Eriksen strikes late as Spurs break Brighton hearts

23 Apr 2019
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

Midfielder's goal boosts Tottenham Hotspur's top-four hopes and leaves Seagulls close to relegation zone

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Christian Eriksen scored a late winner to strengthen Tottenham Hotspur’s hold on third place as they beat a spirited Brighton & Hove Albion side 1-0.

Eriksen collected a pass from Dele Alli and drilled a low shot into the corner with just two minutes of normal time remaining. 

It had looked as though Spurs would be frustrated as Seagulls goalkeeper Mat Ryan and central defenders Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk produced superb performances to keep them at bay.

Race for top four

Position Pos Club Played Pl GD Points Pts
3 Chelsea CHE 38 +24 72
4 Tottenham Hotspur TOT 38 +28 71
5 Arsenal ARS 38 +22 70
6 Manchester United MUN 38 +11 66

But Eriksen's goal means Brighton remain only three points clear of third-from-bottom Cardiff City with three matches left each.

The victory puts Spurs three points ahead of Chelsea and four above Arsenal, who travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.

See: Spurs report | Brighton report

Next fixtures

Spurs: 27 Apr v West Ham (H)
Brighton: 27 Apr v Newcastle (H)

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