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Ten-man Tottenham escape to victory as Kane strikes

Tottenham defied Serge Aurier's first-half red card to hold out for a vital 2-1 win over thanks to 's winner on Saturday. Spurs had won just two of their opening eight games of the season and needed to make a statement after crashing out of the League Cup to fourth-tier Colchester on Tuesday.

Harry Kane's eighth goal in six Premier League games against Southampton steered 10-man Tottenham Hotspur to an unlikely 2-1 victory after errors from his team mates on Saturday.

Kane scored with a low shot from inside the area in the 43rd minute to restore Spurs' lead at the stadium after keeper Hugo Lloris had gifted an equaliser.

The Frenchman took far too long to clear a backpass and then wildly miskicked to allow the onrushing Danny Ings to bundle the ball over the line and cancel out Tanguy Ndombele's 24th-minute Spurs opener.

Lloris's howler came soon after Serge Aurier's 31st-minute dismissal for collecting two quick yellow cards, the second a soft pull-back on Ryan Bertrand when in no obvious danger.

After the break, Southampton pushed hard to make the most of their numerical advantage but Lloris atoned for his earlier error with two superb saves from James Ward-Prowse and Maya Yoshida.

With Nathan Redmond also shooting over the bar and Ings failing to get on the end of a close-range chance, Southampton continued to put pressure on Spurs but the London side, who moved into fourth, remained dangerous on the break and Kane almost grabbed his second goal late on.

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