Ten-man Saints earn a brilliant point

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Tue 28 Dec 3PM | Attendance: 31,304
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SOU vs TOT As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • James Ward-Prowse fires a sublime strike to give Saints the lead
  • Mohammed Salisu shown a second yellow for a challenge on Son in the area
  • Harry Kane draws Spurs level from the penalty spot, has his second goal denied by VAR 
  • HALF TIME: Saints 1-1 Spurs

FULL TIME: Saints 1-1 Spurs 

What an afternoon at St Mary's. James Ward-Prowse fired Saints ahead after just 25 minutes with a sublime strike but the joy was short lived as Mohammed Salisu was shown a second yellow card for a challenge in the penalty area. With Kane netting the resulting penalty, it was a tense second half as Saints put on a resolute defensive display to ensure the scores were tied at the final whistle. 

+5’

Fingertip save from Forster

Nail-biting moments at St Mary's as Bryan launches a shot towards goal, Forster gets a fingertip on it and pushes the ball behind for a Spurs corner. 

+4’

Broja comes close

Broja finds space on the counter-attack and comes so close to securing the winner for Saints. His strike is deflected behind by Sanchez for a Saints corner. 

+2’

Five additional minutes ... 

A tense end to events at St Mary's as Forster is forced to make another vital save as Moura and Son combine in the penalty area. 

88’

Moura on target 

Moura is the next Spurs player to attempt to find the back of the net, it's a strong strike but Forster gets his body behind it to punch the ball clear. 

85’

Resolute defending from Saints

Absolutely superb defending from Saints who deny Spurs twice. Davies fires in a powerful strike but Walker-Peters gets his head ot it to deflect it back. He's grounded by the incident, but is back up and running shortly after. 

83’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Adam Armstrong

83’

Forster makes important save

Ex-Saint Hojbjerg produces a lovely move to release Kane inside the box, Kane sets his sights on goal but Forster gets his gloves to it to clear the threat. Shortly after, the flag goes up for offside. 

79’

Son on target 

Bryan crosses the ball into Son who is waiting patiently in the box, he gets a head to it but it's a comfortable save for Forster. 

76’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Bryan Gil replaces Emerson Aparecido Leite de Souza Junior

75’

Broja earns a corner 

Instant impact from Broja who runs by Davies before winning a corner for Saints. Ward-Prowse's delivery is safely cleared by the Spurs defence. 

71’

Southampton substitution: Armando Broja replaces Shane Long

Hasenhüttl makes his first substitution of the game. Long walks off to a standing ovation at St Mary's after a resilient display. 

71’

Yellow Card for Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)

Winks carded for a handball in the penalty area. 

70’

Doherty denied by Forster

Just moments after their last collision, Forster is forced to come out of his goal to make a vital block as Doherty charges towards goal. The ball goes behind for another Spurs corner. 

68’

Spurs have the ball in the back of the net again

Winks launches in a high ball and it looks as though Forster is going to get to it but Doherty collides into him. The ball spills into the back of his own net but thankfully for Saints, they're awarded a free kick for the collision. 

62’

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva replaces Dele Alli

62’

Appeals for handball

Stuart Armstrong's powerful strike is blocked by Dier and there's a huge appeal for a handball but the calls for a penalty are ignored. 

60’

Spurs in control

The one man advantage is evident at St Mary's in the second half as Spurs dominate the action. 

58’

Vital block from Bednarek

Son makes an inviting run down the left and tries to work the ball into the area but Bednarek is there to make a vital block for Saints.

54’

VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Tottenham Hotspur [Harry Kane] was confirmed

Kane finds the back of the net and the goal is initially given but VAR rules Kane offside. Saints can breathe again. 

51’

Yellow Card for Adam Armstrong (Southampton)

Armstrong is shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Royal. 

46’

Back underway at St Mary's

Back up and running! A big 45 needed. Come on you Saints!

HT

Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Matt Doherty replaces Sergio Reguilón

HALF TIME: Saints 1-1 Spurs

After a fantastic start at St Mary's it's a disappointing end to the half as Mohammed Salisu sees a red card and Harry Kane draws Spurs level through the resulting penalty. A difficult second half ahead as Saints look to make it two wins on the bounce. 

45’

Yellow Card for Sergio Reguilón (Tottenham Hotspur)

A reckless challenge on Diallo sees Reguilon in the book. 

44’

Long brought down by Reguilon

Reguilon catches Long with a flailing arm but referee Taylor allows play to resume once Long is back on his feet. No foul. 

Kane draws Spurs level

No hesitation from Kane who finds the back of the net from the spot. 

40’

GOAL

Harry Kane (40’) | 1 1

39’

Red Card for Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)

Salisu concedes a penalty for a challenge on Son who is charging towards goal. 

Our captain ❤️

35’

Son strikes straight at Forster

A fantastic run from Son sees him in control of the ball from 25 yards out. He's got Reguilon and Kane with him but decides to go it alone and his shot goes straight into the hands of Forster. 

35’

Saints dominant 

Still prominent down the left flank, Perraud wins Saints their first corner of the game. A strong delivery from Ward-Prowse but it's a packed six-yard area and the Spurs defence get it clear. Can Saints get a second?

31’

Yellow Card for (Southampton)

Anthony Taylor cards boss Hasenhüttl for protesting on the sidelines. 

29’

Kane on target 

Diallo's challenge on Winks results in a free kick in a threatening position for Spurs. Kane's shot squeezes through the wall but Forster gets low to make a comfortable save for Saints. 

28’

Yellow Card for Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)

Salisu is the second player to find himself in the book as he goes in for a late challenge on Royal.

