Gareth Bale returned into the Tottenham team and scored a goal to help his team achieve a close victory over Southampton in a Premier League match played at St. Mary’s Stadium on Sunday. Tottenham won the match by a close margin of 2-1. This victory took the Spurs to no. 4 in the points table. Tottenham currently has 17 points in 9 matches.

Gareth Bale wasn’t able to feature for Tottenham in the last couple of games because he had to spend time with his wife who has given the birth to a daughter. Tottenham missed him a lot in the last two games. In the game against Chelsea, Tottenham got defeated by 4-2, while, in the following game against NK Maribor, the Spurs managed to secure only one point. The Wales winger made a comeback into the team in this match and his comeback certainly strengthened the Tottenham team.

Bale scored the opening goal for Tottenham in the 15th minute of the match.  Tom Huddlestone set up the goal and Bale deflected the ball into the net with a header. Tottenham’s lead got doubled in the 39th minute with the goal of Clint Dempsey. Aaron Lennon passed the ball to Jermain Defoe who beat Maya Yoshida and gave the ball to Dempsey who blasted it home to give Tottenham a lead of 2-0. There were no more goals scored in the first half.

In the second half, the Southampton team started well and managed to reduce the lead to 2-1 in the 66th minute when Jay Rodriguez gave the finishing touch to a fine corner kick from Fonte. The Southampton team got a couple more goal scoring opportunities after that, but, they didn’t manage to capitalize on those chances and remained trailed by 2-1 right till the end.

This was the fifth victory for Tottenham in the ongoing Premier League. Tottenham’s next match will be a Capital One Cup encounter against Norwich City on Wednesday.

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