Life after the storm began with a much-needed victory for Tottenham.
Life after the Super League circus began with protests in the High Road calling for Chairman Daniel Levy to leave.
Life after Jose Mourinho started with a spicy setback to encourage interim boss Ryan Mason.
Life after the last ankle injury for Harry Kane began with a goal for Gareth Bale and a last gasp winner from Son Heung-min from the penalty spot, assisted by the VAR.
Son Heung-min celebrates the scoring of Tottenham’s last-minute winner against Southampton
Son scored a penalty kick that was awarded to the home side in North London in the last minute
The New Spurs boss congratulates Erik Lamela on his winning start in the hot seat
A fresh start is badly needed at White Hart Lane and perhaps the storm will clear some of the fear from the system, although Spurs seemed strangely calmed for the first 45 minutes.
Danny Ings struck first and Southampton would have easily disappeared from sight before Tottenham moved to claim three points and revive their hopes of reaching the top four and building confidence ahead of the Carabao Cup. Sunday’s final against Manchester City.
“The important thing is to create a positive energy around the club,” said Mason, who at the age of 29 became the youngest manager to take charge of a Premier League team.
‘If you win games, it is and we can believe enormously from the second half. The effort and energy was great. We also had to participate. They came out on top in the first half, but we deserved to win overall. ‘
Danny Ings (fifth from left) headed Southampton to a deserved first half lead over Spurs
The Southampton forward celebrates with his teammates who had the first period under control
S.pure (4-2-3-1): Lloris 7; Aurier 6, Alderweireld 6, Animal 6, Reguilon 6.5; Hojbjerg 7.5, Ndombele 5.5 (Winks 73,6); Bale 6.5 (Bergwijn 83), Lo Celso 6.5 (Lamela 79), Son 7; Moura 6.5.
Subs not used: Hart, Sanchez, Sissoko, Alli, Tanganga, Vinicius
Targets: Bale 60, Son (s) 90
Bookings: Ndombele, Dier
Manager: Ryan Mason 6
Southampton (4-4-2): McCarthy 6; Walker-Peters 6.5, Bednarek 6, Vestergaard 6.5, Salisu 6; Walcott 6 (Djenepo 67.5), Ward-Prowse 6.5, Armstong 7, Tella 6 (Redmond 84); Adams 6, Ings 7 (Diallo 58, 5).
Subs not used: Forster, Stephens, Minamino, N’Lundulu, Ferry, Jankewitz
Targets: Ings 30
Manager: Ralph Hasenhuttl 6
Referee: David Coote 6
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Mason dedicated the success in memory of Ugo Ehiogu, on the fourth anniversary of the former Spurs coach’s death.
In the second minute, only a brilliant double save from Hugo Lloris prevented Spurs from falling behind. Lloris countered a powerful header from Mohammed Salisu and somehow kept out Che Adams’ successor.
Once again, Lloris came to the rescue when Sergio Reguilon failed to cut a pass and former Spurs youth Kyle Walker-Peters got through on goal.
Southampton was brimming with aggression and desire and none more than Ings, who eventually beat Lloris with a quick header from a corner, into an unattended back post.
But Ings had to leave the field just before the hour with a hamstring injury
Moments later, Gareth Bale (left back) curled up a brilliant equalizer for Tottenham
The Welshman celebrates the equalizer against his former club on the hour
Son thought he had scored Spurs’ second, only for referee David Coote to correctly rule out his first attack after a VAR assessment, with Lucas Moura considered offside.
It was his 12th goal of the season, but Ings was forced out early in the second half with a calf injury and Saints wasn’t quite the same without him. Tottenham had already shown a hint of improvement.
They moved the ball at a faster pace, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg found his bite in midfield and Bale gained more and more influence.
He produced his team’s first try on goal, saved by Alex McCarthy, and equalized on the hour with a curling from a tight angle.
Mason said, “Gareth has had an exceptional career. If you don’t have Harry on the team, you need someone on the field who can produce in the last third. The quality of the workmanship was excellent. ‘
But in the last moments, Spurs got a VAR rating in their favor for deserving a penalty
Son converted from the penalty spot and took all three points for the North London side
Mason’s side are now just two points from a Champions League place after the win
In return, the Wales international, on loan from Real Madrid, praised the young boss.
“Very good team talk at half time,” said Bale. Some positional issues with the team. Just to have a little more patience with the ball. We came out and did well. We want to attack. We are a big club, we want to attack and we did.
‘It was important to win tonight and it still gives us a chance for the top four. It is not only important to me, but also to the club, the team and the fans.
‘Everyone talks a lot about me, doing this, doing that. It’s not about me. I don’t care about me. It’s about helping Tottenham. We will fight to the end. ‘
Son thought he had the second, hitting a Reguilon cross with his left foot, but his joy was limited when the VAR, Jon Moss, saw Lucas Moura in an offside position, firmly in goalkeeper McCarthy’s eye line.
Injured Spurs striker Harry Kane watches from the stands during the Premier League clash
However, Moss intervened to rule in Tottenham’s favor when he turned a free kick just outside the penalty area into a penalty kick in the 90th minute.
Son converted and Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl fumed about substitute Moussa Djenepo’s ‘stupid mistake’ on Reguilon when he saw another lead disappear into thin air.
“The way we lost can’t hurt anymore,” said Hasenhuttl. ‘We have to be three in the first half. In the second half, especially the last 30 minutes, the way we gave them a goal was not what we wanted. ‘
Under fire chairman Daniel Levy was also in attendance after his role in Spurs’s controversial involvement in the European Super League
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Tottenham Hotspur will try to jump-start their push for a Champions League spot when they host Southampton in north London.
It’s the first time Spurs has come into action since controversially signing up and then leaving the European Super League and also firing Jose Mourinho, with interim boss Ryan Mason hoping to take his team to three points against a Saints outfit. which reflects on an FA. Semi-final defeat over the weekend.
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