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Spurs rally to defeat Saints

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Sun 20 Sep 12PM | Attendance: 0
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Saints vs TOT
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Saints vs TOT As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Full-Time: Saints 2-5 Spurs
  • Son nets four and Kane makes it five
  • Danny Ings puts Saints ahead and scores late penalty consolation.
  • Ings and Kane have goals disallowed by VAR.

Match Report

Read back HERE how events unfolded at St Mary's this afternoon. 

Full-Time: Saints 2-5 Spurs

Well, no-one saw that second half coming. After 44 minutes, Saints were ahead and seemingly in control of the game thanks to Danny Ings great strike across goal.


But up steps Heung-Min Son. His goals either side of half-time knocked the wind out of the Saints sails and another two before Kane made it five helped Spurs to an easy win here at St Mary's.

Danny Ings got his second with a late penalty but it's been a match of two halves which Spurs have come out of the victors. 

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

Ings gets his second

Danny Ings has now got two goals and is up and running for the season. 

90’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (90’) | 2 5

89’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Southampton [] was confirmed

Matt Doherty has been penalised for a handball. Play went on for a while but it's been pulled back, the referee has watched the monitor and it's a penalty. 

84’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Steven Bergwijn replaces Harry Kane

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Kane in on the act

A ball across field finds Lamela who shoots but the save from McCarthy falls to Kane who won't miss from there.

82’

GOAL

Harry Kane (82’) | 1 5

Ralph in thought

It's been a tough second half for Ralph Hasenhuttl as his side have been out-done by Heung-Min Son. 

80’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Ché Adams

The Irishman to get a few minutes at the end. 

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80’

Yellow Card for Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur)

Moussa Djenepo gets round Doherty but is brought down. 

Son makes it four

Saints are caught again in defence and Harry Kane plays an incredible pass across the pitch to feed Son, who has another one-on-one to make four for him and Spurs. 

74’

GOAL

Heung-Min Son (74’) | 1 4

Son takes game to Saints

20 minutes to go here and the pace of the game has gone with that third strike. Spurs slow the game down, close the gaps and forcing Saints to shoot from distance. 

69’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Tella replaces Stuart Armstrong

Tella makes another Premier League sub appearance after his full first team debut on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup.

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68’

Yellow Card for Jack Stephens (Southampton)

The centre-half is late on Lamela.

Son gets his hat-trick

He's through  on goal, no one near him, and finishes past McCarthy. It's an outstanding individual performance and he's carried them to this lead.


It's three one-on-ones and three goals for him and Spurs.

64’

GOAL

Heung-Min Son (64’) | 1 3

61’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Erik Lamela replaces Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva

A second change by Jose Mourinho.

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59’

Djenepo in the mix...

Moussa Djenepo capitalises on a loose ball, but can't find space to shoot, gives it to Armstrong who is just as cramped for room and hits over. 


Saints continue to create more but just can't create a clean effort unlike their opponents. 

57’

Chance for Armstrong! but offside

Danny Ings collects the ball in an offside position, but still waltz's past the Spurs defence and pulls back to Armstrong but his effort is saved by Lloris. Wouldn't have counted anyway. 

55’

Southampton substitution: Will Smallbone replaces Oriol Romeu

Smallbone replaces Romeu who was on a yellow card

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Frustrating for Saints

After taking the lead and being in full flow, Spurs hit a minute either side of half-time to turn the game on its head. Frustrating but Saints showed enough in that first half to be able to get back into this. 

51’

Effort by Ward-Prowse

The Captain gets into a pocket of space and gets a shot away but it's easily gathered by Lloris. 

Son gives Spurs lead

It's two for Spurs and two for Son. Two shots on target and two goals. It's two minutes either side of half-time as well. Harsh on Saints but Spurs have finished their chances. 

47’

GOAL

Heung-Min Son (47’) | 1 2

47’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Giovani Lo Celso replaces Tanguy Ndombele

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+20’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Giovani Lo Celso replaces Tanguy Ndombele

A half-time substitution by Jose Mourinho.

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Second half underway!

Who can claim the win at St Mary's?

Djenepo voted best player of first half

The winger has played with his usual high energy in the first 45 minutes and has been one of the standout performers. Hopefully there's more to come from him and his team-mates in the next 45!

The Boss! 

Who will be the happier of these two? What will Ralph say at half-time? Big moment for both managers.

Harsh on Saints

It's the football cliche that to score just before half time is perfect, but if Saints can just keep playing as they were, they still have a great chance to claiming the three points. 


It's been a manic first-half, is there more of it to come?

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Best player of the first half?

Best player of the first half?

The results so far:

  • Danny Ings
    33%
  • Moussa Djenepo
    42%
  • Kyle Walker-Peters
    17%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    0%
  • Ryan Bertrand
    0%
  • Che Adams
    8%

Half time: Saints 1-1 Spurs

It's harsh on Saints. After both sides have goals disallowed due to VAR, Ings gave his side a deserved lead. It was looking comfortable but Son strikes just on the half-time whistle to levels matter at St Mary's. 


How will Saints react in the second half to that late goal? Before that, Saints were looking like the side that finished the 2019/20 season and were back in full flow. 

