Fans react as Tottenham beat Southampton 2-1 in Ryan Mason’s managerial debut
Tottenham Hotspur ended their three-game winless run as they came back from a goal down to defeat Southampton 2-1 on Wednesday night.
In what was Ryan Mason’s managerial debut after he was handed the reins on an interim basis following Jose Mourinho’s sacking, things did not begin well for Tottenham, on the pitch or off of it.
Prior to the game, fans had gathered at the stadium to protest against the now-defunct European Super League. And that may well have had an effect on the players. Nevertheless, it was Southampton who took the lead in the 30th minute through Danny Ings.
However, a spirited comeback in the second half saw Gareth Bale, brought back into the fold by Mason, equalise in the 60th minute. Tottenham did go in front not long after but Son Heung-min’s goal was disallowed by the VAR.
Second time lucky 😅
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 21, 2021
However, the South Korean wasn’t to be denied a second time as he stepped up and scored from the penalty spot in the 90th minute to seal the victory for Tottenham Hotspur. The result means we have now moved into sixth place in the table and are two points off of Chelsea in fourth.
Up next for Spurs is the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at the weekend. But things surely got off to a positive start for Ryan Mason in his first job as a manager. And fans took to social media to react to the result as Tottenham got back to winning ways in the Premier League.
THE START OF SOMETHING GOOD🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— DJ (@_djkimm) April 21, 2021
Sonny my guy, let’s go!!
— Ermias (@Ermias97623990) April 21, 2021
my players and my gaffer😍😍
— Emma-M G (@EMGXO1997) April 21, 2021
A good Welcome to the New Boss😁 pic.twitter.com/epmDgc6AeO
— Priver🎈 (@priver15) April 21, 2021
Ryan Mason took a leaf out of his old gaffer Poch’s book and inspired a lovely comeback.
— Little Rock (@BlueDiamond0000) April 21, 2021
— Rahul (@rahul_k22) April 21, 2021
Learnt off the master, come on you spurs.
— davidball (@davidball73) April 21, 2021
Mason’s teamtalk and his tactic changes second half which was moving Son to a bit middle, Master Class
— echoBDO (@echoBDO) April 21, 2021
We win without Kane on PL
— ABIN✨️ (@Abin_Seb) April 21, 2021
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— Lloyd (@llospurs) April 21, 2021
Great start from Ryan let’s hope it continues on Sunday 👏👏👏 COYS
— graham bruce (@brucey1950) April 21, 2021