Southampton’s winless run in the English Premier League was extended to 11 matches on Sunday at home to Tottenham Hotspur, but they can be pleased with a point against what is one of the division’s best sides.
Saints haven’t picked up all three points in the top flight since November and find themselves in the relegation zone with just 14 games remaining before the end of the season.
However, it was a big point against Spurs that they battled hard to win, with supporters recognising in the context of their season it could be an important one.
Saints found the opener after Ryan Bertrand’s cross was diverted into the net by Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez and the away side could only muster a Harry Kane equaliser in response.
Bertrand was superb throughout, providing Mauricio Pellegrino’s with an attacking outlet on the left flank while also helping keep Kane quieter than usual.
Fans were delighted with his performance with many awarding him the man of the match accolade.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his role in earning the point…
Well earned point, certainly merited. Could’ve been all 3 but can’t disagree with how it played out. Tadic, JWP & Bertrand outstanding. Hoedt quietly impressive too. Lot of positives, still not a MP fan but credit where it’s due. Crucial point in context of fixture list #saintsfc
— Saint Alastair (@Saint_Alastair) January 21, 2018
— Tom Sutherland (@SimplySuvo92) January 21, 2018
Terrific point for #saintsfc I gave Bertrand MOTM and almost a dream debut for Obafemi but not to be. Kane also missed a golden chance late on so a draw was a fair result. Does little for #thfc top four hopes, especially given other weekend results.
— Alex Crook (@alex_crook) January 21, 2018
That’s more like it, better performance throughout and putting Bertrand as Captain meant he kept an interest all the way through ?? a stay of execution for Pellegrino #saintsfc
— Dan Burridge (@St_Burridge) January 21, 2018
GOOOAAALLL! Bertrand you beautiful man #saintsfc
— Phil (@PSmith1994) January 21, 2018
Bertrand and Prowsey put in some phenomenal shifts today. Let’s hope the whole squad use today’s performance and spring forward
— Ian Thompson (@ianthompson08) January 21, 2018
Thought Bertrand was fantastic today. From his interview he knows getting forward causes the opponent problems and that’s so important for us??
— Carl Steadman (@CarlSteadman) January 21, 2018
That’s superb work from Tadic and Bertrand.
Now THAT is how you overlap and deliver a cross. Put a ball in that area and you’ll always ask questions of the defence. GET IN #SAINTSFC
— Fresh Saints (@FreshSaints) January 21, 2018
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