- End of 2nd Half
- 2nd Half
- LampteyMac Allister79'
- N'DombeleLo Celso64'
- 1st Half
- Kane (P)13'
Tottenham Hotspur - Brighton & Hove Albion
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FULL-TIME: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Spurs were looking lethargic for a long period of the game after Kane scored the opener following a controversial penalty decision. Lamptey equalising for Brighton added to their confidence. But the changes Mourinho made to bring on the likes of Bale and Lo Celso gave Spurs the attacking impetus they needed to edge ahead and clinch it, while VAR and refereeing decisions will likely compete for the headlines from this tight encounter.
The fourth official signals that there will be a whopping 6 minutes of added time! Is that enough time for Brighton to get back into this?
CLOSE!! Bale links up well with Lo Celso, finding him around the edge of the area. Lo Celso tries to curl it into the top corner but it goes over.
- OffHeung-Min SonTottenham Hotspur
- OnBen DaviesTottenham Hotspur
Mourinho brings off Son for Ben Davies to tighten up the defence and try to wrap up this game. Since the arrival of Reguilon, Davies has started to be deployed a lot more as a centre-back rather than his natural left-back position.
Gross sends the ball into the box in search of Welbeck, but Lloris goes to contend for it also. It falls to Lallana but he is unable to find a teammate with his subsequent pass.
Brighton's goalscorer Lamptey is replaced by the diminiutive Argentinian attacking midfielder Alexis MacAllister. Could potentially a signal a change of system to a 4-2-3-1.
Lamptey has been fantastic today, especially going forward.
- OffLeandro TrossardBrighton & Hove Albion
- OnDanny WelbeckBrighton & Hove Albion
Sensing a need for more of a presence up front, Graham Potter perhaps belatedly decides to substitute on Danny Welbeck for his Brighton debut and gives Trossard a breather, who put a shift in while playing in the unfamiliar role of striker but you could clearly see it is not his natural position.
That was Gareth Bale's first headed goal in the Premier League since October 2012 v Southampton and his first Spurs goal in 7 years and 6 months. Wow.
- GoalGareth BaleTottenham Hotspur
GOALL!! That's what I get for criticising Bale's heading! The Welshman scores his first Tottenham goal since rejoining the club thanks to a marvellous right-footed cross from Reguilon that enabled him to score with a pinpoint header as the two players signed from Real Madrid link-up to put Spurs 2-1 ahead.
POST AGAIN!! Bale's first act is to head the ball onto Kane who somehow fails to score from very close range, smashing the ball against the post.
I know that was Bale's first touch of the game, but he still should have done better with that header. He was open in the box yet did not even jump and although he nearly assisted Kane, it did look to be intended as a shot.
- OffErik LamelaTottenham Hotspur
- OnGareth BaleTottenham Hotspur
Despite almost just scoring, Lamela departs the pitch for Gareth Bale, who is still in search of his first Tottenham goal since rejoining the club this summer.
CLOSE!! Lamela finds a little bit of space just outside the box to drill a low shot against the post. It almost ricochets off the post into the goal but Sanchez reacts remarkably quicker to push it away.
Corner for Brighton and it's a good delivery. Webster soars through the air to meet it but he was unable to control his header and it goes wide.
- OffSolly MarchBrighton & Hove Albion
- OnBernardoBrighton & Hove Albion
March appears to be hurt after a tough tackle, hobbling off the pitch and Bernardo comes onto the pitch to fill in for him at left wing-back.
- OffTanguy N'DombeleTottenham Hotspur
- OnGiovani Lo CelsoTottenham Hotspur
Giovani Lo Celso will enter the game to replace Ndombele it what is more or less a like-for-like substitution. The Frenchman struggled to impact the game this evening.
That decision was probably the first time I have seen a referee go to his monitor on the touchline and yet not overturn his decision. Have a feeling this could be another match in which VAR and refereeing decisions grab the headlines...
Another long VAR check ensues to examine that March challenge on Hojbjerg in the build-up to the goal. From the slowed down replays you can see that March did get some of the ball, but he also got a lot of Hojbjerg. To the anger of the Spurs players, the referee eventually indicates that the goal will stand. Game on!
GOOALLL!! Spurs players were calling for a free-kick after an erratic challenge on Hojbjerg. The ball ends up with March on the left. His cross finds Gross on the edge of the area, who lays off Lamptey to his right in acres of space and the young right wing-back sends the ball past Lloris for his first ever senior goal and that is Brighton's equaliser.
Another penalty appeal from Spurs as Kane cuts inside and gets brought down in the box, but this time the referee does not act in their favour.
- 2nd Half
Back up and running again with the second half!
Tottenham definitely lacking in intensity at times during that first half, with Son not even being able to escape criticism. Lots on social media are also unimpressed by Doherty's first half performance.
Many fans of both teams suggesting that the coming together with Lallana that caused the penalty was actually Kane's fault. Seems like a debate that will continue to rage on!
Lots of frustration regarding the two big penalty decisions for Brighton fans. On a positive note, they seem less concerned by the surprising omissions of Maupay and Ryan in the starting XI.
- End of 1st Half
HALF-TIME: After that free-kick, Scott blows his whistle to conclude the first half! Spurs were looking brilliant for the first 15 minutes but after conceding Brighton seemed to grow in confidence and dominate possession.
Spurs will be looking to reassert themselves on the game in the second half and Brighton will be hoping to create more clear cut chances.
Despite the free-kick being taken from quite an awkward angle, Lamela attempts a shot nonetheless and doesn't come close to scoring.
