- Davis, Tadic link up twice
- Son scores for Spurs
- Saints pull into 6th
A pair of Steven Davis goals boosted Southampton to a win versus its old manager at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Tottenham now opens the door for Arsenal to climb level on points in the race for second place in the Premier League, though Spurs have much better goal differential.
Southampton pull into sixth place with the win.
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After chances at both ends including a huge stop on Christian Eriksen, Son took advantage of a rare Fraser Forster gaffe (or two). The South Korean forward dribbled around the keeper twice before coolly slotting in from close range.
Saints made it 1-1 in the 31st minute, with Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris having his turn to think he should’ve done better. Dusan Tadic cut back for Steven Davis, who redirected a shot below the keeper’s right hand.
Forster made amends with a very different doorstop save when Kane shot from a sharp, tight angle deep into first half stoppage time.
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68 – Spurs have now recorded their highest tally of goals in a single Premier League season. Firepower.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 8, 2016
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A sleepy second half was awakened by Davis, who worked another 1-2 with Tadic and hit a low 18-yard shot past a diving Lloris.
Nacer Chadli came close to drawing Spurs level deep in stoppage time, but Forster made the save and the ensuing corner came to nothing.