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Match Report post Highlights

Saints vs TOT
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Saints vs TOT As It Happened

Key moments

  • Southampton and Spurs head to a replay
  • Sides drew 1-1 in a dramatic match at St Mary's
  • Sofiane Boufal equalised for Saints late on
  • Son fired Spurs in front on 58 minutes
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Who was your Man of the Match today?

Who was your Man of the Match today?

The results so far:

  • Danny Ings
    14%
  • Nathan Redmond
    39%
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    9%
  • Sofiane Boufal
    30%
  • Jack Stephens
    2%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    7%

And breathe! 😅

That match had a bit of everything! A look at some the action from an entertaining fourth round encounter at St Mary's. 

17.11

Report: Southampton 1-1 Spurs

Click here to read our match report from a dramatic FA Cup encounter at St Mary's. 

17.08

FULL TIME: Southampton 1-1 Tottenham

We're heading to a replay in the fourth round of the FA Cup, as Sofiane Boufal's late equaliser cancels out Son's second-half opener.

We see you, Sofiane! 👀

Boufal celebrates his equaliser!

+1’

Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)

The defender is booked for a foul on Son.

90’

Four minutes of added time

We're into the extra minutes now. Is there a winner still in this game?

GOALSCORER 19 Sofiane Boufal

YESSSSSSSS! SOFIANE!

Danny Ings squares for the on-rushing Boufal, who lashes a left-footed shot into the top corner!

86’

GOOOAL!!!

Sofiane Boufal (86’) | 1 1

83’

Ings heads wide

A great chance for an equaliser, as Nathan Redmond stands up a ball to Danny Ings just outside the six-yard box, but he heads wide.

81’

Penalty shout for Saints

Moussa Djenepo gets down the left and finds Danny Ings in the middle. He controls and flicks it past Japhet Tanganga, whose arm flicked out and hit the ball, but no penalty is awarded.

79’

Ings shoots wide

Saints creating a bit more now. Danny Ings works some room 25 yards out and sends in a low, curling shot, but it's a yard or two wide.

76’

Ings can't convert Redmond cross

Nathan Redmond fires in a low ball from the right, but it comes to Danny Ings too quickly and he can only turn it wide.

73’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Michael Obafemi

Southampton's third change of the day is made.

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70’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Kevin Danso

Ralph Hasenhüttl makes his second change of the match.

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61’

Son close to a second

Erik Lamela chips a lovely pass in behind for Son, down the inside-left, but his first-time, side-footed volley flies over.

59’

VAR Decision: Goal awarded for Tottenham Hotspur [Heung-Min Son] was confirmed

There's a VAR check for offside, but Son is on, and the goal is given. Saints also claimed for a foul on Kevin Danso, as Dele Alli bundled him over as the pass was played to Son, but the check says no foul. Saints behind.

Son fires Spurs ahead

Spurs break and work the ball to Son in space on the left. He doesn't miss this time, firing a low shot across goal and inside the far post.

57’

GOAL

Heung-Min Son (57’) | 0 1

55’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Erik Lamela replaces Gedson Carvalho Fernandes

Spurs make their first change of the afternoon.

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53’

So, so close for Ings!

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg slides a pass down the inside-right for Michael Obafemi, who square from near the byline for Danny Ings, but his flick across goal shaves the post and goes wide.

52’

Ings takes a clattering from Lloris

Kevin Danso whips in a cross that Danny Ings challenges for, but he ends up taking a bit of a hit from Hugo Lloris as he came out to punch. The Saints striker is ok, though!

50’

Gunn saves from Moura

Saints escape, as Lucas Moura fires the free-kick straight to Angus Gunn, who holds on.

49’

Danso gives away a free-kick in a dangerous spot

A chance here for Spurs, as Kevin Danso brings down Giovani Lo Celso right on the edge of the area, to the left of centre...

45’

SECOND HALF IS UNDER WAY

Tottenham take the kick-off, as we enter the second 45 minutes. Will there be a winner, or will we be heading to a replay?

HALF TIME: Southampton 0-0 Tottenham

An entertaining first half, but no goals as yet.

