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FIVE KEY MOMENTS: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

18 April 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Albion get ready to attack a corner delivery.

Brighton & Hove Albion secured a crucial point against fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday evening, as the teams drew 1-1 on the south coast.

Harry Kane gave the visitors the lead early in the second half, but Pascal Gross equalised from the penalty spot moments later to grab a share of the spoils for Chris Hughton’s men.

Here are the five key moments from the match that saw the Seagulls take one step closer to Premier League survival.

Free-kick failure

The visitors had two glorious chances to take the lead from free-kicks on the edge of Albion’s penalty area in the first half, but neither effort managed to test Mathew Ryan between the sticks.

Christian Eriksen fired the first chance into the wall, before Kane’s tame effort rolled underneath the wall and into the hands of Albion’s number one.

Ryan to the rescue

Ryan pulled off an excellent save in first-half stoppage time to deny Heung-Min Son. The Australian’s save came in the fourth minute of stoppage time despite only two minutes of added time being signalled by the fourth official.

Son combined with Kane on the edge of the box and fired low into the bottom corner, but Ryan’s out-stretched hand tipped the ball past the post to send the teams in level at the break.

Composed Gross

The Seagulls showed great fighting spirit to hit back two minutes after Spurs went ahead. Izquierdo played a one-two with Glenn Murray and Serge Aurier was judged to have tripped the Colombian.

Gross took the mantle from the penalty spot this time and coolly slotted the ball into Lloris’ bottom right-hand corner. That was the German’s sixth goal of the season.

Ride your luck

As the game came to a frantic close, Shane Duffy did well to steer Eriksen's driven cross inches wide of the far post, to the disbelief of Ryan in the Albion goal.

Duffy and his defensive partner Lewis Dunk did well to limit the away side to few clear-cut chances, which was a huge contribution towards the Seagulls earning a well-deserved point.

Bruno’s back

The Albion captain produced a fine display on his return to the starting line-up, with his calm approach, both on and off the ball, helping the Seagulls keep their opponents at bay while also offering an attacking threat.

The Spaniard linked up with Anthony Knockaert down the right wing, after the Frenchman was also recalled to the side by Hughton - and the pair worked well on the flank to cause Spurs problems.


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