Brighton halted Tottenham’s cost in direction of a spot in subsequent season’s Champions League as Leandro Trossard struck within the ninetieth minute to safe a 1-0 win for the guests on Saturday.
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Spurs’ lead over Arsenal within the battle for fourth place within the Premier League stays three factors, however the Gunners now have two video games in hand.
Antonio Conte’s males had gained 4 consecutive video games, beginning with a 2-0 win at Brighton final month, to show across the Italian’s rollercoaster first season in cost.
Nevertheless, the prolific Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have been stored very quiet as the house facet struggled to create any clear-cut possibilities.
“Right this moment we did every little thing too gradual,” stated Conte. “It was not a very good recreation for us.
“When you may’t win, you shouldn’t lose and that could be a lesson for us right now. When it’s not your day, you need to pay extra consideration and never lose.”
Brighton did Tottenham a giant favour by ending a seven-game winless run final weekend at Arsenal.
With confidence restored, the Seagulls appeared extra like their previous selves beneath Graham Potter as they managed the sport and accomplished a north London double because of Trossard’s composed end within the remaining minute.
“The gamers to a person have been distinctive,” stated Potter.
“To pop up with the objective on the finish was an incredible day for us. It wasn’t a fortunate win and that’s all all the way down to the gamers.”
Each side have been fortunate to nonetheless have 11 males on the sector by the tip of a cagey first half as Tottenham’s Dejan Kulusevski escaped with only a yellow card for a swinging elbow on Marc Cucurella.
Cucurella then took revenge with a stamp on Kulusevski’s ankle, whereas Enock Mwepu twice prevented a possible second yellow card.
Tottenham solely marginally improved within the second interval as Trossard blocked Son’s effort from shut vary earlier than Rodrigo Bentancur flashed a follow-up shot extensive.
Brighton continued to pose the higher risk with Hugo Lloris examined by a header from Lewis Dunk.
Trossard produced the second of high quality the sport had wanted for 90 minutes when he bought Eric Dier a dummy to create the house for a prodded end previous Lloris.
Spurs’ finest likelihood of the match got here simply seconds later when Kane flicked a header into the trail of Steven Bergwijn, however the Dutchman scuffed nicely extensive, to sum up their day.
Arsenal can transfer degree on factors with their native rivals ought to they bounce again from two straight defeats away at Southampton afterward Saturday.
Manchester United are additionally nonetheless in with an opportunity of ending fourth ought to they get again to profitable methods at house to bottom-of-the-table Norwich.
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