SOUTHAMPTON, England – Harry Kane scored his Premier League-leading 21st objective of the season in a irritating 1-1 draw for Tottenham at Southampton on Sunday.
Kane has scored 99 Premier League targets general.
Southampton went forward at St. Mary’s Stadium within the 15th minute after Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez deflected the ball into his personal internet whereas attempting to clear Ryan Bertrand’s cross.
Tottenham rapidly equalized with Kane heading in Ben Davies’ nook within the 18th.
Spurs stayed fifth and fourth-placed Liverpool can now pull 5 factors clear within the Champions League spots with a win at Swansea on Monday.
Southampton remained within the relegation zone.
Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick as runaway chief Manchester Metropolis beat Newcastle Three-1 on Saturday. Metropolis has a 12-point lead over Manchester United, which is three factors in entrance of third-placed Chelsea.
Whereas Tottenham will remorse the dropped factors, Southampton delivered a combating draw for its under-pressure boss Mauricio Pellegrino.
The grumbling at St Mary’s has grown louder in latest weeks and with Marco Silva out there after being fired by Watford hours earlier than kickoff right here, the environment may rapidly have turned bitter.
The Saints are with out a win in 11 video games, the longest drought of any staff at the moment within the division, however a gutsy, aggressive show earned the gamers heat applause as they left the pitch.
Tottenham missed the creativity of Christian Eriksen, who was unwell, whereas Hugo Lloris’ virus gave Michel Vorm his first league begin in objective since April final yr.
Southampton was punishing Serge Aurier down Tottenham’s proper and it was from there they took a shock lead as Bertrand’s cross was changed into his personal internet by the sliding Sanchez.
The hosts’ benefit lasted solely three minutes, nevertheless, and it may have been fewer had Eric Dier’s shot not crashed in opposition to the submit. Moments later, Kane ghosted previous Jack Stephens to nod house Davies’ nook.
Tottenham was out early for the beginning of the second half however did not shake off the free touches and misplaced passes that regularly stalled its assaults.
Spurs substitute Erik Lamela noticed a end blocked by the flailing leg of Stephens earlier than an opportunity fell to Saints substitute Michael Obafemi. He had solely Vorm to beat from eight meters (yards) however skewed vast.
Kane virtually had the final phrase in stoppage time however his angled shot fired simply vast of the far submit and agonizingly out of attain of the leaping Lamela.
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