PREMIER LEAGUE:TOTTENHAM VS SOUTHAMPTON

Doctor Jackal and Mr Hyde. That aptly describes the Saints either side of half time. Spurs deserved winners after a much improved second half but I wanna talk about Southampton and their form on the other side of the oranges break. Ok it seems unfair to label the south coast team the ultimate second half chokers with Spurs ranked 4th in the League for teams who have lost points in winning positions. Game management, game management. When you are leading 1-0 it is in your best interests to add a goal or two, aint it?If you do not have a Van Dyke or Sergio Ramos in your side, you better. Check out the log for the most points dropped from winning positions as at 05 April 2021.

19= Everton – 5 points
19= Aston Villa – 5 points
17= Leicester City – 6 points
17= Leeds United – 6 points
14= Wolves – 7 points
14= Manchester City – 7 points
14= Manchester United – 7 points
13. Arsenal – 8 points
12. Crystal Palace – 9 points
9= West Ham – 10 points
9= Burnley – 10 points
9= Chelsea – 10 points
7= Sheffield United – 11 points
7= Liverpool – 11 points
6. West Brom – 12 points
5. Newcastle – 13 points
4. Tottenham – 15 points
3. Southampton – 18 points
2. Fulham – 19 points
1. Brighton – 20 points

Back to the match. Ryan Mason became the youngest manager to win a premier league game at 29 years of age as Son and Bale orchestrated the come back at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. No Harry Kane in this one, he limped off late against Everton at Goodison last Friday. What Mourinho was getting wrong , Mason proved he can get it right. Put Gareth Bale in from the start, if played together with Son and Kane you got a triple threat don’t you. Come 1 June 2021, when the transfer window opens, first digs should be for defender(s). Aldewereld,Aurier and Reguillon are not cutting it. Watch how Aurier failed to jump with Ings for the opener. Bale made chocolate fudge from mud with the equalizer, the chance seemed to have gone from him but he found the corner past a hapless McCarthy.

Mali International Djenepo was unlucky with the penalty. He did his job in going after the loose ball but just mistimed the challenge on Reguillon. Rules now say a foul on the line of the 18 yard box is a pen. But hey the Saints should not moan here. Remember at Old Trafford during the 9-0 shellacking. They benefitted from the ref giving a free kick on the edge of the 18 box instead of pen when clearly the foul on Cavani was on the line. Anyway, off to the Carabao final , the Spurs march looking for a first trophy in 13 long years.

Published by BOLDEAGLE

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