Southampton 1-0 Spurs: Mourinho side see 2 games without a win, Kane off injured
A miserable festive period for Tottenham ended with a New Year’s Day defeat at a Danny Ings-inspired Southampton in the Premier League.
Danny Ings continued his hot streak with a brilliant individual winner as Southampton earned a 1-0 Premier League victory at home to a lacklustre Tottenham, who lost Harry Kane to injury.
Ings, behind only Jamie Vardy in the league’s scoring charts, hit the only goal as Southampton moved up to 11th in the table by virtue of a third win in four games over the festive period.
Tottenham trailed at half-time for the fourth straight league game and could not find a fightback, with Jose Mourinho’s men unable to capitalise on Chelsea’s draw at Brighton and Hove Albion in the race for Champions League qualification.
Their New Year’s Day misery was compounded by star striker Kane limping off having appeared to hurt his left hamstring in the process of scoring an equaliser that was ruled out for offside.
Harry Kane left St Mary’s on crutches after suffering a suspected hamstring injury during Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day.
The striker pulled up having looked to put Spurs back on level terms, only for the goal to be correctly ruled out for offside, and immediately grabbed the back of his leg.
Kane, who started all four of Tottenham’s games over the festive period, quickly signalled to the bench and was replaced by Erik Lamela.
Manager Jose Mourinho said after the game: “Harry Kane plays every minute, he plays all the time. It might be big, it might be small.
“For sure he will be out.”
“It is negative, hamstring is always negative,” he said.