- Yellow cardDan BurnBrighton & Hove Albion
Burn loses the ball then lunges in at Lamela to try and win it back, getting a yellow card for doing so while Spurs have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
Been a very subdued end to this first half. No real chances on either end of the pitch. Tottenham started very well but have cooled off a little after scoring.
Kane netting from the spot earlier in the half.
Is Jose Mourinho really thinking about tactics on the touchline this evening? Or is he simply contemplating his next Instagram post?
- Yellow cardSergio ReguilónTottenham Hotspur
Reguilon slides in late on Gross and enters the referee's book for doing so.
Solly March sends in a free-kick from range and it's headed away by Sissoko and out for a throw-in.
Gross finds Lamptey in tonnes of space in the box. He looks up and cuts it back to Trossard in the middle of the box, who takes a touch before firing a shot that is blocked by Dier. The linesman then belatedly flags for Lamptey being offside, but a good move from Brighton nonetheless.
They're starting to find their feet in this game but their attacking movement is lacking and Trossard constantly peeling off out wide to improve it simply leaves them devoid of a central attacking presence and focal point.
Lovely skill from Lamptey and he finds Lallana in the box, who passes it back out for a cross. It's headed down in the middle of the box but cleared away as Spurs manage to outnumber the Seagulls.
A cross from White fizzes in from the right and Trossard appears to be pulled down by Doherty in the middle of the box while trying to latch onto the end of it! Could have even been an arm round Trossard's neck too.
There's a strong penalty appeal from the Brighton players and VAR checks it but no penalty is given.
Son intercepts Veltman's pass, sprints down the left wing and tries to cut inside and shoot. However, his eventual shot is miles wide.
Reguilon loops it over the top for Son but Veltman sweeps it up confidently and deals with the danger.
Going to be an uphill battle for Brighton now. They had set up very defensively, getting the majority of their players behind the ball and now they will be forced to be a little more positive to get back into this.
- Goal by penaltyHarry KaneTottenham Hotspur
GOOALLL!! Kane bags his 199th goal for Spurs with a composed penalty slotted into the right hand side of the goal, sending Sanchez the other way in the process. 1-0 Spurs.
After a VAR check, the referee Graham Scott gives the penalty! Could be a controversial decision that one as it was extremely close.
Lamela smuggles it through to Son in the box. He dinks it towards the far post and Bissouma hacks it away, only as far as Kane who wins a free-kick on the edge of the box due to being heaved down by Lallana.
VAR is checking this one though...the foul was pretty close to the line. Perhaps it was just inside the box?
- Yellow cardTanguy N'DombeleTottenham Hotspur
Cynical tug on the shoulders from Ndombele on Lamptey stops a Brighton counter attack after a poor corner from Son.
Reguilon is surrounded by about four defenders just inside the box, struggling to find space for a pass or a free teammate. Eventually he spins and shoots, with the Brighton 'keeper Sanchez palming it over for a corner.
Sanchez makes an interception on the edge of Spurs' area, gives to Lamela who produces a beautiful turn and pass to send Son free with plenty of space in the middle of the park. Son has a long pass deflected to Lamela in the box and his resulting cross is cut out by Burn before it can reach Kane.
- 1st Half
KICK-OFF: After 'The Last Post' is played while everyone in the stadium stands in silence to pay respect to fallen war heroes, the match gets underway.
When Graham Potter signed Andi Zeqiri at the start of October, he claimed that his and Brighton's faith in young players is a big pull for new signings. This stat adds more weight to that suggestion.
Can Brighton stop Kane and Son?
Apparently the omission of both Maupay and Ryan is purely a tactical decision and not down to injury or illness!
Very bold move from Potter. If you win, you are hailed a tactical genius, but if you lose the fans will be even more up in arms than a usual defeat.
BRIGHTON TEAM NEWS
Some big surprises in this Brighton team selection as Graham Potter looks to help the Seagulls find some form.
Their main man Neal Maupay, who has 4 goals in 6 Premier League games this season bizarrely does not make the matchday squad at all, as Brighton start the game without a recognised striker. Belgian international Leandro Trossard, who is typically deployed on the wing, starts as a lone striker in what is likely a 3-4-2-1 or 3-4-3. Pascal Gross is the man replacing Maupay in the XI and both him and Lallana will be providing support to Trossard going forward.
First-choice goalkeeper Mat Ryan, who has been a mainstay in the Brighton XI since joining in summer 2017, is unexpectedly dropped for 22 year-old Spaniard Robert Sanchez, who spent last season on loan at League One's Rochdale.
Danny Welbeck who recently joined on a free transfer, could be in line to make his debut off the bench, as could young Swiss striker Andi Zeqiri - last season's second top goalscorer in the Swiss Challenge League.
SPURS TEAM NEWS
The North Londoners make two changes to the starting XI from their 1-0 away win to Burnley on Monday, with Sergio Reguilon starting at left-back instead of Ben Davies and Erik Lamela starting on the wing in place of Lucas Moura.
Given that this will be there third match of the week, there could be some tired legs in the side, especially considering Reguilon started on Thursday, Hojbjerg, Lamela and Son came on at half-time and Kane played over half an hour in that same match himself.
The only notable exclusion is Dele Alli missing out on the matchday squad entirely for this evening's game.
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The home side are sitting in ninth place in the Premier League table and had a shock 1-0 defeat to Royal Antwerp in the Europa League on Thursday night, while Brighton have struggled so far this season and find themselves in sixteenth place with only one win and two draws.
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