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Tottenham threw away a two-goal lead at bottom side Southampton as James Ward-Prowse’s stoppage-time penalty rescued a 3-3 draw that saw Spurs miss the chance to move third.

Antonio Conte’s fourth-placed side looked to be going above Manchester United as they took a 3-1 lead in the 74th minute.

But Theo Walcott inspired a late Southampton comeback as his close-range finish was followed by Ward-Prowse’s 93rd-minute penalty to secure a vital draw for the home side that keeps them two points from safety.

Che Adams had brought Saints level 43 seconds into the second half following Pedro Porro’s opener in first-half stoppage-time – his first Tottenham goal.

Harry Kane’s header put the visitors back in front with Ivan Perisic scoring his first goal for the club to give Spurs a two-goal lead.

But strikes from Walcott and Ward-Prowse put a dent in the north London side’s top-four hopes, as they now sit just two points above fifth-placed Newcastle, who have two games in hand.

How Spurs switched off to waste two-goal lead…

Spurs missed the chance to go third

A stop-start first half saw four injury-enforced substitutions in the first 37 minutes.

Southampton lost both centre-backs – Armel Bella-Kotchap and Jan Bednarek – giving them a new pairing of Mohammed Salisu and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, while a tearful Richarlison lasted just five minutes for Spurs, who also had to replace Ben Davies.

Porro wasted two good openings to give Spurs the lead but made no mistake at the third attempt in the first minute of first-half stoppage-time as he hammered in off the crossbar after being picked out by Heung-Min Son.

But Southampton responded immediately after half-time as Walcott teed up Adams, who slid in an equaliser for his 10th goal of the season in all competitions.

Kane restored Spurs’ lead in the 65th minute as he powered home a header at the back post from substitute Dejan Kulusevski’s deft cross.

Harry Kane heads Spurs back in front at Southampton
Harry Kane heads Spurs back in front at Southampton

The England captain’s 21st Premier League goal of the season was also his ninth headed goal this term, equalling Duncan Ferguson’s single-season record in the competition from 1997-98.

Tottenham then looked set for all three points when substitute Perisic scored his first Tottenham goal in his 36th appearance with a downward volley in the 74th minute.

Ivan Perisic is congratulated by team-mates after scoring Spurs' third goal at Southampton
Ivan Perisic is congratulated by team-mates after scoring Spurs’ third goal at Southampton

But just three minutes later Saints were given a way back into the game when Walcott finished off Sekou Mara’s knock down from close range.

Southampton then had the chance to complete the comeback when they were awarded a penalty in the 90th minute after Spurs substitute Pape Sarr caught Maitland-Niles in the area at a corner.

Ward-Prowse, who had missed his last two spot-kicks, made no mistake this time to equalise past his former Southampton team-mate Fraser Forster.

Spurs nearly snatched the win with the last touch of the game but Clement Lenglet headed over from Perisic’s cross to cap off a frustrating afternoon for Conte’s side.

What’s next?

Both sides will next be in action in April with the international break getting under way after this weekend.

Southampton return with a pivotal game at the bottom as they go to relegation rivals West Ham on April 2, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 2pm.

Next for Tottenham is another trip to a struggling side as they face Everton at Goodison Park on April 3 in the Monday Night Football, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 8pm.

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Hollie Doyle: Star flat jockey set for Friday return ahead of Lincoln meeting at Doncaster | Racing News



Leading flat jockey Hollie Doyle will make her return to riding on Friday at Newcastle ahead of this weekend’s Lincoln meeting at Doncaster, live on Sky Sports Racing.

The Group One-winning rider has been out of the saddle since January following an elbow injury sustained in a fall at Wolverhampton.

Doyle enjoyed another memorable season in 2022 with over 150 winners, partnering Nashwa to a first Classic victory as well as landing another Royal Ascot success on Bradsell and further glory on star stayer Trueshan.

She is set to make her return at Newcastle, taking the ride on Rhythm And Hooves in the 5:50pm race, ahead of Saturday’s opening flat turf meeting of the year at Doncaster.

