Brighton hold Spurs to edge closer to safety

There were just 143 seconds between Harry Kane giving Spurs the lead, and Pascal Gross' equaliser

Brighton edged nearer to Premier League security with a hard-earned level in opposition to a much-changed Tottenham facet.

Harry Kane’s 26th league objective of the season, following Gaetan Bong’s error, put Spurs in sight of an 11th away win.

However Brighton had been behind for simply two minutes, Pascal Gross levelling with a superb penalty after Serge Aurier had caught Jose Izquierdo.

The Seagulls are with out a win in six video games however are eight factors above the relegation zone with 4 video games left.

Spurs nearly received it by way of an personal objective when Shane Duffy deflected Christian Eriksen’s cross a fraction broad.

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A lot-changed Spurs fail to impress

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino had one eye on Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United, a contest which might earn Tottenham a primary trophy since 2008, as he made six modifications to his facet.

Dele Alli and Davinson Sanchez had been rested whereas Toby Alderweireld, who has failed to agree a new contract, was drafted in for his first Premier League look since October.

Spurs lacked their traditional zip as their fringe gamers struggled to activate the type within the membership’s 50th aggressive sport of the season.

They continue to be fourth within the desk, two factors behind third-placed Liverpool and eight forward of fifth-placed Chelsea, however at the moment are with out a win in two league video games having gone 14 unbeaten earlier than final weekend’s Three-1 residence defeat to Manchester Metropolis.

Harry Kane celebrates scoring his 26th Premier League goal

“Saturday was so robust mentally and bodily,” Pochettino advised BBC Sport afterwards.

“The staff wasn’t contemporary sufficient. That’s the reason we tried so as to add some contemporary legs. We’re upset as a result of the concept was to win.

“On the identical time we’ve one level extra and the hole with Chelsea is eight factors.”

Son Heung-min was denied his 13th league objective by Mathew Ryan’s super save on the finish of a goalless first half earlier than the South Korea worldwide’s perseverance noticed Kane break the impasse three minutes after the re-start.

Son was sharp to react after Bong’s careless play and his intelligent ball for Kane allowed the England worldwide to attain with a shot which deflected off Bruno earlier than discovering the online.

Nonetheless, Spurs shortly conceded an equaliser as gritty Brighton took an enormous step in direction of survival.

Seagulls all however secure?

Brighton followers celebrated on the last whistle as if their staff had secured Premier League survival, however supervisor Chris Hughton will definitely not be popping the champagne corks till it’s mathematically sure.

However this was an important level a 12 months to the day since Brighton ended their 34-year exile from the top-flight by sealing promotion from the Championship.

Their final 4 video games are away to Europa League-chasing Burnley and champions Manchester Metropolis, and residential to Manchester United and Liverpool, however eight-point hole ought to be sufficient, notably as their efficiency in opposition to Spurs confirmed they’ve the urge for food for a battle.

“It is a outcome we deserved,” former Tottenham defender Hughton stated.

“We all know we’ve received 4 massive video games however a efficiency like that in opposition to a staff of Tottenham’s high quality will definitely give this group of lads confidence.”

Requested if the Seagulls at the moment are secure, Hughton added: “No and solely as a result of I can not afford to suppose that method.

“In all probability crucial factor on my thoughts now could be ensuring that we will try to put in the identical sort of effort and the identical sort of efficiency in these final 4 video games.”

Lewis Dunk examined Hugo Lloris with a bullet header whereas Anthony Knockaert additionally compelled a sensible save earlier than half-time.

Even once they fell behind Brighton’s gamers refused to let their heads drop, with Gross producing a textbook penalty to degree earlier than they dug in for a formidable outcome.

Brighton nonetheless have work to do to safe a second season within the Premier League, however they’re displaying the character they’re going to must recover from the road.

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The run-in – who performs who?

