Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur Review

Brighton suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat at the Amex to Tottenham Hotspur. A first half penalty from Harry Kane put the visitors ahead five minutes from the interval.

In the 71st minute Tottenham doubled their lead when Eric Lamela got on the end of Danny Rose’s cutback cross and put his effort past the outstretched Matthew Ryan and into the bottom right corner.

Albion pulled one goal back in stoppage time when Anthony Knockaert cut inside from the right flank and drilled his effort into the bottom left corner.

However there were a couple of big talking points during the game, one of them was the referees decision-making and one was Brighton’s tactics.

Brighton’s tactics

Another big talking point was the way Brighton sat off Tottenham during the first half and let them put pressure on the Seagulls defence.

Albion have already displayed at the Amex that when you attack a top side that are struggling for form, you’ll find success.

Of course I am talking about how Brighton approached the Manchester United game.

If they had attacked Tottenham and put more pressure on them, it would have meant that Spurs may have struggled and given Brighton more chance and have a bigger part to play in the contest.

However Brighton sat back and had an enormous amount of pressure put on them and meant they struggled to get any possession and they were eventually undone.

The Seagulls Started Playing At 2-0 Down Again

Brighton for the third game running starting playing at 2-0 down. It’s almost like the second goal sparks them into life and they realise they are losing.

If it happens once you think okay it’s a one off, twice you think this is de ja vu and a third time you think we really should work on this. 

It is hard enough to get a win when you go 1-0 down, let alone when you go 2-0 down it almost seems like Brighton want to make it difficult for themselves.

Hopefully they can try and rectify this against Manchester City, however it will be difficult considering they go into the game fresh of a 5-0 drubbing of Cardiff City. Preview of that game against the champions will follow.

 

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