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.
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.
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.
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.
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.