Spursâ€™ Harry Kane shows Southamptonâ€™s new manager size of job ahead
It was tempting to say that Ralph HasenhÃ¼ttl now knows the scale of the challenge that faces him at Southampton but the truth is the new manager was already painfully aware. Relegation-threatened clubs are queasily placed for good reason. They call for fresh direction in the middle of a season because they are desperate.
There were familiar flaws for HasenhÃ¼ttl to digest from his seat in the Wembley stands, having been confirmed as Mark Hughesâ€™s successor in the morning â€“ namely, defensive looseness that added up to the softest of concessions and, at the other end, a lack of discernible goal threat until Tottenham were 3-0 up and the game was over.