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90'
B. Davies
Son Heung-Min
87'
Son Heung-Min
Goal
87'
C. Eriksen
Assist
78'
P. Groß
B. Kayal
74'
D. Alli
E. Lamela
72'
G. Murray
T. Hemed
67'
M. Dembélé
H. Winks
62'
S. March
J. Izquierdo
45'
D. Rose
Yellow Card
41'
A. Knockaert
Yellow Card
40'
S. Aurier
Goal
40'
H. Winks
Assist
3
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
6
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 4
Total Passes 749 248

Commentary

It doesn't get easier for either side now though; after this evening's midweek matches, Albion must prepare to tangle with high-flying Burnley, the surprise package of the season, whilst Spurs face Manchester City, fresh on the back of securing a new record of 15 consecutive top flight victories against Swansea earlier today. Can either of them produce an upset and walk away with an early Christmas present? Until then, thank you and have a good week!
Tottenham record back to back wins against teams from the lower half of the table, in relatively uninspiring fashion against a spirited Brighton showing that just couldn't click seriously in attack. It feels an apt result to summarise the form-book for the Seagulls; their hunt for a win goes on, with one point from the last five games now. As for Spurs, it gives them another three points - and helps them keep up the chase for European places as Christmas approaches. Full-time at Wembley, it finishes Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion.
90' + 3' Davies skirts down the right wing, looking to put one last cross in for Kane, but the referee blows before he can deliver.
90' + 2' It's been a valiant display in defence by Brighton tonight who, for the most part, withstood an occasionally frantic if not particularly dangerous Spurs attack. The first goal they conceded was an absolute freak of nature; the second the result of a tired lapse in the closing minutes. Plenty for Chris Hughton to take away.
B. Davies
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
90' Indeed, Son is repalced by Ben Davies as the final change of the night. Three added minutes incoming.
89' The smile is off Son's face after a dig in the solar plexus in a tackle; will Spurs remove him with their final change?
Son Heung-Min
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
87' That's the game! Though they may have been stuck in third gear for much of the night, Spurs get a second through Son as he drifts beyond Propper to connect with Eriksen's square free-kick off the right flank and guide it in at the close post behind Ryan. 2-0 to Spurs to cap off an uninspiring night for the hosts.
C. Eriksen
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
87' Assist Christian Dannemann Eriksen
85' Off the woodwork! It's a rocket of a shot that slips through the hands of Ryan yet the keeper's minute touch is enough to push it onto the right-hand post and away to safety via Gross.
84' Eriksen steers it in and Murray looks to whisk it away; before he clashes with Dier and the latter tumbles to the ground from his impromptu bodycheck. Free-kick, 22 yards out in front. Kane to take...
82' Rose lets fly with his weaker right foot after opting not to cross within the box and it takes a deflection out for a corner.
80' Dier feeds Son on the right wing, who blasts a solid cross in for Kane; the England man comes up shy by a second and Ryan claims in front of him.
P. Groß
B. Kayal
Brighton & Hove Albion
78' Pascal Gross is the latest change, coming on for Kayal at Wembley.
77' Alli skies a shot over the crossbar from 25 yards out on the left after Kane delivers him a flat pass to set up. Still no goal to put the game to bed for Spurs despite their efforts.
75' Kane cuts back inside Schelotto on the left and tries to curl a shot into the bottom right corner; Ryan gets the save and keeps Brighton's hopes of a point alive.
D. Alli
E. Lamela
Tottenham Hotspur
74' Lamela heads off for Spurs, with Alli hitting the pitch in his place.
74' Kane looks to bring himself back across on the left with a reverse-sweep shot which skirts out wide at the close left post.
G. Murray
T. Hemed
Brighton & Hove Albion
72' Hemed is now off for the Seagulls and Glenn Murray takes his place.
71' March plays a ball in from the left wing, and Dier deflects it away from danger and back into open play, just before Hemed is pinged for a foul on the right flank in the opposition half.
69' Hemed! Spurs fail to clear their box and the Brighton striker catches the loose ball with a snap shot that ricochets off Lloris and forces the keeper to have a secon attempt to defuse the danger.
M. Dembélé
H. Winks
Tottenham Hotspur
67' A change for Spurs now; Winks is off and Dembele takes his place.
66' Now Winks looks to chance his arm, flicking a ball on from the wing to Rose who plays back in around Schelotto. His shot is skewed though; goal kick to Brighton.
64' A poor finish from the corner by Brighton, with Hemed unable to collect the cross - and then down the other end, Son pushes a shot just wide on the left by inches from the edge of the box.
