TOT vs SOU
Audio description highlights: Spurs 4-1 Saints
Highlights from the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with audio description.
Extended Highlights: Spurs 4-1 Saints
Extended action from the opening-day defeat.
Highlights: Spurs 4-1 Saints
The match action from the opening day of the Premier League season in north London.
Gallery: Spurs 4-1 Saints
A look through the lens at opening day.
Video: Ward-Prowse on defeat to Spurs
Watch our interview with the Saints captain.
Ward-Prowse on disappointing start
Southampton captain reflects on the 4-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur.
Hasenhüttl: Questions to answer
The boss has his say on a disappointing day in the capital.
Video: Hasenhüttl on opening-day loss
Watch our interview with the manager after the game at Spurs.
Saints suffer opening-day defeat
Ward-Prowse scores first but Spurs hit four in north London.
Saints Live to resume with Spurs special
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Hasenhüttl sets sights on new season
Read our feature with Ralph Hasenhüttl on the eve of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
Video: Hasenhüttl's season preview
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of the opening weekend of the season.
Tactical Watch: Limiting Kane's influence key to success
Sam Tighe returns to cast an eye over Saints' opening weekend opponents.
Classic Match: Saints trounce Hoddle's Spurs
The visitors were in fine form at White Hart Lane in 2003.
Match Pack: Spurs vs Saints
Gearing up for the opening day of the season.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Spurs opener
The boss previews Saturday's trip to Spurs.
Press Conference round-up: Hasenhüttl's season preview
The boss looks ahead to Saints' season opener at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Gallery: Finishing touches
Saints continue to train ahead of the Premier League season.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on season opener
Watch the manager speak ahead of Saturday's trip to Spurs.
Walcott and Tella ruled out of season opener
How Saints shape up for the opening day of the Premier League season.
Match Rewind: Saints stun Spurs with late revival
Hasenhüttl's men struck twice in the final 10 minutes to snatch victory last season.
Gallery: Setting up for Spurs
Saints prepare for their Premier League opener on Saturday.
Tottenham sold out
Tickets for our opening day visit to Spurs sold out
TOT vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Full time: Tottenham 4-1 Southampton
- James Ward-Prowse gave Saints an early lead
- Ryan Sessegnon and Eric Dier scored for Spurs before half-time
- A Salisu own goal and Kulusevski strike added more after the break
FULL TIME: Tottenham 4-1 Southampton
Despite a positive start, Saints end up well beaten on the opening day of the season.16.51
Substitution: Nathan Redmond on, Kyle Walker-Peters off (90'+2)
The fifth and final change of the day for Southampton.16.50
86: Perraud fires over
James Ward-Prowse finds Romain Perraud charging in at the back post, but his first-time volley flies just over.16.44
83: Son misses a decent chance
Spurs break and Harry Kane plays Son into a great position, but he hits a right-footed shot from just inside the area straight at Gavin Bazunu, who makes the save.16.42
Substitution: Ibrahima Diallo on, Oriol Romeu off (75')
A fourth switch of the afternoon for Southampton.16.34
Substitution: Romain Perraud on, Moussa Djenepo off (72')
A third change for Saints.16.30
68: Spurs penalty claim turned down
A goal-bound shot from Son in the area strikes the hand of Jack Stephens, but referee Andre Marriner and VAR both agree it was not a penalty offence.16.27
Substitution: Ryan Sessegnon off, Ivan Perisic on (66')
Spurs make their first change of the match.16.24
GOAL: Tottenham 4-1 Southampton (Kulusevski 63')
Spurs in cruise control now, as Dejan Kulusevski takes a cutback from Emerson Royal and curls a shot into the far corner.16.21
GOAL: Tottenham 3-1 Southampton (Salisu og 61')
Spurs double their lead, as a low ball across the face of goal from Emerson Royal is turned into his own net by Mohammed Salisu.16.19
59: Ward-Prowse fires wide
Saints getting back on the front foot a bit here now, and James Ward-Prowse fires wide from about 20 yards after a long throw from Jack Stephens into the area is cleared into his path.16.17
52: Sessegnon denied by Walker-Peters
Ryan Sessegnon gets in again down the left side of the area, but Kyle Walker-Peters produces a superb last-ditch tackle as he goes to shoot, diverting the ball out for a corner.16.10
50: Royal heads over for Spurs
A half-chance for the hosts, as Emerson Royal climbs to meet Ben Davies's cross at the back post, but he loops his header over the bar.16.09
46: Goal disallowed for Spurs
Ryan Sessegnon is played through just seconds into the half, and he finishes into the far corner, but he's correctly flagged for offside.16.05
46: The second half gets under way
We're off again at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Saints having another 45 minutes to try to get something.16.04
Substitution: Jack Stephens & Stuart Armstrong on, Yan Valery & Adam Armstrong off
Two half-time changes for Saints.16.03
Match data issues
Apologies once again for the match data not appearing on today's blog. Our provider is currently investigating the cause of the problem.15.48
HALF TIME: Tottenham 2-1 Southampton
A great start for Saints, who took the lead through James Ward-Prowse, but headers from Ryan Sessegnon and Eric Dier have turned the game in Tottenham's favour as we reach the break.
