Harry Kane scored his 99th Premier League goal but it was not enough for Tottenham to beat Southampton in a 1-1 draw on Super Sunday.
The striker moved within one of becoming the 27th Premier League centurion when equalising on 18 minutes after Davinson Sanchez had inadvertently put through his own net three minutes earlier.
Both teams created chances to win it in an entertaining clash in torrential conditions on the south coast as Southampton stretched their winless run to 11 games in the Premier League.
The result leaves Mauricio Pellegrino’s men in the bottom three, a point from safety, while Spurs remain in fifth, two points off Liverpool in fourth, who play Swansea on Monday Night Football .
Heading into this game, Southampton’s attackers had scored a total of 12 goals from a combined 93 appearances this season. Tottenham were in charitable mood and did the Saints’ strikers job for them on 15 minutes when Sanchez turned a Ryan Bertrand cross into his own net.
Pellegrino’s team had scored the opening goal in three of their last four home games, but failed to win any of them. The problem reared its head again as Spurs levelled three minutes later when Kane simply wanted it more than his marker Jack Stephens and bulleted home a header from close range.