Spurs beat Southampton to keep up Chelsea chase

Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager, declined to disclose how Walker picked up the injury during his pre-match press conference today.

Pochettino has said that he is trying to get the best out of the Netherlands worldwide and admitted that his first goal from opening play against Millwall last week in the FA Cup came as a welcome relief. It was the South Korean who moved into the striker role following Kane's injury last weekend against Millwall, and promptly scored a hat-trick of goals in the 6-0 win.

"They have many offensive players of quality so they can do without him". But the performance was good and we need to be pleased we kept our position. Chances to work goalkeeper Fraser Forster don't come along very often: only five teams have allowed fewer shots on their goal so far this season, and only three teams have allowed fewer shots on target.

Tottenham proved they were more than able to cope without star striker Harry Kane as they strengthened their grip on second place against Southampton. "The other teams [in the top six] are dropping points and playing each other, so we have to make sure that gap is big enough to secure [qualification for] the Champions League as soon as possible".

- The only previous top-flight season than Spurs have remained unbeaten at home was 1964-1965 (21 games, 0 defeats).

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The Premier League title has begun to feel like a pipe dream for Tottenham Hotspur, given the majestic form of Chelsea, but they continue to suggest that they will finish as the best of the rest.

Like Pochettino's Tottenham, Southampton are a club with a clear philosophy.

Southampton nearly found themselves back on level terms when a powerful Oriol Romeu shot from distance swerved past the post, but they were grateful to Forster after 23 minutes as he made a fine stop to claw away Toby Alderweireld's glancing header. Their cup run this season has been very impressive and they really should've walked away with the trophy.

Click for Sky Bet's Tottenham v Southampton odds! In those nine matches, they managed only three wins and eight goals. The striker's run of six goals in four Southampton appearances was brought to a shuddering halt.

Southampton have won their last two Premier League games, netting four goals in each clash.

  • Regina Walsh