Goals from Serge Aurier and Son Heung-min helped Tottenham Hotspur to victory over a stubborn Brighton at Wembley. The win also saw Spurs move back into the Premier League top-4.
The hosts dominated the proceedings from the onset but were frustrated by the visitors. Chris Hughton’s side proved stubborn and meticulous, to leave Spurs fans fearing more dropped points after being held by the likes of West Brom and Watford, and beaten by Leicester.
Just when things were looking shaky for Mauricio Pochettino, defender Serge Aurier gave Spurs the lead, 5 minutes before halftime. The right-back, sustaining pressure from winger Jose Izquierdo, attempted a cross from the right wing. He clearly miscued it but the ball looped over Mathew Ryan and into the far top corner of the net to give the Ivorian his first goal for the club.
It was cruel for Brighton to concede in such a manner, who had put in a well-organised all-rearguard action in search of a first win in six matches and a first away goal against a side above them in the table.
The Seagulls kept Spurs in check and looked for an opportunity to equalise. Spurs struggled for much of the second-half to build on their advantage, however, came close twice.
Erik Lamela, making his first start in over a year following serious hip injury, struck the post with a shot, and so did Harry Kane from a free-kick. Brighton’s Tomer Hemed missed a sitter from eight yards out with 20 minutes left, as the hosts lived on the edge.
It was not until the 87th minute that we wrapped up the points, with Son heading home from a Christian Eriksen free-kick.
Spurs fans took to Twitter to express their glee after a vital win. Here we have collected the best of tweets after Poch’s men made it three wins out of three.
HEUNG MIN IS GOD
— Jay (@WhatAHitSonny) December 13, 2017
— Rocky Gill (@CllrRockyGill) December 13, 2017
Son was a diamond in the Korean rough
— smitty werbenjagermanjensen (@DrHeadass) December 13, 2017
Really good to see lamela back! He will get better and better. Serge had a good game. Wasn’t pretty at times but we got the job done. COYS!!!
— Nick (@SinisterSmilez) December 13, 2017
Another struggle against a team that have no interest in leaving their own half. We’re crying out for a Modric type who can unpick a defence. Chequebook required Mr Levy.
AND PLEASE STOP PICKING SISSOKO!!
— Dan of York (@danlucas99) December 13, 2017
3 points, Liverpool and Gooners drew too. Lovely! #COYS
— Stuart Longley (@stuartmlongley) December 13, 2017
WE CAN BEAT CITY #COYS
— BeaksterHD (@BeaksterHD) December 13, 2017
On to the next one. Let’s smash city #COYS
— herlambang (@erdiwira11) December 13, 2017
Great result, especially with Liverpool and Arsenal dropping points. Table looking really congested going in to the busy Christmas period #COYS ⚽️
— Ray Gritt (@ray_gritt) December 13, 2017
Honestly there were no standouts at all. Very slow and lethargic
— John Alexander (@49Hotspur) December 13, 2017
Nice, now get wanyama back ASAP
— #COYS (@ossysh) December 13, 2017
“Most entertaining”, “The ending…” – Some Spurs fans love latest advert featuring accommodation partner
Tottenham posted a video of their tie-up with Hotels.com, our official accommodation partner, and it was an interesting video, to say the least.
Spurs players Christian Eriksen, Michel Vorm, Ben Davies and Juan Foyth participated in some “hotel-related” drills in the two-minute long ad.
It was fun to see Eriksen and co carrying luggage around an obstacle course while the Dane also dropped drinks glasses from his tray.
🙌 Tottenham Hotspur… at your service! 👌
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 24, 2018
There were a few laughs too as Vorm wasn’t able to fold the quilt in the right manner and some of the fans saw the funny side of the video.
Tottenham haven’t started the season well and were lucky to get all three points against Brighton in our previous game. However, it was nice to see the players having a great time in the fun advert.
The video certainly was done pretty well and the ending is something to behold too.
wasn’t gonna like it, but then the ending…
— Daniel Platt (@voodoochopstiks) September 24, 2018
The most entertaining thing spurs have produced this season 👏🏽👏🏽
— Tom Rossi (@TomRossi11) September 24, 2018
Pretty funny video from the players. Dele Alli and Son should of been in that video. It would of been even better. Lets go you Spurs!
