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H. Kane
R. Bentancur
0 - 2
55'
C. Romero
Yellow Card
45' + 1'
J. Veltman
Yellow Card
43'
Reguilón
Yellow Card
37'
C. Romero
D. Kulusevski
0 - 1

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48% 51%
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4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 0 7
Total Passes 496 551
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That's all from us, we'll see you for the next game. Until then, it's goodbye!
That 2-0 victory means Spurs climb above Wolves into seventh, with a game in hand over the two sides directly above them. Brighton's sixth defeat in a row doesn't see them fall further in the table, but the Seagulls are now perhaps just another loss or two away from looking over their shoulders. After such a good season by their standards, Graham Potter's side need to reverse this slide in form to ensure that they don't get dragged into a potential relegation battle.
He slowly grew into the game as it went on, but record-breaking Kane finished it in top form. A goal from six shots, two of which were on target, saw him break that impressive record, whilst his three key passes, 14 duels and three fouls won respectively showed how crucial he is to the way Conte's Spurs play!
The full-time whistle goes, signalling a routine victory for Spurs and a Premier League record for Harry Kane! Brighton offered next to nothing and with Spurs captain Lloris a relative bystander all game, his vice-captain Kane popped up where it mattered to become the leading goalscorer away from home in Premier League history! Brighton's sixth straight loss sets them up for a nervy end to the season, whilst Tottenham recover to win their third game in four!
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: BRIGHTON 0-2 TOTTENHAM.
90' + 4' SAVED!!! Kane and Reguilon link up again as the Spurs striker spots his left-back's forward run. Reguilon shoots earlier this time, but Sanchez still gets down to the ball and parries it wide!
90' + 3' Kane wins possession and runs towards goal alone. Bergwijn and Lucas race forward to catch him up, but he cuts inside to shoot on his left. He goes down in the box following a Duffy tackle, but the referee waves away his pleas for a penalty!
S. Bergwijn
D. Kulusevski
90' + 2' Kulusevski has been a constant threat all game, but is replaced for the last few moments by Steven Bergwijn.
90' + 1' Kane chips over the top for Kulusevski to run onto, but the Spurs forward can't find his striker on the return ball and Cucurella clears the danger for Brighton.
90' We'll play an additional four minutes at the end of this game.
88' SAVED!!! Spurs steam forward on the break as Hojbjerg releases Kane. With Kulusevski wide to his right, the goalscorer looks to place a shot in the top corner, only to be denied by Sanchez tipping his effort around the post!
86' There's next to no chance of Brighton saving this game on the evidence of their performance tonight, and this scoreline will see them obtain their first six-match losing streak since 2006, and they'll have failed to score in their THIRTIETH home game since being promoted to the top-flight!
84' The home fans bay for a penalty after Maupay hits the deck inside the Spurs box. Coming from a chance engineered by the intelligent run of Welbeck, the Frenchman's attempted shot saw him brought down but to no avail!
82' Whilst unable to exert any real control over this game, Gross was still very productive for Brighton in his 78 minutes on the pitch. His eight crosses yielded two key passes, and he led the way for the Seagulls in terms of touches and passes in Spurs' half respectively.
Emerson
M. Doherty
80' Doherty is too withdrawn by Antonio Conte, and Emerson Royal takes his place on the right.
Lucas Moura
Son Heung-Min
80' Son is replaced for Spurs, with Lucas Moura taking his place.
J. Moder
J. Veltman
78' Veltman also comes off for Graham Potter's side, replaced by Jakub Moder.
T. Lamptey
P. Groß
78' Brighton make more subs, the first seeing Gross withdrawn for Tariq Lamptey.
77' WIDE!!!! Brighton's best chance of the game so far!! Maupay has a close-range shot blocked that falls to Cucurella, who drills a low shot across goal! It takes a slight nick on its way behind, and so it'll be a corner to the Seagulls!
75' Brighton come forward in numbers and Veltman finds Trossard in space on the edge of the box. It's a good chance to shoot, but Trossard's first touch is awful, taking the ball away from him and causing him to foul Kulusevski in pursuit!
