Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Southampton: Match Review

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Gareth Bale was Tottenham’s saviour once again as he scored a stunning late goal against Southampton at White Hart Lane to keep their top-four hopes alive.

Andre Villas-Boas post-match…“It was very important. It was difficult to break them down. In the first half, Saints had the better chances, we managed to hold on to 0-0 and then second half we improved and were much better and created a couple of chances, because Southampton did ever so well. They kept the ball well. But we waited, had patience and then managed to score.”

Mauricio Pochettino post-match“I do feel we deserved a lot more, we should have got at least a draw, a win would have been well deserved but we go home with nothing. I am disappointed about the result.”

Good day for…Gareth Bale: When the chips are down it was Bale that bailed Tottenham out yet again. This time at the death against his former club the PFA player and young player of the year came was the difference for his side for umpteenth time this season.

Bad day for…Clint Dempsey: On the flip side Dempsey was largely anonymous for Spurs and his impact minimal. Sloppy in possession and wasteful in front of goal he was more of a liability at the times to his team-mates.