Saints fall to Spurs defeat at Wembley

Wembley Stadium | Wed 05 Dec 8PM | Attendance: 33,012
Match Report Highlights

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TOT vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • There was a late consolation goal from Charlie Austin, who was freed by Steven Davis two minutes from time
  • Son delivered a killer blow in the 55th minute, having been teed up by scorer Kane
  • Lucas Moura found the net to double Spurs' advantage early in the second period
  • Harry Kane opened the scoring, latching onto a low Eriksen cross
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22.08

Report: Saints fall to Spurs defeat at Wembley 

Early goals in each half proved decisive as Southampton fell to a 3-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. Our report.

22.06

FULL-TIME: Spurs 3-1 Saints

Goals from Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son clinch all three points at Wembley Stadium. Saints threatened for much of the second period, but didn't get their just rewards, despite Charlie Austin netting a consolation goal in stoppage time. The damage had unfortunately already been done. 😔

21.52
GOALSCORER 10 Charlie Austin

Austin pulls one back

The substitute forward races onto a ball over the top from Steven Davis, drives forward after evading the offside trap, and is cool and clinical in front of goal, firing into the far side of the net.

+3’

GOOOAL!!!

Charlie Austin (+3’) | 3 1

+2’

Woodwork again 😭

That's another chance that has come off the crossbar! Elyounoussi's header this time, again crashes off the underside. Before Austin has a chance... 

90’

Austin heads wide

The striker has managed to get some good direction on it, but not enough power as it flies marginally wide. Not Saints' day in front of goal, despite some well crafted openings!

87’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Final change for Saints. Romeu enters the fray.

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86’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Oliver Skipp replaces Kieran Trippier

The teenager is on to replace Trippier, who has picked up a knock.

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82’

Southampton substitution: Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Stuart Armstrong

Second change for the visitors. 

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81’

Possession game

Saints have seen 60% of the ball in the last ten minutes, but haven't been able to find the net - not for the want of trying! There's been some outstanding goalkeeping from Spurs' No.1...

79’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Bamidele Alli replaces Christian Eriksen

Second change.

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78’

Austin thwarted

Charlie Austin this time, on the swivel, forces yet another save from Lloris. Eric Dier's attempted block had caused an awkward deflection, but nothing seems to be able to beat Spurs' stopper tonight.

76’

Højbjerg and Prowsey denied

Lloris at full stretch again! It's a superb double save, Højbjerg hits the shot with enough pace that the keeper is forced to parry and Prowsey is alive to the rebound. But Spurs' World Cup winner is again equal to it... 😩

74’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Moussa Sissoko replaces Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva

First change for the hosts.

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73’

Armstrong ideas

The midfielder is seeing plenty of the ball in this spell. He attempts to lift it towards Austin, forcing a corner, which is pulled back to Matt Targett - but he's unable to keep his effort down as it sails over the bar.

69’

Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Manolo Gabbiadini

Kelvin Davis's first change of the evening - a straight swap up top.

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On the attack

Redmond advances down the right. The ball falls to Steven Davis, kindly, and he swept it square to Ward-Prowse, who hit it first time but the shot was blocked. Perhaps the better decision would have been for Davis to take it on himself, given his position in the area...

62’

Saints' turn to threaten

Some nice interlinking play between Cèdric and Gabbiadini. The striker attempts to fumble the ball forward, having been shutdown by a blockade of defenders, before Redmond is fouled. Prowsey takes the free-kick, and it's a good one, but Yoshida can't untangle his feet in time to divert it goalward.

58’

Redderz hits the crossbar 😩

Saints straight up the other end, looking to atone for Spurs' quick-fire double. Redmond whips the ball goalwards, with Lloris beaten, but it crashes off the crossbar.

Son adds a third

Harry Kane presented the forward with the easiest of finishes, delivering an inviting ball across the box and allowing Son to apply the telling touch from close range.

55’

GOAL

Heung-Min Son (55’) | 3 0

Moura doubles the Londoners' lead

The forward gets two bites at the cherry. The first is charged down by Yoshida and co, but the ball falls fortuitously to Moura once more, and he makes no mistake with the second chance. He hits it into the turf, and it nestles in the far corner. 

