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Southampton 1-4 Tottenham: Twitter Reacts To A Lively And Dramatic Match At St. Mary’s

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur (7) celebrates with team mates as he scores their third goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on December 28, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tottenham narrowed the gap to fourth-placed Arsenal to once point once again with a 4-1 comeback win against Southampton at St. Mary’s.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were given a huge scare after just two minutes, when in-demand defender Virgil van Dijk put Southampton ahead. However, Spurs soon gained a foothold on the game, and over turned the deficit either side of half time courtesy of goals either side of half time from Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

Kane was given the chance to double his side’s advantage from the penalty spot minutes later, as Nathan Redmond was controversially sent off for bringing Alli down in the box, but the England international instead sent the ball into space.

The numerical advantage did prove to be decisive, however, and late a goal from Son Heung-Min and a second from Alli ended the tie as a contest.

On a week where all of their title and top four rivals won it was vital Tottenham did too, and indeed they did the necessary. Social media was then able to reflect on a number of talking points after the game:

The sending-off of Redmond was a controversial call from referee Mike Dean and one that sparked debate, although red cards and penalties appear to be his speciality judging by the below stats:

However it was worth it for the reaction to Kane’s comical penalty…

Overall, Tottenham can very pleased with their night’s work. They needed the win and they got it; they now move on to face Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.