner flag 

3) He sets up Long to set up Redmond whose near-post shot is once more into the side-netting. 

Højbjerg fires over!

The home crowd are on their feet for the first time this afternoon as strong work from Højbjerg fashions a chance from nothing, the Dane rushes Sanchez out of possession, skirts round the box and blasts a shot just over the bar. Belief building.

55’

CHANCE! Redmond into the side-netting!

What an opening for Saints...Long finds Redmond lurking at the back post who can only slam his shot into the side-netting. Disappointing finish from a man who has delivered so much for us of late.

52’

Fantastic save from Gunn!

A brilliant stop from Gunn stops Kane from doubling up at St Mary's, the striker's low shot is curling towards the far corner before Gunn claws it out for a corner. Superb.

51’

Strong start to the half

Much better from Saints...Sims's slides a cut-back just behind Long before Redmond narrowly misses Bertrand's fiercely-struck cross at the near post. 

51’

Strong start to the half

Much better from Saints...Sims's slides a cut-back just behind Long before Redmond narrowly misses Bertrand's fiercely-struck cross at the near post. 

48’

CHANCE! Long denied by Sanchez!

The substitutes combine at once and almost draw Saints level: Sims gets free down the right and floats a cross onto the head of Shane Long who can only find the legs of the covering Sanchez.

47’

Southampton substitution: Josh Sims replaces Charlie Austin

...and Josh Sims comes on for Charlie Austin, the winger's first Saints appearance of the season.

46’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Oriol Romeu

The first sees Shane Long take the place of Romeu...

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SECOND HALF: Come on, Saints!

Back underway at St Mary's where we have two half-time substitutions to bring you...

HALF TIME: Saints 0-1 Spurs

Saints have worked hard but Spurs have been the better side all over the field at St Mary's. One goal separates the sides so this one is far from over...

41’

Kane heads wide unmarked

A chance for Spurs to double the lead from nowhere: Saints fall asleep at the back and allow Kane to head Alli's cross past the far post.

Searching for a way back in...

Saints haven't created an awful lot since falling behind, that Redmond run and shot aside. We're still in the game but Spurs look comfortable as we approach half time.

35’

Bertrand beats Walker-Peters...no foul?

Groans of frustration around St Mary's as Bertrand taps the ball around Kyle Walker-Peters and is seemingly fouled by the young full-back. Nothing given and Spurs are back in possession.

YES, REDDERS!

Really positive stuff here from Nathan Redmond who bursts past three Spurs defenders, running from his own half, and flashes a shot over the bar from the edge of the box. COME ON, SAINTS!

GOAL: Saints 0-1 Spurs (Kane)

Moments after Saints put together their best move of the game to set up Charlie Austin, Spurs break to the other end and score as Kane sidefoots past Gunn at the back post. 

25’

GOAL

Harry Kane (25’) | 0 1

23’

Eriksen off the bar! 

That's post and bar in the last two minutes; Cristian Eriksen delicately clips the free-kick over the wall and onto the top of the Saints crossbar with Gunn beaten.

22’

Yellow Card for Yan Valery (Southampton)

Spurs recover the ball in transition and Yan Valery is booked for blocking the progress of Danny Rose. Free-kick, very good position...

21’

Saints survive! 🙃

Spurs inches from taking the lead as Maya Yoshida unwittingly plays a one-two with his own post attempting to defend Lucas's low cross from the right. The Japanese scrambles the ball clear...

Ralph watches on

He may not look it here, but there's more than enough to have kept the Austrian satisfied from the opening 20 minutes or so. His side are energetic, pressing high and looking nice and tight at the back...

16’

Spurs strengthening...

The visitors are just beginning to up the ante now and have Saints temporarily stuck in their own half. Kane provides the latest threat, dispossessing Vestergaard and narrowly missing the jumpers at the back post with his cross. 

11’

SAAAAVE, ANGUS!

A first piece of action too for Angus Gunn who makes a save that ultimately didn't mean anything: Kane races on to Alli's pass and is denied by the 'keeper from an offside position. 

9’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

The first card of the afternoon goes the way of Oriol Romeu as the Spaniard clumsily trips the countering Lucas on the halfway line,

5’

Saints scrapping

A roar of approval from the home crowd as Jannik Vestergaard gets his body across Lucas Moura and draws a foul from the Brazilian near the sideline. All action start here at St Mary's! 

3’

Early sighter for Kane

An early warning for Saints of the danger posed by Harry Kane: a nothing ball forward bounces kindly for the England striker to half-volley just wide of Angus Gunn's near post.

SHOWTIME! 

We're underway at a sold-out St Mary's with Saints kicking from right to left as we look! COYR! 

MatchDayVlogs

MatchDay! Who’s ready?! #COYS #soutot #wemarchon #southampton #tottenhamhotspur #spurs #saintsfc

14.35

Scene set at St Mary's! 

Suits, ties, fans outside, it can only be matchday at St Mary's! 

14.31

Yan the man

Another Premier League start for Yan Valery whose goal against Manchester United last week was the latest sign that he is slowly becoming a serious top-flight player. Tactics football writer Sam Tighe has been telling us just how he has done that and what the highly impressive results have been right here.

14.24
Southampton FC

#SaintsFC unchanged for #THFC! 🔴⚪️ LET’S DO THIS! ↔️ #premierleague

14.21

🚨 SPURS TEAM TO FACE SAINTS 🚨

SPURS XI: Lloris; Dier, Vertonghen, Sanchez; Walker-Peters, Sissoko, Eriksen, Rose; Lucas Moura, Alli, Kane. 

