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Heartbreaking cup exit for Saints

fa-cup Tottenham Hotspur Stadium | Wed 05 Feb 7.45PM | Attendance: 56,046
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TOT vs Saints
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TOT vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Spurs score twice in final 12 minutes to secure their place in the FA Cup fifth round
  • Lucas equalises, before Son scores from the penalty spot in the 87th minute
  • Ings had fired Saints in front with a brilliant breakaway goal
  • Saints trailed to Ndombele's early opener, before Long deservedly levelled the scores

this is something we must learn: it's not enough to dominate, we must use our chances. we made a good second half, sticking to the game plan, but in the last 15 minutes we gave it away too easily."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
22.02

the worst thing would have been to step out of the fa cup and have prowsey out for a long time injured. it's good that it is only a cut, because this is what i was most worried about at the end of the game."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
22.01

i have to be honest and say the best team on the pitch lost."

josé mourinho
tottenham hotspur manager
21.55

Our report from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 📝

Read through a dramatic cup tie that had everything in north London, with our match report.

21.53

FULL TIME: Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Southampton

Saints will be wondering how they're out of the cup. That was an excellent performance from Ralph Hasenhüttl's men, who deservedly fought back from an early deficit to lead as the game entered its final stages, thanks to goals from Shane Long and Danny Ings. But Lucas Moura levelled things up 12 minutes from time, before Son Heung-Min's 87th-minute penalty secured Spurs a place in the fifth round.

+1’

5️⃣ added minutes...

We're into stoppage time. Keep pushing, Saints!

89’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Davinson Sánchez replaces Kouassi Ryan Sessegnon

An extra defender comes on to help Spurs see the job through.

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Son scores from the spot

Spurs are back in front. Saints have been the better side, but they've only got two minutes plus stoppage time to extend their run in this season's FA Cup...

87’

GOAL

Heung-Min Son (87’) | 3 2

86’

Yellow Card for Angus Gunn (Southampton)

Penalty to Spurs 😩 Gunn brings down Son...

85’

Yellow Card for Ché Adams (Southampton)

The striker goes into the book for a foul on Aurier.

85’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Shane Long

Long's race is run, and Adams comes on to replace him.

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85’

Alderweireld heads over

Son's corner is met by the former Saints defender, but he can't keep his header down.

83’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

Romeu brings down Lucas with a clumsy challenge.

Lucas levels the scores

That's hard on Saints. Having worked so hard to turn the game around, they've been pegged back, as Lucas Moura finds the bottom corner with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area. Is extra time on the cards?

77’

GOAL

Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva (77’) | 2 2

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

WHAT A GOAL!!!

A stunning Saints breakaway! Redmond sets off on a brilliant solo run and feeds Ings, who faces up to Tanganga, cuts inside and places a beautiful low shot just inside the far post, sending the near-6,000 travelling fans into a frenzy!

72’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (72’) | 1 2

70’

Dier's shot deflects wide

Højbjerg gets in the way, but it's a corner to the hosts. Saints defend it comfortably.

66’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Sofiane Boufal

This looks likely to be a straight swap on the right side of Saints' midfield, as Armstrong makes his return from injury.

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64’

Lloris saves from Vestergaard

Another chance! Bertrand's corner is met by Vestergaard, who connects well but his header is too close to Lloris, who can tip it over his crossbar. Spurs deal with the second corner.

62’

More pressure from Saints 💪

They're keeping Lloris busy in the Spurs goal. The Frenchman twice has to be alert to deal with crosses, as the visitors continue to threaten.

60’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Bamidele Alli replaces Tanguy Ndombele

Alli enters the action with half an hour to go.

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59’

Yellow Card for Gedson Carvalho Fernandes (Tottenham Hotspur)

Fernandes trips Boufal and goes into the book.

58’

Long goes close to a second

More good play from Saints. Vestergaard's raking diagonal pass is well kept in by Stephens, who delivers a low cross to the near post met by Long, whose shot is clearly deflected behind off Alderweireld, but the decision is goal kick.

54’

Yellow Card for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton)

Højbjerg pulls back Moura as he gets away from him in midfield.

54’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Gedson Carvalho Fernandes replaces Jan Vertonghen

No surprise to see a tactical switch from Mourinho. His side have been outplayed up to this point.

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52’

Moura heads wide

A glorious chance for the hosts. The ball somehow stays in play for Son on the left touchline, before his cross for Lucas looks set to be a certain goal, only for the Brazilian to head wide from six yards. A warning of Spurs' counter-attacking threat.

51’

Boufal shoots wide

Ings's shot is blocked into the path of Boufal, who hits the loose ball first time, but he screws his low side-footed effort wide of the far post. We have to take another one of these chances!

