Tottenham got into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory over Southampton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last night.
Spurs were not at their best but recovered from going 2-1 down to set up a home tie with Norwich for a place in the quarter finals.
Aside from the goals, another flashpoint came when Saints midfielder James Ward-Prowse was forced off with injury after a challenge from Ryan Sessegnon.
It looked a nasty one, with the Sun documenting the reaction of Ward-Prowse’s team-mate Shane Long but Sessegnon took to Twitter to wish the midfielder a speedy recovery.
— Ryan Sessegnon (@RyanSessegnon) February 5, 2020
It’s a cliche but Sessegnon is not that type of player. He doesn’t put in crunching challenges and his message shows he wishes Ward-Prowse well.
Southampton will be hoping the midfielder – who was filling in at right back last night – isn’t out for too long because his set-piece delivery and energy are real assets to Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Losing late on will have been a bitter pill to swallow for the Saints and that misery will be compounded if the diagnosis on Ward-Prowse isn’t what they were hoping for.
As for Spurs, they have a winnable fifth round match and then who knows? One of Liverpool and Chelsea will be eliminated in the next round and they showed on Sunday they can beat Manchester City if needed.