Tottenham 1-Brighton 0
Tottenham hosted Brighton on Tuesday as they looked to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Man City.
Spurs defeat to City could have been disasters for their Champions League hopes.
However, Manchester United and Arsenal also lost this past weekend while Chelsea drew with Burnley.
As a result, Tottenham remained in 3rd place, one point above 5th place Arsenal.
But with the gap between the UCL and Europa League so tight, Mauricio Pochettino’s side really needed a win vs relegation battling Brighton.
Brighton, on the other hand, started the day in 17th place, three points above the relegation zone.
Eriksen nets the winner
The first 45 saw Tottenham dominate but create very little with Brighton defending well.
The Seagulls would also fail to register a shot on target during the first half.
Tottenham would continue to pile the pressure on with Toby Alderweireld hitting the post.
Danny Rose also had a solid long-distance effort saved by Matt Ryan.
– Danny Rose goes close for @SpursOfficial!
Mat Ryan gathers the effort at the second attempt but it was some strike!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 23, 2019
Tottenham would then have a huge penalty shout waved away in the 74th minute with Dele Alli being brought down after getting his shot off.
No penalty! Dele Alli gets his legs taken out from beneath him but the referee awards the goal-kick.
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Spurs would eventually make their breakthrough via a superb Christian Eriksen strike.
This led to Tottenham fans pleading with their club to keep Eriksen this summer.
Eriksen has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.
Do whatever you need to keep Eriksen, just please.
— Amiliana Riandya (@amilianarp) April 23, 2019
Dont leave us
— kim min seok (@alstjrvhfpqj) April 23, 2019
People really think a spell of mediocre form means spurs should sell Eriksen. Y’all need Jesus.
— DC Unhilist (@Vamos_DCU) April 23, 2019
Christian Eriksen is such a great striker and passer of the ball,you don’t look to sell players of such magnitude
— Harry Houdini (@Benthfc2) April 23, 2019
Okay! Thats it give him a new contract
— 999 (@ShongweMthulisi) April 23, 2019
Give Eriksen whatever he wants
— Chrispy (@chrispwnchu) April 23, 2019