Tottenham moved into the Champions League places with an impressive 2-0 win at struggling Southampton. It was Mauricio Pochettino’s first win at St Mary’s since leaving the south coast club.
Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead with a powerful run and cool finish five minutes before half time. Moments later, Dele Alli made sure the visitors went into the break with a comfortable lead, tapping in a Kyle Walker cross to make it 2-0.
Pochettino’s side put in a professional display in the second half, preventing Southampton from creating anything meaningful.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the performance and result.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 19, 2015
Best performances overall: Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Dembélé, Lamela and Kane. Spine. Kept the dangerous Mané/Pelle/Tadic quiet.
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) December 19, 2015
Credit to Pochettino & the players, rightfully criticised for our display against Newcastle, but showed the perfect response today. #THFC
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) December 19, 2015
Lloris, Kane & Dembele really good too, & I thought Alli & Walker also finished strongly after shaky starts. Good team effort. #COYS
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) December 19, 2015
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) December 19, 2015
Top 4 well done boys, Come On you Spurssssssssss
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) December 19, 2015
Very good team performance. Shift in attitude evident with our response to getting the lead. We didn't ease off the gas. Got stronger
— Alan (@hotspur423) December 19, 2015
We've played better and lost/drawn. Southampton luckily for us very poor. That 10 min spell before half time won us the game. Clinical today
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) December 19, 2015
Nicely done after a shaky start. Chances taken. Good second half. Verts strong, all upped game after last week. Dembele back…
— Alan Fisher (@spursblogger) December 19, 2015
Decent performance. Harry Kane was by far the Man of the Match #COYS
— Harry Charalambous⚽️ (@TransitionTHFC) December 19, 2015
#thfc into the top 4 for the first time this season. Kane, Alli excellent but Lloris, Vertonghen, Alderweireld made important stops at 0-0.
— Tom Allnutt (@tomallnuttPA) December 19, 2015
Dembele was quality today. Really an integral part of our midfield. We'd have struggled keep that 2-0 lead in tact if it wasn't for him.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) December 19, 2015
— Ben Davies (@Ben_Davies33) December 19, 2015