Tottenham Hotspur gave coach Mauricio Pochettino some much needed relief by beating Brighton at the AMEX on Saturday evening. Most pre match predictions had the Seagulls giving the Lilywhites a real run for their money, with many pundits expecting Chris Hughton’s side to take points off Spurs. With Lloris and Vorm unavailable, Spurs were forced to turn to their third choice goalkeeper- Gazzaniga, in goal.
The win was secured thanks to a first half penalty from Harry Kane and a second half goal from Erik Lamela, who finished off a great counter attacking team move. Lamela has struggled to hit the heights he was predicted to since joining the Lilywhites, but will this season be the one where he finally repays Mauricio Pochettino for his patience?
Kane’s penalty also means that he is now level with Jermain Defoe on Spurs’ all time record goal scorers list. Kane has 143, with the record belonging to Jimmy Greaves (266)
Spurs are now fifth in the table, with a two point gap opening between them and Manchester United, who were held to a draw by Wolves over the weekend.