Tottenham dropped two treasured factors in opposition to 10-man Southampton on Tuesday as West Ham hammered Watford 4-1 to show up the warmth within the race for a coveted Premier League top-four spot. Elsewhere on a truncated day of motion attributable to coronavirus postponements, Crystal Palace cruised previous backside facet Norwich 3-0 whereas Liverpool ready to tackle Leicester within the decide of the day’s matches. Spurs are nonetheless unbeaten within the league since Antonio Conte took the helm early final month however they did not make a person benefit rely at St Mary’s, drawing 1-1.
Southampton took a deserved lead within the twenty fifth minute with a surprising objective from James Ward-Prowse, who lashed dwelling a first-time effort following a throw-in, leaving Hugo Lloris helpless.
Tottenham had did not profit from their restricted openings however the recreation was turned on its head when Mohammed Salisu introduced down Son Heung-min within the penalty space shortly earlier than half-time.
Salisu was despatched off for a second yellow card and Harry Kane made no mistake from the spot.
Kane had the ball within the internet once more early within the second half following a pleasant floated cross from Harry Winks however the objective was dominated out for a marginal offside.
Tottenham had one other objective disallowed after Southampton’s Fraser Forster spilled the ball below strain, with referee Anthony Taylor judging that the goalkeeper had been fouled regardless of restricted obvious contact.
The house facet have been on the ropes for a lot of the remainder of the sport however Spurs did not discover a killer contact and left the south coast pissed off.
West Ham comeback
West Ham disregarded the frustration of conceding an early objective at Vicarage Highway to strengthen their push for a Champions League place.
Watford took an early lead when Emmanuel Dennis was performed in by Joshua King for his eighth objective of the season.
West Ham have been stage within the twenty seventh minute when Tomas Soucek fired previous Daniel Bachmann after being present in house within the field by Jarrod Bowen.
Two minutes later the guests took the lead when Michail Antonio, on his return to the facet, performed in Stated Benrahma, whose shot discovered the web by way of a deflection off Adam Masina.
David Moyes’ males elevated their lead from the penalty spot simply earlier than the hour mark when Mark Noble scored after Bowen was fouled by Bachmann.
Nikola Vlasic accomplished the rout with a objective in stoppage time to make it 4-1.
West Ham rise to fifth within the Premier League on 31 factors after 19 video games, 4 behind Arsenal and one forward of Spurs, who’ve two matches in hand.
Crystal Palace made the right begin at dwelling to struggling Norwich, with Odsonne Edouard scoring from the penalty spot within the eighth minute.
Patrick Vieira’s males doubled their lead within the thirty eighth minute when Edouard in the reduction of for Jean-Philippe Mateta to fireside into the underside nook and Jeffrey Schlupp made it 3-0 4 minutes later.
Liverpool might be determined to beat Leicester within the late kick-off on the King Energy Stadium to shut the six-point hole to leaders Manchester Metropolis, who’ve performed a recreation greater than their title rivals.
(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Matters talked about on this article