Ryan Mason made historical past on Wednesday, changing into the youngest supervisor in Premier League historical past whereas successful his debut in control of Tottenham.
Mason, taking up Spurs on a caretaker foundation after Jose Mourinho’s sacking earlier this week, noticed his facet come again to defeat Southampton 2-1 on Wednesday.
At 29 years, 312 days previous, Mason broke the earlier document by almost three years.
What was mentioned?
“I believed it was improbable, so pleased with the boys,” Mason informed Sky Sports activities after the sport. “A lot power, a lot bravery, particularly after the primary 20-Half-hour as effectively.
“I believed [Southampton] got here out the blocks, they have been superb within the first half, we discovered it tough at instances.
“However the fellows confirmed perception, they caught to the plan and full credit score to the fellows as a result of the power, the dedication, bravery and I will be sincere: I believed there was just one group that was going to win it.”
Mason broke the earlier Premier League mark, which was set by Attilio Lombardo when he managed Crystal Palace at age 32 years, 67 days in 1998.
Mason additionally turned the youngest individual to handle an English top-flight sport since Frank Sibley (29y 308d) for QPR vs Everton in October 1977.
Spurs edge nearer to European place
Danny Ings opened the scoring for Southampton within the first half, however Spurs turned the sport round within the second half with objectives from Gareth Bale and a late penalty from Son Heung-min.
The comeback win meant Mason has equaled Mourinho’s complete of Premier League matches gained when the group trailed at half-time (W1 D2 L11).
With the three factors, Tottenham moved to inside two factors of Chelsea, who occupy the fourth and last Champions League place within the desk. The Blues do have a sport in hand on their London rivals.