51’

GOAL

Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva (51’) | 2 0

50’

Eriksen fouled

Davis is adjudged to have been too heavy handed with the Dane on the edge of the area. He'll take the resulting free-kick, which is on target, but McCarthy is equal to it. Alive and alert, the keeper dives to his right and pushes to safety.

47’

Second 45...

We're back underway at Wembley. Spurs' first activity - a corner. Which is clawed away awkwardly by McCarthy. A nervy start from Saints, but good reactions from the keeper.

HALF-TIME: Spurs 1-0 Saints

Harry Kane's ninth minute opener is the difference at the break. The visitors have had a couple of half chances - the best of which fell to Højbjerg, who forced a superb save from Hugo Lloris. Fine margins...

+1’

1️⃣ min added...

We're in time added on in the first half. Saints have just successfully defended a couple of Spurs corners, and look to be heading into the break with a one goal deficit.

40’

Eriksen on target

McCarthy gathers at the second attempt. The Dane had worked the ball onto his favoured foot, and hit it on the bounce, but Saints' goalkeeper was able to collect, with lurker Kane looking to pounce.

36’

Spurs' diagonal

The hosts are making good use of the cross-field pass from Alderweireld, who is finding Trippier in space far too regularly. The full-back is gaining plenty of joy down the right, and Saints will need to keep a watchful eye on the forward movement of the full-back... 

👋 The boss

Ralph Hasenhüttl watches on from the stands at Wembley.

32’

Son threatens again

The South Korean is causing real problems. He charges forwards, and lets fire from roughly 22 yards. The effort was straight down the throat of McCarthy, who palms over.

29’

Son leads the break

He feeds the ball into the path of scorer Kane, who hits it, without any real purchase. McCarthy gathers and sends Saints on the attack...

26’

Gabbi threatens...

Again that same run in behind from Gabbiadini - but this time, it's effective. He lays the ball off to Højbjerg, who strikes it first time, with real venom, and forces a sublime fingertip save from Lloris. The Frenchman touches it onto the post, before Armstrong fails to control the rebound.

23’

Prowsey looks for Gabbi...

The ball is lifted over the top from the midfielder, with Gabbiadini on the run. Foyth recovers and heads away, but there's been a few times where the striker has - nearly - gleaned joy from a similar type of pass.

21’

Cèdric clears

More smart build up play from the hosts, but Cèdric intervenes. Moura and Kane continue to link well, but if Saints are patient, there looks to be chances at the opposite end also.

18’

Højbjerg down...

The midfielder took a clattering from Danny Rose, but is back on his feet after treatment. Moura picks the pocket of Steven Davis moments after, and tries his luck from distance, but McCarthy backtracks and collects comfortably. It was audiacious, from inside his own half.

14’

Armstrong in the mood...

The in-form midfielder links well with Gabbiadini, who had unfortunately strayed offside. The striker fed the ball back to Armstrong, before the flag was raised. The build up play, nonetheless, was encouraging. 

Spurs take the lead

A quick corner catches Saints unawares, as Eriksen fires a low delivery across goal, which is anticipated by Harry Kane, on the move, and turned home from all of three yards. 

9’

GOAL

Harry Kane (9’) | 1 0

9’

Moura released by Alderweireld

The winger wins a corner off Cèdric, which is taken short to Eriksen. Harry Kane makes the run across the face of goal, and latches onto the cross...

6’

Cédric fires wide

Fresh from firing a stunning free-kick against Man United at the weekend, the full-back lets rip from distance at Wembley. Shot flies a couple of yards wide.

3’

Son fires warning shot

The forward strikes it on the volley, after Kieran Trippier's nod down, and Alex McCarthy scrambles across to get something on the ball, as it rebounds off the post.

1’

We're under way...

Saints in possession as we get started at Wembley. The visitors look to have reverted to four at the back, with Steven Davis and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg screening in front.

Warm ups complete ✅

Preparations all done and dusted! The teams are in the tunnel at Wembley... 👊

19.56

Star man Stu ⭐️

With over half of the vote, and after Saturday's opener against Man United, you're backing Stu Armstrong to be on target once again tonight! 🤞

19.39

Will this man add to his three goal tally? 🙏

Stuart Armstrong speaks to the media ahead of tonight's Premier League meeting with Spurs.

19.12

4️⃣ changes...

