Tottenham failed to benefit from Manchester United’s fall in a draw with last-placed Burnley on Tuesday, losing at home to Southampton 2-3 after being outscored twice.
Tottenham took the lead with friendly fire by Southampton’s Polish defender Jan Bednarek (18), but the southern team equalized with Albanian Armando Broja on loan from Chelsea (23).
Tottenham took the lead again with South Korean Heung-Min Son returning to the team after an injury that kept him out for a long time (70).
But Southampton stunned Tottenham with two quick goals by Norwegian international Mohamed Elyounoussi (80) and Che Adams two minutes later.
Tottenham supporters thought Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn gave them the equalizer in the fourth minute of stoppage time but his goal did not count for offside after resorting to Video Assistant Referee technology.
Tottenham’s tally froze to 36 points in seventh place, while Southampton raised their tally to 28 points in tenth place.
Exciting tie between Aston Villa and Leeds
Aston Villa and Leeds United ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Brazilian Coutinho starring the match.
Leeds took an early lead by Welsh striker Daniel James after 9 minutes, but Coutinho equalized after half an hour and then passed two crucial balls for Jacob Ramsey to score in the 38th and 43rd minutes.
In added time of the first half, James shortened the score with a header inside the net.
In the second half, Diego Llorente equalized for Leeds (63), before Aston Villa completed the final minutes with ten players after sending off defender Ezri Konsa two minutes before the end for a second yellow card.
The match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace ended in a 1-1 draw.
Finnish top scorer Teemu Pukki scored 39 seconds later, the fastest goal of the season before Ivorian Wilfried Zaha equalized for Palace (60).
Zaha had a golden chance to win the game for his team when the referee awarded him a penalty but wasted it (63).