Spurs sink Saints at Wembley

Wembley Stadium | Tue 26 Dec 12.30PM | Attendance: 57,297
Match Report Highlights

TOT vs Saints Match Centre

TOT vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints well beaten at Wembley
  • Kane nets hat-trick
  • Alli and Son extend advantage
  • Boufal and Tadić net consolation strikes after half-time
+4’

FULL-TIME: Spurs 5-2 Saints

Kane (3), Alli and Son see Spurs deservedly win here at Wembley. Boufal and Tadić with the consolation goals for Saints after the break.

90’

THREE minutes of added time

Almost over, Saints fans...

83’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Harry Winks replaces Bamidele Alli

 

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GOALSCORER 11 Dušan Tadić

Dusan gets us back within three 

Nice finish here to make it 2-5 at Wembley. The Serbian controls and lobs over Lloris in the second phase of a corner. 

82’

GOOOAL!!!

Dušan Tadić (82’) | 5 2

77’

Southampton substitution: Sam McQueen replaces Matt Targett

 

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75’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Erik Lamela replaces Heung-Min Son

Lamela on, Son off

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73’

Vertonghen denies Long

Big chance for Saints. Gabbiadini scurries to the byline and his low cross is somehow scooped over the bar by Vertonghen with Shane Long waiting for a tap-in.

Spurs 5-1 Saints (Kane 67')

Kane races onto Alli's through pass, holds off Yoshida and delays before chipping over Forster. It's a hat-trick for the striker who has been superb today it has to be said.

67’

GOAL

Harry Kane (67’) | 5 1

GOALSCORER 19 Sofiane Boufal

Boufal pulls one back

It's a goal for Saints and it's Sofiane Boufal. The Moroccan's shot has too much power for Lloris to handle and it sneaks in via a touch at the near post.

64’

GOOOAL!!!

Sofiane Boufal (64’) | 4 1

63’

Southampton substitution: Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Mario Lemina

...and Gabbiadini comes on for Lemina.

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63’

Southampton substitution: Dušan Tadić replaces Nathan Redmond

Two changes on the way for Saints. Tadic takes the place of Redmond...

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58’

Yellow Card for Shane Long (Southampton)

Shane Long into the book for a foul on Aurier.

57’

Kane volleys wide

Almost a hat-trick here for Harry Kane. The striker peels away towards the back post to meet Danny Rose's cross-field pass and volleys inches past the post on the run. 

56’

Romeu shoots straight at Lloris

A bit of positivity from Oriol. He steps forward, plays a one-two with Shane Long and shoots straight at Lloris from the edge of the box. 

Spurs 4-0 Saints (Son 51')

A mistake from Redmond springs a Spurs counter-attack. Alli charges forward and feeds the overlapping Son who fires past Forster on the run. 

51’

GOAL

Heung-Min Son (51’) | 4 0

Spurs 3-0 Saints (Alli 49')

It's three for Spurs. Dele Alli sidesteps Romeu and rolls a shot past Forster into the far corner. 

49’

GOAL

Bamidele Alli (49’) | 3 0

48’

Mario off the bar! 

Lemina lines one up from just inside the box and smacks it against the crossbar with Lloris beaten! 

47’

Lloris saves from Long! 

A skewed back pass from Dier releases Shane Long one-on-one with Lloris. The Irishman loses his footing at the crucial moment and it's an easy save for the goalkeeper. Big chance. 

46’

SECOND HALF: Back underway at Wembley

Spurs get things restarted. 

First half in photos

Action shots from the first 45 minutes in the capital. Spurs very much on top here. 

+1’

HALF-TIME: Spurs 2-0 Saints

Kane's double has put Spurs comfortably in front at Wembley.

42’

Stephens denies Son

Kane's through pass carves open Saints for a third but Stephens races back to knock Son off balance and the ball bounces behind for a goal kick.

Spurs 2-0 Saints (Kane 38')

Eriksen into Alli, Alli into Son, Son crosses for Kane for a tap-in. Spurs lead by two now at Wembley. 

38’

GOAL

Harry Kane (38’) | 2 0

Llories fumbles, Spurs survive

A look at just how close that Lloris error was to earning Saints a fortunate equaliser...

31’

Eriksen drags wide

Spurs looking menacing here as Son, Kane and Eriksen all combine around the box to set up the latter to drag a shot wide of the far post. 

26’

CHANCE FOR SAINTS! 

Saints almost hit back immediately in bizarre circumstances. Boufal's shot is pushed into the air by Lloris and Danny Rose's backwards header almost loops over the Frenchman on the rebound...

Spurs 1-0 Saints (Kane 21')

It's a record-breaking goal for Harry Kane. Cristian Eriksen's free-kick finds him unmarked in the six-yard box and it's a simple header for Kane to give Spurs the lead. 

21’

GOAL

Harry Kane (21’) | 1 0

Strong work, Matt!

Spurs come forward again through Aurier but opposite number Targett is there to clear up the danger for Saints. The youngster slides in, takes the ball and wins his side a goal kick under pressure.

