The Reasonable Advocate
- Oct 17, 2006
SOUTHAMPTON 2-5 SPURSSpurs: Lloris (C), Doherty, Dier, Sanchez, Davies, Hojbjerg, Winks, Ndombele (Lo Celso), Lucas (Lamela), Son, Kane (Bergwijn).
Ings(2) Son(4), Kane
Ings(2) Son(4), Kane
Subs: Hart, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sissoko.
Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Stephens, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (C), Ings, Adams, Djenepo, Armstrong, Bednarek.
Subs: Forster, Vestergaard, Long, Obafemi, Smallbone, Tella, Vokins.
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Three changes from the team that started against Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League on Thursday evening. Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks and Lucas come back in for Gio Lo Celso, Moussa Sissoko and Steven Bergwijn, who are all on the bench.
Referee: -- --- David Coote
TEAM FORM: --- Southampton DWWLL ------ Spurs - WWLLW --- (All Competitions)
We face a tricky trip to Southampton on Sunday as we bid for our first Premier League points of the season. We fell to a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Everton on the opening day but have since progressed to the Europa League third qualifying round with victory over Lokomitv Plovdiv. We will come up against a Saints side who have started their campaign poorly with losses to Crystal Palace in the Premier League and Brentford in the Carabao Cup. We have also been boosted by the seemingly imminent transfers of Real Madrid pair Gareth Bale an Sergio Reguilon, which are both expected to be completed today (Friday).
Japhet Tanganga will certainly miss out, while Serge Aurier may be sidelined with a knock. After returning mid-week, Giovani Lo Celso is likely to retain his place in midfield, while the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Dele Alli could be reinstated to the team after being left out of their European trip. New signings Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Matt Doherty both played the 90 minutes against Plovdiv but will most likely be involved once more on Sunday. The match could come too soon for Bale and Reguilon, regardless of whether they sign in time. La Liga has not yet got underway, with both players undergoing pre-season training at Madrid, with Bale training on his own in the gym.
As for Southampton, new signing Kyle Walker-Peters will likely enjoy a reunion with us in just his second Premier League game as a permanent Saints player. With neither side scoring in their opening day fixtures, there might not be a goal-fest in Southampton, despite the array of attacking talent on display. Harry Kane and Danny Ings will look to compete for the Premier League golden boot and they'll both be desperate to get off the mark on Sunday.
We have been the more successful of the two of in this fixture historically, winning 83 of our 197 meetings, as opposed to Southampton's 64, alongside 50 draws. We shared the spoils last season, with us winning 2-1 at home but losing 1-0 at St Mary's. We also knocked Southampton out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 fourth-round replay win.
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