Dele Alli brace helps Tottenham beat Southampton

The result left Spurs fifth in the table with 36 points from 18 matches, one behind fourth-placed arch-rivals Arsenal and three adrift of third-placed Manchester City. Southampton remained eighth on 24 points.

Striker Harry Kane celebrates after scoring Tottenham's second goal against Southampton.   -  Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur kept up the pressure on the Premier League's top four after coming from behind to beat 10-man Southampton 4-1 thanks to two goals from Dele Alli and one apiece by Harry Kane and Son Heung-min on Wednesday.

Alli cancelled out Virgil Van Dijk's second-minute opener before Kane fired Tottenham ahead and missed a penalty after Southampton winger Nathan Redmond hacked down Alli and was sent off.

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With the Saints throwing caution to the wind in search of an equaliser in the closing stages, substitute Son rounded off a swift break for Tottenham's third and Alli capped a fine individual performance with an almost identical strike.

The result left Spurs fifth in the table with 36 points from 18 matches, one behind fourth-placed arch-rivals Arsenal and three adrift of third-placed Manchester City. Southampton remained eighth on 24 points.

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