James Ward-Prowse scores brilliant free-kick to sink Tottenham 10 months ago

James Ward-Prowse scores brilliant free-kick to sink Tottenham

Tottenham dropped points for the fourth successive league game

Another stunning free-kick from James Ward-Prowse saw Southampton snatch a late win against Tottenham on Saturday afternoon at St Mary's.

Ralph Hasenhüttl's side had fallen behind to Harry Kane's opener midway through the first half, but got back on level terms thanks to Yan Valery's equaliser with 15 minutes remaining.

Then, with little under ten minutes of normal time to play, Ward-Prowse produced another perfect set-piece to claim all three points for the south coast side.


Ward-Prowse

The 24-year-old had equalised with a similar set-piece away to Manchester United a week ago, only for Romelu Lukaku to score a late winner for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

The result means Tottenham, who dominated the first half, have dropped points in each of their last four Premier League games, the 1-1 draw in the north London derby the only one of those matches in which they've avoided defeat.

Mauricio Pochettino's side, who were being talked up as potential title contenders just over a month ago, might now face a battle to finish in the top four. Should Manchester United beat Arsenal on Sunday, they will move level on points with Spurs.

Southampton's win moves them on to 30 points, two clear of the relegation zone.