Tottenham came back to defeat 10-man Southampton in a game that featured goals galore for the away side. Spurs were looking to keep up the pace with the rest of the Premier League sides as every side above them had won their last fixture.
The game didn’t start all that well for Mauricio Pochettino, who was visiting St Mary’s again, this time as the opposition coach. Virgil van Dijk continued to hit the headlines as he opened the scoring in the second minute.
Tottenham equalized via Dele Alli in the 19th minute before Harry Kane popped up with a goal in the second half. Things got easier for Tottenham as Nathan Redmond was sent off being the last man, and it was a controversial decision as Mike Dean was at the centre of it all.
Late goals from Son Heung-min and Alli ensured Spurs remained just a point off Arsenal, who are in the fourth Champions League spot.
The win certainly boosts Tottenham’s credentials for another Champions League season next year and we look back at the game and share the best Twitter updates.
— Top Flight Talk (@TopFlightTalk) December 28, 2016
— (@XhakaGranite) December 28, 2016
Most Premier League points ever for Tottenham in a calendar year:
2009: 68pts pic.twitter.com/riSr35JzBq
— ThePochWatch (@ThePochWatch) December 28, 2016
Now we know why Mike Dean was actually celebrating this Tottenham goal…https://t.co/kan99KCOxd
— Ali (@ChocMilkSheikh1) December 28, 2016
— Tottenham Hotspur (@Spurs0ffical) December 28, 2016
Mike Dean has refereed 3 Tottenham games this season.
He’s given 3 reds to the opposition and 2 penalties to Spurs….#NotASpursFan
— FIFA Forfeits (@FIFA_Forfeits) December 28, 2016
— Goodbrand Stats (@StatsChristian) December 28, 2016
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) December 28, 2016
Why was Redmond of Southampton sent off tonight, playing against Tottenham? Was it for playing against Tottenham? I don’t know.
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) December 28, 2016
Tottenham have scored 18 goals in their last six games in all competitions, conceding just four times during that period.
— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) December 28, 2016
That Harry Kane penalty just landed in 2017. https://t.co/lmg5JFLhWR
— Match of the Day Mag (@MOTDmag) December 28, 2016
FFS, Harry Kane’s penalty just disturbed my live tweeting: https://t.co/UHWnuW9mYW
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 28, 2016
After a horrible start that ended up as a decent way for #THFC to end 2016. Definite red card. Redmond was pulling back Alli before he fell.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) December 28, 2016