Harry Kane takes the lead for spurs
Watch Thottenham vs Brighton highlights as Harry kane takes the lead for spurs after Lewis dunk’s equaliser on thottenham hotspur stadium at Saturday meeting.
As the results of the match, Thottenham stands 5th on the position of the table, where brighton stands in the 7th position of the premier league table.
Thottenham vs Brighton Highlights
Cristian Stellini and Roberto De Zerbi had clashed before the match even started, setting the tone for a feisty encounter which was lit up just 10 minutes in when Heung-Min Son bent in a beauty for his 100th Premier League goal. He is the first Asian player to reach that landmark.
Kaoru Mitoma then saw his strike controversially ruled out for handball, when the ball appeared to hit him high up on the shoulder or chest, with VAR eventually confirming the linesman’s call.
But on 34 minutes Lewis Dunk powered in a header from a corner to give Brighton a deserved leveller on his 200th Premier League appearance for the club.
Former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck thought he had completed the comeback when he slammed a shot at goal 10 minutes into the second half but the effort deflected in off his team-mate Alexis Mac Allister, with VAR deciding it hit the Argentine’s arm on the way through and disallowing the goal.
Moments later there was a melee on the sidelines, as the teams’ coaching staff squared up to each other. Stellini stepped away from the pushing and shoving but, like De Zerbi, was shown a red for failing to control his coaches.
There was more drama to come, with Mitoma then denied what looked to be a certain penalty when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg missed a clearance, caught the Brighton forward and then trod on his foot in the box – but for a third time Brighton came out on the wrong side of a VAR check.
Christian Stellini on postmatch interview
“It is the first time this season we are lucky with the VAR. We have to enjoy his moment because we were many times not lucky with VAR. One time it happened for us. We respected many times VAR decisions. Today, everyone has to respect it.
“I start to say what happened on the pitch, stays on pitch. I think I was quiet and focused on the game, I would like to use my energy to use my team to do my best. The rule is the head coach has to manage the bench, I have to respect the rule. If you look at what happened, I didn’t say anything. I tried to keep calm. I am the head coach and have to respect decision. Our team used the situation to create energy, that’s because it helped us.
“We conceded their aggression. We were not so aggressive. We were quiet, focused on the game only. I don’t want to speak about this. I want to speak about the game. The way we finished, fought and didn’t concede the goal.”
Robert De Zerbi on postmatch interview
“We played a great game and we are really frustrated for the result. But we know how football can be and we have to accept the result.
“I don’t want to speak about VAR or the referee. I think here were a lot of situations – very, very clear. You can take your idea about this.
“I am really proud for the performance. I am really pleased for players. We played very well. We lost the game yes, but we are happy for the quality, for the play in this stadium against these players and against this team.
“I think we dominated in the first and second half. To win the game, we have to score. We know that very well but we can say nothing to my players. I am really proud. Saturday we will play another game. We will play in the same way.”
“Nothing. I am used to respecting everyone. I think it is our situation. It was a football situation, normal situation. I never spoke with the referee during the game. They don’t like it when the other bench [is] complaining against a referee. We have to help referees during the game, not to push more pressure on them.”