Tottenham Hotspur had to come from a goal behind to barely secure a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton on Tuesday. So, after the Saints shockingly beat West Ham in Premier League football news, Southampton hold their own yet again, now.
James Ward-Prowse gave Southampton the lead with a spectacular strike in the first half. But then, Spurs could eventually draw level when Mohammed Salisu gave away a penalty and had quit the pitch. And it was Harry Kane who slotted the spot-kick into the net.
So, essentially, despite their numerical advantage for most of the game, Spurs were unable to capitalise.
“Disappointed especially after they went down to 10 men. We’ve got to win the game and we couldn’t do that,” Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier said after the game.
“They defended very well and fought for each other but that doesn’t matter from our side of it. We have to be able to break them down. We weren’t good enough at doing that.
“We’ve got to keep things in perspective. Everyone can see the progression.”
Meanwhile, West Ham United’s 4-1 win at Watford meant that Tottenham dropped to the sixth league spot with 30 points. Now, Spurs are one point behind David Moyes’ side and five behind fourth-placed Arsenal. But they also have two games in hand over both teams because of their COVID outbreak.
Meanwhile, Southampton are in 13th place in the Premier League standings with 21 points.
Premier League Football News – Southampton Hold Their Own Yet Again
Southampton took the lead after 25 minutes when Dele Alli failed to clear a corner. In response, Ward-Prowse hit a left-footed shot into the net.
However, the hosts’ initial lead only lasted until 41 minutes, at which point Salisu fouled Son Heung-Min in the box. He received a red card for this stunt and Kane consequently hit the penalty with force into the goal.
Kane did find the net again, early in the second half, but it was invalidated as he was deemed offside.