Brighton punished a lacklustre Tottenham to seize their first house league win since June and go seven factors away from the drop.
Leandro Trossard grabbed the sport’s solely aim, side-footing in Pascal Gross’ cutback after 17 minutes.
And the hosts at all times regarded likelier to attain the match’s second, with substitute Aaron Connolly having his late effort cleared off the road by Spurs’ Toby Alderweireld.
Jose Mourinho’s aspect struggled to create possibilities late on, with defeat that means they keep sixth, six factors off the highest 4.
Flying Seagulls seize uncommon house win
Brighton’s victory lastly ended their seven-month winless run on the Amex Stadium.
Coming into this fixture, Graham Potter’s crew have been the one aspect left in England’s high 4 divisions with no win at house this season.
However the Seagulls have been the higher aspect all through, with Gross placing the woodwork within the third minute.
Trossard’s second aim of the season deservedly put them forward, earlier than Gareth Bale headed a Lewis Dunk effort off the road on the stroke of half-time.
And it was a lot of the identical within the second interval with the hosts persevering with to impress.
Ben White noticed his shot well-saved by Hugo Lloris after it deflected off Alderweirweld within the fifty fifth minute.
The Spurs defender was additionally available to clear Connolly’s effort off the road in stoppage time when the Republic of Eire worldwide regarded destined to attain.
A winless December could have had Brighton boss Potter trying over his shoulder.
However three wins of their previous 4 video games in all competitions – together with three clear sheets – suggests the Seagulls are beginning to discover the shape they should draw back from the underside three.
Sorry Spurs out of concepts
After dropping to Liverpool on Thursday evening, Spurs wanted a response – the omens weren’t nice, given once they misplaced to the champions in December they adopted it up with a 2-0 defeat to Leicester.
A win would have put the guests fifth within the desk. As a substitute, they suffered back-to-back defeats for a second time this season.
With Harry Kane sidelined with accidents to each ankles, Actual Madrid loanee Bale began simply his second league sport of the season.
However, like the remainder of Spurs’ ahead line, the four-time Champions League winner regarded uninspired within the opening 45 minutes. The Welshman was subbed shortly after the hour mark.
Son Heung-min and Carlos Vinicius each examined Brighton keeper Robert Sanchez late on, Vinicius’ effort specifically worrying the Spanish keeper.
However with out talisman Kane, Tottenham regarded bereft of concepts, not often threatening their Seventeenth-placed opponents.
First house win in 225 days – the stats
- Brighton have stored three consecutive Premier League clear sheets for less than the second time, and the primary since October 2018.
- This was Brighton’s first house win in 15 Premier League video games on the Amex Stadium (D7, L7) since beating Arsenal in June 2020, 225 days in the past.
- Tottenham have received simply three of their previous 13 Premier League video games wherein Harry Kane has not featured (D4, L6), together with none of their previous 4 (D1, L3).
- Tottenham have misplaced 4 of their previous eight league video games (W2, D2), as many as of their earlier 28 such matches beforehand.
- This was the eleventh time a aspect managed by Jose Mourinho had one shot or fewer within the first half of a Premier League sport; six of these events have come whereas answerable for Spurs.
- Mourinho has misplaced all three of his away league video games at Brighton, the primary time he has ever misplaced three consecutive away league visits to an opponent in his managerial profession.
- Brighton’s Pascal Gross has assisted 18 Premier League objectives; the one Germans with extra assists within the competitors’s historical past are Mesut Ozil (54), Leroy Sane (28) and Dietmar Hamann (22).
Brighton are subsequent in motion once they journey to Liverpool within the Premier League on Wednesday, 3 February (20:15 GMT).
Tottenham host Chelsea in a London derby of their subsequent match on Thursday, 4 February (20:00 GMT).
Brighton & Hove Albion
- 34VeltmanSubstituted forBurnat 72′minutesBooked at 86mins
- 10Mac Allister
- 9MaupayBooked at 71minsSubstituted forLallanaat 79′minutes
- 11TrossardSubstituted forConnollyat 79′minutes
- 6D SánchezSubstituted forAlves Moraisat 45′minutes
- 4AlderweireldBooked at 66mins
- 28NdombeleSubstituted forLamelaat 74′minutes
- 9BaleSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 61′minutes
- 7Son Heung-Min
- 27Lucas Moura
- 45Alves Morais
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Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Tottenham Hotspur 0.
Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Tottenham Hotspur 0.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Nook, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Toby Alderweireld.
Foul by Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur).
Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try blocked. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.
Foul by Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur).
Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Nook, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Ben Davies.
Try saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outdoors the field is saved within the backside left nook.
Dan Burn (Brighton and Hove Albion) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Dan Burn (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Nook, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Toby Alderweireld.
Try blocked. Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Pascal Groß.
Try blocked. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Vinicius.
Foul by Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur).
Adam Lallana (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick within the defensive half.