Published: Sun, December 09, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Tottenham beats Southampton 3-1 to go 3rd in Premier League

Tottenham beats Southampton 3-1 to go 3rd in Premier League

New Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl in the stand before the match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium in London December 5, 2018.

A new coach will take the team tomorrow, and the agreement was signed two and a half years.

"This manager change offers us a fresh start and, very quickly, Ralph emerged as our ideal candidate".

Lax defending from Southampton allowed Spurs to take a ninth-minute lead.

There was a spell there where you had Alan Pardew, Sam Allardyce and these people who got each other's job all the time, a job came up every couple of months and Big Sam would be in the frame.

It will not happen overnight of course and the first task will be to get Saints' team of under-achievers to remember how to win.

We will remind, earlier the management of the Saints fired head coach Mark Hughes, this occurred after a drawn game with Manchester United (2:2).

"Of course in the end, Lloris was man of the match because it was an unbelievable action that save, but that we can not afford".

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Brighton have now won six Premier League games this term and are placed 10th with 21 points in the EPL log. Zaha has been involved in half of Palace's goals this season.

But Southampton fans should be fearful of one aspect of Hasenhuttl's managerial career.

Southampton's next fixture is at relegation rivals Cardiff.

Hasenhuttl's lack of Premier League experience is an obvious concern but you don't finish runners-up to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga without having something about you.

Southampton are on the longest winless run in the Premier League this season with their last victory coming at Crystal Palace in September.

"We have a very good youth academy in this club and it's a goal for us to bring them forward again", said Hasenhuttl.

Southampton, who suffered a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday, are now 18th in the Premier League.

- Southampton have earned just nine points from their opening 15 games this season; just three of the previous 18 teams to have nine points or fewer from their first 15 games of a Premier League season have avoided relegation.

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger said: "The urgency to find a path back to our potential and to the results that we expect can not be underestimated".

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