Tottenham Hotspur picked up a valuable victory for the hope of finishing in the top four. Cristian Romero and Harry Kane won the Lilywhites 2-0 over Brighton & Hove Albion.
Tottenham travel to the Amex Stadium, Thursday (17/3/2022) early in the morning WIT in the continuation of the English League. The visitors appeared dominant throughout the game and spread many threats.
Tottenham Hotspur won 2-0 over Brighton & Hove Albion. (Photo: Getty Images/Julian Finney)
A mistake in the first five minutes of the Brighton defense almost put Tottenham ahead. Lewis Dunk's poor cross back was controlled by Harry Kane, but his shot went wide.
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Another chance from Kane 10 minutes later also ended wide, after snatching a wild ball from Dejan Kulusevski's cross.
Tottenham took the advantage in the 37th minute. Son Heung-min played the ball for Kulusevski, who then shot. His shot hit Cristian Romero and went into the net.
Kulusevski's strike in the 42nd minute almost doubled the score for Tottenham. But Robert Sanchez blocked it with his feet.
Kane's free-kick at the end of the period slid thin over the goal. The first half finished 1-0 to the visitors' advantage.
Kane doubled Tottenham's score in the 57th minute. Starting from a quick attack, Rodrigo Bentacur's through ball was controlled by Kane who calmly beat the goalkeeper.
Sergio Reguilon's chance in the 72nd minute failed after Sanchez blocked with his feet.
Brighton's best chance came in the 77th minute. Neal Maupay's close-range shot was cleared by the Tottenham defence, then Marc Cucurella's follow-up went wide.
Tottenham had a number of other chances in the remaining time, two of them from Kane and Reguilon. However, nothing resulted in additional goals.
This result brought Tottenham up to seventh position in the standings with 48 points from 28 matches. Brighton are in 13th place with 33 points.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman (Jakub Moder 78'), Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk, Marc Cucurella; Pascal Gross (Tariq Lamptey 78'), Yves Bissouma (Danny Welbeck 62'); Solly March, Alexis Mac Allister, Leandro Trossard; Neal Maupay
Tottenham Hotspur: Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Matt Doherty (Emerson 80'), Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Sergio Reguilon; Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heung-Min (Lucas Moura 80'); Harry Kane
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