The Premier League doesn’t let up and never ceases to surprise: Tottenham had everything to win at home and stay one point away from the Champions League zone, but they couldn’t against Southampton. Broja, Adams and Elyounoussi turned the score around for the Saints victory.
By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).
The Spurs fell 3-2, against all predictions, and lost the chance to enter the top five of the tournaments against a Soton who, when he wants, has shown that he is up to the task.
In what was the first half, Tottenham did not have a good time, despite starting winning: Jan Bednarek wanted to cut a cross and ended up scoring an own goal.
Due to the weak performance of their midfielders and a large part of their defense, Southampton generated many more clear situations that ended with great saves by Hugo Lloris preventing his team from going down on the scoreboard.
The goalkeeper’s endurance ended at 23 minutes when Armando Broja, a striker that we explained in PlayOn99 News, hit a cross from Romain Perraud and decreed the tie.
ARMANDO BROJA GOAL VS TOTTENHAM pic.twitter.com/noZyIF4E0c
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After a breather, Spurs entered the second period in better shape and, after several attempts, managed to convert a goal to go in front again thanks to Son Heung-Min.
When they were 70, Lucas Moura launched a cross and the South Korean striker launched himself with a slide to connect the ball and score 2-1.
The team led by Antonio Conte made it clear that they have many mistakes and things to correct, and had two minutes to forget.
The joy was short-lived and, after 80 minutes, Mohamed Elyounoussi cut short the happiness of the locals and scored the equalizer with a header after a tremendous cross from James Ward-Prose.
— Jay (@_sfcjay) February 9, 2022
Two minutes after the draw, Southampton only had to make the same move and, with another accurate cross from Ward-Prose, Che Adams’s header turned the score around.
Tottenham was exposed by two goals that were traced: center from the same sector and a player who wins a header between the central defenders.
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Scotland striker Che Adams gives Southampton the lead in the 82nd minute away to Tottenham Hotspur ??????pic.twitter.com/2z7cnGJZ1u
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Late in the game, Spurs thought they could equalize and Steven Bergwijn scored a goal, but he was offside and was ruled out by VAR.
With this result, Tottenham remains in seventh place in the standings with 36 units and the advantage of having three games less than West Ham, the last to enter the Champions League and a difference of 4 points.
Southampton moved up two places in the Premier League to 10th place with a regular present under Ralph Hasenhuttl. The Saints completely changed the image left by the first games of the tournament and are positioned as one of the most annoying rivals.
Antonio Conte reacts to defeat against Southampton. pic.twitter.com/WBocoMC9sa
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 9, 2022