Southampton holds Tottenham in EPL

Dean Simpson
January 22, 2018

Even taking into account a slight drop in form after he singlehandedly dragged Denmark to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Eriksen has scored six Premier League goals and chipped in with seven assists.

But they could not find a victor in an entertaining second half at St Mary's, which also saw the home side come close to snatching a victory of their own.

The Tottenham squad was struck down with a virus ahead of Sunday's 1-1 draw at Southampton but manager Mauricio Pochettino refused to use it as an excuse for the result. "It's very hard to be sitting in the same chair for a long time".

The sooner these two players come back the better, as they are sure to make a huge difference to this Spurs side. The Saints enter the match in the relegation zone and are struggling mightily.

Maya Yoshida faces a late fitness test after sustaining a hamstring injury, while striker Charlie Austin is expected to be out until February with a hamstring tear.

In their last season at White Hart Lane, Spurs were dominant, going the whole season unbeaten and winning all but two home games in the league. I think in possession we must link better. When they work as a team.

After the interval, the game didn't really liven up too much as neither side seemed to have much intent on taking the advantage.

The lead did not last long, with Kane equalising barely three minutes later.

James Ward-Prowse has scored Southampton's last three goals in all competitions - he had previously gone 25 games without a goal.

Manchester City still leads the English Premier League points table with 65 points, Manchester United are at the second place with 53 points while Chelsea is in 3rd place with 50 points. That should have signalled Spurs taking control of the game and getting away from a team they have never had any trouble with in the past. The Dutch shot stopper was equal to the effort, but Tottenham found themselves under the cosh somewhat in the opening five minutes.

"We can not transform the performance into goals and more points but we need to show again in the next game".

Southampton have few injury concerns, and are instead concerned about their form, having not won in the Premier League in nearly two months.

"But in football, in sport, if you don't want to be in hard situations, don't play the game, stay at home and don't play the game".

Paul Merson backs Tottenham Hotspur for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

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