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Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur Live Commentary, 08/10/2022

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0 - 1
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TOT
H. Kane (22)
The American Express Community Stadium

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
Spurs get back to winning ways, and it lifts them into third in the table, three points behind current leaders Manchester City. Their attention turns to the Champions League and Eintracht Frankfurt. Brighton suffer just their second defeat of the season as they slip to fourth. They travel to Brentford on Friday.
Spurs hold on to beat Brighton 1-0 after Kane's first-half goal. He broke the deadlock 22 minutes in when he glanced Son's cross past Sanchez and into the far side of the net. Brighton came to life after that, though lacked a clinical edge in front of goal. Lloris was forced into good saves to deny Caicedo, Welbeck and Mitoma, but the hosts just couldn't find a way through on this occasion.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 0-1 TOTTENHAM.
90' + 4' Lallana is in a tight spot on the edge of the box, but he manages to squeeze it through to Mac Allister. He tries to return the one-two, which would give the substitute a tap-in, but he gets too much on the chip and Lloris collects.
90' + 2' March swings a free-kick in from the left, but it's flicked away. Trossard recycles it on the far side with similar luck as Romero hooks it away. In the middle of that, Dunk was down holding his head, but he can carry on without treatment.
O. Skipp
H. Kane
Tottenham Hotspur
90' Kane goes straight off the pitch with the medical team as Skipp comes on in his place.
89' Kane just cleared the ball before Mac Allister could run onto it to hit it first time, and he takes a kick to the ankle for his trouble. He's receiving treatment now, and it looks like Conte isn't going to risk him for the last few minutes.
B. Gilmour
M. Caicedo
Brighton & Hove Albion
89' And Gilmour is also on to replace Caicedo.
T. Lamptey
J. Veltman
Brighton & Hove Albion
88' Brighton are making a double change as they look for a late equaliser. Veltman is the first to go off, with Lamptey on for him.
86' Lallana picks out Welbeck, but he has no one up with him in support. He skips past three defenders but takes on one too many in the end as he's bundled off it by Davies.
84' Kane does well to hold off Lallana and thread it through to Hojbjerg on the edge of the D. His backheel is blocked but it reaches Perisic anyway and he fizzes a low cross to the far post, but Richarlison was caught on his heels.
A. Lallana
P. Groß
Brighton & Hove Albion
82' Brighton's second change sees Lallana come on in place of Gross.
81' GREAT CHANCE! There's a lot of power on the backpass to Sanchez and then he has to rush the clearance with Kane closing him down. Hojbjerg gets in front of Veltman, but can't hit the empty net target as it flies wide.
I. Perišić
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
80' The Spurs fans don't sound too happy that Son is being taken off the pitch, but he's replaced by Perisic.
78' GREAT CHANCE! Instead of breaking forward, Richarlison knocks it back towards his own box and Gross sticks out a leg to deflect it into Welbeck's path. He hits a low shot from the edge of the area, but drags it wide of the far post.
76' It's a lovely turn from Mac Allister to get away from Bentancur through the middle and he tries to slide in Trossard on the edge of the box. It's another poor pass though and Spurs come away with it.
74' NO GOAL! Dier has a long time on the ball to get his head up and spot Son with space through the middle. It's a brilliant pass to pick out the forward and an equally excellent finish as he curls it past Sanchez into the top corner, but he just set off too early and it won't count!
72' CHANCE! Son's run is blocked off by Webster, and Spurs have a free-kick down the right. Son swings it in and finds Kane at the near post again, but this time, he flicks his header wide of the far post.
Richarlison
Y. Bissouma
Tottenham Hotspur
70' Spurs are making their first change now. Bissouma, who is on a yellow card, goes off for Richarlison.
69' It's that final ball into the box that's letting Brighton down at the minute, as Trossard looks for Mitoma this time. He does get on the end of it, but Lloris rushes off his line to smother the cross before it comes in.
K. Mitoma
P. Estupiñán
Brighton & Hove Albion
67' Brighton are making the first change of the game, and it's Estupinan that's taken off for Mitoma.
66' Brighton are keeping Spurs penned back in their own half still and Caicedo lifts it over the top of the defence for Estupinan. He's caught on his heels though and can't keep it in play.
64' Romero sells Lloris short and the keeper has to scramble to clear his lines before Welbeck gets there. He hooks it away, gifting it straight back to Brighton again.
