Last Updated: August 06, 2022, 21:55 IST
Tottenham Hotspur underlined their credentials as a workforce able to a Premier League title problem with a assured 4-1 defeat of Southampton to get their marketing campaign up and operating on Saturday.
The hosts fell behind to a James Ward-Prowse volley within the twelfth minute however dominated all through with objectives by Ryan Sessegnon, Eric Dier and Dejan Kulusevski sealing the win.
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Southampton’s lead lasted solely 9 minutes earlier than Sessegnon powered a header previous Southampton’s Premier League debutant keeper Gavin Bazunu from Kulusevski’s cross.
Dier glanced in Son Heung-min’s cross with a stooping header within the thirty first minute to place Tottenham forward, and the hosts ought to have been out of sight earlier than the interval.
Mohammed Salisu clumsily turned Emerson Royal’s cross into his personal internet within the 61st minute, and two minutes later Royal arrange the spectacular Kulusevski to information an beautiful end past Bazunu whose saves saved the rating respectable.
It was fairly an announcement by Tottenham, who didn’t even want the same old objective contributions of final season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner Son or Harry Kane — each of whom had a number of possibilities to open their tallies for the season.
Tottenham ended the match in cruise management and supervisor Antonio Conte gave debuts to new signings Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma as substitutes within the second half.
Midfielder Bissouma loved a vigorous cameo, getting a yellow card after which nearly scoring within the final minute.
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