Saints overwhelm Spurs in comeback win (video)
- Spurs dominate 1st half, get Kane opener
- Saints flip script in second with Valery equalizer
- Ward-Prowse with beauty free kick to win
Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse scored second half goals as Southampton’s splendid second half was enough to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at St. Mary’s on Saturday.
Harry Kane gave Spurs a halftime lead, but Europe-weary Spurs had little offer in the second half.
Saints move to 30 points, good for 16th, while Tottenham remain third with 61 points.
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Harry Kane was very much the story of the first half, nearly scoring early and then seeing a would-be assist to Lucas Moura slid off the Saints post by a desperate defender.
Christian Eriksen then beat the wall and keeper but stuck the bar with a 23rd minute free kick.
It was Kane who’d deservedly put Spurs ahead, though, with Dele Alli supplying fantastic service on the opener.[ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ]
200 - Harry Kane has now scored 200 career goals for club and country combined. Superstar. pic.twitter.com/sPagm00Q8Q
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 9, 2019
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Jan Vertonghen missed with a side volley attempt after Kane won a corner in the 52nd minute.
Saints hadn’t quit, though, and substitute Shane Long picked out Nathan Redmond for a shot screwed wide of the post in the 56th.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was busy in the next phase of the match, including a left-footer over the bar.
Redmond missed another in-tight shot moments later, but Saints’ wait for an equalizer arrived via Valery in the 77th minute after Danny Rose let a loose ball go through his legs for the youngster to run onto and finish.
And Stuart Armstrong could’ve put Saints ahead moments later when taken down by Kyle Walker-Peters, but only a free kick was given by referee Kevin Friend.
Then James Ward-Prowse did what he often does from a dead ball situation, swirling a free kick past a flying Hugo Lloris and into the goal.
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