45: Son misses a big opportunity
That could have been 3-1 for Spurs right on half-time. Son latches onto a ball just inside the area and dances across goal, but he then skies his shot well over.15.46
38: Superb save from Bazunu
Ben Davies fires in a shot across goal from distance, but Bazunu does really well to dive quickly down to his left, tipping it wide.15.38
GOAL: Tottenham 2-1 Southampton (Dier 32')
Spurs have turned it around. A Son cross from the left is flicked by the head of Eric Dier at the near post and it flies into Gavin Bazunu's far corner.15.32
31: Big save from Gavin Bazunu
That's a good stop from Bazunu, as he pushes away an angled shot from Son, who controlled a long ball into the left side of the area beautifully.15.31
24: Sessegnon booked
Ryan Sessegnon is cautioned after a nasty tackle on Kyle Walker-Peters, in which he was late and caught the Saints defender high up the ankle. The Tottenham player is perhaps lucky it wasn't more.15.27
GOAL: Tottenham 1-1 Southampton (Sessegnon 21')
Spurs level, as Ryan Sessegnon gets onto the end of a Dejan Kulusevski cross and heads in at the back post.15.22
18: Armstrong with another effort for Saints
Saints looking for a second here, as Adam Armstrong latches onto a knock-down from Joe Aribo, but it's a difficult strike from distance and he drags it off target. Positive from the visitors again, though!15.19
The opener 📸
James Ward-Prowse with a beauty of a strike to give Saints an early lead!15.16
GOAL: Tottenham 0-1 Southampton (Ward-Prowse 12')
What a start! Moussa Djenepo drives to the byline and cuts a delivery back to the edge of the box, from where James Ward-Prowse bounces a volley into the top corner. GET IN!15.13
Apologies for the issues with match data
Our apologies for the lack of match data appearing on the blog. We are investigating the issue.15.04
KICK-OFF: Tottenham vs Southampton
We are under way at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium! Let's go, Saints 👊15.01
Kick-off fast approaching!
The warm-ups are done, and we're only a few minutes away from Southampton's 2022/23 Premier League season getting under way!14.53
The boss heads in 📸
Ralph Hasenhüttl arrives at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, followed by new First Team Lead Coach Rubén Sellés.14.40
Spurs team confirmed:
Starting XI: Lloris [c], Royal, Romero, Dier, Davies, Sessegnon, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Kulusevski, Son, Kane.
Saints line-up confirmed 😇
Starting XI: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Valery, Bednarek, Salisu, Djenepo, Lavia, Romeu, Ward-Prowse [c], Aribo, A. Armstrong.
New season. New kit.
Saints will be donning their newly unveiled third kit this afternoon.13.48
SAINTS SHINE ON ST MARY'S RETURN ✨
Southampton emerged 3-1 victory when AS Monaco visited St Mary's in pre-season.13.29
last season we had a good one there and we go in there with a lot of self confidence and we want to show again that we are able to take something there."ralph hasenhüttlon saints' opening day test
SAINTS STUN SPURS 😱
It was an enthralling battle when Saints visited Spurs back in February, coming from behind twice to secure victory in North London.11.26
Premier League football is BACK ❤️
The start of the 2022/23 season is upon us as Southampton travel to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for their Premier League opener. Can Saints kick-start their campaign with three points on the road?09.27
TOT vs SOU Line Ups
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
Ben DaviesClément Lenglet (86′)
Ryan SessegnonIvan Perisic (66′)
Rodrigo BentancurYves Bissouma (86′)
Emerson RoyalMatt Doherty (87′)
Dejan KulusevskiLucas Moura (86′)
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
Yan ValeryJack Stephens (45′)
Moussa DjenepoRomain Perraud (72′)
Kyle Walker-PetersNathan Redmond (92′)
Oriol RomeuIbrahima Diallo (75′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Adam ArmstrongStuart Armstrong (45′)
Armel Bella Kotchap
TOT vs SOU Match Stats
Shots on target82