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'I don't worry about my Job' - Pellegrino after Saints' winless run continues | Match Report

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Harry Kane's 99th Premier League goal was not enough to take all three points


Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino said he was not concerned by speculation about his position after a 1-1 draw with Tottenham extended his side's winless run in the Premier League to 11 games.

Saints, who have not won in the league since the 4-1 victory over Everton on 26 November, have not been on such a run since 1998.

"I don't worry about my job because I am happy doing the job. It is part of our life," said Argentine Pellegrino, who has been at St Mary's since June.



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"In Argentina we say that the job is the electric chair - it is not easy to stay in the seat."

Sunday's result means Tottenham missed the chance to move level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool.

The hosts took a deserved early lead as Spurs central defender Davinson Sanchez diverted Ryan Bertrand's low cross into his own net.

The advantage lasted less than four minutes, though, with Harry Kane - the division's top scorer - nodding home a straightforward header as the Saints defence failed to compete for Ben Davies' corner.

Jack Stephens missed a glorious opportunity to restore Southampton's lead before the break, but neither side could carve out the same quality of chance before a frantic finale.

As Tottenham rallied late on, Stephens made amends for his earlier error by blocking Erik Lamela's goalbound shot with six minutes to go.

At the other end, 17-year-old debutant Michael Obafemi could not direct Dusan Tadic's shot on goal with one of his first touches off the bench, before Sofiane Boufal and Kane wasted openings for their respective sides.

Southampton are a point off 17th-placed Stoke in the table.

Tottenham, however, will be cut five points adrift of the top four if Liverpool beat Swansea on Monday.


By BBC Sport


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