Brighton 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur Match Report

Spurs were convincingly beaten by a Brighton side who’d not won since the opening day of the season at the weekend as huge question marks still circle around Tottenham Hotspur. It’s another defeat for Spurs, in a week they’ll want to forget.

A goal from Maupay and a double from Connolly ensured Brighton picked up only their second win in the league this season. The first coming early on in the game Hugo Lloris dropped a routine cross in the path the path of Maupay and the former Brentford talisman bagged his second league goal of the season for The Seagulls but Spurs suffered a double blow as Lloris was seriously injured in the goal. The French stopper fell back on to his outstretched arm and dislocated his elbow as Hugo Lloris blamed the injury as to why Spurs couldn’t respond. A serious injury, especially for a goalkeeper and we wish Hugo all the best with his recovery.

Brighton made it 2-0 as Irish u21 international Connolly scored his first of the afternoon with the goal being defended poorly. A cross came in and he got in front of his man to force a good save from Gazzaniga but then Connolly had his second bite at the cherry to tap home from close range. Spurs went into the break completely clueless and devoid of confidence and it didn’t get much better for Spurs.

Brighton hit the bar from a wide free-kick as they continued to threaten the Tottenham goal whilst Spurs failed to lay a glove on the Seagulls. Spurs’ misery was compounded as Connolly made it three. He ran down the left-hand side, cut inside and powered a strike into the bottom corner in what was an accomplished finish by the man of the match.

Kane came close late on with some nice footwork in the box but blazed over from close range which pretty much summed up Spurs’ afternoon. Spurs head into the international break off the back of three straight defeats so maybe this break has come at a welcome time. We just pray for no more injury concerns.

Poch’s Thoughts

“It was a tough game, difficult,” said Mauricio. “First of all, I want to say thank-you to our fans for helping us and making the effort to stay here with us. We know how they feel – very disappointed – and we share the same feelings. All I can say is thanks for their support.

“Then yes, it was disappointing. It was a massive impact, Hugo, and to concede after three minutes. That is a problem you cannot manage.

“The plan was different, to be solid, to work hard to try to change the dynamic and the feeling from Bayern Munich but it was impossible because we conceded the second goal and never had the possibility to be in the game.

“I give credit to Brighton, they played really well, but the impact of Hugo changed the emotions of the game, the team suffered a lot and couldn’t find the way to be solid and play football.”

Next Up

Once the international break is out of the way, Watford visit Spurs’ new stadium.

 

 

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