Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Kieran Trippier's free-kick is blocked by Glenn Murray's arm

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[1] 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

References

  1. ^ Champions League collapse at Inter Milan (www.bbc.co.uk)

BBC Sport – Football

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