Southampton vs Tottenham: Son, Kane Dazzle in Seven Goal Showpiece

After losing by a lone goal to Everton in their season opener last weekend, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham bounced back with a statement win over Southampton on Match day 2. 

Danny Ings put Southampton ahead 32 minutes into the game, Kane, scored two goals to level things and put spurs ahead but they both ruled out for offside, however it was South korean striker Son Heung-min equalized and broke Tottenham on leveled terms just before the break.

Two minutes into the second half, Tanguy Ndombele picked out Kane on the left and the striker’s cross reached Son, who ignored the acute angle to clip a sublime finish past Alex McCarthy to give tottenham the lead. 

Hugo Lloris made a superb save to keep Tottenham level when he tipped over Che Adams’ ferocious strike.

Tottenham escaped again when Lloris rashly raced off his line and headed the ball straight at Ings, who curled into the empty net only to see the goal ruled out for handball by the Saints striker.

For all the efforts from the host to level things up and possibly go ahead, it was tottenham who found the back of the net in 64th minute as Harry Kane set up son for his third goal of the night. 

Southampton had no answers to Kane and Son as another deft pass from the Tottenham striker in the 73rd minute picked out the South Korean, who made it four for Tottenham and four for himself and four assists for Harry Kane. 

England captain, Harry Kane got the goal he deserved with a close-range finish in the 82nd minute to make it 5-1.

Kane and Son have now combined for more Premier League goals (24) than any other duo in the competition since August 2015.

Danny Ings netted again for the Saints with a 90th minute penalty awarded for handball by Matt Doherty, but that was all they could get from the came as brilliant Tottenham had already outdone them. 

This victory cam just 24 hours after Tottenham signed Gareth Bale, and though the Wales forward will not be available until mid-october, if the staggering display by Kane and Son today is anything to go by, it’s safe to say José Mourinho’s  side has plenty of firepower and other teams should be on look out. 

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