62' CHANCE! It's Spurs' first chance since their goal in the 22nd minute as Romero heads his clearance to Kane. He leaves Caicedo behind as he bursts into the box, but fires his low shot wide of the far post.
61' Kane spins away from Estupinan and curls a wonderful low throughball to the edge of the box for Son to chase. Webster gets there just before him though and his block hits the forward and goes out for a goal-kick.
59' The referee plays the advantage after Hojbjerg is pulled back and it's worked out to Sessegnon down the left. He plays another dangerous low cross in which Dunk clears, but the offside flag was up anyway.
57' Lloris gets the warning from the away fans that Welbeck is closing him down and he just clears his lines in time, though he gifts it straight to Brighton. March tries to slide it into Gross but overhits it straight out of play.
55' It's patient play from Brighton as they try to open up Spurs' compact shape. When they struggle to find a way through, Webster gets forward to join the attack and fires his shot straight at Romero.
53' Conte is yet to lose any of his previous 53 Premier League games in which his sides have gone into half-time ahead (W49 D4), the most games in the competition without defeat for a manager.
51' Bentancur nicks it off Caicedo in the centre circle and his first thought is to thread it through to Son. He can't control it on the stretch though, and it rolls into Sanchez's gloves.
J. Veltman
Yellow Card
Brighton & Hove Albion
49' Veltman slid in on Son, taking out the man and just missing the ball. The booking is possibly more for his protests against the free-kick being awarded.
48' Brighton have picked up where they left off in the first half as they're keeping the pressure on Spurs. Estupinan clips in a cross which hits Welbeck before bouncing in front of Trossard, but he's beaten to it by Romero.
46' Brighton get us back underway for the second half!
De Zerbi will be pleased with how his side reacted to going behind but will be hoping they can be more clinical after the break as they try to come from behind again. Spurs struggled to create anything after taking the lead, with Kane's goal the last shot they had. Conte will be urging them to start the second half in the same way they did the first.
Kane's header gives Spurs a 1-0 lead over Brighton at half-time. The visitors started brightly, with Sanchez making a couple of good saves to deny Son and Bentancur before Kane glanced a header past the keeper to break the deadlock. The chances dried up for Spurs after that though, with Brighton piling the pressure on, and Lloris was also called into action to keep out Caideco and Welbeck.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 0-1 TOTTENHAM.
44' GOOD SAVE! Bentancur has his pocket picked on the edge of his own box and Caicedo slides it through to Welbeck. He gets a lot of power behind his shot and Lloris gets down quickly to deny him at the near post.
43' Trossard spots Welbeck peeling off the back of Romero, but he just can't get the throughball right. Dier cuts it out but gifts his clearance to Webster, and Brighton are on the attack again.
41' Spurs' counter-attack is cut out by Veltman and Brighton quickly work it out to their left side. Caicedo squares it to Gross, who has another go from range, but he fires it straight at Bentancur.
39' WIDE! Mac Allister slides it through Hojbjerg's legs to Trossard and he just cushions it to March on the edge of the box. He drills a low, first-time shot towards the near post, but it's just wide.
38' Kane has scored in each of his last four Premier League appearances, his joint-longest run in the competition and the seventh time he's done so.
36' CLOSE! Brighton win another corner, and it's a good delivery from Gross on the right. He picks out Dunk in the middle and he flicks a header on, but it flies just over the crossbar.
34' Brighton are upping the pressure even more here as it's worked out to Gross on the right and he lifts a deep cross towards Estupinan at the far post. He has two Spurs defenders in front of him, though he does manage to win a corner.
32' Mac Allister steps up to take the free-kick that he won, looping it to Welbeck at the near post. He cushions a header down for Trossard, but Hojbjerg gets across to block his volley and send it wide.
Y. Bissouma
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
31' It's a late one from Bissouma, who steps across Mac Allister to try and block the pass and he's shown a yellow card.
30' It's better from Brighton here as they patiently try to open up Spurs' compact shape. It's spread out to Gross, who fails to pick out Welbeck, but the referee pulls it back for a foul earlier in the move.
28' SAVE! Spurs try to break on the counter, but March stops them and squares it into Caicedo on the edge of the D. He takes a touch before having a shot and Lloris punches it away.
26' There's a nervy moment at the back for Brighton as Sanchez's pass is hit straight against Kane. He wasn't expecting it though and Brighton get away with it as it bounces off him and the keeper clears his lines on the second attempt.
24' Kane spins away from Caicedo and spreads it out to Bentancur on the right. His cross is blocked, but it bobbles out to Bissouma on the edge of the box. He has a go from range, but his low shot rolls wide of the far post.
