The Straits Times
Published on Oct 29, 2012

Spurs beat Saints


SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) - Tottenham beat Southampton 2-1 on Sunday in the English Premier League for their first-ever victory at St Mary's Stadium.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring for Spurs against his former club when he headed in Tom Huddlestone's pass from close range in the 15th minute. Clint Dempsey doubled the visitors' advantage in the 39th when the United States international turned in a ball from Jermain Defoe inside the six-yard box.

Southampton got a goal back in the 66th when Jay Rodriguez scored from close range but Tottenham hung on for the victory.

Tottenham had lost all five previous visits to St Mary's Stadium.