After a draw result against Tottenham side, Brighton and Hove Albion has now moved closer to secure their place in the Premier League.
The match ended with a draw with Harry Kane scoring the only goal for Tottenham’s side and his 26th goal this season. with this result, Spurs could win their 11th away game.
But, Brighton was getting ready to level the gap. Within a few minutes, Pascal Gross delivered a nice penalty and without Spurs knowing, the score was already settled.
The Seagulls completed their 6 games without a single win, but thanks to this result, they are moving farther away from the relegation zone. However, they still have to win the 4 games remaining themselves safe from getting out of the competition.
Another failure for Spurs
No one expected a draw from a club as big as Spurs, but we may understand the reason. Spurs is getting ready for another match againts Manchester untied at FA Cup semi-final. If they could win this game, it would grant them the first FA Cup trophy since the last time they won it back in 2008. Perhaps, Mauricio Pochettino is planning to reserve his resources to prepare for this significant battle.
That’s why we didn’t see Davinson Sanchez and Dele Alli on the field. Perhaps, they are more needed in the upcoming crucial match against the Reds. Still, with so many talented players on their side, Spurs should have won the game with their usual playing style. They might not lose the game but to see a club like Albion hold them with a draw, no one expected the game to end that way. Even more, since it was Spurs’ 50th competitive games this season, the game should end with more color and fights.
This result put Spurs as the fourth, with only 2 points clear behind Liverpool and Chelsea, who are now at the third and eighth respectively.
In one interview, Spurs manager, Pochettino told the media that he realized how difficult the match was, both mentally and physically (Source: Goalgol.com). Somehow, his team was not ready to play the game. They are still too tired to play. Even though they want to win, their body couldn’t help.
Son Heung-min should be able to score another goal for Spurs with this 13th goal, but his kick was denied by a tremendous save by Mathew Ryan’s from the other side. Luckily for Spurs, their key player, Kane, managed to break the deadlock and keep Spurs away from shame.
An unexpected result for Seagulls
Brighton fans were so happy with the result. As the final whistle blown, they filled the stadium with cheers as their favorite team has been cleared from the relegation zone. However, the Albion’s manager, Chris Hughton said that despite the fantastic result, they will not rest until everything is mathematically certain. Until that day comes, they will keep fighting.
Nevertheless, the match brought them to a crucial point nearly a years since they first joined the competition after a 34-year exile. No one knows for sure, but perhaps Albion is building their future in the league.