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On a day were Spurs really needed someone to step up and take the match by the scruff of the neck, they got just that as Eriksen showed his class from the start of the game.

Tottenham Hotspur overcame the absence of leading scorer Harry Kane to beat Southampton F.C. 2-1 and close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday. Southampton felt that they should have had a penalty of their own at the end of the first period, after Ben Davies swung and connected with Tadic's shin.

"We trust completely in our doctor and physios and department that looks after them in the best way".

Spurs will be without Harry Kane for around 6 weeks with an injured ankle. The team is now more solid.

Writing in his weekly column for Sky Sports, former Arsenal star Merson said: "I think Tottenham will be OK without Harry Kane for one or two games, but over a longer sequence of games, I do not think it will be so good".

This was a 13th consecutive win at White Hart Lane in all competitions, with 10 of them having come in the league and if it was underpinned by angst in the second half, as Southampton mounted a stirring comeback, they still got the job done.

Winks was straight into the action with a trademark run before winning Spurs a free-kick in a good position.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised the performances of Son Heung-min and Vincent Janssen during his side's 2-1 victory over Southampton this afternoon.

Southampton went in search of an equalizer and made Tottenham uncomfortable but failed to create clear openings.

Tottenham have won ten home Premier League games on the bounce - a club record.

"I watched him when he was 18 years old at Milton Keynes as a holding midfielder against Manchester United", referring to MK Dons' famous 4-0 win in the League Cup back in August 2014.

It was a marvellous goal, too, as Eriksen marauded through central midfield before letting fly and dispatching a strike into the far left corner of the Southampton goal.

Manolo Gabbiadini has found the back of the net in each of his last seven competitive appearances, including all four games for Southampton and in the three prior to his move for Italian side Napoli (nine goals in total).

- The only previous top-flight season than Spurs have remained unbeaten at home was 1964-1965 (21 games, 0 defeats).

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