Tottenham started poorly last weekend in the opening Premier League round of fixtures with defeat to Everton and now face a tough trip to Southampton.
Ralph Hasenthuttl’s side are also searching for their first points of the season after defeat at Crystal Palace, though the Austrian has inspired a revival this year with expectations of a mid-table finish.
Attention midweek was away from the pitch for Spurs, with the signing of Gareth Bale – in addition to Sergio Reguilon – from Real Madrid. Follow all the live updates from St Mary’s, including reaction and analysis from the opening game of the day in the Premier League.
That’s it! An emphatic win for Spurs in the end, which few would have seen coming in the first half. Son scores four, Kane looks in fine form and Mourinho’s side have bounced back well from their defeat against Everton. There’ll be more tests to come, but it’s a good day for Tottenham with Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon still to come into the team.
For Southampton, it was a tale of two halves. They were impressive before the break and dismal after it, so Hasenhuttl will have plenty to ponder.
Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 13:54
We’ll have four minutes of added time.
Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 13:50
GOAL! Southampton 2-5 Spurs (Ings)
Ings drills his penalty down the middle. Another goal added to his account early in the season.
Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 13:49
It is a penalty. Southampton will have a chance to score a consolation from the spot, so Mourinho won’t be too aggrieved. But it’s another questionable handball decision.
Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 13:48
VAR is being checked for a potential handball by Doherty in the Spurs box. Djenepo hit it against his arm from about a yard, but who really knows what constitutes a penalty now.
Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 13:47
Ward-Prowse curls a free kick straight into the arms of Lloris. An easy save for the Frenchman.
Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 13:45
Long meets a Ward-Prowse free kick and glances a header just wide.
And Kane’s afternoon comes to an end. He put a frustrating first half behind him with a superb second-half display, creating a couple of goals and then scoring the fifth. Bergwijn replaces him.
Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 13:43
GOAL! Southampton 1-5 Spurs (Kane)
Kane gets his name on the scoresheet in what has become a bizarre game. Southampton are so lapse and naive in defence again, allowing Lamela space on the left of the box. His shot is diverted onto the post and the rebound drops straight to Kane, who has a tap in. Worrying signs for the Saints and an emphatic victory for Tottenham.
Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 13:40
Shane Long is on in place of Adams for the final ten minutes or so.
Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 13:39
Doherty trips Djenepo and picks up a yellow card.
Callum Rice-Coates20 September 2020 13:38