Southampton 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur: Three things we learnt

Southampton 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur: Three things we learnt

Tottenham managed to keep the pressure on the top four after a convincing win over Southampton on Wednesday night. The pressure was on them to win after the rest of the top six did and they managed to take the three points, despite an early scare. Virgil van Dijk opened the scoring after just two minutes after heading in from a free kick. However, Tottenham soon recovered and got back into the game, before a red card provided them with an easier task of seeing the game out.

Here are three things that we learnt…

Dele Alli is finding his form

After a goal before Christmas, Dele Alli would have been hoping for another good performance to build momentum. He did so with style as he found the back of the net twice helping his side to a comfortable victory on the South Coast. The first goal came as he leapt above the intimidating frame of Virgil van Dijk to bring his side back onto level terms. His second came late in the game when the game was already won, but he showed composure in front of goal to slot past Fraser Forster.


It had been a slow start to the season for Alli and he perhaps suffered from a Euro 2016 hangover, but he is now starting to find his form once again. He has doubled his league goal tally in the last two matches and showed much better movement in the final third. The England international also contributed off the ball and completed three tackles, showing that he can do defensive work. He is still only 20 years old and the future is bright for him. Alli would have learned a lot from his early struggles and he can now push on in the second half of the season.

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