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Summary

  1. Davis' second with 18-yard strike
  2. Win boosts Saints' Euro hopes
  3. Spurs starting XI: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Mason, Son, Eriksen, Lamela, Kane.
  4. Saints starting XI: Forster, Martina, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand, Wanyama, Clasie, Mane, Steven Davis, Tadic, Long.

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By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye!

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While Spurs wave goodbye to White Hart Lane after a memorable season, it is my turn to say farewell too.

But Sunday's footballing fun is far from over. Head here for the big top-four clash between Manchester City and Arsenal or here if Liverpool v Watford is more your thing. Laters.

No Chelsea hangover - Poch

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Spurs manager Maurico Pochettino: "The first half we played very well, and we had more than 70% possession. But we needed to be more solid and show more consistency - we lacked this today. I'm disappointed but we're still fighting.

"There was no hangover from last week - we started the game very well. They had few shots and scored two goals, but this is football and I congratulate Southampton.

"We still need to learn a lot of things - we need to keep improving into next season. It's important to finish second, and to do that we need to win games."

A big win - Koeman

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "Tottenham had a better start in the game but we fought back, and in the second half we deserved at least to score one. It's a great win for us, because to win here against Tottenham, one of the best teams in the league, is a big result.

"Overall that was a very good, strong performance. If we can win next week at home we'll have 63 points - a really fantastic achievement by the team. We like to play in Europe, and it's important for the club and the players. We know about Thursdays in Europe and Sundays in the Premier League.

"It's never too late in a season to score goals, and Davis had a massive game today. His productivity made the difference."

Saints stat attack

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  • Dusan Tadic has been involved in eight goals in his last four Premier League games (scored 2, assisted 6)
  • Since making his debut in August 2014, only Fabregas (25) and Ozil (23) have more Premier League assists than Dusan Tadic (19)
  • Indeed, Tadic now has eight top-flight assists in 2016, a joint-high along with James Milner
  • Steven Davis netted his first-ever Premier League brace in this game

Spurs stat attack

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  • Spurs have lost more points when leading (20) and won more points when trailing (19) than any other Premier League side this season
  • Only Leicester (41) have won more Premier League points in 2016 than Southampton (36)
  • Spurs have now recorded their highest tally of goals in a single Premier League season (68)
  • Son Heung-min has scored in back-to-back Premier League games for the first time.

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Maurico Pochettino has appeared in the White Hart Lane tunnel, after taking the acclaim of the home fans, to speak to the media. "I can't believe we didn't win," is the gist of his chat. Full quotes to follow.

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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk: "Our teamwork was fantastic and a little bit of quality from Steven Davis with two amazing goals. A great win, especially looking at the European qualification places.

"Fraser Forster is an amazing goalie and he showed it at the end. A great save late on and a great win.

On signing a new six-year deal: "I think Saints is a great club with a lot of ambition and it's on a lift. It's perfect for me to have signed a new deal and I'll be here for a couple more years."

Virgil van Dijk
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Plenty of Spurs greats are on their feet at the Lane, clapping as the current squad go on a customary lap of honour after the final home game of the season. 

A well-deserved lap of honour, I must add - no matter where they end up finishing in the final Premier League table.

But I bet Ray Clemence, Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa would not have walked around with a selfie stick (if they existed in their day). Son Heung-min and Josh Onomah are the culprits.

'A very good performance from Southampton'

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Bradley Allen

Former QPR striker on BBC Radio London

"Spurs did look a little bit tired and fatigued and simply couldn't find that cutting edge to get that equaliser. 

"But a very good performance from Southampton as they edge closer to that Europa League place."

Chelsea defeat didn't affect us - Eriksen

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Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen: "We tried as much as we could. It's been a long season and this defeat wasn’t because of Monday. The last few games we haven’t managed to keep it going.

"We had a good first 20 minutes but we didn't win. We were a bit unlucky today - we had chances and there were two great saves. We missed the last chance, whereas Saints had three chances and scored two goals.

"The last game of the season will be for pride and to keep ourselves where we want to be. We need to finish strong. Playing Newcastle will be a tough game, especially if they have something to play for. Let's hope we finish well."

Christian Eriksen
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It does not quite match Leicester's celebratory beer and pizza, but some freebies are being handed out in the posh seats at White Hart Lane. Why? Because the packed crowd are waiting to congratulate the Spurs players on a superb season following their final home game. First out is Toby Alderweireld, who collects a couple of player of year trophies from a grey-haired, female fan.

Tottenahm fans are thanked
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Saints match-winner Steven Davis, who doubled his seasonal tally with both away goals: "I don't score many so that was a great day. They have great quality, Spurs.

"The aim at the start of the season was to do better than last year, and we have matched last season's points tally. Who knows where one more win will take us."

Steven Davis
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'Spurs needed to extend their lead'

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David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss at White Hart Lane for 5 live Sport

"Very strong from Southampton. Fraser Forster in goal is very confident and will be a good deputy to Joe Hart in the Euros this summer. 

"Saints break very well and played a clever game. Spurs needed to extend their lead when they went 1-0 up and were playing very well, but they were unable to do that."

