Saints vs TOT
Highlights: Saints 2-5 Spurs
An extended look at the action from Sunday's Premier League meeting with Tottenham.
90 in 90: Saints 2-5 Tottenham
A dramatic afternoon at St Mary's packed into 90 seconds.
Video: Ward-Prowse assesses Spurs defeat
Watch the captain's full-time thoughts.
Ward-Prowse: Positives to take
Captain sees reason for optimism despite defeat.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Tottenham reaction
Watch the manager reflect on a tough afternoon at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl reflects on Spurs defeat
Boss laments disappointing second half at St Mary's.
Gallery: Saints 2-5 Spurs
The action images from an afternoon to forget at St Mary's.
Ings fires brace but Saints well beaten
Son scores four as Spurs hit five at St Mary's.
Opposition View: José Mourinho
Spurs boss shares frustrations as short pre-season effects performances.
Match Pack: Saints vs Tottenham
All you need to know ahead of Sunday's showdown.
Hasenhüttl: We need a top performance
Boss calls for Saints improvement against Tottenham.
Tactical Watch: Set-pieces could be key
Sam Tighe analyses how Saints can trouble Spurs.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Spurs showdown
The manager's pre-Tottenham media address.
Press Conference round-up: Tottenham Hotspur
Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl speaks to the media ahead of Spurs clash.
Gallery: Getting set for Spurs
A look inside Staplewood as Saints set their sights on Sunday's St Mary's showdown.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl assesses Spurs challenge
The first part of the manager's pre-match press conference.
Redmond to miss Tottenham clash
Winger set to miss out with an ankle injury.
McCarthy targets positive Spurs display
Saints stopper aiming for a step up in performance as St Mary's prepares to host Londoners.
SAINTS: Ward-Prowse stars in first edition
Matchday programme now available to buy online.
September's Premier League matches to be broadcast live
Agreement reached in shareholders' meeting.
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.
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.
Ings gets his second
Danny Ings has now got two goals and is up and running for the season.
Danny Ings (90’) | 2 – 5
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heung-Min Son (64’) | 1 – 3
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heung-Min Son (47’) | 1 – 2
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!
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.
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.
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.
Heung-Min Son (+2’) | 1 – 1
Yellow Card for Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur)
Late tackle on Che Adams,
Not long for Saints to have to hold onto this lead.
Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
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.
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.
Ryan Bertrand and Jack Stephens celebrate Danny Ings opener at St Mary's!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harry Kane (3’) | 0 – 1
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.
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
what's important is how we defend as a team.ralph hasenhuttl (speaking to bt sport)manager
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!
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!
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.
😇 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.
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.
You can also find out what manager Jose Mourinho has said about Saints ahead of todays encounter,
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....
🎥 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
🎥 Our number one speaks...
Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy shares his thoughts on our start to the season ahead of the visit of Spurs.09.27
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.
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.
We want to be a team that no one likes playing against.ralph hasenhuttlmanager
📝 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!
Saints vs TOT Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Stuart ArmstrongNathan Tella (68′)
Oriol RomeuWilliam Smallbone (55′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Che AdamsShane Long (80′)
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
Tanguy NdombeleGiovani Lo Celso (45′)
Harry KaneSteven Bergwijn (84′)
Lucas MouraErik Lamela (61′)
Giovani Lo Celso
Saints vs TOT Match Stats
Shots on target76