Tottenham 1-0 Southampton - Pochettino tastes victory over former club

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Mauricio Pochettino faced his former club for the first time since leaving for Tottenham, and his Spurs side beat Southampton 1-0 at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton met for the first time since Mauricio Pochettino made the switch from the South Coast to White Hart Lane today, and it was the Argentine who came out on top over his successor Ronald Koeman

Southampton enjoyed plenty of success under former Espanyol boss Pochettino last season, finishing eighth in the Premier League table in just their second season back in the top flight, and those exploits at St. Mary's Stadium meant that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wanted the ex-Paris Saint-Germain defender to replace Tim Sherwood this summer - and he got his wish.

After two wins, two draws and two defeats, Pochettino made a decent start to life in North London, but today saw him renew pleasantries with his old side.

The Saints had shown that they could succeed without Pochettino, as new manager Ronald Koeman had guided them to four wins in a row, taking them to second place behind Chelsea.

Yet despite chances for Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama, Tottenham ran out 1-0 winners, with Christian Eriksen striking home from just outside the area.

The result takes Spurs up to sixth place, just two points behind third place Southampton.

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