74' Mac Allister has a pop from 25 yards, but it's quickly blocked and falls the way of Tottenham, who look to counter once again.
72' SAVED!!!! Kane finds Reguilon searing down the left wing with an absolute peach of a ball. Reguilon latches onto it and looks to beat Sanchez, but he's denied by the legs of the Brighton keeper from close range!
71' Brighton engineer a good attacking opportunity on the edge of Spurs' box, and the ball comes wide to Cucurella. He's at a tight angle, but could shoot, however he looks to cross back into the danger area and it's cleared.
70' Brighton have won just four of their 34 midweek Premier League games, and are winless in five such games this term. However, three of those four victories have come against thee of the current top four (Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City).
68' Kane is down after being caught late (and sent flying into the air) by Duffy, and is incensed that the referee hasn't shown a card there!
66' A loose Davies pass almost gives Trossard an opportunity to race clear, but Dier is there to stick out a foot and re-gain possession for the visitors. Spurs look to break quickly themselves, but are also thwarted by Brighton's recovering backline.
64' Cucurella plays a throughball forward for Trossard to chase, but he's smashed man-and-ball by Bentancur, who sends both Trossard and the ball flying over the goal-line!
62' It's not been the busiest of games for him, but Kane has still managed five shots, of which only one, the goal, was on target, as well as being involved in nine duels and winning the ball five times for Spurs. Industrious and clinical.
D. Welbeck
Y. Bissouma
62' Brighton make the first change of the game, bringing off Bissouma for attacking reinforcements in the shape of Danny Welbeck.
60' There's a coming together between Romero and Cucurella as the former is fouled inside his own box, and after the referee steps in to calm tempers, play can continue with Spurs in cruise control.
58' There's a question of offside from Bentancur's throughball and so VAR is being called upon, but the check is short and finds no foul play, so the goal stands!
R. Bentancur
Assist
57' That ball from Bentancur was perfect for Kane to run onto, and the awareness to find his striker, whilst also breaching the offside trap, was brilliant!
H. Kane
Goal
57' GOOOOAAAALLL!!!! Spurs double their lead!!! The visitors break at pace and Kane gets free of Brighton's defence to race onto Bentancur's throughball. Sanchez comes out, but not far enough to stop the England captain, who strokes the ball left-footed beyond him and into the back of the net! 2-0 to Spurs, and very little chance of a Brighton comeback now!
56' It's chaos in the Spurs box from a Brighton corner, with handball and penalty shouts aplenty as the ball bounces between ten sets of bodies. Spurs finally clear, but that was scrappy to say the least!
C. Romero
Yellow Card
55' Romero takes a poor touch and lunges at the ball, catching Mac Allister late and warranting a yellow card from the referee.
54' Brighton win possession high up the pitch and Trossard squares to Maupay in space in the Spurs box. He's encouraged to shoot, but can't pull the trigger in time and the ball is cleared by Dier!
52' SAVED!!! Spurs are getting into their groove now as Son sprays a wide pass from the left, finding Kulusevski on the opposite wing. He shoots first time upon receiving the ball, and his low, drilled effort is well held by Sanchez!
51' BLOCKED!!! Forward come Spurs as Son latches onto a throughball and shoots. Veltman gets in the way as the ball falls to Romero, who's clearly loving getting forward, but Bissouma stands his ground to block his effort too!
50' A rushed backpass from Duffy almost lets Kulusevski through on goal, but out comes Sanchez to hoof the ball clear, averting the danger.
48' Brighton have started this half like men possessed, with Trossard having a shot blocked off Bentancur and then a cross turned behind for a corner by Davies!
47' CHANCE!!! Lovely play from Brighton, who spread it wide to the left. Cucurella fizzes the ball across the face of goal, and Mac Allister very nearly gets a good connection on the ball from his late run!
46' Brighton kick off the second half, and we are back up and running!
The two sides re-enter the field for the second half, and let's hope there's an up-tick in quality for the second 45 minutes!
