Photo: This Tottenham distraction cost them a point against Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The majority of Tottenham Hotspur fans who witnessed the first half display against Southampton would have already been thinking that three points were practically in the bag.

However, a much changed Southampton side in the second half took the game to Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino’s side capitulated.

The home side levelled the score on 76 minutes and continued to push for a winner.  When they hit Spurs on a counter attack just minutes later, Kyle Walker-Peters who was making a rare start for Spurs clipped Stuart Armstrong who looked to be clear on goal.

While both sets of players were remonstrating with referee Kevin Friend about whether the young right-back should be shown a straight red card, Saints took advantage and moved the ball forward a good ten yards towards goal.

The oversight from Spurs proved to be costly when James Ward Prowse stepped up and curled the ball past Hugo Lloris to pule the pressure on their chances of a top four finish.

The images below show exactly how Southampton took advantage.

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