Saints' winning away run ends at Spurs

White Hart Lane | Sat 28 Sep 3PM | Attendance: 59,645
Match Report Highlights

TOT vs Saints
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TOT vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Kane fires winner for ten-man Spurs in dramatic first half at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Bizarre Ings equaliser cancels out Ndombele opener, with Aurier dismissed on the half-hour
  • Striker robs Lloris, whose attempted Cruyff turn on his own goal-line goes horribly wrong
  • Late change as Vestergaard comes in for Cédric, who suffers an injury in the warm-up
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SAINTS POLL: Who will be our key man today?

SAINTS POLL: Who will be our key man today?

The results so far:

  • Angus Gunn
    12%
  • Oriol Romeu
    7%
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    5%
  • Nathan Redmond
    19%
  • Sofiane Boufal
    23%
  • Danny Ings
    35%
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SAINTS POLL: Who would you like to see start in attack for Saints today?

SAINTS POLL: Who would you like to see start in attack for Saints today?

The results so far:

  • Redmond, Ings, Adams
    27%
  • Redmond, Ings, Boufal
    58%
  • Redmond, Adams, Boufal
    0%
  • Redmond, Adams, Obafemi
    3%
  • Redmond, Ings, Obafemi
    9%
  • Obafemi, Ings, Adams
    3%
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SAINTS POLL: What are you expecting from our first visit to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?

SAINTS POLL: What are you expecting from our first visit to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?

The results so far:

  • 5️⃣ away wins in a row ��
    48%
  • Happily take a point ��
    44%
  • Spurs to bounce back ��
    7%

FULL TIME: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Southampton

It's defeat for Saints on their first visit to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, ending a run of four successive away wins without conceding a goal. The damage was done in the first half, when all three goals were scored, including a bizarre equaliser for Danny Ings. The first-half dismissal of Serge Aurier meant Saints dominated much of the second period, but couldn't quite do enough to earn a point.

+2’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Victor Wanyama replaces Harry Winks

Former Saint Wanyama enters the fray for the closing stages.

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90’

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88’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Sofiane Boufal

Last throw of the dice for Hasenhüttl. Long has two minutes plus stoppage time to make an impact.

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87’

Armstrong denied by Lloris

First involvement for the substitute, who steps inside and lets fly, but Lloris gets down smartly to make the save.

84’

Just wide from Kane

The striker gets the better of Bednarek and drills a low shot just beyond the far upright. Spurs cannot breathe a sigh of relief just yet.

82’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Danny Ings

Ings's race is run. Maybe Obafemi's explosive pace will do the trick 🤞

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82’

Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)

Bednarek is next to be carded for bringing down Kane, who is happy to stay down and eat up a few more seconds.

78’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Jannik Vestergaard

It's an attacking change for Saints. Can Armstrong unlock the door?

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77’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Eric Dier replaces Tanguy Ndombele

On comes Dier to try and shore things up, as goalscorer Ndombele departs.

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76’

Lloris holds Bertrand's shot

Saints continue to press, but again Lloris is there, showing excellent handling to keep hold of Bertrand's daisy-cutter with bodies running in on it.

70’

Ings goes close! 

Patient play from Saints before Boufal turns inside and crosses brilliantly, but the ball just bounces away from Ings, who threw himself at it to no avail.

68’

Yellow Card for Maya Yoshida (Southampton)

Ironic cheers ring around the stadium as Yoshida goes into the book - the natives feel that card has been coming for some time.

67’

Boufal's cross held by Lloris

The Moroccan was looking for Ings, but the ball skips up off the turf untouched and is destined for the far corner until Lloris dives on it.

65’

Kane goes close

This game continues to excite, as Rose whips in a superb cross from the left that's just beyond the reach of the stretching Kane.

64’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Erik Lamela replaces Heung-Min Son

First change of the game for Mauricio Pochettino.

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63’

Another Lloris save!

Remarkable reflexes from the Tottenham keeper, who was clearly at fault earlier in the game but is fast making up for it. This time Yoshida meets Ward-Prowse's corner with a thumping header, but the Frenchman somehow claws it away, high to his left.

60’

Excellent pressure from Saints! 💪

If this is a sign of things to come, it could be a long second half for Spurs. Saints are camped in their half at the moment, but just missing the final ball to open up the hosts.

57’

Brilliantly saved by Lloris 😩

A beauty of a strike by Ward-Prowse, who eyed up the top corner and hit it perfectly, but Lloris was there to fly across his goal and help it over with his fingertips.

55’

Boufal tripped by Son...

It's a long way out, but is this Ward-Prowse territory? He's done it before against Spurs...

50’

Vestergaard gets back at Kane

Roars from the home crowd as Kane races into the box, but the big Dane is there, initially just holding him up, before timing his tackle and emerging with possession.

48’

Positive play from Bertrand

The wing-back plays a neat one-two with Ings and delivers a low cross. Redmond leaves it, but nobody is on hand to follow it in at the far post.

