A late goal winning goal by Gylfi Sigurdsson and two goals from Christian Eriksen brought Tottenham back into a game which after 27 minutes appeared to be running away from them. Southampton had troubled Tottenham constantly in the opening half and deserved their two goal advantage for their inventive football which opened up the Spurs defence with ease.
A fighting comeback from two goals down will have earned some of the Tottenham players credit for their endeavours in Spurs 3 – 2 win over Southampton.
Having gifted Southampton their two goals with individual errors, Spurs were fortunate to get back into the game so quickly when the visitors became generous and their mistake allowed Eriksen the chance to pull a goal back. That quick response within two minutes, raised the Spurs’ spirits and get them battling away.
Scoring within 45 seconds of the restart was an unexpected bonus for Spurs, drawing level before Southampton had got into their stride after the interval. It rattled Southampton and their previously composed defence looked vulnerable as Spurs kept them hemmed in their own half. As the game progressed Southampton settled again with the match looking destined to end all square until Sigurdsson’s strike in added time.
Relief for Spurs who had demonstrated a desire and a willingness to battle through adversity which has been absent from their game on too many occasions this seasons.
A number of players impressed once Spurs started to play – Christian Eriksen who scored 2 goals in a game for the first time in his career. Nacer Chadli for his all-round contribution, Gylfi Sigurdsson for his winning goal and Nabil Bentaleb who continued where he left off in Portugal. Roberto Soldado, while not scoring, set up Eriksen’s second and showed touches of real class in his lay-offs and first touch.
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