Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton - EPL Round 29

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton - EPL Round 29

The visitors were nearly immediately punished as Alli beat Steven Davis to a bouncing ball in the Southampton area and was felled by the Saints captain, leading referee Andre Marriner to award a penalty.

They cost a combined £20m and both came from Pochettino's former club Southampton (although Alderweireld was on loan at St. Mary's and signed from Atletico Madrid), whom Spurs host in the Premier League on Sunday.

"We must do what we can while he is injured and it was important to us to get that feeling, win the game, score goals and I think it keeps our position in the table with a very important three points".

With talisman Harry Kane sidelined through injury, Spurs' midfield chipped in to fill the void as Christian Eriksen opened the scoring before Alli slotted home from the spot.

"I watched him when he was 18 years old at Milton Keynes as a holding midfielder against Manchester United", referring to MK Dons' famous 4-0 win in the League Cup back in August 2014.

The two players are markedly different in their styles, and Mauricio Pochettino should be pragmatic about who starts when depending on Tottenham's opponent.

Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen hailed his side's good fortune as they continue to pressurise the leaders and look to cement Champions League football for next season.

Tottenham came closest to adding another goal as substitute Vincent Janssen led a counterattack and forced another good save from Forster. Which was the 79 head to head among Tottenham and Southampton.

Walker had earlier been a doubt for the game due to an ankle problem, but had proved his fitness in time to be named in Pochettino's starting eleven. In last 5 encounter of them, 3 win for Tottenham, 1 drawn and another success goes to Tottenham.

Le Tissier has made a decision to offer Mauricio Pochettino an ideal team talk though, suggesting that Kane's absence should give Southampton plenty of confidence.

But Tottenham will have to do without their star striker for Sunday's game at home to Southampton and, in all likelihood, the following league fixtures against Burnley, Swansea, Watford and Bournemouth.

DELE ALLI has scored more league goals than other player aged 21 or younger in Europe's top five divisions.

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