Full-time: Southampton 1-1 Tottenham

  • Under-par Tottenham, without Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen, miss the chance to return to the top four as they are held to a draw by struggling Southampton at a wet St Mary's
  • Top scorer Harry Kane heads home a 99th Premier League goal and his 21st of the season already from a Ben Davies corner after Eric Dier strikes the woodwork
  • Southampton lead for only three minutes after Davinson Sanchez turns Ryan Bertrand's cross off the post and into his own net
  • Jack Stephens heads an excellent chance wide before Erik Lamela, Sofiane Boufal, Kane and young debutant Michael Obafemi all spurn opportunities to win the game during an exciting finish
  • Spurs stay fifth, two points behind Liverpool who travel to bottom club Swansea on Monday night
  • The Saints' 13-year worst run of successive league matches without a win extends to 11 as they remain in the relegation zone, one point adrift of Stoke
  • Pressure remains on manager Mauricio Pellegrino
  • News - Watford sack Marco Silva and and blame 'unwarranted' rival approach for deterioration
Harry Kane
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That is all from me, thanks for following along. IBTimes UK will be back tomorrow night to bring you live coverage of that clash between Swansea and Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium.

Until then, it's goodbye.


Southampton's miserable winless league run extends to 11 games and they remain in the bottom three, but it was another improved showing that should help to gently ease at least some of the pressure on Pellegrino.

They entertain Watford in the cup next weekend before crucial top-flight matches against Brighton and West Brom.


A below-par performance and a missed opportunity for Spurs, who really struggled without Eriksen's creativity. They could have moved level on points with fourth-place Liverpool but will now fall five off the pace if the latter beat Swansea tomorrow night.

Pochettino's side travel to Newport in the FA Cup fourth round next before a brutal stretch of games that includes successive matches against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal before the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Juventus.



Southampton 1-1 Tottenham


Obafemi puts Vorm under some late pressure before Sanchez makes a great sliding challenge to dispossesses Boufal.

Will there be one final chance for Spurs?


Pochettino looks incredulous as Wanyama lets fly from miles out with a dreadful effort that sails high into the stands.

Hardly known for his scoring prowess.


Kane takes a touch away from Cedric with his right foot before skewing a shot wide of the post with his left after being played in by Alli.

Five minutes of added time to be played at St Mary's. This could still go either way.

Harry Kane
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Terrific blocks at each end deny both Boufal and Lamela.

You sense there might be a winner coming here...


That was the chance!

Southampton work it nicely through midfield and Tadic fires across an inviting ball for Obafemi.

However, the teenager cannot make enough contact and the ball ends up bouncing wide off his heel.


Sissoko gets some luck as his initial cross comes back off Bertrand and he knocks the ball inside for Lamela, who declines to shoot straightaway and sees his close-range effort deflected behind off Stephens.

Amazingly, the officials award a goal kick. Boos for ex-Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama as he replaces Dembele.


17-year-old Obafemi, a Republic of Ireland youth international, becomes the second-youngest player in Saints history as he comes on in place of Gabbiadini.

Time to make yourself a hero, young man!


Davis for Lemina is Pellegrino's second change.

Alli is put clean through on goal by Kane and knocks the ball wide long after being flagged offside by the referee's assistant.


No consistency from Kevin Friend as he books Trippier for a similar foul on Boufal. Sissoko again rises to clear Ward-Prowse's free-kick.

This has become a really scrappy game.


Tottenham look to launch a quick counter-attack after Sissoko clears Ward-Prowse's latest free-kick.

However, Alli is cynically stopped by a foul from Lemina, who is also afforded some leniency.


Dembele catches Bertrand with a high left arm and the home fans cheer ironically as his run of fouls without a booking finally comes to an end.

Two apiece now in terms of yellow cards.


Aurier looks to have picked up a knock here and asks to come off. Kieran Trippier slots in at right-back.



Vertonghen's skidding low shot from distance fails to trouble McCarthy.

Lamela on for Son.


Gabbiadini sees a tame effort saved by Vorm and Kane's shot is deflected behind by Stephens after Sissoko seizes upon a poor clearance from Hoedt.

Davies' latest in-swinging corner from the right is confidently claimed by McCarthy as Lamela waits to enter the fray.


Alli, who boasts an excellent scoring record against Southampton, gets the ball from Dembele and shifts it quickly out of his feet before dragging a low shot through the defender's legs and wide.

The first change of the match from either side takes 65 minutes to arrive. Pellegrino sends on Sofiane Boufal in place of Hojbjerg.


A very marginal-looking offside decision goes against Gabbiadini as the Italian striker drifts in behind Sanchez and collects a lofted pass from Hojbjerg.


Dier thought he was caught by a cynical elbow from Tadic a few moments ago and the argument continues, with referee Friend now stepping in.

Kane miscues a volley from Davies' corner and is dispossessed at the second attempt by Romeu.


Romeu becomes the latest player to be booked for a foul on Alli.

Davies' overhit ball from the left wing drops behind Bertrand but Sanchez is unable to keep it in play.


"Pochettino, he left 'cause you're s**t" is the chant coming from the away end...