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Tottenham Hotspur 2 v 1 Southampton
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 28th September 2019 Kick-off 15:00

Voting was locked for this match at midnight on Sunday 29th September but you may still add your mini match reports. Note that members and non-members alike were able to vote.

Hugo Lloris6.3
Serge Aurier2.5
Toby Alderweireld5.8
Jan Vertonghen5.5
Danny Rose4.5
Harry Winks5.9
Moussa Sissoko5.6
Tanguy Ndombele5.6
Christian Eriksen6.5
Son Heung-Min7.2
Harry Kane5.2
Erik Lamela4.5
Victor Wanyama3.5
Eric Dier2.9
4.2Angus Gunn
6.3Jan Bednarek
6.4Maya Yoshida
4.7Jannik Vestergaard
4.6James Ward-Prowse
6.4Oriol Romeu
5.5Pierre Hojbjerg
5.6Ryan Bertrand
6.4Sofiane Boufal
5.5Nathan Redmond
6.4Danny Ings
4.3Shane Long
4.1Stuart Armstrong
4.1Michael Obafemi

Referee5.5 
Match Rating5.0 


Your Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Match Reports

I_would added 17:05 - Sep 28

Foregone conclusion with the three slow amigos in midfield. RH needs to go as his starting 11 was wrong , his subs were wrong and subs timing was wrong. One whole hour against 10 men and nothing to show for it. Will we get a point before December?.
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Boris1977 added 17:22 - Sep 28

Umm, umm. Aah, what, errmmmmm. Hope there are three worse teams in the league come May. Not inspiring, same problems and in a miserable part of the word.
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NewburySaint added 17:23 - Sep 28

Shocking 2nd half from Saints-our game intelligence during this period was awful-& I can only remember 1 good bit in a cross Boufal put in but none of our players had the nous to gamble on it. Did anybody at the game really think we were going to score again?

I don’t care who we were playing, when you play against a team that has 1 less player than you for over an hour you shouldn’t be losing the game, although we shouldn’t have been 1 down anyway with Gunn diving out of the way of a shot that he could’ve caught.

Honourable mentions though to both Boufal & Bednerak......

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smartjoe added 17:35 - Sep 28

I did not go to the match so I can not give my ratings or a report.......but I do wish to suggest a addition to this page.
We rate players, the referee, the match itself but what we should be given is an opportunity to rate the manager.
Over the last few EPL games our manager has failed in both tactics and team selection.
I would like to get the message across to him that his performance, especially regarding our defence,
has been below par.
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1885_SFC added 17:44 - Sep 28

F@ck you Saints. You've ruined my weekend... again. We were never going to score again if the game went on until midnight. No one had any idea of how to put the ball in the net. Ralph's strange line-up/formation change before KO is a bigger mystery than Area 51 and who shot John F. Kennedy.combined!

Boufal was our only shining light today. Back to the drawing board Ralph.
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I_would added 17:46 - Sep 28

Ok then Manager Rating - 0
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the_saint added 17:53 - Sep 28

Yes think the hoff has lost the plot since his right hand man left.used his subs against 10 man spurs so so wrong.
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codge added 18:10 - Sep 28

Where was JWP on both of there goals in Neverland as usual way away from any marking.Strange game we could of come away with the points but lack of cover again leaves us without anything. I did think Bednarec had a good game and Yoshida was ok.Thought subs were way to late and a little puzzling at that stage of the game.We did show some fight but against 10 men should of got more from this game.
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10i added 19:24 - Sep 28

Gunn shocking for the first goal, JWP continued his poor form. Hardly anyone stood out.
RH taking off Ings when we chase that goal makes you wonder, as he for sure is the best bet to score ... Even more so the change of the whole system just because of the injury to Cedric. His decisions seem to become poorer and poorer...
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SanMarco added 22:48 - Sep 28

Ralph is discovering that if you do strange things they really do have to work. I know the guy sees himself as an eccentric but if a RB is injured (or whatever) in warm-up and you have a guy you played as RB for most of last season on the bench there is one simple and obvious thing to do. Simple and obvious is often right Ralph - that's why it is simple and obvious.

