Tottenham Hotspur completely threw away what seemed to be three easy points yesterday against Southampton, after dominating the first 45 minutes.

Spurs carved chance after chance in the first half, with Harry Kane narrowly missing a number of times, and two Tottenham efforts striking the post.

Kane eventually found the mark and put his side 1-0 up at the break, but in truth he could have had a first half hattrick, and Spurs should have been three of four up.

It seemed to be only a matter of how many goals Spurs could get in the game, something that was reflected in the attitude of the Lilywhites in the second half.

Acting as if the game was already won, Tottenham’s arrogance allowed Southampton to claw their way back into the game.

The Saints ended up winning 2-1, and it all began to spill over at the end as Moussa Sissoko appeared to put his head in against Nathan Redmond.

Garth Crooks believes Sissoko was lucky and should thank Redmond (BBC – as quoted by HITC): “I think he is a very, very lucky boy. All credit to Nathan Redmond, he doesn’t go to ground. He doesn’t drop. He doesn’t make a meal of it. Sissoko definitely puts his head in Redmond’s face.

“He is very lucky to stay on. But Redmond does him a favour. I think Sissoko needs to say after the game ‘thank you’ because it could have been a completely different situation for him.”

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