Tottenham dropped two precious points against 10-man Southampton on Tuesday, while West Ham beat Watford 4-1 to turn up the heat for a coveted top four finish in the Premier League. Elsewhere on a day of action cut short due to the coronavirus postponement, Crystal Palace drove past the bottom end Norwich 3-0 as Liverpool prepared to beat Leicester in the day’s roster. The Spurs are still undefeated in the league since Antonio Conte took over early last month, but they failed to count a man advantage at St Mary’s, with a 1-1 draw.
Southampton took a deserved lead 25 minutes into the game with a stunning goal from James Ward-Prowse, who scored a first try on a throw-in, leaving Hugo Lloris helpless.
Tottenham had not made the most of the limited openings, but the game was turned upside down when Mohammed Salisu knocked down Son Heung-min in the penalty area shortly before half-time.
Salisu received a second yellow card from the field and Harry Kane made no mistake from the spot.
Kane had the ball back into the net early in the second half after a wonderfully smooth pass from Harry Winks, but the goal was disallowed for marginal offside.
Tottenham were again disallowed after Southampton’s Fraser Forster spilled the ball under pressure.
The home side were cornered for most of the rest of the game, but the Spurs failed to find a killer shot and left the south coast frustrated.
West Ham comeback
West Ham brushed off disappointment when they conceded an early goal at Vicarage Road to cement their fight for a Champions League place.
Watford took an early lead as Emmanuel Dennis was replaced by Joshua King for his eighth goal of the season.
West Ham were tied in the 27th minute when Tomas Soucek shot past Daniel Bachmann after being found in the space in the penalty area by Jarrod Bowen.
Two minutes later, the visitors took the lead when, on his return to the side, Mikhail Antonio filled in Said Benrahma, whose shot reached the net through a deflection on Adam Masina.
David Moyes’ men extended their lead from the penalty spot just before the hour mark when Mark Noble scored after Bowen had been fouled by Bachmann.
Nikola Vlasic completed the defeat with a goal in stoppage time to make it 4-1.
West Ham rise to fifth in the Premier League with 31 points after 19 games, four behind Arsenal and one ahead of Spurs, who have two games under their belt.
Crystal Palace made the perfect start to struggling Norwich at home, with Odsonne Edouard scoring from a penalty spot in the eighth minute.
Patrick Vieira’s men doubled their lead in the 38th minute when Edouard cut back for Jean-Philippe Mateta to shoot into the bottom corner and Jeffrey Schlupp made it 3-0 four minutes later.
Liverpool will be desperate to beat Leicester in late kick-off at King Power Stadium to close the six-point gap with leader Manchester City, who have played a game more than their title rivals.
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