Southampton have not had the smoothest of rides in the Premier League so far this season, and at the moment there is a serious chance that the club could be playing Championship football for the 2018-19 campaign.
At the moment, the coastal outfit are inside the bottom three, one point from safety after 24 top-flight fixtures.
On Sunday, manager Mauricio Pellegrino, who has received hoards of criticism from supporters, knew that his team were heading into their next match as severe underdogs.
Tottenham Hotspur were visitors to St Mary’s, 27 days after they thumped Saints 5-2 at Wembley.
On this occasion, though, Mauricio Pochettino’s men were unable to inflict the same result as Southampton restricted their opponents to a 1-1 draw.
Davinson Sanchez inadvertently put the hosts ahead inside the first 15 minutes with an own goal, and even though Harry Kane notched three minutes later, Southampton managed to keep Spurs at bay.
The result did not pull the Saints out of the relegation zone, but it gave them a boost of confidence for upcoming league matches, the next of which is a home clash against Brighton on January 31.
Club legend Matt Le Tissier celebrated Sunday’s win, but he also issued a word of warning to his former home on Twitter.
Decent point today, great spirit shown but means nowt if we dont beat brighton next wed! #COYR
— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) January 21, 2018