Gareth Bale’s goal ensured Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. Tottenham are now second to Liverpool at the top of the table.
Tottenham face Brighton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in week 7 of the Premier League on Monday (2/11/2020). The hosts closed out the first half with a 1-0 lead thanks to Harry Kane’s penalty goal in the 13th minute.
Brighton equalised in the 56th minute through Tariq Lamptey in the 56th minute. Tottenham ensured victory in this match thanks to Gareth Bale’s goal in the 73rd minute.
Footage of the goals in the Tottenham VS Brighton match can be seen on Mola TV via this link.
A three-point lead moved Tottenham into second place with 14 points. They are just two points clear of the leaders, Liverpool.
As for Brighton, this result has left them 16th. Graham Potter’s side collected five points.
The Course of the Match
Tottenham took the attacking initiative early in the game. The threat was already posed when the game was only six minutes away.
Sergio Reguilon poked in from the left flank before unleashing a hard shot into the near post. However, his effort was still able to be dissed by Robert Sanchez.
In the 13th minute, Harry Kane appeared to be hit by Adam Lallana right on the line. Referee Graham Scott initially gave away a free kick.
His decision was changed after reviewing the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). He awarded a penalty to the Lilywhites.
Goals!!! Kane, who executed a penalty just a week into the second half against Brighton, outsized Sanchez. Tottenham are 1-0 up.
Brighton started to come out on the attack. In the 23rd minute, Leandro Trossard protested to the referee after being pulled by Matt Doherty in the box while attempting to cross Tariq Lamptey’s pass.
The referee immediately reviewed the VAR. He judged Doherty had committed no offence and no penalty for Brighton.
Midway through the first half the game lacked chances. Brighton dominated possession of the ball as they struggled to get past Tottenham’s backline.
Tottenham’s 1-0 lead lasted until the first half.
Brighton equalised in the 56th minute. Starting from their attack building on the left, Pascal Gross thrust the ball to Lamptey.
Goals!! Lamptey’s shot was deflected into the right corner of Hugo Lloris’ net. This goal was controversial because pierre-emile hojbjerg appeared to be sent down by Solly March. The referee still confirmed the goal despite seeing the VAR.
Erik Lamela leveled the match in the 67th minute with a long-range shot. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from The Hawthorns this summer
The throw-up that hit Joel Veltman was almost an own goal. However, Sanchez reacted quickly to the ball.
Tottenham’s opponents are back in the game. This time, Kane’s shot from the edge of the penalty area struck the post in the 71st minute.
Tottenham continued to attack in order to get back to winning the game. Their effort came to fruition in the 73rd minute.
Goals!! Gareth Bale thrilled brighton’s net with a header from Reguilon’s cross from the left. Jose Mourinho’s men regained the lead 2-1.
Tottenham maintained their 2-1 lead until the end of the game.
Tottenham Hotspur:Hugo Lloris; Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon, Toby Alderweireld, Matt Doherty; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Moussa Sissoko; Son Heung-Min (Ben Davies 85′), Tanguy Ndombele (Giovani Lo Celso 64′), Erik Lamela (Gareth Bale 70′); Harry Kane.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Adam Webster, Dan Burn; Tariq Lamptey (Alexis Mac Allister 79′), Ben White, Yves Bissouma, Solly March (Bernardo 66′); Adam Lallana, Pascal Gross; Leandro Trossard (Danny Welbeck 79′).