Tottenham threw away a two-goal lead at bottom side Southampton as James Ward-Prowse’s stoppage-time penalty rescued a 3-3 draw that saw Spurs miss the chance to move third.
Antonio Conte’s fourth-placed side looked to be moving above Manchester United as they took a 3-1 lead in the 74th minute.
But Theo Walcott inspired a late Southampton comeback as his close-range finish was followed by Ward-Prowse’s 93rd-minute penalty to secure a vital draw for the home side that keeps them two points from safety.
Che Adams had brought Saints level 43 seconds into the second half following Pedro Porro’s opener in first-half stoppage-time – his first Tottenham goal.
Harry Kane’s header put the visitors back in front with Ivan Perisic scoring his first goal for the club to give Spurs a two-goal lead.
But goals from Walcott and Ward-Prowse put a dent in the north London side’s top-four hopes, as they now sit just two points above fifth-placed Newcastle, who have two games in hand.
More to follow…
Both sides will next be in action in April with the international break getting under way after this weekend.
Southampton return with a pivotal game at the bottom as they go to fellow relegation rivals West Ham on April 2, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 2pm.
Next for Tottenham is another trip to a struggling side as they face Everton at Goodison Park on April 3 in the Monday Night Football, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 8pm.