Live: Tottenham 3 Southampton 2

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Well done Spurs. They pinch the points in injury time and you have to say that they probably deserve it after their second half performance. Great comeback and they win it 3-2!GOAL! Sigurdsson strikes! What a goal in injury time! Spurs went for the long ball and when it dropped to Sigurdsson he made no mistake from just outside the area. 3-2 Spurs.Ramirez turns into trouble and concedes a foul.We will have four minutes of time added on at the end of this game.Lambert has a shot on the turn and is then replaced by Gallagher.Great defending from Shaw against Townsend. Lallana then beats Kaboul but Ramirez's shot is a tame one.Rose fouls Chambers and Southampton get the chance to deliver. Spurs, as they have for most of the half, clear well.Sherwood still demanding more from his side. They look most likely, it has to be said.Soldado with an effort on the turn outside the box but it's well wide.Appeals for handball against Rose on halfway but Spurs play on. Southampton look happy with a point as it stands.Cork pulls Chadli back and receives a free-kick for the trouble.Disappointing delivery from Ward-Prowse. Easy for Tottenham.CHANCE! Lallana with a ball from the fight and Lambert heads over the bar. Looked like it might have taken a deflection. Corner.Vertonghen heads back from a spell wide left. Southampton break and Bentaleb receives a yellow for pulling his man back.Eriksen's corner was a poor one and Southampton clear.Eriksen with another ball into the box. You get the impression that Soldado could have done more to try and get on the end of it though.Lambert in strongly but Vertonghen does really well.Townsend win a free-kick straight away. Eriksen trots over to take it. The ball then falls to Sigurdsson who shoots wide.Townsend on Lennon off.Turned a little scrappy again. Lallana running into a Sours wall.Lambert hasn't had the best couple of minutes. He's just taken one in the face. He'll be OK I'm sure.CHANCE! Kaboul with a wonderful ball to Eriksen but his shot is deflected over.Lambert gets the cross horribly wrong and it goes behind for a goal-kick.Chadli thought Shaw handled but the referee waves away the protests.Spurs keeping possession really well now. Trying to force an opening. Soldado thought he was through but Southampton clear. Back come the home side though...Rose knocks Ramirez's delivery away. Back come Southampton down the left with Lambert and Southampton claim a throw.Will that substitution inject some life into the visitors play? They've been second best this half.Ramirez on Rodriguez off.Kaboul in the right wing position but his cross doesn't beat the first man.Lovren struggling this half. Yellow card for a late challenge.Pochettino certainly looking more concerned than in the first period. Shaw attacks down the left and Lambert's delivery is a poor one.CHANCE! Eriksen with a chance from a tight angle. Side netting. Unlucky.Lovren with another error and Spurs claim a throw.Cork switches the play to Rodriguez but Spurs are in quickly. Chadli breaks at the other end and Boruc tips past the post.Lovren makes a mistake with Soldado hovering but he recovers to clear.Kaboul going for the direct approach and Spurs win a free-kick. Eriksen popping up in different areas now.Spurs certainly on top. Davis forced into a mistake this time.Lovren is back on and plays the free-kick long. Naughton makes an important clearance.Soldado has really upped his game this half. Holding the ball up well and bringing others into play. What has Tim Sherwood said during the break?Lovren still down. Doesn't look good at the moment.Lovren down now and holding his leg. The game is stopped momentarily.Lovren and Soldado square up. Perhaps Lovren is still disappointed with his earlier mistake.GOAL! What a start to the second half for Spurs. Soldado gets the better of Lovren and Eriksen taps in from close range. 2-2.Southampton start the second half.Chambers replaces Clyne for the visitors.Sigurdsson on Dembele off at the break.The half-time whistle is blown and Southampton deservedly go in at the break 2-1 up.We will have two minutes of time added on at the end of the half.Eriksen goes for goal from a tight angle from the free-kick and Boruc palms over. Corner.Davis with a late one on Rose and Spurs get a free-kick down the left in a dangerous position.CHANCE! Soldado nods down to Eriksen inside the area but the Danish international can't generate enough power to beat Boruc.Chadli thought he had broken the offside trap but he was miles offside.Game still being played at a quick pace. Lambert finds Davis and his shot was heading wide but also took a deflection. Corner.CHANCE! Great save from Lloris who saves point blank from Lallana after Cork played him in.Shaw galloping down the left and Vertonghen at full-stretch clears.Just had a another view of Lallana's goal. Superb feet from Lambert to supply him.Lallana attempts to break through again but the flag was up nice and early much to Spurs fans relief.Soldado makes the run across the