Tottenham started their new Premier League season with a relaxed 4-1 house win over Southampton, in spite of the guests taking a wonder lead.
Saints went forward within the twelfth minute via James Ward-Prowse’s excellent downward volley however Spurs equalised simply 9 mins later as Ryan Sessegnon scored his first Premier League for Spurs with a back-post header.
Antonio Conte’s aspect then took the lead within the thirty first minute as Eric Dier’s artful glancing header – his first function in 3 years – noticed Spurs take a half-time lead.
A comical personal function from Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu within the 61st minute gave Tottenham their 3rd of the afternoon.
Dejan Kulusevski then added a fourth with a neat curling end to transport Tottenham best of the desk on function distinction.
In the meantime, Southampton are backside having received simply one among their final 13 league video games since March.
How Spurs recovered emphatically in opposition to comfortable Saints…
Even supposing none of Spurs’ six summer season signings have been named within the beginning XI there used to be numerous optimism on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after a hectic length of switch task.
However that hope used to be briefly dented because the guests, who began 3 new summer season signings, took a surprise lead via captain Ward-Prowse after he volleyed house Moussa Djenepo’s clipped pass.
Sessegnon, who used to be most well-liked at left wing-back forward of recent boy Ivan Perisic, repaid Conte’s religion by means of briefly equalising from Kulusevski’s whipped pass.
It used to be any other header from a defender that gave Spurs the lead as Dier persisted his forged shape on the finish of final season to deftly nod in Heung-Min Son’s pass.
Sessegnon just about had a 2nd function simply seconds after the restart however his low end used to be dominated out for offside.
In spite of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s tactical transfer at half-time, Spurs persisted to swamp Saints and their power paid off as Salisu comically became in Emerson Royal’s cross-come-shot as he miskicked his clearance within the 61st minute.
A surprised Saints defence then conceded once more two mins later as the exceptional Kulusevski fired in a curling effort to make it a depressing debut for brand spanking new Saints goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, who may do not anything about any of the Spurs targets.
Guy of the fit: Dejan Kulusevski
A function and help from Dejan Kulusevski continues his effective shape from final season, along with his high quality at the ball giving Southampton such a lot of issues.
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Tottenham vs Southampton FPL stats
|Targets||Sessegnon, Dier, Salisu OG, Kulusevski; Ward-Prowse|
|Assists||Kulusevski, Son, Royal (2); Djenepo|
|Bonus issues||Kulusevski (3pts), Ward-Prowse (2pts), Royal (1pt)|
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Opta stats: Spurs’ greatest opening day win since 1986
- Tottenham’s 4-1 victory is their greatest win at the opening day of a league season since August 1986, once they defeated Aston Villa (3-0).
- Southampton have misplaced all 4 in their opening video games of a Premier League season beneath Ralph Hasenhuttl – the worst 100 in step with cent dropping document for a supervisor within the pageant.
- Tottenham have received 10 in their final 12 house Premier League video games in opposition to Southampton (L2), scoring a minimum of two times in 9 of the ones fits.
- Having misplaced their ultimate 4 Premier League video games of final season, Southampton have misplaced 5 consecutive league fits for the second one time beneath Ralph Hasenhüttl, after six defeats in a row in February 2021- Saints have received simply one among their final 13 within the pageant (D2 L10), transport 34 targets in overall.
What is subsequent?
The London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge might be continue to exist Sky Sports activities. Kick-off is at 4.30pm on Sunday August 14.
Southampton are set for the consult with of Leeds at St Mary’s on Saturday August 13 at 3pm.