Brighton stun Mourinho's Spurs

English Premier League

Percy Tau was an unused substitute as Brighton and Hove Albion secured a crucial 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday night.

Tau started on the bench for the third consecutive time, while Gareth Bale led the line for Spurs in place of the injured Harry Kane following Thursday’s loss to Liverpool.

Spurs received an early let off after a flowing move through the middle from Brighton invited Pascal Gross to hit the foot of the post with the outside of the boot from an acute angle.

The Seagulls deservedly broke the deadlock 16 minutes in as Gross rolled a ball from the right-side into the near corner for Leandro Trossard to slot past a static Hugo Lloris in goal.

Spurs slowly started to gather steam late in the halfm with Steven Bergwijn going wide from range, but a goal-line clearance from Bale denied Brighton a second from a header by Lewis Dunk.

The LilyWhites threw caution to the wind ahead of the second half, as Carlos Vinicius entered in the place of defender Davinson Sanchez. It brought the visitors to life minutes following resumption, with a header from Vinicius following a corner by Bale forcing Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez to a save.

Heung-Min Son went close to draw Spurs level 15 minutes to the end from a rasping shot near the area, but Sanchez palmed over before he expertly parried a curling strike from Vinicius.

Brighton should’ve wrapped it up with seven minutes to go when Gross rolled a ball from the right to an unmarked Aaron Connolly who from a gaping goal saw his effort blocked off the line.

The visitors desperately pushed for the equaliser in the latter minutes, but the Seagulls held out for a big win.

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