Match Pack: Tottenham vs Saints

By SFC Media time Tue 04 Feb Spurs v Saints

Get set for the FA Cup fourth round replay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with our Match Pack, in association with eToro...

THE MATCH

Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Wednesday 5th February, 7.45pm GMT

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: David Coote
Assistants: Lee Betts, Simon Bennett
Fourth official: Jarred Gillett
VAR: Stuart Attwell
Assistant VAR: Marc Perry

WHICH KIT WILL SAINTS BE WEARING?

As in the league fixture between the two sides back in September, Saints will once again be wearing their dark grey away shirt with yellow trim, yellow shorts and yellow socks.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Nathan Redmond of Southampton during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Southampton FC at Anfield on February 01, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Saints will be in their away kit once again (Photo: Matt Watson)

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Both sides have made it to the fourth round for the first time since making the semi-final stage in 2017/18, with a home tie against Norwich awaiting the winner.

Unable to split the two sides at St Mary’s after Sofiane Boufal’s late strike ruled out Heung-Min Son’s opener, the two sides have had a mirrored cup campaign so far.

Both seeing off Championship opposition in the third round, the two sides will now line-up against each other for the fourth time this season.

With one victory a piece and a draw so far, Wednesday night’s winner will edge ahead in the head-to-head record for the campaign.

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TEAM NEWS

Ralph Hasenhüttl will assess the fitness of his squad ahead of the trip to North London, but is likely to still be without Stuart Armstrong.

Although edging closer to a return, the cup replay is still likely to come too soon for the midfielder.

Also unavailable will be Kyle Walker-Peters, who’s ineligible to make his debut against his parent club.

For the hosts, Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko both remain out, with Dele Alli requiring assessment and Steven Bergwijn ineligible.

FORM GUIDE

Southampton:


Liverpool (a) 0-4
Tottenham (h) 1-1 (Boufal) FA Cup
Crystal Palace (a) 2-0 (Redmond, Armstrong)
Wolves (h) 2-3 (Bednarek, Long)
Leicester (a) 2-0 (Armstrong, Ings)

Tottenham:

Man City (h) 2-0 (Bergwijn, Son)
Southampton (a) 1-1 (Son) FA Cup
Norwich (h) 2-1 (Alli, Son)
Watford (a) 0-0
Middlesbrough (h) 2-1 (Lo Celso, Lamela) FA Cup

THE MANAGERS

Ralph Hasenhüttl: “I expect a tough game against a strong side and it’s not easy to play there. Man City lost there at the weekend so we know how difficult it is but we aren’t scared.

“We are going there to show another good performance and then look to see if it is enough. It’s always important for us to have the fans behind us and they will be noisy and this is good for us.”

José Mourinho: “We are a difficult team to play against and we are always giving opponents a difficult match whether we're winning or losing. I don’t think anyone at the moment enjoys playing against us. 

“We are in the competition, so here we are and I want to fight.”

ONES TO WATCH

Danny Ings: The striker will look to once again be the kind of nuisance that caused league leaders Liverpool all sorts of problems at the weekend.

Denied a strong-looking penalty claim at Anfield, Ings will look to get on the score sheet against Tottenham for the third time this season, having netted in both of the league meetings between the two sides.

Danny Ings
Attack stats
goalGoals
16
Total shots
57
Shots on target
34
Conversion rate
28%
Mins per goal
119
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Heung-Min Son: With a goal in each of his last three outings, Son is Tottenham’s in-form attacking outlet at the moment in the absence of top scorer Harry Kane.

The tenacious attacker scored against Saints at St Mary’s in the original cup meeting, and comes into the replay fresh from confirming victory over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday.

TOP PERFORMERS:

Southampton:

Goals:

Danny Ings 16
Nathan Redmond 4
James Ward-Prowse 4

Assists:
James Ward-Prowse 4
Jack Stephens 3
Danny Ings 3

James Ward-Prowse
Distribution stats
Passes completed
777
Crosses
44
Assists
2
Chances created
38
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Tottenham:

Goals:

Harry Kane 17
Heung-Min Son 12
Dele Alli 8

Assists:
Heung-Min Son 8
Serge Aurier 7
Dele Alli 4

HEAD TO HEAD

Played 126
Saints 39
Draw 31
Tottenham 56

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

January 2020: Saints 1-1 Tottenham (Boufal) FA Cup
January 2020: Saints 1-0 Tottenham (Ings)
September 2019: Tottenham 2-1 Saints (Ings)
March 2019: Saints 2-1 Tottenham (Valery, Ward-Prowse)
December 2018: Tottenham 3-1 Saints (Austin

DID YOU KNOW?

- This is the first time an FA Cup tie between Spurs and Southampton has gone to a replay since 1994/95, when Spurs won 6-2 in a fifth round replay after a 1-1 draw.

- Southampton have lost just one of their last 11 away FA Cup matches (W7 D3 L1), losing 1-0 away at Sunderland in February 2014.

NOT AT THE GAME?

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