Son levels 

Saints couldn't hold on to that lead. Kane plays in Son who finishes across McCarthy. It's not a deserved goal for Spurs but they have been clinical enough to get themselves back into the game. 

+2’

GOAL

Heung-Min Son (+2’) | 1 1

+1’

Yellow Card for Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur)

Late tackle on Che Adams,

+1’

Three minutes!

Not long for Saints to have to hold onto this lead.

44’

Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)

Ings is off and running!

What a finish this was by Danny Ings! Here's some pictures of the goal and celebrations. We're glad to have these images back! 😍

40’

Yellow Card for Ché Adams (Southampton)

And the striker is booked for his attempt to get to that cross from Bertrand as he arrives late on Lloris.

39’

Saints at full flow

This is the Saints we know from the end of last season. Ryan Bertrand and Moussa Djenepo combine and the full-back crosses but it's met by Lloris. 

TEAM 🤝

Ryan Bertrand and Jack Stephens celebrate Danny Ings opener at St Mary's! 

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

THIS ONE COUNTS!!!

DANNY INGS! HE IS BACK WITH A BANG! Ball comes over the top, Ings brings it down with his right foot and hits it straight away across Lloris and into the bottom corner. 

32’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (32’) | 1 0

That Djenepo chance

Here's a snap from that earlier chance for Moussa Djenepo. We think he had the beating of Lloris but he didn't have the beating of the post. 

30’

Danny Ings making things happen

Ings has the ball, is running at the Spurs defence and instead of shooting, he tries to tee up Ward-Prowse but he overhits the pass and it goes out for a goal kick. 

28’

Kane scores! But it's offside again...

Lucas Moura gets down the wing and has the easy task of setting up Kane to score. However, Moura timed his run just too early and is offside. 

27’

Djenepo hits the post!

Cross comes in, cleared and it falls to Moussa Djenepo who from outside the area, hits a low shot against the post and Lloris was probably beaten. 


Saints should be ahead here and have threatened more than their opponents. 

Sums it up.

Che Adams should have Saints ahead and he knows it with that reaction after his latest chance.


Danny Ings did have Saints ahead before VAR put an end to that. Before that, Kane had Spurs ahead but that was disallowed by VAR.

That's just the opening 20 minutes here at St Mary's! What a game so far. 

22’

Adams again!

Saints should be ahead! Djenepo does great work on the wing to pretty much walk towards the Spurs goal, he lays it up for Adams who goes past Ben Davies but his shot is blocked by some committed defending from the Welshmen. James Ward-Prowse follows up but Lloris then punches that effort away. 

Celebrations halted 😭

Danny Ings reacted well to beat the on-rushing Hugo Lloris and then curl past the keeper into an empty net, but his celebrations were soon stopped. 0-0.

18’

VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Southampton [Danny Ings] was cancelled

And now Saints have a goal disallowed! Ings beats the offside trap, but there is a handball in the build-up which is spotted by the linesman and then is confirmed by VAR.

16’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (16’) | 1 0

Adams chance met by Lloris!

Saints best chance fell to Adams but as you can see, a quick reaction from Lloris keeps it 0-0 at St Mary's. 

Harry Kane goal disallowed

Biggest moment of the game so far is that disallowed Harry Kane goal after three minutes. Don't think many people even realised Son would be offside, but it's a correct decision by VAR.

11’

Chance for Adams!

Che Adams has a great chance, very similar to his effort against Crystal Palace. 


Bertrand whips the cross in, it falls to Adams who hits hard from about 10 yards out and Hugo Lloris pulls off a great stop to push it over for a corner. 

6’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

Romeu is battling with former Saint Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and the midfielder goes from behind to try and claim the ball, he gets a touch but also the ankle of his opposing midfielder. 

5’

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

Wow, in the build up to that Heung-Min Son was offside! His run in behind the Saints defence would eventually lead to Kane putting the ball into the net. It's correctly over-turned. It's still 0-0 here at St Mary's. 

3’

GOAL

Harry Kane (3’) | 0 1

2’

Djenepo goes down

Moussa Djenepo collides with Matt Doherty and immediately points to his ankle but is back up. Keep an eye on that one.

We're underway!

Stuart Armstrong will kick-off here under the bright sunshine at St Mary's!

12.01

The players are out!

Just moments away now as Saints walk out onto the St Mary's pitch!

11.56

📸 Ings and Adams 

Can our strikeforce get their seasons underway today?

11.50

what's important is how we defend as a team.

ralph hasenhuttl (speaking to bt sport)
manager
11.46

Finishing touches

That final drill of shooting practice before going down the tunnel. We are only 15 minutes away from kick-off! 

11.45

St Mary's 😍

Wow. A new look for the new season at St Mary's! Looking good if we may say so...

11.44

Players are out

Just under 30 minutes to kick-off and the warm-ups are underway under the Southampton sunshine!  🌞

11.34

First home game of Premier League season

This place normally would be filling up now in anticipation of the opening home game of the new season. However, we are all watching from home backing the team instead! 


This was the scene at St Mary's moments ago before the players began their warm-ups. 