50’

Højbjerg heads over

A sustained spell of pressure ends in a chance for Saints, who have started the second half the way they ended the first. Spurs were pinned back before the skipper headed over from Romeu's cross.

46’

We're back under way!

The second half is up and running and Saints will be looking for more of the same. Apologies for the technical problems we've been experiencing on this site - thank you for your patience. Come on, Saints!

HALF TIME: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Southampton

It's all square at the interval, but in truth Spurs are lucky to be on level terms. Saints were unfortunate to fall behind when Tanguy Ndombele's off-target shot deflected in off Jack Stephens, but fought back strongly. Danny Ings hit the bar from a chance he would usually score, before Shane Long tucked away the rebound after Hugo Lloris parried Nathan Redmond's shot. Keep it up, lads! 👊

20.37
+3’

Superb recovery from Bednarek 👏

45+3: The Pole gets back just in time to nip in front of Son, just as the Spurs man is about to pull the trigger in the area.

20.33
+2’

Redmond fires over

45+2: The winger does brilliantly to turn away from trouble on the edge of the box, but then he rushes his shot on his left foot, and it sails over the top.

20.31
45’

4️⃣ added minutes...

45: No surprise to see a chunk of stoppage time following the Ward-Prowse injury.

20.30

Get well soon, Prowsey! 🤞

It's a sad sight for Saints fans, as James Ward-Prowse goes down in serious discomfort. He has since been replaced in this game, but let's hope his injury is not too serious...

20.28
40’

Vestergaard replaces Ward-Prowse

40: Saints are forced into a first-half change. Ward-Prowse is unable to continue - it could be a serious injury - and Vestergaard comes on, shifting Stephens to right-back.

20.25
38’

Ward-Prowse goes down injured...

38: The midfielder was caught unintentionally by Sessegnon, and has been down receiving treatment for some time 😨

20.23
34’

GOOOAAAALLLL! Shane Long equalises!

34: Saints are deservedly level! Redmond's shot is parried by Lloris, but Long is there to follow up and score a simple equaliser. Get in!

20.19
26’

Saints still applying pressure

26: This has been a really encouraging performance from Saints, even if the scoreline says otherwise. Ward-Prowse delivers a corner and gets a second chance to cross, but this time it's easily dealt with by Lloris.

20.12
21’

Bertrand forces another save from Lloris

21: Saints are well on top here, but still find themselves behind, as Lloris gets down to parry Bertrand's low shot from distance.

20.06
19’

Ings hits the bar 😩

19: A golden chance for Saints! Ward-Prowse sends a glorious through ball in behind the Spurs defence for Ings, who looks set to equalise but sends his shot crashing against the crossbar...

20.05
12’

Tottenham take the lead

12: Stephens makes a fine tackle to halt Sessegnon in his tracks, but Ndombele's shot from the loose ball strikes the defender and wrongfoots Gunn to find the back of the net.

20.00
7’

Great run from Boufal!

7: The Moroccan trickster gets away down the left and fires a low ball across goal that Lloris needs to tip behind for a corner, with Long charging in at the far post.

19.55
5’

Ings tests Lloris!

5: This is an open start to the game. Now Ings goes close, as he plucks a high ball out of the air and steps inside Vertonghen, before his low shot is too close to Lloris. Encouraging signs!

19.53
3’

Gunn denies Sessegnon

3: First chance of the game is a Spurs chance, as Son goes down the left and tees up Sessegnon, but his shot is well held by Gunn, diving to his left.

19.51

We're under way!

Saints have kicked off and we're into the action!

19.49

The teams are in the tunnel!

We're moments away from kick-off now... come on, boys!

19.42

The players are WARM 🔥

We're counting down to kick-off here at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where Saints have completed their pre-match warm-up. Less than 10 minutes to go now!

19.37

we are focused on this competition. i've always said, when the chance is there to play the strongest team because we are good in the league, we do it. i think it's an important signal for us today to show how far we are in our development."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
19.24
VOTE NOW
SAINTS POLL: Who will be our key man tonight?

SAINTS POLL: Who will be our key man tonight?

The results so far:

  • Angus Gunn
    3%
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    6%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    24%
  • Nathan Redmond
    22%
  • Sofiane Boufal
    20%
  • Danny Ings
    26%

Look who's here! 📸

Our club photographer was in position to capture the Saints players and staff arriving at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium! 👋

19.08

Good knowledge, Saints fans! 👏

It was a tight vote, but 30% of you remember this cup win vividly! Relive a vintage victory over Spurs with these highlights from 2003 ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

19.03

Time to shine, Sof! 🇲🇦

Sofiane Boufal has been rewarded for his late equaliser in the original tie at St Mary's - he starts tonight, as one of two Saints changes. Angus Gunn for Alex McCarthy is the other, more predictable alteration, in goal.

18.49

Tottenham team confirmed

Starting XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Tanganga, Winks, Dier, Ndombele, Son, Lucas, Sessegnon.

