Tottenham boosted ther hopes of playing in Europe next season with a comfortable 2-0 win away at Brighton on Wednesday night. 

Antonio Conte’s team went into the match in search of a response, having suffered a 3-2 loss at Old Trafford last time out.

They however had to wait until the 37th minute for the opening goal, and it came from an unlikely source – Cristian Romero.

The defender deflected his teammate’s shot, which was heading in the opposite direction, using his body. The goalkeeper reacted to the earlier shot and the deflection confused him.

Harry Kane then wrapped up the win with a second just before the hour mark with a wonderful piece of finishing to give his side the much-needed cushion.

Spurs started the match on the right foot, coming close to taking the lead in the fifth minute when a mistake gifted Kane a chance inside the box, but his effort curled just around the right post.

Brighton too created a chance of their own just before the half-hour mark when Alexis Mac Allister found some space inside the box and got in a strike, but the shot was brilliantly blocked by one of the defending players sliding in.

The second half was however uncharacteristically quiet as Spurs kept their lines and limited the hots to a few clear chances.

In the end, Spurs held on to win their fourth match from their last six, moving seventh on the standings on 48 points, two off fifth-placed Man United.


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