Despite being denied a goal by Romero, Kulusevski has arguably been Spurs' most creative player in that half. A shot on target and key pass accompany two crosses from open play, and he's also made an interception to aid Tottenham's defensive efforts.
A scrappy first-half that was low on quality for long periods, but Spurs go into it with a 1-0 lead! Romero's opener may have come via a wild deflection, but the away side have offered significantly more going forward than the hosts. Brighton have had the odd chance, but need to create more in the last third if they're to avoid a sixth straight defeat.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: BRIGHTON 0-1 TOTTENHAM.
45' + 2' OVER!!! Kane steps up and strikes the free-kick, which just shaves the top of the crossbar on its way over!
J. Veltman
Yellow Card
45' + 1' Kane looks to play a quick one-two with Son on the edge of Brighton's box, but he's scythed down by Veltman's wild challenge before he can collect the return ball. Veltman is booked, and has to now defend a free-kick in dangerous territory for his side.
45' We'll play two minutes of added time to close out the first half.
Reguilón
Yellow Card
43' Mac Allister looks to advance over halfway into space, before being tugged back and to the floor by Reguilon. A clear booking, and the referee obliges by showing the yellow card to the Spurs left-back.
42' SAVED!!!! Duffy's poor defensive header hits Kulusevski, who controls the ball and races clear. He shoots low to beat Sanchez, but the Brighton keeper sticks out a leg to block the shot and deny the Swede a second!
42' A hanging Cucurella cross is headed down by March, and Maupay takes it on the turn before shooting. A nice idea, but horribly executed, as he shanks his effort well wide of Lloris' goal.
40' BLOCKED!!! Brighton surge forward on the break and Trossard finds Maupay as he cuts inside. The striker shoots from distance but is crowded out, and Mac Allister's follow-up shot is also similarly deflected away from danger!
39' That's Kulusevski's sixth goal contribution (two goals, four assists) in just eight league appearances for Spurs. What a signing he's proven to be since arriving on loan from Juventus in January!
C. Romero
Goal
37' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! Spurs take the lead! Reguilon's inside ball finds Son, who attempts to take on Veltman before teeing up Kulusevski. He shoots first time, and a wicked deflection off Romero takes it beyond the reach of a wrong-footed Sanchez! A stroke of luck in that, but Romero won't care as he's put the away side 1-0 up!
D. Kulusevski
Assist
37' Assist Dejan Kulusevski
36' Reguilon is put into space down the left and crosses, drawing a flying punch from Sanchez in no-man's land. It's a good job he punched well clear, as Kane was sniffing around for scraps!
34' Son swings in Spurs' first corner of the game, but it's headed clear by Brighton's defenders, as are the two attempted follow-up crosses. It's been that sort of game so far, with both sides being nullified in attack by the other's defence.
33' Spurs manager Antonio Conte has a 100 per cent Premier League win record against Brighton, winning both games in 2017-18 with Chelsea. The only manager to face the Seagulls more often without dropping points is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who won all five of his games against them.
31' Spurs look to counter and have the numbers in support to overwhelm Brighton, but Bissouma steps in to steal the ball off Kane before being fouled by the forward. Superb from the Seagulls midfielder!
30' Bissouma shoots from distance, and it looks a woeful effort before taking a nick off Dier to go behind for a third Brighton corner. Spurs are yet to take one of their own.
28' Kulusevski attempts to beat Cucurella around the outside but the two get into a tangle, resulting in both of them going to ground. The Spurs man appeals for a free-kick, but the referee isn't budged.
27' BLOCKED!!! March gets around the outside of Reguilon and squares to Mac Allister in the box. His low shot is blocked by Davies, as the Brighton players appeal for handball to no avail!
26' Brighton have failed to score in 29 Premier League home games since being promoted to the Premier League in 2017 – no team has failed to do so more often than the Seagulls in that time.
24' From the corner, March swings the ball in but Mac Allister, who did well to rise above the Spurs defence, can't get his header on target and the away side recover possession.
23' BLOCKED!! Trossard comes inside to feed Maupay in the box, before getting the ball back. He looks to fire in a shot from the edge of the box, but a deflection off Dier takes it behind for a Seagulls corner!
