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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton: match thread & how to watch

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An actual football match to break up the news cycle.

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Well...this has been quite the start to the week. Pressure was going to be high already with Tottenham Hotspur’s entire season coming down to Sunday’s cup final, but an attempt at global football reorganization and the sacking of Jose Mourinho have slightly changed the focus of the conversation. And oh, apparently there is a match today as well.

Interim head coach Ryan Mason will take the reins as Spurs host Southampton. Fourth place looks all but lost at this point, although who knows if that even means anything anymore. Even before the Super League announcement it seemed like the League Cup was all that really mattered this season, and this week’s events further emphasize that claim.

Tottenham thrashed the Saints at the start of the year thanks to Heung-Min Son, who scored an incredible four goals in just over one half’s worth of play. All four goals were assisted by Harry Kane, who also found the net in the 2-5 win. This season has been forgettable for Southampton, with a -17 goal differential and another fairly low table position.

Perhaps Spurs will find a spark with the managerial change. The stakes may not be high on Wednesday, but Sunday will be here quickly. It seems like there are a ton of questions about the future of football globally, but the questions are just as loud locally for a club who finally admitted its hiring mistake. We will see how long it takes to reap the dividends from that change.

Lineups

How to Watch

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET, 6:00 p.m. UK
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: none (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: Peacock Premium (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)

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