A draw was probably the fair result in a close game between a team with a strong defence and another better going forward. Southampton drew first blood through Pelle after a number of slips and mistakes by Tottenham players, poking the ball home from 8 yards. Lemela levelled for Spurs before the break with a header from 8 yards; Davies was going the wrong way in the Southampton goal, tried to readjust and got a hand to it, but was unable to keep it out. Pelle restored the lead for Southampton with a towering header from 10 yards out in the second half before Chadli rounded off the scoring by rolling the ball home after picking up a straight pass.
Both teams are in the race for a place in the Europa League and it was quite easy to see why both teams are chasing that as opposed to Champions League spots. Southampton look comfortable and well organised at the back, but less dangerous going forward. Mane looked lively, but was too prone to diving. Bertrand put in several good crosses, but few were attacked by Southampton forwards. In contrast, Spurs looked quite good going forward, particularly when getting the ball wide. However, defensively they looked quite vulnerable, with the first goal highlighting it very well; Spurs had several chances to clear, but were unable to.