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This was a valuable victory for Brighton. Brighton was better than Tottenham from the beginning and was worthy of finishing a barren home run in 14 games.
Leandro Trossard’s lack of Spurs’ answer to the 17-minute winner would be an almighty headache, given that Jose Mourinho could miss Harry Kane in at least five more games. The sight of Gareth Bale leaving two-thirds after an ineffective display is daunting for anyone who wanted Mourinho to have a ready-made Plan B, and the slim picking offered here. Given that, he has to come across something. The truth was that Brighton could have won more easily.
© Photo: Andrew Boyers / AFP / Getty Images Leandro Trossard (left) turns to celebrate after scoring Brighton’s opening goal against Tottenham.
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Mourinho’s starting lineup was hummed by Liverpool’s loose, error-prone defeat. While Eric Dier and Matt Doherty were demoted to the bench, there were no signs of Serge Aurier leaving the stadium half-time after the change. It means that Moussa Sissoko started the service on the right back and Toby Alderweilerd and Davinson Sanchez were recalled on the way.
Then there was the choice of veil during the attack, facilitated by Kane’s absence. After returning to Japan, Bale started only once in the league. Although he was the winner against Brighton in November, his name also had one top goal. This was an opportunity he had to take, he started on the right and Steven Bergwijn was nominally in the center forward position.
Before the match, Mourinho had a hard time saying that Brighton was in the wrong position. Their start suggested he was right, and even before Trossard’s goal, they would have been able to lead. For most of the season, their approach play lacked a finish. Pascal Gross, located after the skillful work of Neal Maupay and Alexis Mac Allister, wrapped the outside of his right foot around the ball, and the same is true when he hits it. Hugo Lloris post base.
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Brighton continued to come and found a killer touch. Mac Allister became wide with 20 yards of curling and eventually contributed to the opener. The Argentines quietly became clever and exciting operators, proving points with cleverly weighted passes to find gross on the right side of the area. Gross cutback for Trossard clipped home for the first time to cap sharp and satisfying movements.
It wasn’t met very enthusiastically by the Spurs who couldn’t go. Bergwijn dragged in 30 minutes, expressing Robert Sanchez’s concerns, but speed and precision were all turned in the opposite direction. Brighton showed little willingness to sit on their lead and had enough encouragement to pursue greater profits given the lack of pressure on them.
Trossard rushed into the gap between the midfield and the defense, teeing up Maupay, who couldn’t turn around and shoot before Alderweilerd intervened. Veil was barely involved, but seven minutes before the break, he cleared the goal-bound Lewis Dunk header near the line. Tottenham was overwhelmed and wondered what his player would be in if Mourinho was yelled at mid-week intervals.
Davinson Sanchez was told to sit in the second half, which seems to be due to a tactical need rather than a scapegoat. He wasn’t worse than anyone else, but Carlos Vinícius replaced him and the Spurs switched to 4-2-3-1 to take the offensive lead.
Within nine minutes, Vinícius made him feel his presence, reaching the deep horns of the veil and moving down from an angle, requiring uncertain Sanchez to save with his feet. The Spurs emerged with slightly higher strength, and Adam Webster blocked the drive from Son Heung-min in the surrounding area so far.
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But they still had to work harder for the chance than the impressive homeside and needed Loris to keep them in the game just before time. He spread to the right after Ben White’s snapshot was distracted from Alderweilerd. Looseball avoided the blue shirt in a hurry. Immediately after Solly March was leading a bright counter, Maupay took an aerial kick. In fact, you may have chosen such an event.
Bale was playing the game well without threatening and was replaced by Lucas Moura for the last 29 minutes. Although minor improvements to the Spurs were unsuccessful, they continued to provide Brighton with a tremendous amount of space to choose.
Vinícius created a best effort with 15 minutes remaining and pulled a great one-handed save from Sanchez.
But a slow siege never happens, and on the contrary, only Aaron Connolly knows how to clear Alderweilerd by begging for an empty net.To his relief and Mourinho’s regret, it didn’t matter
– Soccer Sports
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