Forwards and Subs
Harry Kane 8/10
The goal-scoring machine did it again on the south coast, bagging his ninth header of the season.
I shudder to think where Spurs would be without their talisman’s goal-scoring prowess. Kane missed another attempt from the top of the box, firing just over. While he didn’t play brilliantly otherwise, his goal is enough for a solid rating.
Dejan Kulusevski 8/10
Every Spurs supporter should be thankful for Dejan Kulusevski’s early introduction. While the circumstances responsible for Kulu’s introduction (Richarlison’s muscle injury) were unfortunate, the Swede took the game by the scruff.
He set Kane up with a pinpoint delivery for Tottenham’s second goal. Another Kulu cross led to Tottenham’s third. While his delivery was headed clear, Ivan Perisic pounced on the follow up. He also created havoc on a few occasions down the wing in the first half, creating most promising Tottenham first-half moves.
Son Heung-min 5/10
Sonny isn’t having things his way this season. He set up Porro’s first half goal but was otherwise disappointing.
The Brazilian went off early with a muscle injury.
Ivan Perisic 6/10
Ivan Perisic didn’t play particularly well until unleashing with a brilliant strike to put Spurs up 3-1. His goal was outstanding. The rest of his play not so much. Perisic couldn’t help Skipp win a needed defensive header on Southampton’s second goal. The pair should have done much better.
Pape Sarr 2/10
Sorry Pape, but your only contribution was conceding a 90th minute penalty, which cost Spurs two crucial points.
The penalty was extremely unfair as he barely touched Maitland-Niles, condemning VAR once again. However, Sarr was out of control with a swinging leg and brought trouble on himself.
He’s a young, promising player who will recover and learn from a moment he’ll want to forget.