11.23

Hojbjerg returns to St Mary's

After his summer move to Tottenham Hotspur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg returnsto St Mary's and starts against Saints this afternoon.

11.13

Saints Live Preview Show!

Join us over on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter to watch the Saints Live Preview Show!

You can watch on YouTube HERE.

11.11

Tottenham Starting XI

Starting XI: Hugo Lloris, Matt Doherty, Davison Sanchez, Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Lucas Moura, Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane.


Subs: Joe Hart, Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela, Moussa Sissoko, Giovani Lo Celso, Steven Bergwijn, Serge Aurier.

11.07

Djenepo and Armstrong start

It's a first start of the season for both Moussa Djenepo and the now fit Stuart Armstrong for this afternoons clash against Tottenham Hotspur.


They replace Will Smallbone and the injured Nathan Redmond from the opening day Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace. 

11.03

😇 Saints Starting XI 😇

Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, Moussa Djenepo, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Stuart Armstrong, Che Adams, Danny Ings.


Subs: Fraster Forster, Jannik Vestergaard, Jake Vokins, Will Smallbone, Shane Long, Michael Obafemi, Nathan Tella. 

11.00

Team News at 11am

Who will make the Saints starting XI today? We know about Nathan Redmond and we will also have to wait longer to see the man pictured above, Mohammed Salisu, in a Saints shirt as he builds his match fitness.


Will there be an appearance for Stuart Armstrong? Who will replace Redmond? Find out at 11am!

10.26

Opposition View

You can also find out what manager Jose Mourinho has said about Saints ahead of todays encounter,


CLICK HERE to read more from the opposition boss.

10.23

Tactical Watch ⌚

Our tactics man Sam Tighe takes a look at how we can potentially overcome Spurs this afternoon. He suggests set-pieces. I reckon we have just the man for the job....


10.20

📸 Ings v Spurs in 2019/20

The striker had a good record against todays opponents last season, netting three goals in four games! Can he net his first of the season this afternoon? 🤞

10.00

🎥 Danny Ings goal v Spurs

Last season we faced Spurs four times in the Premier League and FA Cup. This goal, which gave us a 1-0 win, on New Years Day from Danny Ings is our pick of the bunch! 🙌

09.55

📸 Best of training

Some snaps from our final training session before today's game against Tottenham Hotspur! 

09.52

Goalkeepers Union 🧤

Angus Gunn, Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy all working hard at Staplewood this week! 

09.50

🎥 Our number one speaks...

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy shares his thoughts on our start to the season ahead of the visit of Spurs.

09.27

Match Pack

You can get all the information ahead of todays game such as the officials, team news, previous meetings and stats in our Match Pack in association with etoro.


09.24

Redmond out through injury

Saints will be without the winger this afternoon after he suffered a knee injury in the Carabao Cup defeat to Brentford on Wednesday night.


You read about all the team news HERE

09.20

We want to be a team that no one likes playing against. 

ralph hasenhuttl
manager
09.02

📝 Press Conference round-up

You can also read HERE what the manager had to say to the press ahead of today's fixture.

08.57

🎥 The Boss speaks...

Hear from manager Ralph Hasenhuttl as he previews the visit of Spurs and our start to the 20/21 campaign.

08.54

Premier League football at St Mary's! 👌

The first home Premier League game of the 2020/21 season has arrived! Tottenham Hotspur are the visitors to SO14 this afternoon with the match kicking off at 12pm!


Who will be in the starting line-up? Find out at 11am. Before then, stay here to find out all the pre-match information!

08.53

Saints vs TOT Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
5
Jack Stephens yellow card
35
Jan Bednarek
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
3
Ryan Bertrand yellow card
12
Moussa Djenepo
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace Nathan Tella (68′)
6
Oriol Romeu yellow card
replace William Smallbone (55′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
10
Che Adams yellow card
replace Shane Long (80′)
9
Danny Ings goal goal
29
Jake Vokins
14
Michael Obafemi
4
Jannik Vestergaard
7
Shane Long
44
Fraser Forster
23
Nathan Tella
20
William Smallbone

Tottenham Hotspur

1
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
2
Matt Doherty yellow card
33
Ben Davies
6
Davinson Sánchez
15
Eric Dier
28
Tanguy Ndombele yellow card
replace Giovani Lo Celso (45′) yellow card
5
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
8
Harry Winks
10
Harry Kane goal
replace Steven Bergwijn (84′)
7
Son Heung-Min goal goal goal goal
27
Lucas Moura
replace Erik Lamela (61′)
12
Joe Hart
18
Giovani Lo Celso
4
Toby Alderweireld
23
Steven Bergwijn
11
Erik Lamela
24
Serge Aurier
17
Moussa Sissoko

Saints vs TOT Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Tottenham Hotspur
  • Possession (%)
    52
    comparison angle
    48
  • Shots
    14
    comparison angle
    9
  • Shots on target
    7
    comparison angle
    6
  • Corners
    3
    comparison angle
    2
  • Passes Complete
    354
    comparison angle
    303

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
2
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
shots on target
Shots On Target
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
53
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
tackles
Tackles
2
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
clearances
Clearances
2
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
saves
Saves
1
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy