Tottenham battled previous Southampton in an exhilarating FA Cup fourth-spherical replay to position up a condo tie towards Norwich City.
Spurs went ahead when Tanguy Ndombele’s shot deflected in off visiting defender Jack Stephens, sooner than Shane Prolonged made it 1-1 after Nathan Redmond’s effort had been parried by Hugo Lloris.
Danny Ings curled a shot previous Lloris to establish the Saints ahead, nonetheless Lucas Moura equalised with a strike from 18 yards.
Spurs won the tie when Son Heung-min transformed an 87th-minute penalty.
He had been fouled by Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn after a excellent shuffle from change Dele Alli had created the assorted.
For the Saints, midfielder James Ward-Prowse became once carried off on a stretcher within the predominant half of with a knee harm.
Spurs will host Norwich, backside of the Premier League, in spherical 5 in a midweek match to be performed on 3, 4 or 5 March.
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Spurs have to dig deep once more
The FA Cup represents Tottenham’s most attention-grabbing probability this season of a hit their first trophy since 2008 – as they sit fifth within the Premier League, went out of the Carabao Cup at League Two Colchester in September and face a elaborate Champions League final-16 tie towards an RB Leipzig aspect second in Germany’s Bundesliga.
That they had to realize from slack within the third spherical to power a replay towards Middlesbrough sooner than going via, and had to dig deep once more here, with two targets within the last 12 minutes to witness off a mettlesome Southampton aspect.
Unlike Liverpool – who beat Shrewsbury 1-0 with their Under-23 aspect in a fourth-spherical respond on Tuesday – Tottenham named a solid aspect for a match taking yell throughout their two-week mid-season Premier League smash.
Boss Jose Mourinho became once, though, with out the injured Giovani lo Celso and Erik Lamela, plus the ineligible Steven Bergwijn, while Alli became once most attention-grabbing on the bench after he picked up a knock throughout final Sunday’s 2-0 league bask in over Manchester City.
Regardless of getting 24 hours less to put together than Southampton, the hosts went ahead when Ndombele’s effort, which perceived to be going huge, took a gargantuan deflection off Stephens to obnoxious-foot Angus Gunn.
Mourinho would had been wretched with Lloris as he might well well maybe most attention-grabbing parry the ball into Prolonged’s route for him to equalise from eight yards out.
However the France goalkeeper made amends within the second half of with a wonderful reflex finish to turn Jannik Vestergaard’s stop-fluctuate header over the bar as all facets pushed for a winner.
The Saints regarded as within the event they’d it when Ings scored following a excellent bustle from Nathan Redmond nonetheless the lead most attention-grabbing lasted six minutes sooner than Moura made it 2-2.
Alli’s beautiful shuffle launched Son – and after he became once introduced down by Gunn, the South Korean transformed the penalty to recall Spurs into the final 16 in dramatic kind.
Ward-Prowse carried off on atrocious night for Saints
For Southampton, the match became onceovershadowed by the harm to Ward-Prowse,who became once harm when he tried to block a clearance from Tottenham’s Ryan Sessegnon within the thirty seventh minute.
There perceived to be tiny within the incident, nonetheless the 25-twelve months-musty midfielder, who has performed in every minute of the Saints’ 25 Premier League matches this season, became once given oxygen as he got therapy on the harm to his staunch knee.
After a lengthy stoppage, and with Sessegnon visibly upset, Ward-Prowse became once carried off.
It became once a merciless blow for the Saints who named a solid aspect in an are trying to realize the fifth spherical for most attention-grabbing the third time in 10 years.
Talking after the match, Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl became once hopeful the harm to Ward-Prowse became once no longer too severe, announcing he idea the harm would most attention-grabbing be “a reduce on the knee” as adversarial to ligament harm.
“I say it’s not any longer the worst,” said Hasenhuttl “That is a particular message for me. If we had misplaced the sport and misplaced James, it could per chance well well maybe’ve been absolutely tainted.”
For large aspects of the sport, the guests had been the greater crew nonetheless Ings and Nathan Redmond left out probabilities when it became once goalless. Ings saw a tough shot hit the bar as Southampton trailed 1-0 and – after Prolonged had equalised – Sofiane Boufal dragged an effort huge when unmarked 12 yards out.
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho said “the most attention-grabbing crew misplaced” after the match, nonetheless that will be tiny comfort to Hasenhuttl, whose aspect had been 12 minutes faraway from the fifth spherical sooner than the gradual drama.
One other dwelling bask in for Spurs within the FA Cup – the stats
- Spurs maintain progressed from every of their previous 11 replays within the FA Cup, with six of those wins towards prime-flight opposition.
- Since losing 1-0 to Crystal Palace in February 2016, Spurs maintain won every of their previous eight dwelling FA Cup matches, scoring 28 targets across these victories.
- Southampton scored an comprise aim and conceded a penalty within the identical game for the predominant time since February 2013 (versus Newcastle within the Premier League).
- Spurs maintain most attention-grabbing saved three super sheets in 19 video games underneath Jose Mourinho – the most attention-grabbing Premier League facets to maintain managed fewer across all competitions on this period are Bournemouth (two) and Brighton (one).
- Since the initiating up of the 2016-17 season, Spurs’ Son Heung-min has scored extra targets than every other participant within the FA Cup – with 11 in 17 appearances.
- Danny Ings has scored 17 targets in all competitions in 2019-20, the most by a Southampton participant in a single season since 2013-14 (also 17 – Jay Rodriguez).
- Lucas Moura has been at once concerned with seven targets in 9 starts for Spurs within the FA Cup, scoring three and providing four assists.
- Shane Prolonged scored his first aim faraway from St. Mary’s since April 2019 (v Watford), ending a bustle of 12 appearances faraway from dwelling with out discovering the procure for Southampton.
‘We had been in our limits’ – what they said
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, talking to BBC Sport:“My crew performance became once within the boundaries. It became once within the boundaries for me with gamers available and no longer available. It became once within the boundaries for them on legend of two days within the past (sic) they performed this form of terrific match.
“We suffered. We performed towards a really honest crew, we performed towards a crew that became once the most attention-grabbing crew on the pitch nonetheless we deserved to bask in on legend of we had been in our limits. That they had their most attention-grabbing gamers, they had one extra day rest, they had been modern.
“I say I did very neatly on legend of I had to administer a crew with so many difficulties. I changed from the abet 5 to the abet four within the second once I might well well maybe. Then Dele Alli grew to develop into the hyperlink.
“The gamers [played with their] souls, and coronary heart and gave absolutely every little thing. Four matches over two rounds, in actuality moving for the boys. They deserve this happiness.”
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, talking to BBC Sport:“Within the final quarter-hour, we didn’t protect like we had to. It does not depend that we had half-hour [of the] second half of perfect.
“We had been no longer defending like we wanted to for the second aim and the third aim became once too easy, they ran via our midfield like there became once nobody.
“Within the FA Cup it’s not any longer about being the greater crew, it’s a ways a game of results and he [Jose Mourinho] received the stop end result and we didn’t. After a really busy duration we now maintain time to enhance.”
Either aspect now tear on their winter smash, with Spurs abet in action on Sunday, 16 February with an away league game at Aston Villa (14:00 GMT) sooner than the predominant leg of their Champions League final-16 tie at dwelling towards German aspect RB Leipzig on 18 February (20:00).
Southampton play once more on 15 February, at dwelling to Burnley within the Premier League (12:30).