Southampton And Tottenham Draw

Southampton drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspurs at St Mary’s Stadium in their league clash on Saturday.

With both teams fighting for the Europa League positions they came out breathing down each other’s throats from the first whistle. Both coaches clearly wanting their style to dominate the game, did not fall back on the decisions that they made. This provided for a foul infested opening 25 minutes on top of the attacks that were swinging from one side to the other.

In the 28th minute it was the home team that drew first blood. Graziano Pelle struck the ball down the centre of the goal post and found the back of the net from inside the box. Two minutes later Pelle missed a header to double the tally.

On the 40th minute The Saints cleared the ball in their box but just two minutes later couldn’t keep out Erik Lamela’s effort as the winger found the back of the net after collecting the ball from a headed pass from Harry Kane. The score went at halftime, 1-1.

The first 10 minutes of the second half was riddled with fouls as both teams didn’t want to concede an early goal. In the 57th minute Ronald Koeman’s men blocked and cleared danger in their box, with almost the same movement of possession Jose Fonte saw his effort go high and wide at the other end. In the 64th minute the home side pulled ahead again through Pelle who grabbed his brace thanks to a headed goal after he received a cross from open play.

Six minutes later Spurs drew level for the second time when Nacer Chadli’s right footed shot found the back of the net from a difficult angle. On the 77th minute Southampton were at it again blocking a shot that was goal bound this time from Harry Kane. Nine minutes from time it was Spurs’ turn to block a headed attempt from Fonte from inside the box.

Both teams a urged forward trying to grab the late winner without any luck. The score means both teams occupy fifth and sixth on the log standings. Liverpool remain their only obstacle.