Tottenham surrendered an early lead at White Hart Lane, going on to lose 2-1 to Southampton and potentially allowing Arsenal to sneak into second place by the season’s end.
The good news is: if Manchester City beat Arsenal, Spurs effectively secure second place.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side could have made it easy for themselves with a win today, but a strong Saints outfit were deserving winners in the end. Steven Davis scored twice in reply to Heung-Min Son’s early opener.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result.
Ronald Koeman has won the tactical battle. Simple as that. Not going to hang around for the moaners and groaners. Now for Newcastle. #COYS
— Uncle Norman Giller (@NormanGiller) May 8, 2016
Remember we are in the Champions League group stage!
— Yinx Kan (@yinx76) May 8, 2016
Just going to put my mortgage on Arsenal winning…
— Ross Ingle (@RossIngle) May 8, 2016
Heads dropped and went down whimpering. Very disappointing. Big job next week potentially now
— General Burkinshaw (@TsideSpurs) May 8, 2016
Warning signs were there today. As Tottenham move forward, one or two simply won't be able to cut it. 2nd far from secure now. #THFC
— Michael Bridge (@MichaelBridge_) May 8, 2016
Southampton fully deserved that; we didn't show up today. It will hurt if we finish 3rd, but hey, still automatic CL qualification.
— Bay Area Spurs (@bayarespurs) May 8, 2016
If you're feeling down about Spurs after today's poor performance, just read Levy and Pochettino's programme notes. You'll feel better.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) May 8, 2016
Disappointing but those players were physically and emotionally drained after Monday. No real surprise.
— James Dickens (@JamesN11) May 8, 2016
Can't hide away from facts, last 3 games had the lead & ended up with just 2points out of them, shows the naivety of this young team.#THFC
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) May 8, 2016
We've lost 20 pts from winning positions this season. That's been our downfall this season & need to fix it to go one better next season.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) May 8, 2016
Beat Arsenal please @MCFC
— Yidvids (@YidVids) May 8, 2016
Some overreactions from several quarters about Spurs today. A 3rd-place finish is an over-achievement.
— Adam Powley (@adampowley) May 8, 2016
Struggled to deal with the disappointment of losing the lge and the pressure of retaining 2nd over AFC. Season overall.. progressive.
— Richard Cracknell (@MrCracknell) May 8, 2016