Published: Wed, April 24, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Eriksen strikes late to give Spurs 1-0 victory over Brighton

Eriksen strikes late to give Spurs 1-0 victory over Brighton

Those chances have taken an almighty knock after a miserable showing at Goodison Park on Sunday and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to hope that the 4-0 defeat to Everton then goes on to provide something of a wake-up call.

However, Eriksen decided the game in the final minutes as he picked up the ball from Dele Alli and launched an unstoppable shot low into Mat Ryan's bottom left corner. Suddenly home fans wondered what they had anxious about during a textbook bus park from the visitors to Tottenham's new home.

He has an wonderful quality, he can shoot from outside of the box and have unbelievable shots with his left and right foot. "How much I'll enjoy it will be down to the performance the team put in, but I'm hoping I can enjoy it". "Maybe the next action, the next action!"

"Harry Winks we don't know because it is a problem that is one day very good, next day not very good, it is about assessing each day. We hope he can recover before but I am not so optimistic", Pochettino said.

"Christian and us are so close and it's not long until the end of the season now and it's about being focused on the end of the season".

Perhaps those talks will be easier if Spurs know they will be playing in the Champions League next season and the signs are good.

MAURICIO POCHETTINO kept the faith that his Tottenham Hotspur side would eventually breakthrough against a dogged Brighton & Hove Albion side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

"It is in our hands to be in the top four and the Champions League this season", Pochettino told the BBC. He might complain about the service, but he could have made himself more available and he was generally dealt with easily by the excellent Brighton defence. Off the back of two wearying visits to Manchester City, Tottenham faced a different type of challenge.

Tottenham have now won all four games in all competitions at their plush new arena, scoring eight goals without reply.

Man of the match Lewis Dunk said: "It's shattering". Some 28 shots followed amid mounting frustration, before Eriksen broke through with the 29th. It was this effort from the Danish star in the 88th minute that gave Tottenham the points.

Spurs dominated large swathes of the game but they were unable to find a way past a determined Brighton side. The last-gasp scorer on both occasions was Eriksen; when something happens this often, you can be sure it is not an accident.

The North London outfit face Brighton tonight at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium and are aware that if they win their remaining four fixtures they will qualify for the Champions League for the fourth successive season.

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