63' It's a poor corner that blows out wide to the Brighton left flank to March, who tears off on a length-of-the-pitch run and eventually sees his attempted cross squeezed out for a corner by Aurier.
S. March
J. Izquierdo
Brighton & Hove Albion
62' Izquierdo is the first man to make way in this match, replaced by Solly March for Brighton.
61' Now Rose has a crack, slipped through by Winks; Propper lands a foot and Spurs get the corner instead.
59' Kane and Lamela try a one-two around Knockaert to put the latter up on goal - only for Bong to catch them just offside in the box.
57' Brighton are still within touching distance of a good result here of course, except Spurs are cranking up the heat going forward. Son looks to loft a ball in for Kane and the striker is pinged offside.
55' Rose's corner fizzes through the box before a return pass in finds Sissoko who heads to Ryan. Brighton breathe once more after that frantic passage around their area.
54' Rose plays short to Eriksen and Propper is able to intercept and absolve the immediate pressure on the Brighton box. They lose it again moments later and Kane lines up another shot, deflected out for another corner by the boot of Bong.
53' Albion hold off a poor finish from Winks, only for Rose to earn another corner moments latter off Schelotto.
52' Tottenham press forward again, with Lamela this time the man to push the ball against the woodwork, taking a deflection off Duffy on the way there. Corner to Spurs.
51' Rose clips a flat ball into the box which Sissoko misses but Kane deftly strikes, It bounces off Ryan to Son who strikes himself - and is caught by the linesman's flag. 
50' Kayal feeds a cut-back pass to Propper on the left edfe of the box now and the Seagulls man sprays his shot across the face of goal, seeing it trickle out on by the far right post. Early efforts from Brighton here to threaten the Spurs line.
48' Hemed blasts down the right wing after a long ball from Kayal and nearly pulls it back across to launch a shot; Lloris beats him however, and sweeps it away down the opposite flank.
46' Back underway at Wembley. Brighton are currently four and a half games with just a goal to their name - a Murray penalty against Liverpool.
You have to feel for Brighton there; they've had a rather sterling first half in defence if not attack, yet trail at Wembley after a freak of a Aurier goal intended as a cross. Spurs will be happy to have the breakthrough; Chris Hughton now has to inspire his men to fight back for a point at least. Half time, it's Tottenham Hotspure 1-0 Brighton and Hove Albion.
45' + 2' After a moment for treatment, the game restarts with a long kick from Lloris downfield - and no sooner has it taken a header off Eriksen, the referee blows for half-time.
D. Rose
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
45' Winks and then Schelotto both go down in different circumstances as the ball is shifted around the park at speed. Rose gets a booking for his effort on the latter; a violent, fast slide. One added minute incoming.
43' Free kick now for Spurs, 30 yards out on the left wing. Eriksen twists it in and Duffy sees it off before it can cause too much damage at the back.
A. Knockaert
Yellow Card
Brighton & Hove Albion
41' What a weird goal that was. Knockaert is booked for the barge - and the fact of the matter is that had he not lent on Aurier in the tackle, the cross would likely have landed in the box rather than the net.
S. Aurier
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
40' Tottenham take the lead at Wembley in the strangest of circumstances. Aurier turns Knockaert around out on the wing after a Winks cross and the right back is fouled as he puts a cross into the box for Kane The flag goes up from the linesman - and Ryan lapses for a second, not following the ball as it doesn't follow the intended curve and instead slips in at the top far-left corner. What a fluke of a goal for Spurs.
H. Winks
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
40' Assist Harry Winks
39' This time, Eriksen feeds Sissoko with a better delivery, but the latter's shot is gobbled up with ease by Ryan too.
37' Kane looks to put a ball across to the right for Sissoko, 30 yards out, and instead miscues it straight to Ryan in goal with a soft effort.
36' Corner to Brighton off a Hemed run down the right. It's swung in perfectly by Stephens for Duffy - and his header goes straight to Lloris who nonetheless has to leap to deal with.
34' Bong tries to power Brighton downfield through a long throw, yet Sissoko muscles in on the play, swinging it long via Eriksen to Rose who puts a shot straight to Ryan from the left of the box.
32' Eriksen, Son and Rose all combine in the box, with some nifty footwork around the Brighton back-four - only for Kayal to come up trumps as they try to feed Kane for the shot.
30' Lamela almost gets the goal to break the deadlock, pushing it over the crossbar from just inside the box after pinching the ball from teammate Kane. The striker is less than impressed with the effort.
