Tottenham defeat Brighton as Son makes history

Premier League

As Tottenham used luck to defeat Brighton, Son Heung-min scored his 100th Premier League goal and Harry Kane provided the game-winning goal in the second half.

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The goals from the esteemed pair of Spurs eased the visitors’ recent troubles even though they had two goals disallowed for handball and had long stretches of possession.

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After 10 minutes, Son made a beautiful 25-yard strike inside the far post, and in the 79th, Kane’s attempt bounced past Brighton goalkeeper Jason Steele.

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After Kaoru Mitoma’s goal was disallowed in the first half because it was determined that he had controlled the ball with his upper arm before converting, Lewis Dunk equalized for Brighton by heading in Solly March’s corner unopposed at the back post.

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In the second half, the Seagulls once more had the ball in the net, but Danny Welbeck’s strike was disallowed because it hit Alexis MacAllister’s arm on the way in.

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When Mitoma was knocked down by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s challenge with the score tied at 1, Brighton made strong penalty appeals, but VAR rejected them.

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Both managers, interim Tottenham manager Cristian Stellini and Brighton’s Roberto de Zerbi, were dismissed from the game after a brawl between their respective benches in the second half.

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Although having played one more game than fourth-placed Manchester United, the victory maintains Spurs inside three points of the top four, while Brighton drops to seventh.

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