Southampton supporters were overjoyed with their captain once more.
So the spoils were shared as Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino visited his former side on Saturday afternoon.
Interestingly, Pochettino is unbeaten against Southampton this season, having won against them at White Hart Lane and earned a 2-2 draw at St Mary's. Graziano Pelle scored twice for the Saints and rightly earned plenty of plaudits from supporters as a result.
Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli netted for Tottenham, meanwhile, as both sides would have gone home satisfied with a point - although many Southampton fans felt they deserved a win.
Notably, though, Harry Kane - Tottenham's breakthrough hero this season - had a quiet game. And many Saints fans had one person (maybe two) to thank for that particular feet.
Indeed, Maya Yoshida was the maybe second. But Jose Fonte stole most of the praise on Twitter after the game for yet another impressive performance for Southampton.
The 31-year-old was said to have 'kept Kane in his back pocket,' with plenty urging him to release the Spurs star on social media after the game.
Is Fonte Southampton's player of the season? He was certainly on form once again this weekend. Here's how Saints fans reacted to his display v Tottenham - and Kane:
Think Kane had only 1 shot. Well contained by Fonte and Maya #saintsfc— Chris Ingram (@ChrisIngram96) April 25, 2015
Jose Fonte just got emptied his pockets & Harry Kane fell out #saintsfc— Rich (@Romsey_Squib) April 25, 2015
Fonte and Yoshida made Kane look pretty ordinary today #saintsfc— Cameron King (@cameronking9897) April 25, 2015
Jose Fonte arrived home after todays game and emptied his pockets... keys, phone, wallet, and Harry Kane— Chris Pye (@my_slice_of_pye) April 25, 2015
Didn't see Kane get on the spurs team coach! It's ok Fonte, you can let him out your back pocket now #saintsfc— Connor Bowers (@CbowersSfc) April 25, 2015
couple of positives - pelle banging goals in again, and fonte keeping harry kane quiet all game #saintsfc— Karl (@ObscureThing77) April 25, 2015