Spurs snatch stoppage-time win against Brighton


Brennan Johnson scores a goal for Tottenham
Brennan Johnson has scored three Premier League goals for Tottenham this season

Brennan Johnson scored deep into additional time to deliver a come-from-behind Premier League victory for Tottenham against Brighton.

Brighton’s Pascal Gross opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Danny Welbeck had been fouled by Micky Van de Ven, sending goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario the wrong way.

Tottenham responded well to falling behind, creating a raft of chances, but Jason Steele made several good saves to deny the in-form Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski, while James Maddison curled narrowly wide.

The momentum remained firmly in Spurs’ favour when the second half got under way with Rodrigo Bentancur, Maddison and Timo Werner attempting efforts at goal as the majority of the action took place deep in Brighton territory.

They continued to probe and that pressure eventually told when Sarr latched on to a lovely through ball from Kulusevski before finishing at the second attempt after his initial shot was deflected on to the post.

Captain Son Heung-min was introduced after the equaliser, making his first appearance of 2024 for Spurs after returning from duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup, and the forward had a major hand in the winning goal as he laid the ball across goal for Johnson to convert.

The win moves Tottenham up to fourth, one point clear of Aston Villa who host Manchester United on Sunday, while Brighton stay eighth.

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Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number23Player nameSteele

  2. Squad number2Player nameLamptey

  3. Squad number29Player namevan Hecke

  4. Squad number5Player nameDunk

  5. Squad number30Player nameEstupiñán

  6. Squad number13Player nameGroß

  7. Squad number11Player nameGilmour

  8. Squad number14Player nameLallana

  9. Squad number40Player nameBuonanotte

  10. Squad number18Player nameWelbeck

  11. Squad number22Player nameMitoma

  1. Squad number20Player nameBaleba

  2. Squad number28Player nameFerguson

  3. Squad number31Player nameAnsu Fati

  4. Squad number34Player nameVeltman

  5. Squad number47Player nameBaker-Boaitey

Line-ups

Tottenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Vicario
  • 23Porro
  • 17Romero
  • 37van de Ven
  • 38UdogieSubstituted forHøjbjergat 80′minutes
  • 29SarrBooked at 61minsSubstituted forDaviesat 80′minutes
  • 30BentancurSubstituted forSon Heung-minat 62′minutes
  • 21KulusevskiSubstituted forBissoumaat 63′minutes
  • 10MaddisonBooked at 35mins
  • 16WernerSubstituted forJohnsonat 62′minutes
  • 9Richarlison

Substitutes

  • 4Skipp
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 6Dragusin
  • 7Son Heung-min
  • 8Bissouma
  • 12Emerson Royal
  • 20Forster
  • 22Johnson
  • 33Davies

Brighton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23Steele
  • 2LampteySubstituted forBalebaat 90+1′minutes
  • 29van Hecke
  • 5DunkBooked at 88mins
  • 30EstupiñánBooked at 79mins
  • 13Groß
  • 11GilmourSubstituted forBaker-Boaiteyat 90+1′minutes
  • 14LallanaSubstituted forAnsu Fatiat 57′minutes
  • 40BuonanotteBooked at 65minsSubstituted forVeltmanat 83′minutes
  • 18WelbeckSubstituted forFergusonat 83′minutes
  • 22Mitoma

Substitutes

  • 1Verbruggen
  • 4Webster
  • 15Moder
  • 20Baleba
  • 28Ferguson
  • 31Ansu Fati
  • 34Veltman
  • 47Baker-Boaitey
  • 55O’Mahony

Referee:
Samuel Barrott

Attendance:
61,445

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