Saints stop Spurs in St Mary's stalemate

Tottenham are out to 2-1 with Betfair to finish in the Premier League’s top four after a 1-1 draw away to Southampton.

Davinson Sanchez’s own goal put Saints in front before Harry Kane equalised for a Spurs side who had drifted pre-match to 5-6 from 4-6 once Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen were declared unfit to feature at St Mary’s.

The point was not enough to move 18-placed Saints, 5-1 to be relegated, out of the bottom three.

Watford have sacked Marco Silva following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester and Javi Gracia is expected to fill the Vicarage Road vacancy.

Bookmakers have suspended betting on former Malaga and Rubin coach Gracia, who was swiftly reported as the man to replace Silva.

The decision to sack Silva came as more of a surprise to bookmakers with the former Hull coach still odds-against with layers to be the next Premier League manager to leave his current position when the announcement was made.

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Pacos Ferreira v Benfica

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Benfica have scored three goals or more in five of their last six games
Expert verdict
Benfica are the second-highest scorers in the Portuguese top flight and can continue their rampant ways at the expense of lowly Pacos de Ferreira. An eighth away league win of the season is on the cards for the Lisbon giants, who are 35 points superior to their hosts.

 

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