Tottenham Hotspur’s festive period visit to the South Coast produced the club’s first away win since September 25, a span of five matches that featured trips to Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United. The match got off to a rather inauspicious start as Southampton took the lead within the first 90 seconds, but Spurs battled back and wound up with a 4-1 win.
In all honesty, the scoreline probably flattered Tottenham, but you have to take big wins where you can get them, especially when it comes against a team as defensively solid (at least at home) as the Saints. Spurs were fortunate to wind up playing against 10-men for more than half an hour as it allowed them to pad the score a bit.
As to the ratings so far, I’ve updated the sheet to include the last two matches against Burnley and Hull, as well as adding in a column for the CSKA match, which we did not do ratings for. Here’s how the season looks so far:
Now it’s your turn to rate the most recent Spurs performance. Here's how the ratings work:
- Very bad
- Below Average
- Above Average
- Very good
- World Class or Amazing
Without further delay, here you go: