Southampton secured a vital point in their pursuit of Premier League (PL) survival, as a last-gasp penalty from James Ward-Prowse earned a dramatic 3-3 draw against top-four chasing Tottenham Hotspur.
However, it was Southampton who edged a closely-fought opening half-hour, with Ward-Prowse firing the hosts’ best opportunity wastefully wide of the target.
Son Heung-min showed impressive vision to pick out the marauding run of Pedro Porro, and the Spaniard took one touch to compose himself before firing a powerful close-range strike beyond Gavin Bazunu to give the visitors a timely breakthrough.
Southampton emerged after the restart eager to claw their way back into the contest, and found an immediate response within 45 seconds, as Ché Adams tucked home from Theo Walcott’s low delivery.
Buoyed by the equaliser, the hosts looked to capitalise on their momentum going into the final 30 minutes, but Spurs continued to provide a threat at the other end, and it was the visitors who regained the lead in the 65th minute, when Harry Kane rose highest in the box to direct Dejan Kulusevski’s cross into the roof of the net.
Southampton went in pursuit of a late leveller and were given a golden opportunity in stoppage time, when Pape Sarr tripped Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
This allowed Ward-Prowse to step up and fire a dramatic spot-kick into the top corner, earning the hosts a dramatic share of the spoils with Spurs players in disbelief.