Southampton defence but it's a long one from Rose.Sherwood asking for more from his midfielders. Looks like he wants the Spurs players to push higher up the pitch.Sherwood is in the technical area now and shouting instructions at his side.GOAL! Clyne at fault this time and Eriksen gives Spurs some hope from close range.Bentaleb has a go from range but it drifts a yard wide. Spurs fans trying to do their bit.GOAL! What a mess in the Tottenham defence! Naughton loses the ball and Lallana places past Lloris. Very comfortable for Southampton.The visitors win the ball back quickly and start another attack. Southampton really using the whole pitch well. Lambert quicker than Rose and wins his side a free-kick.Lambert flicks the corner on and Spurs get a throw,Shaw has a go from just outside the area but it's deflected wide. Spurs on the ropes.Lambert, Lallana and Rodriguez really impressing this afternoon.Exciting play from Lambert who beats Vertonghen and Lallana's shot is straight at Lloris.Soldado drills a cross in from the right but that's far too high for Eriksen and Southampton survive.GOAL! Lovely finish from Rodriguez. Terrible defending from Spurs and the England man slotted home. The ball appeared to bounce over Kyle Naughton and Rodriguez was allowed a free run at goal.Naughton with a cross from the right but Southampton. Lambert looks for the diagonal ball to Rodriguez but he's just offside.Eriksen hugging the left touchline. You feel that he will need to drift inside more if Spurs are to threaten.Lallana putting in a real shift already. Coming short to receive the ball and trying to support the attacks further forward.Eriksen and Chadli combine really well but Chadli's cut-back just evades Soldado. The Spurs fans are delighted with that move.Dembele attacks down the left and wins a corner. Better from Spurs.Southampton have a player down but Spurs continue to play.Davis looks for Shaw down the left and Southampton make a quick switch to Clyne. The defender's cross is cleared eventually.Vertonghen back and intercepts this time. He's holding his knee though. Hopefully he hasn't picked up an injury.One pass is all it takes for Southampton to break through the Spurs defence at the moment. Home side must be tighter.OFFSIDE GOAL! Lambert plays the through ball to Rodriquez who finds the bottom corner but the flag was up.Boruc clears out of play and the game has turned a little scrappy.Lallana with another run and he just about keeps Ward-Prowse's ball in.Lambert beats the offside trap and waits for support. Lallana eventually joins in but his shot goes wide.Lennon again from the right but his cross is a long one and Southampton clear.Eriksen has had a couple of early touches from the left but he hasn't picked Soldado out yet.Really good start in North London.Kaboul beats Lambert to the header from a corner but it's straight at Lloris.Lennon with space down the right and Spurs claim an early corner.Southampton break and Rodriguez didn't spot Lallana who was up supporting.Southampton trying to press Spurs straight away. Neat play from the home side though.Spurs get us started and away we go...Tim Sherwood has taken his seat in the stand. Maybe that is why he has chosen a shirt and tie this afternoon.So, the players are gathering in the tunnel area. Lallana and Kaboul will lead the teams out. And here they come...Jack Stacey has been in touch: "There will be loads of goals! 3-4 Southampton."Really looking forward to this one. If Southampton do have an eye on Europe then they will need to take something home from London with them.No doubt where Mauricio Pochettino's mind is: "For Southampton it would be a great success to be in the Europa League."Tim Sherwood: "I have been encouraged recently. I thought we were very unlucky against Arsenal."Michael Bowers got in touch via Twitter: "I think Spurs will win 2-1 but it should be a close match. I like Southampton though and I really want them to win today."Phil Baker has been in touch as well: "Good strong Spurs team, 3 - 1 to Spurs."Former Southampton player Danny Higginbotham has been in touch: "Fancy an away win mate. Spurs system suits Southampton."You can get involved as well. Send a Tweet to @FootballMcD and I will get as many comments on as possible.If you fancy a flutter this afternoon why not head over to our friends at Sky Bet for all the very latest odds.Southampton Subs: Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Ramírez, Chambers, Hooiveld, Reed, Gallagher.Tottenham Subs: Friedel, Dawson, Fryers, Paulinho, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Kane.Southampton starting XI: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Cork, Ward-Prowse, S Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert.Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Naughton, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Lennon, Bentaleb, Chadli, Dembele, Eriksen; Soldado.Team news to follow...Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of Tottenham v Southampton from White Hart Lane.

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