SOUTHAMPTON defender Jan Bednarek has been rushed to hospital after breaking a rib against Tottenham.
The defender sustained the injury during the first half of today’s clash and had to be replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles ten minutes before half-time.
PAJan Bednarek suffered a broken rib[/caption]
AFPBednarek inadvertently collided with James Ward-Prowse[/caption]
Bednarek bravely tried to play on after sustaining the injury.
But he quickly had to be taken off.
Early in the second half, commentators confirmed on the Premier League world feed that Bednarek had been taken to hospital to have his injury seen to.
Astonishingly the Pole was one of FOUR players to go off injured during the first-half of the match.
He walked off in tears and was replaced by Dejan Kulusevski.
Bednarek’s centre-back partner Armel Bella-Kotchap then sustained a suspected dislocated shoulder after eight minutes and was replaced by Mohammed Salisu.
After both of Saints’ starting defenders were subbed, Spurs lost left wing-back Ben Davies – with the Welshman replaced by Ivan Perisic on 37 minutes.
Following all the changes, seven minutes were added on at the end of the first half.
And it took just one of those additional minutes for Pedro Porro to fire Tottenham into the lead.
Following smart movement by Harry Kane and Kulusevski, Son Heung-min delivered a perfect pass to Porro.
Running into the space vacated by Kane and Kulusevski, Porro confidently thwacked a shot past Gavin Bazunu.
Spurs’ lead didn’t last long, however, with their former nemesis Theo Walcott teeing up Che Adams to equalise within just seconds of the second half starting.
Kane soon restored his side’s advantage, heading home Kulusevski’s inviting 65th minute cross.
ReutersRicharlison went off in tears during the first half[/caption]