Video: Spurs players have kick-about with 8-year-old who lost limbs to meningitis

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Spurs had a result to forget in their final home game of the season against Southampton, but the club still ensured the day was extra special for one young fan.

Mousa Dembele led the reception for 8-year-old Marshall Janson, who lost his limbs to meningitis aged one.

After his picture had been doing the rounds on social media in the week leading up to the game, Marshall was welcomed to the edge of the pitch at half time, where he received a standing ovation from the Tottenham fans.


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Marshall's moment

And to top it off, he was invited by the suspended Dembele and substitutes Nacer Chadli, Kevin Wimmer and Tom Carroll for a kick-about on the pitch, which you can see here, thanks to the official Tottenham Hotspur Youtube channel: 

He also joined the first team for a training session in midweek. 

Perhaps it would have been best for Tottenham to end the afternoon on such a high note, as once the first team had replaced Marshall and co. on the field, they ended up conceding again in the 71st minute, courtesy of Steven Davis' second goal of the afternoon.

Emotional scenes

In fact, Spurs were left reeling after Southampton's only two shots on target both found the back of the net, while the home side squandered plenty of chances to put the game to bed at 1-0. 

The Lilywhites now need to take a point away from Newcastle on Sunday to ensure they finish above Arsenal for the first time since 1995, but it could have been so much easier had they finished the job against Ronald Koeman's men.

Still, an emotional White Hart Lane got to see some pretty decent football at half time, leading to chants of "sign him up". Let's hope Mauricio Pochettino was watching.

What was the biggest moment of Spurs' season? Have your say in the comments. 

Gareth Bale
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