SUBS: Gazzaniga, Son, Lamela, Wanyama, Llorente, Foyth, Davies

14.04

🚨 SAINTS TEAM TO FACE SPURS 🚨

Ralph Hasenhüttl names an unchanged Saints team to face Spurs today. There are places on the bench however for Josh Sims and Callum Slattery. Here it is in full: 

SAINTS XI: Gunn; Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard; Valery, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Højbjerg, Bertrand; Redmond, Austin. 

SUBS: McCarthy, Stephens, Long, Armstrong, Targett, Sims, Slattery.

14.00

Bertrand: "United performance but with points"

Ryan Bertrand has been chatting to the media from the St Mary's tunnel ahead of kick-off. Here's what the Saints wing-back has had to say on today's game: 

"We know what a result could do for us today and we've been in a good way. We were unfortunate last weekend but hopefully we can replicate the performance and get some points this time."

13.46
Francis Benali

I’m outside the Chapel Stand before the game with @virginmedia to talk to you guys about #SuperSaints and how we’re going to reward you this season! Come and get a picture with me and The Saintsmobile to find out more #SaintsFC #SOUTOT

13.42

Checking in! 📍

The Saints squad are in the building which means team news is now just 20 minutes away. Will Ralph Hasenhüttl spring a tactical surprise on former Saints boss Pochettino today? We're very close to finding out...

13.41

Away Form: ❓

Often so deadly on the road, Spurs' form has taken a slight downwards turn of late: Mauricio Pochettino's side have lost their last away games, the same number they had lost in their previous 13 (W11 D0 L2). They've only lost three times in a row once under the Argentine's guidance.

13.39

southampton is a place that is in my heart and i am always going to love them. of course, it is going to be touch, their manager is doing a great job and they have very good players"

mauricio pochettino
tottenham hotspur 
13.34
Luke Philip

Day out with the boys! #saintsfc 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️🍻🍻🍻

13.32

Team news at 2pm! 

Edging closer to kick-off...we'll be delivering today's team news in just under an hour. 

13.06

🎵🎶 Beautiful Day 🎵🎶

Spring has officially arrived at St Mary's. There's a stiff wind whirling around at the moment but you could not ask for a better scene ahead of today's three o'clock kick-off...

12.41

Turning St Mary's red and white today!

Simple instructions for a huge welcome for the lads when they walk out today!

12.20
Southampton FC

R E A D Y 🔥 Drop us a prediction and where you’re following #SaintsFC 🆚 #THFC from today! 👇

11.18

21 January 2018: Saints 1-1 Spurs

A Davinson Sanchez own goal followed by another goal for Harry Kane against us ensured the spoils were shared the last time these two teams met at St Mary's. 

11.15

SAINTS Magazine: Saint Pierre ©️

Saints skipper Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is the star man of this weekend's programme as SAINTS returns for the visit of Spurs. The 23-year-old speaks at length in a ten-page feature interview about channeling his passionate nature to reach his potential. 


A popular figure with fans, Højbjerg discusses his fierce desire for self-improvement and how his mindset can help him reach the top. 

11.13

CHELSEa we took a point, arsenal and man utd we performed not so bad but it was enough so i think it's time to perform and take something. that's the goal for this weekend.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton fc
11.11

Last time out

...just like he and Saints did against Manchester United last week. A strong performance with the result missing: let's hope for both this afternoon. 

11.10

Back to the future

5 December 2019, Wembley Stadium: Tottenham 3-1 Southampton. 


Since that day, Ralph Hasenhüttl has collected 18 points from 14 matches and instilled a fighting spirit in his team that has given them a huge chance of avoiding the drop. You can bet he will be relishing the opportunity to test himself against them today...

11.09

Saints, Spurs, Showtime!

Good afternoon and welcome to another Matchday Live at St Mary's! Spurs the visitors for today's 3pm GMT kick-off. It's three weeks until the next match so let's make this count all together on home turf! Build-up, team news and play-by-play commentary coming right up...

11.06

Saints vs TOT Line Ups

Southampton

28
Angus Gunn (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
4
Jannik Vestergaard
3
Maya Yoshida
43
Yan Valery
21
Ryan Bertrand
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
14
Oriol Romeu
Shane Long (45′) Stuart Armstrong (73′)
22
Nathan Redmond
16
James Ward-Prowse
10
Charlie Austin
Josh Sims (45′)
5
Jack Stephens
17
Stuart Armstrong
33
Matt Targett
39
Josh Sims
55
Callum Slattery
1
Alex McCarthy
7
Shane Long

Tottenham Hotspur

1
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
16
Kyle Walker-Peters
3
Danny Rose
Ben Davies (82′)
5
Jan Vertonghen
6
Davinson Sánchez
15
Eric Dier
23
Christian Eriksen
20
Dele Alli
Fernando Llorente (82′)
17
Moussa Sissoko
27
Lucas Moura
Son Heung-Min (72′)
10
Harry Kane
11
Erik Lamela
22
Paulo Gazzaniga
12
Victor Wanyama
7
Son Heung-Min
18
Fernando Llorente
33
Ben Davies
21
Juan Foyth

Saints vs TOT Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Tottenham Hotspur
  • Possession (%)
    37
    63
  • Shots
    12
    16
  • Shots on target
    4
    5
  • Corners
    1
    10
  • Passes Complete
    204
    390

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Yan Valery
Yan Valery
Shots On Target
1
Yan Valery
Yan Valery
Chances Created
2
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
Passes Completed
25
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Tackles
3
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Clearances
12
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Saves
4
Angus Gunn
Angus Gunn