Balanced opening at Wembley

As you might expect, Spurs have enjoyed the majority of possession so far but Saints have just begun to settle here in the capital. 

6’

Danger from Son

The South Korean takes on Jack Stephens and sees his low cross palmed away by Fraser Forster. Aurier picks up the rebound but his shot is blocked by Matt Targett. An effort on Targett, if you will. 

3’

Bright start, Saints!

Early positivity for the visitors as Højbjerg's cross reaches Boufal at the back post and the Moroccan slams a volley into the legs of Serge Aurier. 

1’

KICK-OFF! 

Away we go at Wembley, come on Saints! 

Wembley warm-ups

Saints are just completing their pre-match warm-up here at Wembley with just over 10 minutes to go until kick-off. We've got a perfect day for it here in the capital but will a perfect performance follow? 

12.20

WATCH: Saints arrive at Wembley

Watch as the Saints squad arrived at Wembley just a few moments ago. 

11.45

TEAM NEWS: SAINTS XI VS SPURS

SAINTS XI: Forster; Stephens, Yoshida, Hoedt, Targett; Højbjerg, Romeu, Lemina; Redmond, Boufal, Long. 

SUBS: McCarthy, McQueen, Pied, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Gabbiadini, Davis. 

11.32

Saints XI coming soon...

Stay tuned, today's team news is coming in just under five minutes' time. 

11.28

Saints marching at Wembley

Here come the Saints, the countdown to kick off can now officially begin!

11.14

Saints Boxing Day wins

While we wait for Saints to check in at Wembley, how about a trip down memory lane with some classic Boxing Day goals? 

10.58

Wembley + Gabbiadini = ⚽️

With Charlie Austin suspended, will Manolo Gabbiadini be the man to step up for Saints today? The Italian unforgettably struck twice at Wembley in our last visit to Wembley of course. Team news coming your way in just under an hour! 

10.38

📍 Wembley Stadium, away dressing room

The countdown is on in the capital... The boys are in the changed turquoise and black strip this afternoon.

10.21

Christmas Day at Staplewood

These were the scenes at Staplewood yesterday as Saints underwent a not very Christmassy session ahead of today's meeting with Spurs. 

10.13

WE NEED TO TURN THIS AROUND AND IT STARTS AGAINST TOTTENHAM.

JACK STEPHENS
SAINTS
09.57

Saints team news

Mauricio Pellegrino has some notable injury headaches for this game. Charlie Austin, who picked up a hamstring injury and a three-match ban against Huddersfield is set to join Cédric (ankle) on the sidelines. Ryan Bertrand (hamstring) is also a doubt after missing the 1-1 draw with the Terriers.

09.42

'Tis the Season?

The festive season has brought the best out of Saints in recent times. A Cuco Martina missile set up a 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal this time two years ago, a result that means we have won five of our last six league Boxing Day games (D1). A good omen...

09.37

Pellegrino: A massive game

They all are at this time of year but especially so at Wembley this afternoon. Here's what the boss had to say about today's trip to Spurs last weekend. 

09.32

It's matchday at Wembley!

We're back at Wembley Stadium for the first time since last season's EFL Cup final. It's a meeting with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League today, as Mauricio Pellegrino's team look for an important three points. We'll have build-up, team news and live updates, as well as free commentary of the game, throughout the day here, so stick with us!

09.28

TOT vs Saints Line Ups

Tottenham Hotspur

1
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
24
Serge Aurier
6
Davinson Sánchez
3
Danny Rose
5
Jan Vertonghen
23
Christian Eriksen
7
Son Heung-Min
Erik Lamela (76′)
15
Eric Dier
20
Dele Alli
Harry Winks (84′)
19
Mousa Dembélé
Moussa Sissoko (54′)
10
Harry Kane
11
Erik Lamela
2
Kieran Trippier
33
Ben Davies
18
Fernando Llorente
29
Harry Winks
13
Michel Vorm
17
Moussa Sissoko

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
3
Maya Yoshida (C)
5
Jack Stephens
6
Wesley Hoedt
33
Matt Targett
Sam McQueen (77′)
14
Oriol Romeu
22
Nathan Redmond
Dusan Tadic (63′)
19
Sofiane Boufal
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
18
Mario Lemina
Manolo Gabbiadini (63′)
7
Shane Long
16
James Ward-Prowse
38
Sam McQueen
8
Steven Davis
26
Jérémy Pied
13
Alex McCarthy
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
11
Dusan Tadic

TOT vs Saints Match Stats

Tottenham Hotspur

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    57
    43
  • Shots
    16
    16
  • Shots on target
    7
    6
  • Corners
    3
    8
  • Passes Complete
    408
    265

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Sofiane Boufal
Sofiane Boufal
Shots On Target
2
Sofiane Boufal
Sofiane Boufal
Chances Created
3
Shane Long
Shane Long
Passes Completed
40
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
5
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
6
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
1
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster