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Southampton 3-3 Tottenham: Player ratings as Saints grind out crucial point against Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur travelled St Mary’s to face Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday aiming to snap a recent run of poor form on the road.

The game was initially fast-paced, by eventually settled down. Both sides had to make early changes as Armel Bella-Kotchap and Richarlison suffered injuries.

Tottenham created an opening after 16 minutes when Pedro Porro cut in onto his left foot but blazed over the crossbar. 

The Saints responded immediately as Theo Walcott burst behind Tottenham’s defence, but Fraser Forster got down well to save his shot.

Porro fired over the bar again with his left foot after getting on the end of a Heung-min Son cross.

More changes were needed after Jan Bednarek and Ben Davies went down. Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Ivan Perisic replaced them.

Minutes later, Son threatened Gavin Bazunu with a well-struck shot that flashed wide.

The officials gave seven minutes of additional time due to the injuries, and Tottenham took advantage.

Son had plenty of space on the left and released Porro on the other side. He blasted his shot into the net to open the scoring.

Southampton equalised after only 45 seconds of the second half. Romeo Lavia released Walcott down the right, and he crossed for Che Adams to finish. 

It was his fourth career goal against Spurs and his first home goal this season.

Tottenham had a counter-attack in the 59th minuted and Harry Kane should have passed but chose to shoot, smashing his effort over the bar. 

Minutes later, the Spurs captain climbed high to head home a terrific cross from Dejan Kulusevski and give his side the lead.

Southampton refused to go down without a fight, and Walcott finished a brilliant move to pull one back.

Substitute Sekou Mara could have equalised moments later, but Forster made himself big to deny the French youth international. 

Southampton would not lie down, and they got their equaliser. Maitland-Niles threw himself in front of substitute Pape Matar Sarr who wanted to clear the ball, winning his side a penalty.

James Ward-Prowse converted emphatically to get his side a point. 

Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur: Player Ratings


Gavin Bazunu (6/10) – He could not do much about the conceded goals today.

Kyle Walker-Peters (6/10) – The former Tottenham man got forward into good positions but did not have the end product to deliver more. 

Jan Bednarek (N/A) –

Armel Bella-Kotchap (N/A) –

Romain Perraud (5/10) –  He lost Porro for the opener, pushing higher than he should have been. He did not look assured defending Dejan Kulusevski. 

James Ward-Prowse (7/10) – The captain scored a vital penalty to help his side gain a point today.

Romeo Lavia (7.5/10) – The recently called-up young Belgian midfielder was stellar. He broke up attacks and played a key pass for Southampton’s equaliser.

Mohamed Elyounoussi (5.5/10) – He received the ball in dangerous areas but failed to make much happen for his side.

Stuart Armstrong (6/10) – He lost the ball in situations where a pass could have saved him the stress. He carried the ball well, connecting midfield to attack.

Theo Walcott (8.5/10) – MOTM – The Englishman threatened throughout and was rewarded for his fine work. He created his side’s first goal and took his well.

Che Adams (7.5/10) – Showed fantastic linkup play and took his goal well.


Mohamed Salisu (7/10)

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (7/10)

Sekou Mara (6/10)

Kamaldeen Sulemana (5/10)

Carlos Alcaraz (N/A)

Tottenham Hotspur

Fraser Forster (6.5/10) – He made some great saves to keep them in it. But he could not do anything about the conceded goals.

Cristian Romero (7/10) – The World Cup winner showed defensive awareness to prevent opposition danger. He did nothing rash today.

Eric Dier (6/10) – He struggled to deal with Southampton’s forward line but did win the duels he partook in.

Clement Lenglet (6.5/10) – He helped the build-up phase well but looked susceptible when Southampton strung the ball well. He missed a great chance to win it for Spurs at the end.

Pedro Porro (7/10) – The Spaniard marauded forward at every opportunity and scored the opening goal. Although, Southampton exploited the space between him and the back three for their first goal.

Oliver Skipp (6/10) – He kept things ticking and helped the build-up phase. 

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (6/10) – He tried hard to impose himself against his former side but struggled to maintain his influence.

Ben Davies (N/A) –

Richarlison (N/A) –

Heung-min Son (7/10) – The South Korean looked lively and carved Southampton open for the first goal with a superb pass.

Harry Kane (7/10) – The captain looked bright. He had two chances and finished one.


Dejan Kulusevski (7.5/10)

Ivan Perisic (7.5/10)

Emerson (N/A)

Pape Matar Sarr (3.5/10)

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