Tottenham: Harry Kane Nets 26th Goal Of The Season As Spurs Draw With Brighton At Amex (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

17th, April 2018


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Harry Kane scored his 26th goal of the Premier League season at the Amex on Tuesday night. However, Tottenham could only manage a draw against a Brighton side who moved a step closer to top-flight survival.

Ahead of Spurs’ FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United at the weekend, Mauricio Pochettino rested the likes of Dele Alli and Davinson Sanchez.

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Brighton started well but it was the north London side who would eventually take the lead just after the break.

Kane was the scorer, with the England striker netting via a deflection after being set up by Son Heung-min, who capitalised on a mistake from Gaeten Bong.

And yes, Kane did get a touch this time, with his goal putting him four behind Mo Salah in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.

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However, that lead would last for only two minutes, after Serge Aurier clumsily felled Jose Izquierdo in the box.

Brighton’s star man this season, Pascal Gross, stepped up to fire home the resulting spot-kick.

While Spurs were far from their best on the night, the Seagulls impressed throughout and deserved the point. Although centre-half Shane Duffy was lucky not to deflect a Christian Eriksen centre into his own goal.

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The game would end all-square, a result which sees Chris Hughton’s side go eight points clear of the drop zone, with a consecutive season in the top-flight now looking likely.

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As for Tottenham, they stay fourth, two points behind Liverpool, with a win against the Red Devils imperative if yet another promising season isn’t to fizzle out again.

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  1. Oliver says:

    I honestly still wonder whether pundits pretend not to see clear dives like Izquierdo’s for the sake of unbiased commentary or if this kind of penalty call has become an acceptable part of football

  2. rob says:

    Oliver, I’m afraid it’s probably the latter, people will try to justify it with the most annoying word in football right now “contact”.(I think he may have been breathed on)
    I think Ive brought it up before on this website but this is something I learned studying human kinesiology, as humans we have a natural reflex when we fall that causes our arms to extend in front of us to protect us, not arch our backs, while flinging our head and arms backwards.
    Oh and it doesn’t help when Kevin Friend is the ref.

  3. VAR says:

    Calm down dear, it’s a commercial

  4. JP says:

    Soft penalty. That was one of Aurier’s better performances so it was a shame his copy book was blotted that way.

    …he still looks rubbish though.

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