Dele Alli penalty helps Tottenham down Southampton


Tottenham Hotspur kept up the distant chase of Premier League leaders Chelsea with a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Southampton to cut the gap to 10 points on Sunday.

"Hopefully he will not be out too long", Saints manager Claude Puel said.

Five minutes before the break and Spurs almost made it three after a stunning passage of play that saw Dembele turn away from two players before nutmegging a third and Eriksen went close to picking out Son, but the final ball just evaded the Tottenham forward.

The hosts will most probably be without a handful group of players who are all dealing with injuries. "I'm very pleased with his performance".

The match will Telecast in UK at Sky Sports 1/HD UK, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Go UK, and in USA NBC Sports Live, Telemundo, fuboTV.

The win against Southampton came without injured star Harry Kane, with Eriksen reflecting that the whole team worked to compensate for his absence.

After the interval, Eriksen was wayward as Spurs looked to continue very much where they had left off. We made a mistake for the goal but that can always happen in football.

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Fortunately, Arsenal put on a stellar display during the following 45 minutes. But it was a football education for sure".

Eriksen did, though, concede that Spurs had to adapt with Son Heung-min playing up front instead of Kane - something he felt they did well before Southampton came back into the game in the second half. "It's hard with one game every two weeks to keep concentration, but it's important to have a good response at Tottenham".

So far 79 head to head encounter has been recorded for Tottenham and Southampton.

Alli has scored four goals in three games versus Southampton, and also netted in each of his last four games. They are a very good side who are very strong.

There is a strong case that Spurs would have been closer to Leicester City last season and would be closer to Chelsea now if they had spent better in the transfer market, and it is no wonder that the club is currently fully restructuring its scouting and recruitment departments.

Spurs are 7/10 to win this fixture, but if you don't fancy them considering the loss of Harry Kane, Southampton are a well priced 4/1.

- Tottenham's 10-game winning streak at White Hart Lane is their longest run since October 1987 (14 in a row).

Southampton have won their last two Premier League games, netting four goals in each clash.