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premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Wed 01 Jan 3PM | Attendance: 30,976
Match Report post Highlights

Saints vs TOT
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Saints vs TOT As It Happened

Key moments

  • Spurs have the ball in the net during the second half but it's ruled out for offside
  • Danny Ings breaks the deadlock after 17 minutes
  • Saints looking to make it four unbeaten
  • Armstrong and Djenepo return to the XI, Long and Obafemi back on the bench
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Your Man of the Match Saints fans?

Your Man of the Match Saints fans?

The results so far:

  • Danny Ings
    56%
  • Nathan Redmond
    2%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    8%
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    11%
  • Jack Stephens
    20%
  • Alex McCarthy
    3%
Southampton FC

A Happy New Year indeed 😏🙌 #saintsfc

17.14

HOW ABOUT THAT? 😍

A huge win for Saints over Spurs in the Premier League. Catch our full report here.

17.10

FULL-TIME: Saints 1-0 Spurs

WHAT. A. WIN! Danny Ings' first half goal the difference, with the second half being a superb showcase of Saints' defensive capabilities. That's four unbeaten now and we are up to eleventh as things stand. OH WHEN THE SAINTS 🎶

90’

Five additional minutes...

89’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Stuart Armstrong

Our final change of the afternoon. Another great reception for Armstrong 👏

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88’

Tottenham pressing...

Cédric deflects Aurier's cross behind for a Spurs corner. Which Saints deal with.

87’

GREAT BLOCK! 

Remond back defending now with a vital block as Lucas hits one from the edge of the box.

86’

LONG JUST WIDE! 😩

Ward-Prowse whips in another corner which Long meets but can only header wide under pressure.

Lovely run from Redmond 👏

He skips past two Spurs players in a tight area and wins Saints a corner. 

78’

Mourinho booked 👀

The Spurs boss is booked by the referee following protests.

77’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Danny Ings

Our goalscorer makes way for our second sub of the day.

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77’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Erik Lamela replaces Harry Kane

To make matters worse for the visitors, Kane pulls his hamstring and has to be replaced.

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76’

VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Tottenham Hotspur [Harry Kane] was confirmed

Kane confirmed to be offside by VAR.

75’

Tottenham score, but it's ruled out...

Kane fires it in from close range following a set piece, but its ruled out for offside. After a VAR check the decision was confirmed.

71’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Ward-Prowse booked for what can only be described as 'taking one for the team'.

69’

Yellow Card for Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur)

Another booking for Spurs as Saints win a free-kick in a decent position. 

69’

McCarthy claims 👏

Spurs have a dangerous free-kick, which is whipped in towards the back post for Vertonghen to header goal-wards but McCarthy is there to claim. 

67’

Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)

Bednarek cautioned for a foul on Harry Kane

65’

Let off for Saints...

Redmond gives away possession in his own half, but Eriksen can't find Kane with the through ball who was one-on-one

Even half so far...

Redmond went close for Saints early on, but there's not much in the way of any further chances as both sides enjoy a fair share of possession during the second 45.

60’

Yellow Card for Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur)

Sissoko is cautioned for a foul on Ings.

57’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Moussa Djenepo

Great reception for Djenepo as Saints make their first substitution of the afternoon, Shane Long returning to the side.

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51’

Somehow, it's no Saints penalty 🤔

Bertrand whips in a cross and it seemingly hits Alderweireld's hand, which is in an unnatural position. Nothing given by the referee or VAR

46’

CLOSE AGAIN! 👀

Quick start by Saints to the second half, Redmond hitting an effort on the half volley just over!

45’

Spurs get us back underway...

Big 45 minutes here!

🚨 DANNY INGS CELE CLAXON 🚨

What more can you say about this man?

HALF-TIME: Saints 1-0 Spurs

So far, so good! Danny Ings on the scoresheet once again after breaking the deadlock after 17 minutes. Both sides have got forward and had chances during the half; Spurs having a couple of penalty claims that were waved away. In all, Saints deserved of their lead at the break.

+2’

Armstrong headers into Gazzaniga's hands 😩

Saints go close again, this time Redmond's cross finding Armstrong whose header is collected by Gazzaniga at the near post.

45’

Three minutes added time...

41’

Moussa returns to action...

The midfielder was down needing treatment, but has returned to the field.

39’

Dele Alli takes a tumble in the box...again 🙄

McCarthy makes a great save from Kane but the rebound falls loose. Alli is first on the scene but the Saints keeper reaches it before the Spurs number 20, who falls to the ground. VAR checked but it was nothing doing.

38’

Yellow Card for Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur)

The Tottenham substitute is booked for seemingly waving the imaginary yellow card in Mike Dean's face. 

32’

REDMOND SO CLOSE! 🤭

Top play from Armstrong on the right wing, drilling a low cross into Redmond whose shot is well saved by Gazzaniga from close range.

24’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Giovani Lo Celso replaces Tanguy Ndombele

That block is the last action of the afternoon for Ndombele, who forces Spurs into an early change.

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24’

Armstrong takes aim 🎯

Ndombele gets a vital block as the Scot lets fly from just outside the penalty area.

12 GOALS IN 14 STARTS 🤯

Danny Ings is unstoppable at the minute!

20’

Eriksen smashes a free-kick into the wall...

