- The victory places Tottenham on the edge of the European positions. It is seventh, with a game less than the sixth, West Ham, with which it is level on points.
The goals of the Argentinian Cristian Romero and Harry Kane reflected the recovery of Tottenham who emerged victorious from the Amex Stadium against Brighton (0-2), in free fall in the Premier. Graham Potter’s team, who conceded their sixth consecutive defeat and who have only managed to win one of their last ten games, do not raise their heads. Brighton lives off the rents that completed a good first round that still allows him to travel with some ease through the classification. It is eleven points from relegation despite its crisis. Tottenham took advantage of the pending match of the twenty-sixth day to recover the good feelings they had acquired before losing last Sunday against Manchester United. He arrived at Old Trafford with two wins in a row, on the rise, but left the clash against the reds without a prize.
With Europe on the horizon, Antonio Conte’s squad did not waste the opportunity, putting the victory on track eight minutes before the break. Heung-Min Son snatched the ball near the home area, dribbled it over to his team-mate, Sweden’s Dejan Kulusevski, who fired from the half-moon. The shot hit his partner Cristian Romero. He deflected just enough to mislead Spanish goalkeeper Robert Sánchez. The visiting team extended the lead at game time. In a counterattack. A Tottenham ball steal. The ball ended up in the Uruguayan Rodrigo Bentancur who from his own field made a deep pass to Kane who faced Robert Sánchez and did not fail. He scored the second. The victory places Tottenham on the edge of the European positions. It is seventh, with one game less than the sixth, West Ham, with which it is equal on points and which marks the continental zone. Fifth, with two more, is Manchester United.