On Saturday, Southampton’s late comeback in a 3-3 draw with Tottenham hurt their chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League, while Leeds improved their chances of surviving with a 4-2 victory at Wolves.
With only 13 minutes left at St. Mary’s, Spurs had a 3-1 lead over bottom-of-the-table Saints and appeared poised to pass Manchester United and move into third place.
However, Southampton was able to salvage a crucial point thanks to Theo Walcott’s first goal in nearly two years and James Ward-late Prowse’s penalty.
In first-half stoppage time, Pedro Porro’s thunderous finish had opened the scoring and established his account for Tottenham.
Within a minute of the restart, Southampton struck back as Che Adams converted Walcott’s cross.
Speculation continues to surround Harry Kane’s future, but it has not affected the England captain’s form as he rose highest to head in his 21st Premier League goal of the season from Dejan Kulusevski’s cross.
Ivan Perisic’s strike from the edge of the box then gave Spurs a two-goal cushion.
Yet, even that was not enough for Antonio Conte’s men.
Walcott side-footed home to set up a grandstand finish and Pape Sarr was then penalised for bringing down Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Tottenham ‘keeper Fraser Forster could not deny his former teammate Ward-Prowse to leave Spurs just two points ahead of fifth-placed Newcastle having played two games more.
Leeds defeated Wolves in a thrilling six-goal match at Molineux, lifting them out of the relegation zone.
The visitors, who had only triumphed once in their previous 13 league contests, quickly took a 3-0 lead.
Jack Harrison fired Javi Gracia’s men in front before rare goals for right-backs Luke Ayling and Rasmus Kristensen had appeared to put Leeds out of sight.
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