Full Time: Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw which dented their chances of making it into the top three with Liverpool now being two points ahead of us. The result also gives Chelsea the chance to cut our lead to five points should they win their game in hand.
Mauricio Pochettino did make a few changes to the side with an eye on the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United and we seemed to be a little slow throughout the first-half.
The game really got interesting in the second half as Harry Kane scored in the 48th minute. However, instead of building on the lead, we conceded almost straightaway.
Serge Aurier, who was one of the players brought into the starting XI, gave away a penalty which Pascal Gross converted.
We did have a few chances at the end but we just could not break Brighton down and had to settle for a point.
Hopefully, we can defeat United and make it to the FA Cup finals but some of our players will have to perform much better than how they did last night.
Here’s how the boys fared on the night.
Tottenham Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris – 6.5/10
Lloris did get a hand to try and save the penalty from Gross but just could not get enough. The Frenchman also had another decent save in the first half but that was about it.
Serge Aurier – 5/10
Aurier did try to support our attack as much as possible but this was another penalty given away as he clipped Izquierdo in the second half, leading to the goal.
Toby Alderweireld – 7/10
This was Toby’s first Premier League game since October and he did pretty well, considering that he was out for long. Hopefully, he can play in the FA Cup semi-final too as he looked really composed.
Jan Vertonghen – 7/10
Vertonghen was being targeted by Brighton but the Belgian did pretty well and even got up to help the forwards as we looked for a winner.
Ben Davies – 6/10
The Welshman didn’t really have a standout game. He did help out in the attack and was solid in defence but that was it.
Moussa Sissoko – 5.5/10
Sissoko was playing in the middle of the park and didn’t really set the tempo for our team. He was replaced in the second half but he really should have done more with the start that was handed to him.
Victor Wanyama – 8/10
Wanyama was one player that really asserted himself in the game, thanks to a few crunching tackles. It was his pressure that got us the opening goal as well and he was one of our better players in the game.
Christian Eriksen – 6.5/10
Eriksen didn’t really have a great game, to be honest. However, he was industrious and had a chance when his shot was deflected.
Son Heung-min – 6/10
Son did have a last minute chance saved well by Brighton’s keeper but the South Korean too seemed a little subdued, to say the least.
Lucas Moura – 5/10
The Brazilian had the chance to impress but failed to do so. He did have a couple of chances to score but wasted them.
Harry Kane – 6/10
Kane might have got his goal but he did look a little rusty and was replaced by Fernando Llorente in the last few minutes of the game.
Erik Lamela – 6/10
The Argentine tried his best to get something done but only had one notable chance when he shot straight at Ryan in the 87th minute.
Mousa Dembele – 5/10
Dembele did make our midfield better when he came on but we could not get that second goal that we needed so badly.
Fernando Llorente – N/A
He only got to play the last five minutes and couldn’t really do much.