Brighton Tottenham
v Burnley (a) 28 April v Manchester United (FA Cup semi-final) 21 April
v Manchester United (h) four Could v Watford (h) 30 April
v Manchester Metropolis (a) 9 Could v West Bromwich Albion (a) 5 Could
v Liverpool (a) 13 Could v Newcastle United (h) 9 Could
v Leicester Metropolis (a) 13 Could

Man of the match – Mathew Ryan (Brighton)

Brighton goalkeeper Mathew Ryan in action against Tottenham

Kane an away-day specialist – the stats

  • Harry Kane has now scored 15 away targets within the Premier League this season – solely Kevin Phillips in 1999-00 (16) has scored extra on the street in a single marketing campaign.
  • Tottenham did not win a league sport through which they had been forward for less than the second time this season, with the opposite sport being a 1-1 draw with Burnley in August.
  • Pascal Gross has been immediately concerned in 43.eight% of Brighton’s 32 Premier League targets this season (six targets, eight assists). Solely Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (50%) has been concerned in a better proportion of his staff’s targets.
  • No facet has drawn extra residence video games this season than Brighton (eight, degree with West Brom).
  • Kane has now scored in opposition to 26 of the 27 completely different golf equipment he is confronted within the Premier League (96.Three%) – the exception being Cardiff Metropolis.
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in 13 away video games in all competitions – solely as soon as have they ever had an extended run (15 between April 1949 and January 1950).

What’s subsequent?

Brighton don’t play once more till 28 April once they journey to face Burnley within the Premier League (15:00 BST) whereas Tottenham look to take a big step in direction of profitable the FA Cup for the primary time since 1991 once they play Manchester United within the semi-final at Wembley on Saturday (17:15).

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 1Ryan
  • 2Bruno
  • 22Duffy
  • 5DunkBooked at 11minutes
  • ThreeBong
  • 11Knockaert
  • 6Stephens
  • 7Kayal
  • 19IzquierdoSubstituted forMarchat 77′minutes
  • 13Groß
  • 17MurraySubstituted forUlloaat 74′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Baldock
  • 16Ulloa
  • 18Goldson
  • 20March
  • 21Schelotto
  • 25Locadia
  • 26Krul

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 24Aurier
  • fourAlderweireld
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 33Davies
  • 17SissokoSubstituted forDembéléat 74′minutes
  • 12Wanyama
  • 27Lucas MouraSubstituted forLamelaat 74′minutes
  • 23Eriksen
  • 7Son Heung-min
  • 10KaneSubstituted forLlorenteat 85′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Trippier
  • 11Lamela
  • 13Vorm
  • 15Dier
  • 18Llorente
  • 19Dembélé
  • 21Foyth
Referee:
Kevin Pal
Attendance:
30,440

Match Stats

Dwelling CrewBrightonAway CrewTottenham
Possession
Dwelling36%
Away64%
Photographs
Dwellingeight
Away16
Photographs on Goal
Dwelling5
Away6
Corners
DwellingThree
Awayfour
Fouls
Dwelling6
Away5

Dwell Textual content

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Nook, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Bruno.

Nook, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Toby Alderweireld.

Nook, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Toby Alderweireld.

Try saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is saved within the prime centre of the objective.

Try missed. Pascal Groß (Brighton and Hove Albion) proper footed shot from the left facet of the field is simply too excessive. Assisted by Leonardo Ulloa.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Fernando Llorente replaces Harry Kane.

Try missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from exterior the field misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Solly March replaces José Izquierdo.

Try saved. José Izquierdo (Brighton and Hove Albion) proper footed shot from the left facet of the field is saved within the centre of the objective. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Mousa Dembélé replaces Moussa Sissoko.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Erik Lamela replaces Lucas Moura.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Leonardo Ulloa replaces Glenn Murray.

Try missed. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left facet of the field is shut, however misses to the left following a nook.

Nook, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

Try blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Serge Aurier.

Try missed. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from exterior the field misses to the appropriate. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick within the attacking half.

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Try blocked. Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked.

Try blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked.

Hand ball by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Try missed. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from the left facet of the field is shut, however misses to the left. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Foul by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Aim!

Aim! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Pascal Groß (Brighton and Hove Albion) converts the penalty with a proper footed shot to the underside left nook.

Penalty conceded by Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur) after a foul within the penalty space.

Penalty Brighton and Hove Albion. José Izquierdo attracts a foul within the penalty space.

Aim!

Aim! Brighton and Hove Albion zero, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the centre of the objective. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.

Second Half

Second Half begins Brighton and Hove Albion zero, Tottenham Hotspur zero.

Half Time

First Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion zero, Tottenham Hotspur zero.

Nook, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Mat Ryan.

Try saved. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is saved within the backside proper nook. Assisted by Harry Kane.

Try saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from exterior the field is saved within the backside proper nook. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Delay over. They’re able to proceed.

Delay in match Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) due to an harm.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick within the attacking half.

objective

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