28' Aurier cuts off a Izquierdo back-heel aimed at Hemed on the left wing and Spurs cut off the rumblings of a Brighton attack.
26' Rose filches a ball off Schelotto in the back corner again; his touch is too cumbersome however and the ball slips away and out for a goal kick.
25' Kane pulls a shot off from 20 yards dead in front through a semi-cluttered box; the ball is weak though and Ryan has no trouble in dealing with the danger.
24' Winks blows a cut-back pass from the left wing in for Son by the far-right post, whose half-volley is skied over the crossbar.
22' This time, Propper clears - and Brighton then get a free-kick just inside their own half for Winks tugging Duffy in pursuit of the ball.
21' A second corner now after Kane sees two attempts from the flat cross in tipped away and then out by Ryan.
20' Vertonghen blows a long, looping pass out wide to the right for Aurier, who reads it nicely and forces Ryan to push his tight shot from the edge of the box out. Corner.
19' Slow across the park at the moment from Spurs. The crowd are getting a touch restless with their inactivity; an eye on Manchester City on Saturday perhaps?
17' A long ball is pushed through by Propper, looking for Hemed, but too much weight sees it outstrip the striker and land at the feet of Lloris.
15' Eriksen reclaims, nips down the left wing and pulls a shot from the edge of the box across goal. Ryan will return with a kick.
14' Free kick for the Seagulls deep in their own half after Eriksen misjudges a tap-tackle on Duffy.
12' Brighton get a throw on halfway which they try to push onto Hemed, only to be foiled by Lamela nipping in to disrupt the passage of play.
10' Eriksen floats it in and the ball beats Kane to go straight to Ryan the keeper.
9' Free kick to Spurs just out on the right edge now, 25 yards from goal after Lamela is fouled by Bong.
8' Brighton have set up their formation in the same way they have all season and that early move shows they can trouble Spurs round the back. It's still a big ask but they can more than hold their own here.
6' Back down the other end, Lamela goes for goal as Son trips and falls. Cries for a penalty are waved off and Duffy gets the ball out of danger with a free-kick a moment later.
5' Swift move off a Seagulls break that allows the visitors to cut downfield via Knockaert and Propper, with the last touch from Izquierdo nipping over the crossbar from a poorly executed chip.
4' It's a poor inswinger of an effort, yet Brighton can only get it as far away as their own 35 yard mark in their half  before being pinned back.
3' Schelotto is bullied out of possession by Son in Brighton's back right corner and he cuts back inside to launch a shot that deflects out for a corner.
2' Knockaert clips a pass down the right wing looking for Hemed; Rose instead finds it and begins a counter for Spurs.
1' Kane taps to Winks and we are underway at Wembley!
Subs: Gross, Krul, Goldson, Bruno, Murray, Brown, March
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION (4-5-1): Ryan, Bong, Dunk, Duffy, Schelotto, Knockaert, Kayal, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo, Hemed
Subs: Dembele, Vorm, Trippier, Alli, Davies, Llorente, Foyth
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (4-5-1): Lloris, Vertonghen, Aurier, Dier, Rose, Sissoko, Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Winks, Kane
Team news in now as we await kick-off at Wembley...
Harry Kane is once again enjoying a vintage year, with 50 goals scored in 2017 for Tottenham and England, an average of one every 81 minutes. His league tally stands at 33 in 32 appearances; only three shy of equalling the record set by Alan Shearer in 1995. If he scores at Wembley, it will be the 26th team he has netted against of 27 played; the only side he has got a goal against is Cardiff City.
Brighton have failed to win on their three previous trips to Wembley Stadium – losing the FA Cup final to Manchester United 4-0 in a replay after a 2-2 draw, and losing the 1991 second tier play-off final 3-1 against Notts County. They did however win the last league meeting between the two, prevailing 2-1 in a home match in April 1983.
It’s been a tough run of form for the visitors recently, with just one point in the last four games. They have also registered the least amount of shots in the Premier League this season, with only 135 to their name. Against a Tottenham side perched in the upper echelons of the table, Chris Hughton has his work cut out if he wishes to make his side’s visit a success this evening.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2017-18 Premier League as Tottenham Hotspur host Brighton and Hove Albion for the first time outside of cup matches since 34 years. Spurs have prevailed twice since, 2-1 in the 04-05 FA Cup and 2-0 in the 14-15 League Cup – but can the Seagulls pick up their second ever away win against Mauricio Pochettino’s men? Kick-off is just around the corner.
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