45’

The second half is under way

We're back up and running at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

HALF TIME: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Southampton

A crazy first half comes to an end at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs took a 24th minute lead through Tanguy Ndombele, but had Serge Aurier dismissed for two yellow cards soon after. Danny Ings then levelled the scores in bizarre fashion, capitalising on a Hugo Lloris mistake, but Harry Kane's goal three minutes before the interval has the depleted hosts back in command.

+1’

3️⃣ added minutes

We're into stoppage time at the end of a frantic first half.

Spurs back in front

The deadlock did not last long, as Son races forward and combines with Eriksen, who prods the ball into the path of Kane. The England star does the rest and Spurs have their lead back.

42’

GOAL

Harry Kane (42’) | 2 1

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

It's 1-1!

What a bizarre equaliser! Lloris is far too casual as he tries to Cruyff turn away from Ings, virtually on his own goal-line. The striker reads his intentions and gets a foot in, which is all that's needed to turn the ball into the net. Crazy stuff!

39’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (39’) | 1 1

39’

Redmond shoots wide

The winger combines with Boufal and tries to curl one around Alderweireld, but cannot get enough bend on it to hit the target.

37’

Kane looks to catch out Gunn

Romeu is robbed in midfield and the ball rolls kindly to Kane. Still in the centre circle, the striker takes the ball first time in his stride with an ambitious lob that has Gunn back-pedalling and relieved to see it clear his crossbar.

33’

Højbjerg drills one over

Saints look to rub salt in Spurs wounds from the free-kick, as the ball is cleared only to Højbjerg, who connects sweetly but sends a powerful strike rising just over. The hosts are aggrieved because they felt the ball went out of play in the build-up to the red card...

31’

Red Card for Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur)

It's a second yellow for Aurier! He brings down Bertrand as the wing-back gets in behind him down the Saints left. How much will this change things?

26’

Yellow Card for Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur)

Aurier goes right through the book of Boufal for a clear booking.

This time Ndombele makes no mistake

Again Son is the architect, attracting two defenders before laying the ball off for Ndombele to strike it cleanly and right through Gunn - the shot just had too much power behind it.

23’

GOAL

Tanguy Ndombele (23’) | 1 0

22’

Ndombele fires over

Son is the main danger for Spurs. Again he gets away down the left - where the injured Cédric would've been - and picks out Ndombele with a neat cutback. The Frenchman's shot is deflected over, before Gunn saves Son's header from the resulting corner.

21’

Another threatening Saints counter...

Boufal releases Redmond early, who runs at the Spurs defence and tries to work a shooting position near the left corner of the box, but his eventual effort is blocked

19’

Kane loses his footing

That was a let-off. Eriksen's floated free-kick flicks up into the air off a defensive head and appears to be dropping perfectly for Kane, but the England captain slips at the vital moment as he prepares to meet it on the volley, and Saints survive.

17’

Boufal tests Lloris

Lovely footwork from Boufal, who wriggles away from Winks and space opens up for a shot. He strikes it well enough from distance, but it's an easy save for Lloris.

13’

Bednarek heads behind

First proper glimpse of Kane, whose teasing cross requires emergency action from Bednarek. That could've been an own goal, but the defender does well to clear Gunn's crossbar before Saints deal with the corner.

12’

Gunn pounces in front of Kane

Son finds himself in that inside-left position again, collecting another lofted pass from the right, but his attempted first-time ball across goal is seized upon by Gunn before Kane can score.

10’

Lloris denies Højbjerg!

More positive play from Saints. Redmond surges towards the box and picks out Højbjerg, whose sweeping shot from just inside the box is pushed behind by Lloris.

9’

Bednarek halts Son

First opening for Spurs, as Alderweireld's raking diagonal is taken in his stride by Son, but Bednarek gets back at him and slides in with a trademark tackle.

8’

Saints get in again...

This has been a really positive start. Ward-Prowse threads a ball down the line for Redmond, who beats Rose and cuts the ball back for Boufal, but it's just intercepted in front of the Moroccan. From the second phase of play, a Boufal cross is easily caught by Lloris.

6’

Ings shoots over

A half-chance for the man with the derby day double. Racing in behind the Spurs defence, he attempts an audacious lob over Lloris, but the ball never threatens to come down in time to hit the target.

5’

Yoshida heads over

First chance is a Saints chance. Bertrand swings in a free-kick from the left and Yoshida climbs highest, but his header flies over the top and into the giant single-tiered stand behind Lloris's goal.

0’

The hosts get us under way...

We're up and running. Come on you Saints!

Ready to go! 👊

The teams are in the tunnel, warm ups complete and we're ready for kick-off at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium!

14.55

🚨 LATE CHANGE 🚨

Saints have been dealt a setback, with Cédric suffering an injury in the warm-up. Jannik Vestergaard steps up from the bench to replace him, meaning Ralph Hasenhüttl starts the game with six substitutes.