Subs: Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Cirkin, Skipp, Fernandes, Alli, Parrott.

18.45

Saints team confirmed 😇

Starting XI: Gunn, Ward-Prowse, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Redmond, Højbjerg, Romeu, Boufal, Ings, Long.

Subs: Lewis, Vestergaard, Vokins, Smallbone, Armstrong, Obafemi, Adams.

18.45

Get clued up before kick-off! 🤓

Check out our Match Pack for all the facts, stats, team news and manager quotes ahead of the game...

18.23

Preparation complete ✅

Check out the best action from yesterday's training session at Staplewood, as Saints readied themselves for tonight's match 💪

18.17
VOTE NOW
SAINTS TRIVIA: Saints beat Tottenham 4-0 en route to the FA Cup final in 2003... which of these players did NOT score that day? ��

SAINTS TRIVIA: Saints beat Tottenham 4-0 en route to the FA Cup final in 2003... which of these players did NOT score that day? ��

The results so far:

  • James Beattie
    20%
  • Brett Ormerod
    30%
  • Jo Tessem
    13%
  • Anders Svensson
    15%
  • Michael Svensson
    22%

1️⃣ hour until team news... ⏳

We're counting down to kick-off here at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and we'll have news of both line-ups at 6.45pm GMT! Who makes your Saints XI?

17.46

GAME #️⃣1️⃣

Who was there for the original tie at St Mary's? Refresh your memory of the action with our match highlights! ⚽️

17.35

It's south coast derby night! 👊

The men's team aren't our only Saints in action tonight, as Southampton FC Women travel to Portsmouth in the National League Cup quarter-finals! You can check out our match preview here... good luck, girls! 💪

17.19

Watch tonight's game at St Mary's! 📺

Saints will be backed by a massive 5,690 travelling fans tonight! But there still weren't enough tickets for everyone, so if you'd like to follow the game from St Mary's, check out our big screen offering here.

16.55
VOTE NOW
SAINTS POLL: Where do your loyalties lie... which would you rather, Saints fans?

SAINTS POLL: Where do your loyalties lie... which would you rather, Saints fans?

The results so far:

  • Lose tonight and finish in the top six ��
    57%
  • Win the FA Cup and finish 17th ��
    43%

i expect a tough, tough game against a strong side. man city lost there on the weekend, so we know how difficult it is, but we are not scared. we're going there to show another good performance."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
16.41
Southampton FC

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16.38

Hear from the boss!

Catch our pre-match interview with Ralph Hasenhüttl, as we caught up with the manager in his office at Staplewood to discuss tonight's tie.

16.38

It's matchday in the FA Cup! 🏆

Southampton return to FA Cup action for tonight's fourth round replay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, after Sofiane Boufal's late leveller earned Saints a share of the spoils against Spurs 11 days ago. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, regular match updates and live commentary from north London! A place in the last 16 and a home tie against Norwich City awaits... Come On You Saints! 😇

16.34

TOT vs Saints Line Ups

Tottenham Hotspur

1
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
4
Toby Alderweireld
39
Japhet Tanganga
5
Jan Vertonghen
replace Gedson Fernandes (54′) yellow card
28
Tanguy Ndombele
replace Dele Alli (61′)
8
Harry Winks
24
Serge Aurier
19
Ryan Sessegnon
replace Davinson Sánchez (90′)
15
Eric Dier
7
Son Heung-Min goal
27
Lucas Moura goal
30
Gedson Fernandes
6
Davinson Sánchez
22
Paulo Gazzaniga
29
Oliver Skipp
52
Troy Parrott
77
Dennis Cirkin
20
Dele Alli

Southampton

28
Angus Gunn (GK) yellow card
21
Ryan Bertrand
5
Jack Stephens
35
Jan Bednarek yellow card
16
James Ward-Prowse
replace Jannik Vestergaard (40′)
22
Nathan Redmond
19
Sofiane Boufal
replace Stuart Armstrong (67′)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
14
Oriol Romeu yellow card
7
Shane Long goal
replace Che Adams (81′) yellow card
9
Danny Ings goal
10
Che Adams
20
Michael Obafemi
29
Jake Vokins
4
Jannik Vestergaard
17
Stuart Armstrong
27
William Smallbone
41
Harry Lewis

TOT vs Saints Match Stats

Tottenham Hotspur

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    43
    comparison angle
    57
  • Shots
    9
    comparison angle
    15
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    7
  • Corners
    6
    comparison angle
    5
  • Passes Complete
    294
    comparison angle
    410

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Shane Long
Shane Long
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
chances created
Chances Created
2
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
passes completed
Passes Completed
58
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
tackles
Tackles
9
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
clearances
Clearances
3
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
1
Angus Gunn
Angus Gunn