45’

Lloris saves from Ward-Prowse

James Ward-Prowse has a go from the free-kick, but his effort is straight at Hugo Lloris.

44’

Obafemi fouled just outside the area...

A chance here for Saints, as Michael Obafemi is tripped by Son 25 yards out. It's well to the right of centre, so might not be an easy shooting opportunity, but we'll see...

43’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Stuart Armstrong

The change is made. It's not clear what caused the problem for Armstrong, as he went down without anyone around him. Fingers crossed it's not too bad.

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Armstrong down injured

Stuart Armstrong is requiring treatment on what appears to be a knee injury, and is now leaving the pitch very slowly. A change coming.

40’

Great defending, Jan Bednarek! 👏

Spurs launch a hugely dangerous three-on-two counter, led by Son, but Jan Bednarek marshalls him wonderfully then steps in to make the tackle and win the ball. Outstanding!

35’

So close from Ings!

A quick free-kick from James Ward-Prowse and Danny Ings chests past Hugo Lloris, before hooking a volley goalwards, but he's denied by Japhet Tanganga who flies back to make a spectacular headed clearance to stop the ball going in.

33’

WHAT A SAVE!

Spurs launch a counter, as Dele Alli plays in Lucas Moura, but he's denied by Angus Gunn one-on-one, as the Saints keeper deflects the ball wide with his left boot! A brilliant stop!

28’

Spurs denied by offside flag

Totteham have the ball in the net, as Dele Alli backheels to Giovani Lo Celso just inside the area. He rolls the ball past Angus Gunn, but it takes a slight nick off Son, who is in an offside position on the way through, and the flag goes up. A quick VAR check then confirms the decision.

Got enough people marking you, Redders? 😅

Nathan Redmond causing trouble in the Spurs area!

20’

Obafemi low cross just out of reach

This is a really good spell from Saints now. Stuart Armstrong holds onto the ball superbly under pressure 30 yards out and finds Michael Obafemi on the right corner of the area. His low ball is a good one, but just out of the reach of a sliding Danny Ings, as a relieved Hugo Lloris collects.

18’

Stephens nearly connects with Ings

Jack Stephens, who has a great eye for a pass, nearly produces another beautiful one, as he chips a ball over the top for Danny Ings, but Hugo Lloris gets there just before the Saints striker can reach it.

16’

Ward-Prowse's delivery eludes everyone

A lovely delivery from the corner by James Ward-Prowse, but it somehow eludes everyone and Spurs clear to safety.

15’

Bednarek tries his luck

Saints beginning to press now, and Jan Bednarek sees his effort from distance deflected behind for another Saints corner.

15’

Better from Saints!

A nice bit of play, as Michael Obafemi backheels to Nathan Redmond in the area. He dances across and past a few players, before finding Kevin Danso. His shot is blocked behind for a corner.

Son's effort goes just wide...

Just how close was that effort from Son? Well, this picture tells the story!

9’

Son misses a golden opportunity

What a chance for Spurs! A slick move ends with Dele Alli playing in Son, who shoots from the corner of the six-yard box, but he drags his left-footed effort wide of the far post. Should be 1-0 to Spurs, but thankfully the scores remain level!

8’

Bednarek escapes a yellow

Jan Bednarek brings down Giovani Lo Celso with a tackle from behind, inside the Spurs half. Fortunately, referee Peter Bankes is generous and lets him away without a caution.

5’

Both sets of fans in great voice

It's been quiet on the pitch in the opening minutes, but not in the stands, with each set of supporters making themselves heard. A great atmosphere at St Mary's!

1’

WE'RE UNDER WAY! 🔴⚪️

James Ward-Prowse gets us started with kick-off... COYR!

Teams in the tunnel...

We're moments away from kick-off now. Stay with us for live updates throughout!

14.56

Hasenhüttl's pre-match interview

Watch as we caught up with manager Ralph Hasenhüttl on Thursday to get his thoughts ahead of today's game.

13.36

Women in action at St Mary's tomorrow!

Today is the first of TWO big FA Cup matches at St Mary's this weekend, as our women's team face Coventry United in the fourth round tomorrow as well, with kick-off at 1pm. Tickets are free and you can claim yours by clicking here.

14.30

Ready for action!

