Tottenham Hotspur have another three points on the board, but they certainly did it the hard way against the Saints.
After bossing the game and going 1-0 up through Tanguy Ndombele, Spurs shot themselves in the foot… twice.
First Serge Aurier picked up two yellow cards, receiving his marching orders with plenty still to go in the first half.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Hugo Lloris then tried to dribble past the Southampton striker, with the latter simply bundling the ball home for 1-1.
Spurs managed to break away and score a superb second through Kane, before defending their way to a hard-earned three points.
So, how could this possibly be a perfect win?
In hindsight, I am happy to see Aurier sent off. Not only will he be banned for the next match, but maybe people will now remember why he hasn’t ever been first choice at Spurs. He is a liability and will always throw the club under the bus through his lack of natural defensive intelligence.
While Hugo Lloris’ mistake was embarassing, Spurs still won the match and it will guarantee that he doesn’t try that again any time soon. I’d rather him do it in a win against the Saints than a narrow loss against a big six team. Apart from that error, he actually played really well.
Finally, the red card and Lloris mistake seemed to act as a bombshell for the Spurs lads. It woke them up and we finally saw some desire and effort from the team. They now need to transfer this energy into each and every game this season.
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