Southampton 1 Spurs 1 FA Cup 4th Rd

What a topsy-turvy day it turned out to be, but more in my blog about that later. Now it is about our draw against Southampton.Just like the Middlesbrough game, we came away with a draw, at St Mary’s. Personally, I am quite happy with that (granted, I would have preferred a result, but we have to take what we can). This means some time in our winter break period (I presume) we will all trudge back to the Tottenham Stadium for a rematch. And like the Middlesbrough game, we get a result, of course, in our favour. Unfortunately for some, it means forking out more dosh, unless you are a Premium Season ticket holder, where it is included in the price. But let us not quibble, but concentrate on getting a result and allow the march to the final to continue.To cut a long story short, Southampton’s Sofiane Boufal’s late equaliser gave them a chance to fight another day in the FA Cup competition.Saints’ manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and Mourinho made FA Cup statements of intent by selecting strong line-ups – and their teams delivered a game-high on excellence, possibilities and passion.We looked to be on our way into the fifth round just before the hour when Son crowned a brilliant break with a low finish from the excellent lo Celso’s pass.Even though we equalised Southampton had a succession of chances to equalise, with Southampton’s Danny Ings having an off day in front of goal and squandering several opportunities (thank god!). So, they got a draw and now we return to our magnificent stadium for a battle to enter the next stage of the FA Cup (5th Rd).We now need to dust ourselves off and prepare for our next League game against Manchester City (Sunday 2nd Feb). Hopefully, by then we will have a few more players joining our ranks. The transfer window closes on the 31st January, the same day that the UK leaves the European Union.