Southampton moved up to 16th place on the Premier League table with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon. 

The Saints headed into the fixture as clear underdogs but turned in an inspired second-half display to put their opponents to the sword at St Mary’s Stadium. 

Ralph Hasenhuttl named an unchanged team from the starting line-up he fielded in Southampton’s cruel 3-2 defeat away at Manchester United last weekend, and they performed valiantly once again. 

Harry Kane opened the scoring for Spurs as he drifted away from Jannik Vestergaard to fire low and beyond Angus Gunn. 

Southampton were far more aggressive after the interval, however, and played with fluency. They began creating more and more chances, and their patience paid off. 

Yan Valery scored his second goal in as many games after Tottenham failed to deal with a low ball across the face of goal. 

The Saints then went ahead soon after, as James Ward-Prowse curled a sumptuous free-kick beyond the reach of a helpless Hugo Lloris in the Spurs net, sealing a 2-1 win for the hosts. 

Here are four findings from what was an incredibly satisfying victory for Southampton.