Mauricio Pochettino’s side tightened their grasp on second spot, at least temporarily, with two of their regular performers Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli securing them victory over a confidence-filled Saints 2-1.
Hugo Lloris – 6: Was not overly tested by the Saints forwards but was there when required.
Jan Vertonghen – 7: Used his pace and positioning to handle the opposing attackers.
Toby Alderweireld – 6: Was unlucky not to score and then later saw his failed clearance allow Southampton back into the contest.
Eric Dier – 6.5: Made some key stops but was also sloppy at times.
Ben Davies – 6: Industrious in getting up and down the pitch but not always displaying the highest quality.
Mousa Dembélé – 7: Tackler and a playmaker. Did well to quickly recycle possession on a few occasions.
Victor Wanyama – 7: Largely won the midfield battle, a constant disruptor.
Kyle Walker – 7: Managed Nathan Redmond well while still supporting the attack as required
Dele Alli – 8.5: Confident display from the young English star. Dispatched his penalty to give the home side the winning goal.
Christian Eriksen – 8: Opened the scoring with a sharp finish from distance and continued to run things for Spurs.
Heung-Min Son – 6.5: Energetic but the side missed the presence of Harry Kane up top.
Harry Winks – 6: Came into the fray with the task of keeping the game progressing towards Spurs’ win and did so adequately.
Kieran Trippier – 6: Entered late to see out the win and did so.
Vincent Janssen – N/A: Brought into the game in the 86th minute.
Fraser Forster – 7: Fantastic early save to keep the gap to only one. Could not be held responsible for either goal.
Ryan Bertrand – 6.5: Got forward and provided some good deliveries but ultimately nothing telling.
Maya Yoshida – 7: Made some key interceptions and looked mostly solid throughout.
Jack Stephens – 6.5: Solid but relied on Yoshida for most of the defensive work.
Cédric Soares – 6.5: Typically worked to support the attack but no major influence.
Oriol Romeu – 6.5: Hard-working as ever but got caught too deep on occasion allowing the Spurs creators too much space to work in.
Steven Davis – 6.5: Got through a lot of running but was mostly on the back foot against the Tottenham midfielders.
Nathan Redmond – 5.5: Bullied by the bigger-bodied central defenders and was unable to find space to operate in.
Dusan Tadić – 6: Seemed a passenger for the most part, unable to work his creative spark for the visitors.
James Ward-Prowse – 7: Not massively influential outside of his goal but was always where he was needed, either forward or back.
Manolo Gabbiadini – 6: Saw his excellent scoring form come to an end, forced from the field with 32 minutes gone.
Shane Long – 6.5: Looked dangerous but never quite made the space or got the delivery he wanted.
Sofiane Boufal – 5: Full of energy but unfortunately for his side that only manifested in a yellow card.
Jay Rodriguez – N/A: Replaced Redmond in the 80th minute