Brighton vs Tottenham: The Spurs Paid A Price For Harry Kane’s Absence
Brighton & Hove Albion defeated Tottenham Hotspur in a closely fought match where the host could score only one goal but they effectively prevented the away team from even equaling the single goal.
Tottenham Hotspur relegated to 6th place with 33 points
It was the 20th match of Spurs but they could make little difference to their points tally that was stuck at 33 only. It was the second defeat of the team in a week after they lost a game on Thursday to Liverpool by 3-1 score. Tottenham Hotspur were playing without their striker Harry Kane that got injured in an earlier match. Manager Jose Mourinho brought Gareth Bale as replacement but the Welshman was largely peripheral.
Playing out of the form, Jose Mourinho’s Spurs missed many opportunities of equaling the goal in the first half but they couldn’t. The manager also felt that his boys were probably too sad with the lead Brighton took over them. He felt lack energy in his team due to the goal. Spurs even changed their formation by bringing Carlos Vinicus on front to assist Bale but it didn’t prove fruitful.
Brighton & Hove Albion looked unstoppable
The Brighton faced some nervy moments but the home side managed the three crucial points that took them further ahead of the relegation zone. Brighton manager Graham Potter said that it was their best performance that season and last. From start to finish, they did whatever they could to win the game. He also said that the team could win with 2-0.