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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.

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