Tottenham crush Southampton for impressive opening win

Tottenham crush Southampton for impressive opening win

Published August 7, 2022
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Soccer Football – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – August 6, 2022 Tottenham Hotspur’s Dejan Kulusevski in action with Southampton’s Mohammed Salisu as Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte looks on Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur underlined their credentials as a team capable of a Premier League title challenge with a confident 4-1 defeat of Southampton to get their campaign up and running on Saturday.

Mohammed Salisu clumsily turned Emerson Royal’s cross into his own net in the 61st minute, and two minutes later Royal set up the impressive Kulusevski to guide an exquisite finish beyond Bazunu whose saves kept the score respectable.

It was quite a statement by Tottenham, who did not even need the usual goal contributions of last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner Son or Harry Kane — both of whom had several chances to open their tallies for the season.