|DATE||Wednesday 28th December 2016|
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|PREDICTION||Southampton 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2|
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SOUTHAMPTON TEAM NEWS :
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS :
Toby Alderweireld has a virus and Erik Lamela a hip injury, but Vincent Janssen and Mousa Dembele are both fit to play.
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Wednesday 28th December 2016
Tottenham Hotspur 4 (1)
Kick off 19:45
|van Dijk 01m 10s||
Alli 18m 45s
Kane 51m 34s
Son 84m 19s
Alli 86m 27s
Long (foul on Vertonghen) 90
Dembele (dissent) 15
Walker (foul on Bertrand) 55
Rose (foul on Cedric) 61
Vertonghen (retaliation) 90
|Crowd : 31,853||Weather : Cold|
|Referee : Mike Dean (Wirral)||Assistant Referees : Mr. S. Long; Mr. H. Lennard|
|Fourth Official : Stuart Attwell|
|Southampton kicked off and played towards the North Stand end in the first half.|
|Game time : - 90 + 4 minutes.|
|Southampton :||kit||Tottenham Hotspur :||kit|
14 Oriol ROMEU
Hugo LLORIS (c)
Moussa SISSOKO ( 7
Heung-Min SON 74
10 Harry KANE ( 9 Vincent JANSSEN 89)
|Manager : Claude Puel||Manager : Mauricio Pochettino|
|Sponsor : Virgin Media||Shirt sponsor : AIA|
|Kit Supplier : Under Armour||Kit Supplier : Under Armour|
A trip to a freezing cold Southampton came late in the Christmas football programme for Spurs, with their rivals all having played already, but they showed that they were able to overcome a set back to beat their hosts 4-1 in emphatic style ... in the end.
Eric Dier dropped into the back four to replace virus victim Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele lined up alongside Victor Wanyama, while Moussa Sissoko came in to play wide right (to start off with). The changes had worked out previously and with Sissoko looking to show a bit of what we signed him for, maybe his new found confidence could possibly unlock the Southampton defence.
As it was, Christmas came
early in this late Xmas game for Southampton. A free kick on the
left was floated in and van Dijk rose above Dier, Kane and Rose to
guide a header low into Lloris' right hand bottom corner inside 70
seconds. It was shocking defending and while that is supposed to be
our strength, there are too many games where we are letting goals in
Southampton were formed
from a group of boys who spent cold winter evenings hanging around
outside St. Marys Girls School, but were chased away by the Head
Teacher, who suggested they "find something better to do."
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|What you thought|
|Benny The Ball||I
thought Southampton were full of sour grapes after the game -
moaning about having a man sent off. Personally, I thought
that we should have had another penalty when Kane had his legs taken
from under him by their god awful pitch !!
|Other scores during this week :|
|Arsenal||1||West Bromwich Albion||0||Monday|
|Hull City||0||Manchester City||3||Monday|
|Swansea City||1||West Ham United London||4||Monday|
|League Table 2016-17|
|9||West Bromwich Albion||18||6||5||7||23||22||23||+1|
|11||West Ham United London||18||6||4||8||23||32||22||-9|
Position before match :
Position after match : 5th
Position after the weekend : 5th
* Pub facts may not actually be true, but after a few pints everyone will think so.
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