March 18, (THEWILL) – Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in the Premier League, with James Ward-Prowse’s stoppage-time penalty earning the Saints a hard-fought point.
Theo Walcott had halved the deficit before Ward-Prowse’s equaliser, banishing recent memories of missed spot kicks. Both teams suffered match-ending injuries in the first half, leaving the medical departments with far more work to do than the goalkeepers.
Pedro Porro broke the deadlock in the seven minutes added on in the first half to compensate for the raft of injuries. The Saints were level within 45 seconds of the restart, with Theo Walcott scoring his first goal in almost two years.
Harry Kane nodded Spurs back in front before Antonio Conte’s side failed to clear a set piece, allowing Walcott to score his second and Southampton’s third. Pape Sarr’s late foul led to Ward-Prowse’s emphatic conversion to earn a point for the home side.
The match was a thriller on the south coast, with unusual scorers finding the net within five minutes of each other and injuries affecting both sides. Southampton remain at the bottom of the table but are just two points from safety. They face fellow strugglers West Ham after the international break, while Tottenham are away to Everton the following day.