The countdown to kick-off is on at St Mary's!

14.16

Four changes for Saints!

Ralph Hasenhüttl makes four changes from the side that won 2-0 at Crystal Palace in midweek, as Angus Gunn, Kevin Danso, Jan Bednarek and Danny Ings all come back into the starting line-up.

14.07

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED! 😇

Starting XI: Gunn, Danso, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Højbjerg (c), Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Obafemi, Ings.


Subs: Lewis, Yoshida, Romeu, Smallbone, Djenepo, Boufal, Adams.

14.00

THE SPURS TEAM...

Starting XI: Lloris (c), Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Tanganga, Winks, Gedson, Lo Celso, Alli, Son, Lucas.


Subs: Gazzaniga, Foyth, Vertonghen, Dier, Ndombele, Sessegnon, Lamela.

14.03

The lads are here!

Our cameras were on hand as the players made their way into St Mary's earlier!

13.50

full respect to what southampton are doing. they are good, really good. apart from the game they lost against wolves, they are win, win, win, win."

josé mourinho
tottenham manager
13.06

St Mary's all set!

Two hours until kick-off, and St Mary's is looking superb as always!

13.00
VOTE NOW
How will Saints do today?

How will Saints do today?

The results so far:

  • Win
    86%
  • Lose
    7%
  • Draw
    7%

i think in every part of our game, we see the team is doing better. there are still things to improve, but also if we make mistakes we stick to the gameplan."

ralph hasenhüttl
on southampton's improvement
12.52

Cédric among injury absentees for Saints

Ralph Hasenhüttl will be without Cédric this afternoon, as he faces two-to-three weeks on the sidelines following the knee injury he sustained at Crystal Palace in midweek. Jannik Vestergaard (concussion) and Shane Long (knee) are also set to be absent.

12.01

Last time out against Spurs... 🙌

It's only three-and-a-half weeks since the sides last met at St Mary's, on what was a memorable afternoon for us. Check out our highlights from the New Year's Day clash, as Danny Ings netted the only goal of the game to bag all three points

11.51
Southampton FC

Our #FACup journey continues 🏆 #saintsfc

11.32

UP FOR THE CUP! 🏆

Welcome to another matchday at St Mary's!


Our incredible league run keeps going, but today our attention turns back to the FA Cup, with Tottenham in town for a fourth-round clash.

It promises to be a good one, and we'll be here all day bringing you the build-up, team news, live match updates and free audio commentary, so stick with us. COYR!

11.25

Saints vs TOT Line Ups

Southampton

28
Angus Gunn (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand yellow card
5
Jack Stephens
38
Kevin Danso
replace Sofiane Boufal (71′) goal
35
Jan Bednarek yellow card
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace Moussa Djenepo (43′)
22
Nathan Redmond
20
Michael Obafemi
replace Che Adams (74′)
9
Danny Ings
19
Sofiane Boufal
10
Che Adams
14
Oriol Romeu
12
Moussa Djenepo
41
Harry Lewis
3
Maya Yoshida
27
William Smallbone

Tottenham Hotspur

1
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
4
Toby Alderweireld
24
Serge Aurier
6
Davinson Sánchez
39
Japhet Tanganga
8
Harry Winks
20
Dele Alli
replace Eric Dier (88′)
30
Gedson Fernandes
replace Erik Lamela (56′)
7
Son Heung-Min goal
18
Giovani Lo Celso
27
Lucas Moura
28
Tanguy Ndombele
19
Ryan Sessegnon
22
Paulo Gazzaniga
15
Eric Dier
21
Juan Foyth
5
Jan Vertonghen
11
Erik Lamela

Saints vs TOT Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Tottenham Hotspur
  • Possession (%)
    59
    comparison angle
    41
  • Shots
    10
    comparison angle
    8
  • Shots on target
    4
    comparison angle
    3
  • Corners
    7
    comparison angle
    2
  • Passes Complete
    341
    comparison angle
    217

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Sofiane Boufal
Sofiane Boufal
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
passes completed
Passes Completed
57
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
tackles
Tackles
5
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
clearances
Clearances
1
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
saves
Saves
2
Angus Gunn
Angus Gunn