Southampton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Three key players

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Michael Obafemi of Southampton in action during the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Michael Obafemi of Southampton in action during the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) /
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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: Michael Obafemi of Southampton holds his head in his hands after missing a late chance during the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: Michael Obafemi of Southampton holds his head in his hands after missing a late chance during the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) /

Michael Obafemi

Obafemi was introduced in place of Manolo Gabbiadini for the final eight minutes of the game, and he was just one good connection away from scoring a dream debut goal.

Dusan Tadic got in behind the Spurs defence and played the ball across goal to Obafemi, who just had Michel Vorm to beat. However, the youngster just couldn’t sort his feet out in time to connect with the ball.

In a more positive St. Mary’s atmosphere, the introduction of Obafemi was another positive. The Saints fans are always pleased to welcome new talent from the club’s famous academy into the first-team setup, and he becomes the second youngest player to make a Premier League appearance for the club after Luke Shaw.