GOALSCORER 8 James Ward-Prowse

WARD-PROWSE SCORES FROM OPEN PLAY

A superb strike from Saints' captain as Hasenhüttl's side find themselves with the advantage after 25 minutes of play at St Mary's. Salisu launches the long throw in from the sidelines before Spurs attempt to clear the ball but it only goes as far as Ward-Prowse. Cutting the ball across with his right foot, his shot curls into the back of the net and away from Lloris. 

25’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (25’) | 1 0

24’

First corner to Spurs

Son plays the corner short to Reguilon who attempts to find Kane in the box but it's too long and Forster safely recovers for Saints. 

20’

Bright start from Saints

It's a different formation for Hasenhüttl's side at St Mary's and the early signs are positive. Spurs are struggling to leave their own half in the opening stages here as Saints look the more likely of the two sides to score. 

15’

Davies caught offside

Spurs have the ball in the back of the net but the offside flag is raised instantly to deny them the advantage. It's Son's free kick that finds the head of Davies who thumps the ball past Forster but Saints escape for now. 

14’

Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)

An early card for Walker-Peters as he tugs on the shirt of Reguilon. 

12’

Valery attempts from range 

A nice bit of attacking play from Saints as they look to get an early goal at St Mary's. Perraud has seen a lot of the ball down the left flank as Saints press high, He searches for his teammates in the centre of the box before the ball bounces back to Valery who tries his luck from range but his low shot bounces wide of the post.

7’

Long's header bounces wide

First real chance on goal falls Saints' way as Walker-Peters launches in a lovely ball from the right and finds the head of Long. His shot bounces wide of the goal, but the offside flag is up anyway. 

1’

Underway at St Mary's 

For the final time in 2021, Saints get things underway in SO14. 

10 minutes and counting ⏰

Let's go, Saints fans!

14.50

Tino had a kick on his knee, so there's a bit of fluid in his knee, and we have a COVID case with Ché Adams, so he's out. we need to have a few fresh bodies because we only had 48 hours from the last match to recover and this is why we had to change it."

ralph hasenhüttl
on squad rotation
14.45

Spurs team confirmed

Starting XI: Lloris [c], Royal, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Winks, Dele, Son, Kane. 

Subs: Gollini, Doherty, Tanganga, Rodon, Skipp, White, Ndombele, Bryan, Lucas. 

14.16

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu,  Perraud, Diallo, Ward-Prowse [c], Valery, S. Armstrong, Long, A. Armstrong

Subs: Caballero, Small, Simeu, Romeu, Walcott, Elyounoussi, Tella, Redmond, Broja. 

14.01

LAST TIME OUT AT ST MARY'S | Saints 1-1 Brighton

Armando Broja got himself on the scoresheet last time out at St Mary's, with Neal Maupay's 98th minute goal ensuring the points were shared in SO14. 

13.15

VICTORY IN THE CAPITAL | West Ham 2-3 Southampton 

Relive Saints' Boxing Day victory over West Ham United. 

12.45

STAT ATTACK 🔢

Nathan Redmond is looking to provide a fifth successive assist at St Mary's, after matching Kevin De Bruyne's four in a row from 2019 against Brighton.

12.30

They are working harder, have definitely made a step forward. They are one of the best teams in the league. But we are not scared. We have shown that against top teams we can take points and this is our plan for Tuesday.”

ralph hasenhüttl
on tottenham's progress
12.14

MATCH PACK: Saints vs Spurs

Prepare for this afternoon's clash with our Match Pack

12.02

Welcome home 😇

For the second time in 48 hours, Southampton are in Premier League action as they host Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium. Saints will be looking to close out 2021 on a high after claiming an impressive 3-2 victory over West Ham at London Stadium on Boxing Day. While visitor's Spurs are currently unbeaten in the league under new boss Antonio Conte. A big day ahead in SO14 - let's go Saints!

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The results so far:

  • Three points on the board
    38%
  • Sharing the spoils
    38%
  • Spurs will edge this one 
    23%

SOU vs TOT Line Ups

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
15
Romain Perraud
43
Yan Valery
2
Kyle Walker-Peters yellow card
22
Mohammed Salisu red card
35
Jan Bednarek
27
Ibrahima Diallo
17
Stuart Armstrong
8
James Ward-Prowse (C) goal
9
Adam Armstrong yellow card
replace Nathan Redmond (83′)
7
Shane Long
replace Armando Broja (71′)
18
Armando Broja
32
Theo Walcott
16
Thierry Small
23
Nathan Tella
11
Nathan Redmond
13
Willy Caballero
38
Dynel Simeu
6
Oriol Romeu
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi

Tottenham Hotspur

1
Hugo Lloris (GK) (C)
15
Eric Dier
6
Davinson Sánchez
33
Ben Davies
3
Sergio Reguilón yellow card
replace Matt Doherty (45′)
5
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
12
Emerson Royal
replace Bryan Gil (77′)
8
Harry Winks yellow card
7
Son Heung-Min
10
Harry Kane goal
20
Dele Alli
replace Lucas Moura (62′)
27
Lucas Moura
11
Bryan Gil
22
Pierluigi Gollini
28
Tanguy Ndombele
42
Harvey White
25
Japhet Tanganga
29
Oliver Skipp
2
Matt Doherty
14
Joe Rodon

SOU vs TOT Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Tottenham Hotspur
  • Possession (%)
    35
    comparison angle
    65
  • Shots
    9
    comparison angle
    21
  • Shots on target
    2
    comparison angle
    11
  • Corners
    3
    comparison angle
    7
  • Passes Complete
    201
    comparison angle
    452

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
3
Ibrahima Diallo
Ibrahima Diallo
passes completed
Passes Completed
29
Ibrahima Diallo
Ibrahima Diallo
tackles
Tackles
5
Ibrahima Diallo
Ibrahima Diallo
clearances
Clearances
11
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
10
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster