Tottenham 2-1 Southampton Whilst Spurs Claim Victory

While he showed industriousness and moments of exciting play, he was never really able to get off the mark after being thrown into the deep end of the Premier League, probably before he was ready.

Southampton manager Claude Puel said: "It is a groin injury We will see".

Vincent Janssen was also brought on off the bench in the latter stages and the Dutchman, who scored his first Tottenham goal from open play last weekend, appeared to be playing with renewed confidence.

It's often said that Saints' head coach or manager is less important than the overall structure at the club, something that's been proven again this season. We're a hard working team and that's a big thing for this manager; that you work hard off the ball.

"But of course it's fantastic for them and for the club". "I can not see the difference".

"He [Pochettino] knows that's who I am".

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It's been an incredible rise for the 20-year-old since he arrived in north London from MK Dons, as he now has 14 Premier League goals this season, just five less than Kane, albeit the striker was missing earlier this season due to injury too.

Another good day for Spurs.

Dele Alli says he has learned from his sending-off against Gent but makes no apologies for his competitive edge and has no intention of taking it out of his game.

Manolo Gabbiadini has found the back of the net in each of his last seven competitive appearances, including all four games for Southampton and in the three prior to his move for Italian side Napoli (nine goals in total). "It was a odd game, a unusual first half - we conceded two goals without coming under pressure".

The youngster won a penalty which he converted himself following Christian Eriksen's opener at White Hart Lane.

City, in third place, stayed a point ahead of the Merseysiders with a game in hand thanks to Sergio Aguero's equalising goal.

From the start, Spurs pressed: Kane's stand-in Son almost drew first blood with a minute on the clock when he chased down a ball by Eriksen and forced Fraser Forster in the Southampton goal to save at his near post.

Spurs have played 12 games this season in all competitions without Harry Kane - nine of which have come against top-flight opposition.

  • Julie Sanders