Tottenham ended a run of three straight defeats by scoring in each half and holding on for a 2-1 victory at Brighton.
Spurs dominated possession in heavy rain in East Sussex and Harry Kane broke the deadlock in a first half of few chances, drilling in a penalty after a Glenn Murray handball.
Anthony Knockaert spurned a great chance to equalise on 66 minutes, firing straight at Spurs’ third-choice goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
But the visitors ensured there would be no repeat of their Champions League collapse at Inter Milan in midweek when substitute Erik Lamela scored their second, sweeping in a Danny Rose cross from 12 yards.
Knockaert pulled one back in stoppage time but Brighton were unable to salvage a third straight Premier League draw.
More to follow
- ^ Champions League collapse at Inter Milan (www.bbc.co.uk)