Having said that I am surprised at the depth of the despair and criticism after this. We were alright for most of the game but long-standing problems over careless goals and lack of cutting-edge up front cost us again. We are still a much better side than the mess Ralph inherited from Hughes. Playing a back four is key for me - why play 3 CBs when we can't even find 2 that are good enough? We won't challenge for the top 6 this season but I am confident we can get close to the top ten.
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SanMarco added 22:48 - Sep 28

Oh, and yes - I reckon JWP needs a 'rest'...
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allsaint54 added 23:31 - Sep 28

Build up play all too slow & ponderous. Don't create any real chances even against 10 men. Midfield of JWP, Romeo & Hojbjerg just doesn't work. What has JWP got to do to be dropped.
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Saintsforeverj added 00:08 - Sep 29

Spurs were there for the taking with 10 men. Instead of getting the ball in the box with good crosses and penetrating runs, we kept passing sideways and backwards.
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aceofthebase added 08:28 - Sep 29

Credit to Spurs for parking the bus and denying us any goals. We did have the chances and LLoris made up for his showbiz error with several quality saves. We didn't get enough crosses in but we didn't have the numbers or height in the box anyway and I never thoughta simple cross would be the answer. Our hopes rested on ball skills and penetrating passes, sadly lacking from both Hojbjerg and JWP.
What has Valery done wrong in the head of RH that he was not selected in the first place and not immediately selected when Cedric went lame. A change of system in the last few minutes prior to kick-off is quite incredible.
Their first goal was as a result of not having a proper right back, Hojbjerg leaving the eventual goalscorer unmarked and slow reactions from Gunn. The second, well it was Kane again!
The subs were strange, Ings removal baffling and did Obafami or Long have a touch of the ball?
I don't like over rection but if we dropped Gunn, JWP, Hojbjerg, Vestergaard I would not be disappointed.
Boufal and Redmond are trying hard, we just need others to join in. We will beat other sides, we are playing like a mid table team not a relegation candidate.
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aceofthebase added 08:31 - Sep 29

Credit to Spurs for parking the bus and denying us any goals. We did have the chances and LLoris made up for his showbiz error with several quality saves. We didn't get enough crosses in but we didn't have the numbers or height in the box anyway and I never thoughta simple cross would be the answer. Our hopes rested on ball skills and penetrating passes, sadly lacking from both Hojbjerg and JWP.
What has Valery done wrong in the head of RH that he was not selected in the first place and not immediately selected when Cedric went lame. A change of system in the last few minutes prior to kick-off is quite incredible.
Their first goal was as a result of not having a proper right back, Hojbjerg leaving the eventual goalscorer unmarked and slow reactions from Gunn. The second, well it was Kane again!
The subs were strange, Ings removal baffling and did Obafami or Long have a touch of the ball?
I don't like over rection but if we dropped Gunn, JWP, Hojbjerg, Vestergaard I would not be disappointed.
Boufal and Redmond are trying hard, we just need others to join in. We will beat other sides, we are playing like a mid table team not a relegation candidate.
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saintjf added 11:10 - Sep 29

Just caught up with MOD. Spurs are certainly not in form and had a man sent off as well as gifting us a goal. We still got nothing from the game and did not appear likely to score. No need to panic but we have not improved as much as I hoped we might have this season.
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SaintBrock added 12:50 - Sep 29

If we don't start scoring from open play soon we will be in trouble. It looks like we are going to have to outscore the opposition to win matches as it seem impossible for us to stop making individual defensive errors and giving away silly goals.

Too much of our play and running yesterday was horizontal and not vertical especially in transition from the middle to the attacking third. Spurs were so packed in defence that we couldn't find space between the lines so we needed more forward penetrating balls and fast runners.

Of course as always we don't seem to be flexible enough or bright enough to work that out during play. Maybe Hutch is so rigid in his control of his players that they are now scared to express themselves freely by doing something that has not already been proscribed as our tactics for the day.
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vanmans added 16:25 - Sep 29

Time to Drop Prowse. Play 4 at the back and learn to pass the ball Forward.
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KriSaint added 18:45 - Sep 29

I find it a mystery that Valery couldn´t even get in the team, when Cedric broke down in the warm up, and that Cedric´s injury resulted in Ralph changing the system (???), using JWP as right back and big Vestergaard coming in in a back three.
Why did he not just put Valery in as substitute for Cedric and keep the planned system with 4 in the back, 3 midfielders and 3 up front (Ings, Redmond and Boufal).!

We conceded 2 goals and only managed to score 1 despite playing against 10 men - and therefore dominating - for 2 thirds of the match, when brainless Aurier got sent off in the first half for 2 yellow cards.

Yoshida didn´t put a foot wrong and was by far our man of the match. He has never been better in his career, and I expect Ralph to ackknowledge that and keep him in the side.
Bertrand didn´t look match fit.
We need injured Djenepo back in our team, and I´d like Alex McCarthy - when fit again - as our preferred keeper.
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