Tottenham 2-3 Southampton: Spurs lose ground in Champions League race with defensive collapse

In truth, Spurs were even incredibly lucky that the Saints couldn’t add to Armando Broja’s equalizing minutes after Jan Bednarek crossed his own net. If the locals enjoyed good times in the first forty-five minutes, it was their visitors who took the lead, constantly spicing up Hugo Lrois’ goal with effort.

Yet after the interval, Spurs appeared to enjoy a breath of fresh air and should have gone forward when Harry Kane somehow headed for the bar from close range after a brilliant cross from Sergio Reguilon.

Indeed, when Heung-min Son netted an excellent cross from Lucas Moura, the home side seemed to have battled their way back to impressive victory in their quest to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Southampton, however, had other ideas. Like a boxer resting between rounds, the latter part of the match saw them regain the kind of energy with which they beat Spurs in the first half and James Ward-Prowse’s pinpoint accuracy proved deadly.

The England international first found Elyounoussi free in the penalty area with a deep cross in the Spurs half before firing Adams to the back post minutes later with a similar move.

Leicester City’s comeback hero Steven Bergwijn looked to have secured a spectacular draw, but his 93rdA one-minute tap-in was ruled out for offside.

An extremely disappointing evening for Tottenham.

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