Southampton managed to stop Jose Mourinho’s brilliant record during a visit to St Mary’s Stadium. Because, on Matchday 21 English League 2019/2020, Tottenham Hotspur lost by a score of 1-0, on Wednesday.
This is the first defeat suffered by Mourinho during seven visits to the headquarters of Southampton (won 3, drawn 3, and drawn once). Danny Ings is the destroyer of the record for the Special One.
In this match Ings successfully broke through goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga in the 17th minute. The goal was created starting from the bait of Jack Stephens who immediately resolved with a left-foot shot from outside the penalty box.
Statistics mention if Ings has scored 20 goals from 45 matches with Southampton in the Premier League. This season, he has donated 12 goals and one assist in domestic competition.
Thanks to Ings’s sharp instincts in breaking into Tottenham’s goal, the Saints were spared the club’s record in March 1998-January 1999 where they failed to secure a clean sheet in 16 consecutive home games.
These additional three points are enough for Southampton to approach the top 10. Currently, they are stuck in rank 11 with 25 points. While Tottenham failed to topple Manchester United’s position in fifth place after being stuck in sixth with 30 points.