Son Heung-Min
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
22' The defender was committed to blocking the cross, but Son cleverly chips it over him before lifting the cross into Kane.
H. Kane
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
22' KANE SCORES! Son's corner is cleared, but Brighton only get it as far as Hojbjerg, who plays it straight back to the forward. He wrongfoots Trossard to loop it back into the near post and Kane glances his header past Sanchez and into the far side of the net. 1-0 Spurs!
20' GOOD SAVE! Son cuts inside from the left and the space opens up for him, but he squares it to Bentancur instead. He takes the shot from just outside the box and Sanchez stretches to push it wide.
H. Kane
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
18' Kane was trying to get away from Veltman and when the ball bounced, he used his hand to drag it away from the defender. He's shown the first yellow card of the game.
17' WIDE! It's another good move from Brighton, starting with Dunk at the back and it's slid into Welbeck by March. He gets a yard on Davies and fizzes a low shot across goal, but it rolls just wide of the far post.
15' Brighton have won two of their last three Premier League matches against Spurs (L1), one more than in their first seven games against them in the competition combined (W1 D1 L5).
13' It's a sloppy touch from Mac Allister that gifts the ball to Son and he takes it around Veltman before having a shot from range. It's a wild effort though and it sails high over the bar.
11' GREAT CHANCE! Son can only nudge it to Hojbjerg and he helps it onto Sessegnon, who lifts a great cross into the far post from the left. It's too high for Kane, but Doherty runs onto it behind him, blazing his first-time shot into the stands.
10' Brighton are starting to up the pressure on Spurs and it's knocked out to March on the right. He drills a dangerous low cross into the box, but Trossard misses it and Dier clears it behind him.
8' It's a brilliant throughball from Bentancur to pick out Doherty's run down the right. He has Sessegnon completely unmarked to his left but takes one touch too many and it rolls harmlessly out of play.
6' Spurs are dominating possession early on here, but they're struggling to get in behind Brighton. They're moving it upfield quickly but can't find a way into the final third.
4' GOOD SAVE! Spurs win a free-kick just outside the box to the left of the D, and Son steps up to take it. He lifts his shot over the wall and it's dipping towards the near corner, but Sanchez pushes it away.
2' It's well worked out from the back by Spurs, with Doherty flicking on Lloris' clearance to Kane. He tries to feed in Son, who is peeling off the back of Webster, but the defender slides in to block it.
1' Bentancur gets the game underway for Spurs!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away!
After a run of four consecutive home league defeats in February/March, Brighton are unbeaten in their last seven at the Amex Stadium (W4 D3). They're looking to win three home league games on the bounce for the first time since November 2019, a run which included a 3-0 win over Spurs.
Antonio Conte makes four changes from the draw with Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League in midweek, and there's a change in shape. Davies, Doherty, Sessegnon and Bissouma are all brought in, with the former Brighton man making up the midfield three. Lenglet, Perisic and Richarlison drop to the bench, while Emerson Royal is suspended after his red card against Arsenal.
Unsurprisingly, De Zerbi names an unchanged line-up after their brilliant performance against Liverpool last Saturday. Trossard, who scored a hat-trick in that game, plays alongside Gross in support of Welbeck again.
TOTTENHAM SUBS: Clement Lenglet, Davinson Sanchez, Oliver Skipp, Richarlison, Djed Spence, Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic, Bryan Gil, Pape Sarr.
TOTTENHAM STARTING XI (3-5-2): Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Matt Doherty, Yves Bissouma, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon; Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION SUBS: Ed Turns, Levi Colwill, Adam Lallana, Karou Mitoma, Billy Gilmour, Jason Steele, Deniz Undav, Jeremy Sarmiento, Tariq Lamptey.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION STARTING XI (3-4-2-1): Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster; Solly March, Alexis Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo, Pervis Estupinan; Pascal Gross, Leandro Trossard; Danny Welbeck.
Spurs' unbeaten start to the season came to an end last weekend when they were beaten 3-1 by rivals Arsenal in the North London derby. They've faltered a little in recent weeks, winning just one of their last four games in all competitions (D1 L2). Roberto De Zerbi is managing his first home game in charge of Brighton after starting his time here with a pulsating 3-3 draw away at Liverpool last time out. The Seagulls have lost just once in all competitions so far this season (W5 D2), with that loss to Fulham coming at the end of August.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League meeting between Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham at the Amex Stadium!