Spurs had a set piece in a promising position, but Eriksen can only hit his effort into the wall.

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

INGSSYYYYYYYYYY 💪

What a goal this is from Danny Ings! Who latches onto Stephen's through ball, clips it over Vertonghen and calmly slots past Gazzaniga! 

17’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (17’) | 1 0

End-to-end in the opening stages...

Both sides have had chances early on here, but the deadlock remains unbroken...

13’

REDDERS GOES CLOSE! 😮

A brilliant solo run from Nathan Redmond is almost perfectly finished but for Gazzaniga in the Spurs goal. 

12’

Alli goes down in the box...

Mike Dean deems it too soft as the English international bundles to the crowd after skipping past Bednarek 

8’

50/50 leaves two players down...

Moussa Djenepo and Tanguy Ndombele clash and are down. Play has now resumed.

6’

Alli tries his luck...

Dele Alli latches on the end of a lofted through ball and beats the Saints offside trap, but his tame header is easy pickings for McCarthy

5’

TOP SAVE! 👐

Harry Kane has a deflected shot which McCarthy does really well to reach and tip past the post.

4’

Great tracking, Ingsy! 👏

Danny Ings helps out his defence, rushing back to intercept a pass as Spurs looked to push forward.

2’

JUST WIDE! 😫

Bertrand finds an unmarked Cédric at the back post, who headers just wide of the far post. 


Great start from Saints! 

0’

Saints get us underway...

Let's go!

THE TEAMS ARE OUT...

We're minutes away from kick-off...COME ON YOU SAINTS! 😇

14.57

Warm-ups ✅ Kick-off 🔜

15 minutes till the action begins...

14.46

30 MINUTES TILL KICK-OFF 👀

Who's with us today, Saints fans?

14.29
Southampton FC

Our first side of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣! ↔️ Your #SaintsFC team to take on #THFC 👊

14.08

STU RETURNS 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Stuart Armstrong is the first change for Saints from the draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday, coming in to replace Ché Adams. Moussa Djenepo also comes in to the side. Shane Long returns to the bench along with Michael Obafemi. 

14.01

⚪️ SPURS TEAM NEWS:

Starting XI: Gazzaniga, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sessegnon, Aurier, Ndombele, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Moura, Kane (c)


Subs: Vorm, Sanchez, Winks, Lamela, Lo Celso, Skipp, Tanganga

14.04

😇 SAINTS TEAM NEWS:

Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Højbjerg (c), Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Djenepo, Ings


Subs: Gunn, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Romeu, Long, Adams, Obafemi

14.00

🏠😍

The scene is set at St Mary's.

12.47

It's a difficult opponent. Last season we had a good game against them and we want to show again that we are competitive."

Ralph Hasenhüttl
Southampton fc manager
12.25

Pre-match thoughts from the gaffer 🗣

We spoke to Ralph Hasenhüttl ahead of today's game.

12.23

Happy New Year lads 👋

The lads are in ahead of today's game with Spurs! 

12.18
VOTE NOW
Saints won 1-0 against Tottenham on New Years Day in 2003, but who scored the goal?

Saints won 1-0 against Tottenham on New Years Day in 2003, but who scored the goal?

The results so far:

  • Matt Oakley
    0%
  • Kevin Davies
    31%
  • James Beattie
    62%
  • Brett Ormerod
    8%
Southampton FC

#HappyNewYear from everyone at #SaintsFC! 🥳

11.19

😇 G A M E D A Y 😇

Who's ready for some New Years Day football? Saints host Tottenham in the Premier League, the home side looking to make it four unbeaten. Meanwhile, Spurs will be looking to improve on the 2-2 draw at Norwich, as they seek to close the gap on the top four. 

11.18

Saints vs TOT Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek yellow card
2
Cédric Soares
5
Jack Stephens
21
Ryan Bertrand
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
12
Moussa Djenepo yellow card
replace Shane Long (58′)
16
James Ward-Prowse yellow card
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace Oriol Romeu (90′)
22
Nathan Redmond
9
Danny Ings goal
replace Michael Obafemi (76′)
28
Angus Gunn
20
Michael Obafemi
14
Oriol Romeu
4
Jannik Vestergaard
7
Shane Long
3
Maya Yoshida
10
Che Adams

Tottenham Hotspur

22
Paulo Gazzaniga (GK)
4
Toby Alderweireld
24
Serge Aurier yellow card
19
Ryan Sessegnon
5
Jan Vertonghen
28
Tanguy Ndombele
replace Giovani Lo Celso (25′) yellow card
23
Christian Eriksen yellow card
17
Moussa Sissoko yellow card
20
Dele Alli
27
Lucas Moura
10
Harry Kane (C)
replace Erik Lamela (75′)
18
Giovani Lo Celso
6
Davinson Sánchez
8
Harry Winks
11
Erik Lamela
13
Michel Vorm
39
Japhet Tanganga
29
Oliver Skipp

Saints vs TOT Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Tottenham Hotspur
  • Possession (%)
    41
    comparison angle
    59
  • Shots
    12
    comparison angle
    11
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    5
  • Corners
    6
    comparison angle
    9
  • Passes Complete
    217
    comparison angle
    369

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
chances created
Chances Created
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
36
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
tackles
Tackles
9
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
clearances
Clearances
9
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
5
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy