Most Fouled Player Tella Shines Off The Bench For Southampton As Spurs’ Kane Sets New EPL Record
Former Arsenal schoolboy Nathan Tella made his English Premier League home debut as Southampton were thrashed 5-2 by Tottenham Hotspur in a matchday two fixture on Sunday afternoon,
Fresh from making his full debut for the Saints against Brentford in the League Cup, Tella entered the game as a substitute to replace Stuart Armstrong midway through the second half.
The winger and playmaker is being given a chance in the first team in the new season by manager Ralph Hasenhüttl as he has been included in every single matchday squad for the 2020-21 campaign.
Jose Mourinho’s men secured their first win of the season thanks to four goals from Son Heung-Min’s, all of them assisted by Harry Kane, who added a fifth for the north London side in the 82nd minute, while Danny Ings bagged a brace for Southampton.
According to OPTA, the England captain became the first player in Premier League history to assist the same player four times in a single match.
Despite spending only a quarter of the game on the pitch, Tella caught the eye; he was the most fouled player in action, winning a game-high four free-kicks for Southampton.