Some of her rides include Richard Spencer’s Revich in the lucrative Lincoln Handicap, as well chances on Wilderness Girl in the Cammidge Trophy and the classy Tempus in the Doncaster Mile.

Hollie Doyle and Trueshan

“It’s been a frustrating time on the sidelines, but it was great to receive the green light to return,” said the Sky Sports Racing ambassador.

“I’ve been back at Oaksey House this morning, and the team there have been fantastic right the way through my recovery.

“I’ll be riding out this week and am looking forward to getting back in the saddle at Newcastle on Friday and on Lincoln day at Doncaster and kicking on from there.”

Watch every race from the Lincoln meeting at Doncaster this Saturday, exclusively live on Sky Sports Racing.

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England Women: Sarina Wiegman recalls goalkeeper Hannah Hampton and defender Esme Morgan | Football News



Sarina Wiegman has handed recalls to Hannah Hampton and Esme Morgan while uncapped Lucy Parker also returns to the fold as the Lionesses prepare for back-to-back fixtures against Brazil and World Cup co-hosts Australia in April.

Dropping out from February’s squad are the injured Emily Ramsey along with Lotte Wubben-Moy, Katie Zelem and Ebony Salmon.

Chelsea forward Fran Kirby continues to be absent as she recovers from a knee injury, while Bethany England also misses out despite scoring five goals in six appearances for new club Tottenham.

Katie Zelem has been omitted from Sarina Wiegman’s latest England squad

Wiegman said: “We are getting closer to the World Cup and I can’t think of two better games to assess our progress. After these games, there will be less than three months until we fly to the tournament and we must make every second on and off the pitch count.

“For us as a technical staff this will be the last chance to see the players within our England environment before we come together for the final preparation phase in June. And these two matches will be two real tests to see where we are at.”

The Lionesses have not faced Australia since October 2018 when Kirby scored in a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.

The last meeting with Brazil was in October 2019 at the Riverside Stadium when Debinha scored twice for the visitors, before England’s late consolation in a 2-1 defeat.

England squad in full

England's Chloe Kelly celebrates after scoring her second goal against Belgium
Chloe Kelly has been in excellent club form for Man City this season

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps, Sandy MacIver, Ellie Roebuck, Hannah Hampton

Defenders: Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, Jess Carter, Niamh Charles, Alex Greenwood, Maya Le Tissier, Esme Morgan, Lucy Parker, Leah Williamson

Midfielders: Laura Coombs, Jordan Nobbs, Georgia Stanway, Ella Toone, Keira Walsh

Forwards: Rachel Daly, Lauren Hemp, Lauren James, Chloe Kelly, Jess Park, Alessia Russo, Katie Robinson

Upcoming fixtures

April 6: England vs Brazil – kick-off 7.45pm, Women’s Finalissima (Wembley Stadium)

April 11: England vs Australia – kick-off 7.45pm, friendly (Gtech Stadium)

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Anthony Barry: Chelsea and Bayern far apart in agreeing compensation for assistant to join Thomas Tuchel’s staff | Football News



Chelsea and Bayern Munich remain far apart over agreeing compensation for Anthony Barry to join Thomas Tuchel’s coaching staff.

Bayern have approached Chelsea about taking their assistant coach after Tuchel expressed an interest in bringing him into his new set-up.

Chelsea have made their position and expectations clear to Bayern for Barry to be released from his contract, and nothing has yet been agreed between the clubs.

But amid the uncertainty, Barry and Chelsea have agreed that he will not attend Cobham until the situation is resolved either way.

Chelsea have a list of potential replacements should he ultimately leave for the Bundesliga champions.

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Speaking at his first press conference since becoming Bayern Munich boss, Tuchel said he wasn’t expecting to be in his position, but believes his squad is one of the most talented groups in Europe

The Chelsea players return to training on Tuesday following international duty ahead of their clash with Aston Villa on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Barry is a highly thought-of coach who has also worked with Robert Martinez and the Belgium national team, the Republic of Ireland team under Stephen Kenny, and Paul Cook at Wigan Athletic before joining Chelsea in 2020.

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