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(Video highlights) Southampton 2-2 Tottenham: Pair from Pelle seal draw for Saints

Mauricio Pochettino returned to face his old side this weekend, with Southampton playing host to Tottenham in the Premier League.

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The two sides looked determined to get the win, but despite Southampton taking the lead on two occasions, the visitors pegged them back to see the game end in a draw.

It was a scrappy start to the game, with Tottenham arguably edging the game. The pitch looked to be somewhat slippery, as a number of players were struggling to stay on their feet.

The pitch was the main cause of the first goal, with Ryan Mason slipping at an inopportune moment. His slip put Ben Davies in all sorts of trouble, with Graziano Pelle applying pressure.

Davies delayed on the ball, hoping that Hugo Lloris would come out and claim it. The Frenchman stayed in his goal however, with Pelle reaching a leg around and poking the ball into the back of the net. 1.0.

The goal seemed to to wake Tottenham up a bit, and they burst into life for a period. Erik Lamela leveled things up shortly after, although there was a degree of fortune about his goal. Eric Dier put a great ball into the box, and the Argentine got on the end of it. It appeared to go in off his arm, but the goal stood. 1-1.

Pelle gave his side the lead once again after the break, with second half substitute Shane Long providing the assist with practically his first involvement. Long fired a cross into the box, with his Italian teammate rising above the defence to head home beautifully. 2-1

It was Chadli to the rescue for Tottenham, with Dier once again providing the assist. The young defender played a fantastic ball through to the Belgian, who showed good feet to get away from his marker and prod past Kelvin Davis. 2-2.

The Saints shot-stopper arguably should have done better with the shot, as it was a difficult angle to score from. He may blame himself for dropping two points, but in truth Tottenham were the better side.

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