14.53

Your key man 🤩

Can Danny back up his Fratton Park double with more magic at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium? Our derby day hero is the winner of today's star Saint poll! 🗳

14.47

i don't think we are focused too much on tottenham. we are focused on ourselves and our own game, trying to do our best today. we know what a strong side they have, but we will do our best to win the game."

jan bednarek
southampton defender
14.42

How many minutes until kick-off? ⌚️

The players are out warming up and there's less than half an hour to go!

14.33

You got your wish!

Ralph Hasenhüttl has answered the Saints fans in our poll... Redmond, Ings and Boufal all start! The boss was in agreement with 58% of our voters 😀

14.11

The boys are here! 👋

Our club photographer was on hand to capture the players and staff arriving ahead of kick-off...

14.08

Here's how Spurs line up...

Starting XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele, Eriksen, Son, Kane.

Subs: Gazzaniga, Davies, Dier, Wanyama, Lamela, Alli, Moura.

14.01

Saints team confirmed 😇

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

Subs: Lewis, Vestergaard, Danso, Valery, Armstrong, Obafemi, Long.

14.00

Not bad, I guess...

The stage is set for Saints' first appearance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium! We have to say, it's quite a place 👏

13.30

3️⃣0️⃣ minutes until team news! ⏳

We're half an hour away from being able to bring you today's teams from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium... who would you like to see lining up for Saints?

13.28

Seen our behind-the-scenes video from Portsmouth?

This is a must-watch! We enjoyed unprecedented access as Saints recorded an historic south coast derby win on Tuesday night - our first at Fratton Park in 35 years! 😍

13.22

Just in case you FOURgot our last result...

48% of you are confident of Saints extending their winning away run this afternoon! It currently stands at four in a row - all coming with a clean sheet - after victories at Brighton, Fulham, Sheffield United and... another team 😉

13.14

Get game ready!

We've left no stone unturned in our preview content! For the definitive guide to today's game, including team news, interviews, facts and stats, check out our in-depth Match Preview 🤓

12.57

Cracking start to the weekend! 😇

Southampton's Under-23s made it a perfect start to the weekend with a 2-1 win at Wolves in last night's Premier League 2 clash! Check out the highlights here, with Christian Norton and Aaron O'Driscoll on target for Radhi Jaïdi's side.

12.52

everybody knows they are a champions league finalist and one of the best teams in europe. if you want to go there and take something, you need to have a really good performance. we need a very good, committed team."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
12.02
Southampton FC

READY to go again 👊 We’re back on the road! 💛🖤 #saintsfc #premierleague

11.04

Remember the last time... 💭

What a day this was 😍 Saints came from a goal down to score twice in the final 15 minutes to stun Spurs at St Mary's last time the clubs met! Wouldn't mind a repeat today...

11.03

Did you know...? 🤔

Southampton Under-18s played in the first match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium! The game was used as a test event to ensure the facilities were up to scratch. Saints lost 3-1, but check out the goal from our very own Kornelius Hansen - forever the first away player to score at the stadium!

10.59

🗣 Hear from the boss!

We caught up with Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl at Staplewood to preview tomorrow's game and reflect on night to remember at Fratton Park.

10.53

😇 M A T C H D A Y 😇

We're back! Southampton return to Premier League action after THAT thumping midweek win at Portsmouth in the Carabao Cup with a first ever visit to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Weren't among the lucky 3,000 to secure a ticket? We've got you covered! Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary as Saints go in search of a fifth successive away victory! 💪

10.42

TOT vs Saints Line Ups

Tottenham Hotspur

1
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
24
Serge Aurier
4
Toby Alderweireld
3
Danny Rose
5
Jan Vertonghen
8
Harry Winks
Victor Wanyama (93′)
7
Son Heung-Min
Erik Lamela (64′)
28
Tanguy Ndombele
Eric Dier (78′)
17
Moussa Sissoko
23
Christian Eriksen
10
Harry Kane
15
Eric Dier
11
Erik Lamela
20
Dele Alli
12
Victor Wanyama
33
Ben Davies
27
Lucas Moura
22
Paulo Gazzaniga

Southampton

28
Angus Gunn (GK)
3
Maya Yoshida
4
Jannik Vestergaard
Stuart Armstrong (79′)
35
Jan Bednarek
21
Ryan Bertrand
14
Oriol Romeu
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
9
Danny Ings
Michael Obafemi (83′)
22
Nathan Redmond
19
Sofiane Boufal
Shane Long (88′)
41
Harry Lewis
38
Kevin Danso
20
Michael Obafemi
17
Stuart Armstrong
7
Shane Long
43
Yan Valery

TOT vs Saints Match Stats

Tottenham Hotspur

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    41
    59
  • Shots
    9
    14
  • Shots on target
    4
    6
  • Corners
    6
    6
  • Passes Complete
    290
    447

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Shots On Target
1
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Chances Created
3
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Passes Completed
74
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
6
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Clearances
4
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
2
Angus Gunn
Angus Gunn