First Win

Ryan Mason got his managerial career off to a winning start as his side came from behind to win 2-1 thanks to second half goals from Gareth Bale and a late penalty from Son Heung-min.

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— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 21, 2021

The win takes Spurs into sixth place, ahead of Liverpool and just 3 points of Leicester in third. The win was the perfect warm up for Sunday’s Carabao Cup Final with Manchester City.

The game was barely 90 seconds old when the first incident took place and Hugo Lloris produced a fine double save to keep the game level.

“WOW!” 😮

What a double save from Hugo Lloris to deny #SaintsFC an early lead! 🧤

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Spurs we flat in the first half and they fell behind after 30 mins when Danny Ings brilliantly headed home James Ward-Prowse’s corner.

 

Who else? 🤔

Danny Ings gives #SaintsFC a deserved lead and heaps more misery on #THFC!

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It certainly wasn’t the first half that Spurs would have hoped for but they got back into the game when Gareth Bale curled a lovely shot past McCarthy and scored against his former club, in what was Spurs first shot on target.

 

#THFC hit back!

Gareth Bale curls in a beauty to haul the home side back on level terms!

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Spurs thought they had won it when Son Heung-min scored from the centre of the area, but VAR ruled it out for offside.

With 90 mins up though Spurs were on the receiving end of a positive VAR check when they were awarded a penalty after Djenepo caught Harry Winks just inside the box.

Son made up for his earlier goal being cancelled out as he dispatched the penalty to secure all 3 points for Spurs and put them right back in the mix for Champions League football next season.

Mason Proud

Ryan Mason gets off to a winning start thanks to goals from Gareth Bale and Son Heung-min as Tottenham come from behind to beat Southampton

HULL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 10: Ryan Mason of Hull City arrives prior to during the Premier League match between Hull City and Crystal Palace at KCOM Stadium on December 10, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Speaking after the game Ryan Mason gave an honest interview admitting he was proud of the energy and believe the team showed.

🗣 “So, so proud of the boys.”

Ryan Mason’s reaction to winning in his first game as interim manager at Tottenham pic.twitter.com/Ru8CpzOPAx

— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 21, 2021

He also admitted he was no closer to naming his squad for Sunday and dedicating the win to Ugo Ehiogu.

🗣 “I want to dedicate that one to him and his family, he was a great man. Everyone within the club still remembers him.” 🙏

Ryan Mason dedicates tonights win to Ugo Ehiogu who sadly passed away on this day in 2017 pic.twitter.com/A4l4aSstLp

— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 21, 2021

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