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Great scenes at the away end. The victorious Saints players, led by two-goal hero Steven Davis, spend a few minutes celebrating with the travelling fans. Well worth sacking off a beach trip for a sweaty drive to north London instead...

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Southampton, meanwhile, are flying. Their fourth win in five Premier League matches moves them up above West Ham into sixth. Get those passports renewed, Saints fans...

FULL-TIME

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All over! Turns out that second spot is not that secure for Spurs after all. If Arsenal win at Manchester City later then they will move level with their arch-rivals on 70 points with one game left.

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GREAT SAVE!

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Spurs should be level! Nacer Chadli pounces on a loose ball following a Spurs free-kick which is pumped into the box. Surely? No! Fraser Forster - somehow - blocks the Spurs sub.

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The travelling Saints fans behind the goal which their team are attacking are making a din. Almost home and hosed.

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Almost game, set and match. Saints sub James Ward-Prowse flashes a 18-yard shot across the Spurs game.

James Ward-Prowse shoots
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Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino sits stony-faced and arms folded on the home bench. Is he going to lose against his former side?

INJURY TIME

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The fourth official strides to the touchline. How long is he going to reveal? Five minutes...

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More Spurs groans as Kyle Walker's slide-rule pass is too heavy for Nacer Chadli to race onto. Almost in stoppage time...

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Frustration kicking in at White Hart Lane. More possession and more shots from the home side - but they're trailing. 

Danny Rose - not for the first time in his career - lets his emotions boil over a touch, scuffling with Shane Long who reacts to his tasty challenge.

Danny Rose and Shane Long tangle
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Erik Lamela shuffles into space on the right side of the Saints box, clipping up towards Nacer Chadli at the far post. But the Belgian cannot climb above a pair of away defenders and the chances disappears down the plug hole.

SUBSTITUTION

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Here's that Saints change. Ward-Prowse on for Dusan Tadic serves two purposes - one, to shore up their midfield and two, to waste a few seconds.

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Saints are readying James Ward-Prowse on the bench...

YELLOW CARD

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Shane Long clatters into Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris, who races off his line to head away a long ball. Yellow card for the Saints striker. A harsh yellow in my opinion. Ball was there to be challenged.

Shane Long fouls Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and received a yellow c
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Spurs back on the attack. They reckon they should have a couple of corners, ref Jon Moss decides otherwise. The locals aren't happy. 

Tottenham players speak with Jon Moss
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Shane Long is like a wasp that you just can't swat away. The Saints striker is homing in on the Spurs defence again, trying to sting Toby Alderweireld who finds himself in a tangle. But the ball runs through to Hugo Lloris and Spurs survive.

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There are still goals in this game. Mark my words. Not sure at which end though...

SUBSTITUTION

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Spurs need some inspiration. Can Nacer Chadli provide some? Poch thinks so. On comes the more attack-minded Belgian for central midfielder Ryan Mason.

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Franklioni: That's how we throw away a season of good work...

Francis Edwards: Great goal, but really. Spurs have really lost it in the last few games. If Arsenal win later, second is surely theirs.

Luke: This Spurs side are going to go down as the biggest ever bottlers. Bottled the league and now bottling finishing above Arsenal!

Danny Rose
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This is Christian Eriksen territory. A hum of expectation around White Hart Lane. Here goes Eriksen...no...it is actually Erik Lamela. The Argentine wraps his right foot around the ball, but gives it too much gas. Too high. And probably wide. Eriksen pulls a face like he has just realised he's ran out of milk after he's poured his cereal.

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Spurs have thrown away leads in their past two games. Is it going to be third time unlucky? They have a free-kick about 25 yards out from the Saints goal...

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'It came through a crowd of legs'

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Bradley Allen

Former QPR striker on BBC Radio London

"It looked as if Spurs had enough defenders back but Davis switched the ball across from the left then wrapped his foot around his shot. It squirmed into the right-hand corner and maybe Hugo Lloris was a touch unsighted. It came through a crowd of legs, and Saints lead!"

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GOAL - Tottenham 1-2 Southampton

Steven Davis

Has Steven Davis nicked the winner?! Quite possibly. The Northern Ireland midfielder doubles his season goals tally in one afternoon with a weak strike. He plays a neat one-two with Dusan Tadic on the edge of the Spurs box, skips past a flimsy challenge then steers low into the bottom corner. Who needs power when you have accuracy?

Steven Davis scores
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Back under way after that fluid-based pit stop. Twenty minutes for someone to nick a winner.

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You know I said earlier it was sweltering at White Hart Lane? 28C apparently. And that means the players need a quick drinks break. Ref Jon Moss pauses the game for some much-needed re-hydration. Imagine how players would cope if they held a World Cup in Qatar. Oh wait...

Tottenham Hotspur have a drinks break
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Couple of Spurs pot-shots in quick succession, Kyle Walker and Christian Eriksen failing to trouble Fraser Forster though.

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Hugo Lloris
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Eeek! Moment of concern for Hugo Lloris, the Spurs keeper fumbling a Saints cross with Shane Long lurking. Luckily Jan Vertonghen rides to his rescue.