After Southampton’s goalless first half at White Hart Lane, they seemed pretty determined to make a comeback.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) March 19, 2017
While James Ward-Prowse did manage to find the back of the net, it just wasn’t the Saints’ day, with the match ending 2-1 to Tottenham.
There was one Tottenham player who most definitely did have a good day on the pitch, though.
Christian Eriksen's first half by numbers vs. Southampton:
100% tackles won
2 chances created
Top of his game. pic.twitter.com/A528Pj4uh5
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 19, 2017
13 – Since his debut in Sept 2013, no player has scored as many Premier League goals from outside the box as Christian Eriksen (13). Range. pic.twitter.com/1e7x3mG2qp
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 19, 2017
In the 14th minute, Christian Eriksen delivered a rare moment of precision, drifting onto Mousa Dembele’s pass before bending a left-footed shot hard, low and into the bottom right-hand corner.
Turns out scoring against Southampton has been a bit of a thing for Eriksen lately.
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 19, 2017
Southampton give Eriksen wayyyy too much space just outside the box. You can't do that, b/c he'll place it into the corner just like that!
— Cartilage Free Capt. (@cartilagefree) March 19, 2017
It would seem Eriksen’s got himself some admirers on Twitter thanks to his recent form.
— The Spurs Bible (@The_Spurs_Bible) March 19, 2017
Christian Eriksen has this incredible ability to make the hardest things look effortless.
— Jake. (@YedIin) March 19, 2017
Eriksen has gone up a level this season imo. Immense talent.
— tehTrunk ❄ (@tehTrunk) March 19, 2017
When Eriksen is on form, everything ticks all around the pitch. Genius.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) March 19, 2017
With Dele Alli now scoring four goals in four games and Eriksen three in five, the game proved there is life after Harry Kane for Tottenham.
Cracking goal from Eriksen. Plenty of goals in this Spurs side even without Kane.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 19, 2017