— Hugue Chery (@CheryHugue) September 24, 2018
The most entertaining thing I’ve seen from us so far this season.
— Gin🇮🇹 (@Lamela11i) September 24, 2018
Glad to see Vorm done something good, shame it was with his feet.
— MrMojoRiS1n (Iain) THFC (@TidyboyTHFC) September 24, 2018
Only thing foyth has done all season
— mjryid (@mjryid) September 24, 2018
Any of them good at wiring?
— andrew scott (@andrews78771245) September 24, 2018
🤣🤣🤣🤣 at least we have it going on off the pitch
— Jonteau Coppin (@JonteauCoppin) September 24, 2018
Pretty funny but who won? 👏😊
— Allie and Panda (@Allie48347548) September 24, 2018
“Rather buy Ndombele”, “Ship has sailed” – Some Tottenham fans are split over summer target penning new deal
Grealish was one of the stars for the Villans last season but they missed out on promotion to the Premier League.
Villa aren’t doing well in the Championship as they lie 13th with 13 points from nine games. Grealish is yet to score for his boyhood club in the ongoing term.
With his selling price doubled, as per the report, some Tottenham fans weren’t sure about the club making a move for the player while a few blamed Daniel Levy for botching the transfer.
Breaking: Jack Grealish signs new Aston Villa contract.
— Spurs-Express (@Spurs_Express) September 24, 2018
I would rather buy ndombele with that amount
— Spurs Addict (@kylehotspurs) September 24, 2018
£60m for an average championship player 😂😂😂
— Jonathan McDonald (@jonathan_coys) September 23, 2018
This ship has sailed methinks. We were interested in a bargain but lost out in the poker game because their ownership changed.
— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) September 23, 2018
That ship has sailed. Oliver Skipp is the one to watch at Spurs. He’s the one to come through next. Luke Amos will also get his chances in domestic cups. If we buy a midfielder there is miles better value & potential than JG imho. Eg Doucoure
— Anthony Heard (@AnthonyH7) September 23, 2018
— Nathan A Clark (@NathanAClark) September 24, 2018
@SpursOfficial have missed a trick not moving for Maddison ahead of Grealish, Maddison had a much better season but Grealish worth more money apparently. Leicester got a bargain in my opinion.
— ChrisCOYS (@ChrisCOYS2) September 24, 2018
We don’t need anyone according to Lewis, Levy and Pochettino.
— Andrew Duncan (@andrewsduncan1) September 24, 2018
Grealish signs a new 5 year deal with Villa which means he’s signing for Spurs in January for 10 mil
— Aaron Howey (@aaronhowey) September 24, 2018
Grealish to join long list of Spurs near misses that go on to become big hits, usually at Chelsea https://t.co/jZZZ5QvEQW
— Tom Allnutt (@TomAllnuttAFP) September 24, 2018
(Video) Watch Tottenham’s new stadium’s artificial pitch lights functioning as work continues
Tottenham’s new stadium is inching towards completion as another new time-lapse video of our home was put up on YouTube.
The latest video shows a lot of pavement work being done outside. And the most interesting aspect of the clip is of our pitch.
Cranes can be seen operating on the surface inside the stadium. Once the vehicles leave, our artificial lighting can be seen moving about and illuminating the surface.
There is a lot of work still to be done on the exteriors and Tottenham haven’t communicated as to when our new home would be completed.
We had reported that Spurs quashed suggestions that the venue would not be ready before 2019.
Another allegation related to drug and alcohol abuse by the workers in the stadium was also refuted.
Tottenham had earlier claimed that the venue would be complete by 15th September, which was our clash against Liverpool.
Although a lot of effort is being taken to ensure the home is finished as quickly as possible, it is frustrating to see the stadium not looking close to completion as the pitch hasn’t been installed yet.
The planning for the stadium seems way off at the moment but hopefully, the team can produce a string of wins and take our minds off this delayed timeline.
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