21' Romero and Trossard tussle for the ball on the far touchline, and the Brighton winger eventually goes down with the Spurs defender all over him. No card for Romero, but a clear free-kick if ever there was one.
19' Having lost just four of their first 23 Premier League games this season, Brighton have now lost their last five straight. They last lost six consecutive league games back in February/March 2006, a season in which they were relegated from the Championship.
17' Brighton come forward as Trossard surges through the middle. He slips over before he can pass, but Bentancur belts it back towards his own goal, and the ball only just clears the bar! The all-time best own goal compilations were laying in wait if that had beaten Lloris!
15' WIDE!! A deflected Kulusevski cross bobbles up to Kane, who hits a sweet half-volley from the edge of the area. It swoops wide of Sanchez's goal, but that would've been a goal-of-the-season contender had it gone in!
13' Kulusevski and Doherty link up down the right, with the former cutting inside and looking to shoot. He does so on his left foot, but it's quickly blocked and cleared by the home side.
11' After a timely Cucurella block looks to have put paid to Spurs' wide attack, it comes back to Bentancur who shapes to shoot before slotting a good throughball forward for Kulusevski. It's a tad too heavy for the winger to control though, and goes behind for a Brighton goal kick.
9' Spurs have won five of their eight Premier League meetings with Brighton, though all three of their failures to win, including two losses, have come at the Amex Stadium.
N. Maupay
Yellow Card
7' With his head strapped more heavily than Terry Butcher's circa 1989, Dier does get to his feet, and thankfully looks okay to carry on playing. Maupay is booked for his part in causing the injury, the first yellow card of the match.
7' Dier is down after catching the forearm of Maupay as the two contested a high ball. He's yet to get up and looks rather dazed, so there's a good chance he'll be subbed off for a head assessment.
5' WHAT A CHANCE!! A poor Dunk backpass puts Sanchez in all sorts of trouble, and Kane dispossesses him! The keeper recovers to prevent Kane getting an easy strike on goal, but the England striker sprays it wide regardless! Brighton, get very, very lucky there!
3' Brighton have won their last two Premier League home games against Spurs, after having won just two of their first seven at home against them in league competition.
1' Spurs fire straight out of the blocks, with Romero popping up on the edge of Brighton's box to feed Kulusevski. The Swede can't quite keep it in before crossing though, and so the home side will take a goal kick.
1' Kulusevski kicks off the game, and we're underway on the south coast!
Out come the two sides at the Amex, and we’re just moments away from kick-off!
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored 94 goals in 138 Premier League away games. One more strike will see him become the all-time highest goalscorer on the road in the competition’s history, and the England captain spearheads the attack for Spurs’ unchanged XI.
Brighton make two changes from their 2-0 home loss to Liverpool, with Shane Duffy starting at the heart of their defence, and Pascal Gross just ahead of him in a holding midfield role.
TOTTENHAM SUBS: Pierluigi Gollini, Davinson Sanchez, Harry Winks, Emerson Royal, Joe Rodon, Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, Harvey White, Dane Scarlett.
TOTTENHAM (3-4-2-1): Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Matt Doherty, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Sergio Reguilon; Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane.
BRIGHTON SUBS: Jason Steele, Tariq Lamptey, Enock Mwepu, Jakub Moder, Steven Alzate, Danny Welbeck, Moises Caicedo, Marc Leonard, Jeremy Sarmiento.
BRIGHTON (4-2-3-1): Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk, Marc Cucurella; Pascal Gross, Yves Bissouma; Solly March, Alexis Mac Allister, Leandro Trossard; Neal Maupay.
Spurs on the other hand, may have lost narrowly to a Ronaldo-inspired Manchester United at the weekend, but having scored nine goals and conceded none in their prior two games, Tottenham will fancy their chances against the out-of-form Albion.
The 13th placed Seagulls come into this game off the back of five straight losses, three of which came at home, and Graham Potter’s side need to reverse this slump in form if they’re to avoid falling further down the table.
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