GoalSouthampton: Adams (46′), Walcott (77′), Ward-Prowse (90’+3 pen)Tottenham: Porro (45’+1), Kane (65′), Perisic (74′)
Compared to the 3-1 win at Nottingham Forest last week, Tottenham kept the starting line-up in the trip to Southampton, with an attacking trio including Son Heung-min, Richarlison and Harry Kane. This is understandable because these are the best people that coach Antonio Conte has at Spurs at the moment.
In the first 45 minutes, the highlight of the match was not in the threatening situations of both teams. Instead, many strange injuries came, causing Tottenham and Southampton to constantly make substitutions. Richarlison and Ben Davies are two players who have to leave the field of Spurs, while the Southampton side have lost central defenders Armel Bella-Kotchap and Jan Bednarek.
In terms of the game, no team proved to be completely superior. The first notable opportunity came in the 17th minute, when Tottenham’s rookie defender Pedro Porro had a favorable space in the penalty area. Unfortunately, his left foot kick was too inaccurate.
After that, the match was fierce. Southampton actively pressed, and at the same time stalked the opportunity to counterattack thanks to Theo Walcott’s speed. However, by the end of the first half, neither Tottenham nor Southampton could launch a shot on target. Thinking that the two teams would take a break in the middle of the half with a 0-0 draw, in the first minute of injury time, Porro, in a position that was not accompanied by anyone in the penalty area, launched a hammer-like kick from close range to hit the roof of the Southampton net. break the balance.
Just a few seconds after the second half started, Southampton brought the game to the starting line. Receiving Walcott’s pass on the right, Che Adams shot in at high speed and finished close to the goal to net Tottenham. Since then, the match has been extremely interesting with a series of tit-for-tat situations.
In the 65th minute, from Dejan Kulusevski’s turn on the right wing, Harry Kane headed high to raise the score to 2-1 for Tottenham. In the 74th minute, it was Ivan Perisic’s turn to put his name on the electronic board with a beautiful left-footed volley that deepened the gap for Spurs. However, just 3 minutes later, Walcott added another goal for Southampton thanks to a quick foot in the box.
Drama happened in injury time when Southampton were awarded 11 meters. Midfielder James Ward-Prowse made no mistake to snatch a valuable point for Southampton. In the end, Tottenham drew Southampton 3-3 in round 28 of the Premier League. This unfortunate draw caused Spurs to miss the opportunity to take the 3rd place of MU. Meanwhile, Southampton, despite a draw, remained at the bottom of the table with 23 points. In round 29, Tottenham will be a guest against Everton on April 4.
Southampton vs Tottenham squadSouthampton: Bazunu, Perraud, Bella-Kotchap (Salisu, 8), Bednarek (Maitland-Niles, 34), Walker-Peters, Lavia, Ward-Prowse, Walcott, Armstrong (Alcaraz, 70), Elyounoussi (Sulemana, 70), Adams ( Mara, 70).Tottenham: Forster, Romero, Dier, Lenglet, Porro (Emerson, 86), Skipp, Hojbjerg, Davies (Perisic, 37), Richarlison (Kulusevski, 5 – Sarr, 86), Son, Kane.