Football

Brighton stuns Spurs to put Champions League spot under threat

27 Apr 2022 | 08:26

Spurs‘lead Arsenal in the battle for fourth place in the Premier League is still three points, but The Gunners currently have two games in hand. Antonio Conte’s people won four games in a row, started with a 2-0 win over Brighton last month, to turn the roller coaster ride of the Italians in his first season in charge. However, the contentment Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were kept very quiet as the home team tried to create any clear chances.

Brighton has helped Tottenham a lot by ending a seven-match winless streak last weekend at Arsenal. With confidence restored, The seagulls look more like their old selves under the guidance of Graham Potter as they took control of the game and completed a double in north London thanks to Trossard’s precise finish at the last minute.

Kane’s most important contribution came from within six yards of his own as he blocked Joel Veltman’s effort with the best chance of the first half animated only by controversial referee calls. Both sides are lucky to still have 11 men on the pitch at half-time when Tottenham’s Dejan Kulusevski was shown a yellow card after an elbow swing on Marc Cucurella. Cucurella then retaliated with a stamp on Kulusevski’s ankle, while Enock Mwepu twice avoided the second yellow card.

Tottenham improved only slightly in the second half as Trossard blocked Son’s effort from close range before Rodrigo Bentancur fired a long shot after. Brighton continued to pose a bigger threat with Hugo Lloris tested with a Lewis Dunk header. Trossard creates quality moments the match lasted for 90 minutes when he sold Eric Dier a dummy to make space for a melancholy finish against Lloris.

Spurs’ best chance of the game came seconds later when Kane headed home Steven Bergwijn, but Dutch people surf very wide to sum up their day.