Two late goals in five minutes earned Southampton an incredible victory against Tottenham, whose top-four hopes took a nosedive.
James Ward-Prowse earned the win with a sensational free-kick from 25 yards to keep the Saints two points clear of the Premier League bottom three. James Ward-Prowse scored a stunning free-kick to earn the victory.
The midfielderâs strike came after calamitous defending allowed Southampton to draw level via Yan Valery, who pounced on Danny Roseâs mistake.
Victory seemed unlikely after a poor first half dominated by Spurs who took the lead when Harry Kane scored his 200th career goal.
But the incredible turnaround earned Ralph Hasenhuttlâs team a second consecutive home win â the first time Southampton have achieved that since December 2016.
Tottenham, whose manager Mauricio Pochettino was in the stands as part of his two-match touchline ban, remain third but, after losing a third league game in four, they now face the prospect of being caught by their rivals.
Manchester United, who were 13 points behind Spurs when Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager on 16 December, can move level on points with Spurs should they beat Arsenal on Sunday.
And if Chelsea win their two games in hand, they will go above Tottenham, who have already reached the last eight of this yearâs Champions League, but face second-place Liverpool in their next game.
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