Kelvin Davis makes four changes to the side that were held by Man United at the weekend. Mario Lemina is suspended, after accumulating five yellow cards, while Yan Valery and Jannik Vestergaard drop down to the bench. Michael Obafemi misses out through injury. James Ward-Prowse, Steven Davis and Manolo Gabbiadini all come in.

19.05

Spurs team confirmed

Starting XI: Lloris (GK), Trippier, Rose, Alderweireld, Heung-Min, Winks, Kane, Dier, Foyth, Eriksen, Moura.

Subs: Gazzaniga (GK), Sissoko, Llorente, Alli, Aurier, Davies, Skipp. 

19.00

Saints team confirmed 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Cédric, Yoshida, Stephens, Targett, Davis (c), Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Gabbiadini, Redmond, Højbjerg.
Subs: Gunn (GK), Vestergaard, Hoedt, Romeu, Valery, Elyounoussi, Austin. 

18.59

👋 Saints in the building!

Here's the players arriving at Wembley earlier today! We've got official team news coming your way in 1️⃣0️⃣...

18.49

I think no matter where I've worked, the stadiums have always been full as a result of how we've played. It's successful, attractive and represents a particular way of life and that's down to our philosophy.

Ralph Hasenhüttl
Southampton manager
18.39

New manager buzz? 😇

Check out our profile of Saints' newest recruit, former RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl!

18.27

Red on red ❤️

Saints will line up in their third strip for tonight's Premier League clash! Not too long until team news, who would you like in your starting XI this evening?

18.23

Excited by Saints' rising stars? ⭐️

Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe analyses the impact of young duo Michael Obafemi and Yan Valery, after both Academy graduates made their first Premier League starts against Manchester United on Saturday...

16.34

Get clued up on today's game 🤓

Treat yourself to everything you need to know ahead of kick-off with our extensive Match Pack, featuring team news, the thoughts of both managers and a host of facts and stats, in association with SportPesa.

16.31

My feelings right now are more about focus and preparing the team to put in a strong performance, and do what everyone connected with the club wants to see.

Kelvin davis
interim saints boss
16.28

📸 This week's training selection...

Check out a selection of this week's training images, as Kelvin Davis oversaw proceedings at Staplewood.

16.24

Hear from Davis! 🗣

Interim boss Kelvin Davis addressed the media in the run up to tonight's Premier League meeting with Spurs, hear what he had to say here...

16.21

Matchday in the capital! 👊

We're back on the road as Saints travel to London to take on Tottenham Hotspur in their temporary Wembley home. Both sides were in weekend action, with varying degrees of success, as Spurs were outdone by Arsenal, but Saints took a well deserved point from a lively encounter with Man United at St Mary's. 

Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary in the run up to tonight's 8pm kick-off!
 

16.17

TOT vs Saints Line Ups

Tottenham Hotspur

1
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
21
Juan Foyth
2
Kieran Trippier
Oliver Skipp (87′)
4
Toby Alderweireld
3
Danny Rose
7
Son Heung-Min
8
Harry Winks
27
Lucas Moura
Moussa Sissoko (74′)
23
Christian Eriksen
Dele Alli (79′)
15
Eric Dier
10
Harry Kane
17
Moussa Sissoko
33
Ben Davies
24
Serge Aurier
52
Oliver Skipp
20
Dele Alli
18
Fernando Llorente
22
Paulo Gazzaniga

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
2
Cédric Soares
5
Jack Stephens
3
Maya Yoshida
33
Matt Targett
17
Stuart Armstrong
Mohamed Elyounoussi (81′)
8
Steven Davis (C)
22
Nathan Redmond
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Oriol Romeu (88′)
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
Charlie Austin (70′)
14
Oriol Romeu
43
Yan Valery
4
Jannik Vestergaard
28
Angus Gunn
11
Mohamed Elyounoussi
10
Charlie Austin
6
Wesley Hoedt

TOT vs Saints Match Stats

Tottenham Hotspur

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    52
    48
  • Shots
    13
    18
  • Shots on target
    8
    5
  • Corners
    8
    6
  • Passes Complete
    435
    381

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin
Shots On Target
2
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Chances Created
5
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
61
Steven Davis
Steven Davis
Tackles
3
Manolo Gabbiadini
Manolo Gabbiadini
Clearances
5
Steven Davis
Steven Davis
Saves
5
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy