Tottenham secured a tenth successive Premier League victory at White Hart Lane with a hairy 2-1 win over Southampton.
Christian Eriksen opened the scoring on 14 minutes with a fine left-footed strike. Dele Alli doubled the hosts’ advantage from the spot and Spurs went into half-time comfortably ahead.
Southampton came out much improved in the second half and got a goal back through James Ward-Prowse after a rare Toby Alderweireld mistake.
There were more than a few risky moments for Tottenham in the second half, and they did little right going forward.
But Mauricio Pochettino’s side saw out the result to secure a huge win that sees them stay second in the Premier League. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result and performance.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 19, 2017
Three points. Just about. Not a classic Spurs performance, but whatever it takes. #COYS
— The Spurs Report (@spurs_report) March 19, 2017
Never in doubt ?
— Simply (@Simply_Spurs) March 19, 2017
#thfc Spurs didn't miss Harry Kane's goals today but missed his hold-up play and aerial ability in the second half.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) March 19, 2017
We are so good at killing a game off now, well played Spurs. #COYS
— David (@davidSpurs) March 19, 2017
Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen & Hueng-Min Son have scored 41 goals this season combined in all, not bad for a side who rely on Harry Kane. ? pic.twitter.com/U3NQVNTioN
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) March 19, 2017
Nail biting second half but saw game out well against a good team. What a home record this is. Fortress The Lane! Wanyama MOTM
— The Spurs Show (@spursshow) March 19, 2017
Winks confidence is growing. Showed a different side to his game there. Running at players and beating them, and some great aggression
— General Burkinshaw (@TsideSpurs) March 19, 2017
Superb gritty performance. Janssen and Winks helped to grind out the victory. Well played everyone #totsou
— Rachel Martin (@RachelVMartin) March 19, 2017
Two yrs ago we would have lost that. Last year we would have Drawn. This year we scraped out a win w/o Kane. Massive win. #COYS
— Arkansas Spurs (@arkansasspurs) March 19, 2017
That was a really tough match, Southampton were organised and stopped us passing the ball in our usual style. Romeu was highly effective.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) March 19, 2017
Janssen done well after coming on. Brought us some valuable time by winning a few late free kicks – work rate again first class.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) March 19, 2017
Hard fought win. We were put under pressure right from the start of the second half. Fortunately Shane Long was born offside. #COYS
— Eric Chakma (@EricYid) March 19, 2017
Accusations of a 1 season wonder turned to shouts of a 1 man team. Answered today with a well fought team effort. Great but hard win#coys
— Daniel Wynne (@danielwynnethfc) March 19, 2017