Southampton force replay with Spurs thanks to Sofiane Boufal’s late equaliser


José Mourinho had bemoaned the way the fixtures are piling up for his Tottenham Hotspur side and, after the Southampton substitute Sofiane Boufal cancelled out a wonderfully crafted Son Heung-min opener, the Portuguese has another game to add to the list. Son struck after a magical weaving run by Giovani Lo Celso, seemingly sealing a relatively smooth passage to the FA Cup fifth round but Boufal had other ideas, lashing in after storming into the box to meet a cutback from Danny Ings, who three times went close to finding an equaliser himself.

Boufal struck three minutes from time to extinguish the significance of the barnstorming run by Lo Celso, which culminated in Son arrowing a strike into the far corner of the Southampton goal, and ensure a replay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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This post written by Ben Fisher at St Mary’s Stadium originally appeared on Football | The Guardian. Read the full post here.

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