Southampton – Tottenham Hotspur defeated 0-1 from Southampton in Week 21 of the English League. This condition is exacerbated by the injury of their attacker, Harry Kane.
Compete on St. Mary’s Stadium, Wednesday (1/1/20), Jose Mourinho’s team failed to show their best performance. Spurs finally defeated after Danny Ings successfully break down their goal in the 17th minute. In the 74th minute, Kane had to come out because of problems in his thighs.
These results make Soton up to 11th position with 25 points. While the Spurs did not move from the 6th position with the acquisition of 30 points.
Tottenham threatened first in the 5th minute through Harry Kane’s long range shot. But Soton goalkeeper, Alex McCarthy, managed to block it. A minute later, it was Dele Alli’s turn to save McCarthy.
Soton did not stay silent. In the 13th minute, they almost scored, but kicking Nathan Redmond was still able to countered Tottenham goalkeeper, Paulo Gazzaniga.
Four minutes later, then the superior host. After receiving a long-distance through pass from Jack Stephens, Danny Ings outwitted Toby Alderweireld first and finished with a shot that Gazzaniga could not reach.
Winning one goal, Soton getting excited. In the 32nd minute, Redmond almost doubled the lead after receiving a Stuart Armstrong cross, but his shot in front of the Tottenham goal was successfully blocked by Alderweireld.
In injury time, Lucas Moura had a chance to equalize, but his long-distance strike was wide. The first half ended with Soton 1-0 advantage.
Entering the second half, Soton did not stop pressing. A minute the second half goes, Redmond already has a chance in front of Tottenham’s goal, but his shot is far from the target.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are still having trouble penetrating Soton’s defense. Their first chance in the second half was only created in the 69th minute through Jan Vertonghen’s header, but mash McCarthy was easily anticipated.
In the 73rd minute, Kane successfully netted the ball against Soton, but the goal was disallowed because two Tottenham players had already been caught offside. The next minute, Kane had to leave the field due to a problem in his thigh muscles and was replaced by Erik Lamela.
In the last 15 minutes, the tempo of the game actually slowed down and the two teams did not create many opportunities. In the 86th minute, Shane Long almost scored, but his header which utilizes a corner kick still wide on the left side.
Meanwhile, Tottenham is no longer able to threaten Soton’s goal. Until the long whistle sounded, Soton still winning 1-0.
The composition of players
Southampton: Alex McCarthy, Cedric Soares, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, Moussa Djenepo (Shane Long 57 ‘), James Ward-Prowse, Pierre Hojbjerg, Stuart Armstrong (Oriol Romeu 90’), Nathan Redmond, Danny Ings (Michael 57 Obafemi 76 ‘).
Tottenham Hotspur: Paulo Gazzaniga, Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Ryan Sessegnon, Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele (Giovani Lo Celso 25 ‘), Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, Harry Kane (Erik Lamela 74’).