Heung-Min Son opened the scoring as we controlled the first half but that key second goal was again elusive, allowing Southampton back into the game just after the half-hour mark through Steven Davis.
The in-form visitors looked dangerous and Davis struck again for what proved the winner in the 72nd minute. Nacer Chadli looked all set to level in added time but his effort was somehow blocked on the line.
Three points ahead of Arsenal at the start of the play, Arsenal’s subsequent draw at City means that we are guaranteed a place in the top three of the Premier League - City can no longer catch us - and a draw at Newcastle in the final match of the season next Sunday (May 15, 3pm) should guarantee second place. Arsenal face Villa at home, we have plus-13 better goal difference.
Below: Mauricio speaks to Spurs TV
“Southampton were a dangerous opponent for us, a good team with good players, fast, but the way we conceded, we feel disappointed about that,” reflected Mauricio.
“One more time I think we were the better team and created more chances but in football you need to kill the game, you need to show more consistency and we’ve had a lack of consistency in our last few games.
“We lost the game and now we have to keep fighting to keep our position in the table.
“The last few weeks, the last three games, two draws and a defeat, you can see it’s been tough for us.
“But nothing changes. We need to go to Newcastle and try to win.”