Tottenham vs Brighton: Ratings, analysis, and reaction as ‘sloppy’ Spurs drop points in top-four race

A 90th-minute Leandro Trossard winner secured a shock three points for Brighton against Tottenham as Antonio Conte’s men dropped points in the race for the top four.

What will worry Conte most is that the visitors deserved their winner after containing Spurs’ attack throughout and going toe to toe with their usually ruthless opponents.

It was a slow first half with very few chances as Brighton’s press and solidity limited Spurs’ play well, the main moments of note being a flailing arm from Dejan Kulusevski and several late Enock

Chances were few and far between and though Spurs upped their game after the break, Brighton remained well and truly in it.

There were few clear-cut chances in the second half but when Trossard found space in the box with a jinking run with just minutes to play,

Dejan Kulusevski avoided a possible red card for an elbow on Marc Cucurella during the first half of Tottenham‘s Premier League game against Brighton.

“I think it’s a red card,” former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas said at half-time. “I think he’s attempting to use force which comes under the ruling of violent conduct. 

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