Brighton Beat Tottenham To increases pressure on Mauricio Pochettino

Brighton Beat Tottenham To increases pressure on Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham came into the game low on confidence already following their 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but their problems deepened in only the third minute when Hugo Lloris, who was subsequently stretchered from the field after suffering a nasty arm injury, gifted Neil Maupay Brighton’s opener.

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Pochettino’s side were second best throughout the first half and Brighton deservedly extended their lead in the 32nd minute thanks to Connolly’s close-range finish.

And Spurs’ dreadful afternoon was complete when the impressive Connolly cut inside Toby Alderweireld before picking out the far corner to extend Pochettino side’s winless run on the road to 10 Premier League matches, stretching back to January.

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A second straight defeat in five days leaves Pochettino, who insisted he would not walk away from Tottenham before the game, facing further scrutiny with his side now sixth and 10 points behind league leaders Liverpool having played a game more, heading into the international break.

And Spurs’ dreadful afternoon was complete when the impressive Connolly cut inside Toby Alderweireld before picking out the far corner to extend Pochettino side’s winless run on the road to 10 Premier League matches, stretching back to January.

A second straight defeat in five days leaves Pochettino, who insisted he would not walk away from Tottenham before the game, facing further scrutiny with his side now sixth and 10 points behind league leaders Liverpool having played a game more, heading into the international break.

However, the gloom has lifted at the Amex Stadium with Graham Potter, whose side are up to 12th, leading his side to just their second win of the season and a first win at home since March.

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