Tottenham v Brighton and Hove Albion - Match Report

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Spurs strengthened their hold on third spot with a 1-0 win over relegation threatened Brighton thanks to Christian Eriksen's late goal.

Albion looked set to earn a crucial point in North London in their fight against the drop but their resistance was broken with two minutes of normal time remaining as Eriksen drilled in a low effort after being set up by Dele Alli.
Tottenham, who were without injured striker Harry Kane, dominated possession and enjoyed plenty of chances but poor finishing and Mathew Ryan in the Brighton goal ensured the game remained goalless until the final stages.
Toby Alderweireld was denied by the woodwork as Spurs began to press won 73 minutes and Eriksen produced a superb save from Ryan with less than 10 minutes to play, but the Dane wasn't to be denied and grabbed a vital victory for the hosts with his late effort.
Spurs remain third in the Premier League table and now have a four point lead over Arsenal in fifth, while the Seagulls are 17th and three points clear of danger with just three games remaining.