Kane scores, Spurs draw at Brighton

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  • Spurs with advantage in shots, possession
  • Kane bags 26th of season
  • Gross answers from spot

Serge Aurier set-up a goal and gave away a penalty, all within three minutes, as Tottenham Hotspur drew Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 on Tuesday at the Amex Stadium.

Harry Kane scored for Spurs before Pascal Gross answered for the Gulls.

Spurs are now two points behind third-place Liverpool having given away its match-in-hand, while Brighton is eight clear of the drop zone with a brutal slate ahead of it.

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A game that rightfully had some questioning whether Harry Kane was fit to play during a dull first half a snapped into life in three wild second half minutes.

Serge Aurier stole the ball and fed Heung-Min Son, whose dribbled down the right end line finished with a cutback for Kane. The English striker’s shot was only partially diverted from its course by Bruno, and still found the back of the net.

Then Jose Izquierdo was taken down inside the box by Aurier, and Gross coolly slotted his penalty kick to make it 1-1.

And Lucas Moura thought he deserved a penalty when he hit the deck following a challenge from Bruno.

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Watch Live: Brighton v. Tottenham

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Brighton & Hove Albion host Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday (Watch live, 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) with the Seagulls hoping to all but secure their Premier League status with a win.

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Spurs will be looking to bounce back from their defeat at home to Man City over the weekend, with Harry Kane to hunt down Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.

In team news Brighton bring in Bruno and Knockaert for Schelotto and Locadia.

Tottenham make six changes as Alderweireld, Aurier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Moura and Son come in with Dele Alli left out.


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Premier League relegation percentages revealed

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There is no doubt about it, the past few days have been pivotal in the Premier League’s relegation battle.

With Southampton blowing a 2-0 lead against Chelsea to lose 3-2 late on, Stoke coughing up a late goal at West Ham to draw 1-1 and the likes of Crystal Palace and Huddersfield grabbing huge wins, the dynamic of the relegation scrap changed dramatically.

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The guys over at Euro Club Index have released their odds of relegation from the Premier League and it is looking bleak for West Brom (despite their incredible win at Manchester United on Sunday), Stoke and Southampton.

With five games to go for Saints and four for both Stoke and West Brom, time is running out for the trio to save themselves as the Baggies could be relegated as soon as this weekend.

Below is a look at the exact percentage chances of relegation for eight teams who remain in danger.

Just look at Crystal Palace and West Ham who have dragged themselves out of danger, but also, keep an eye on Brighton in the next few weeks as the tough games come thick and fast for the Seagulls.

There seems like there is one more twist left in the tale of the relegation battle and fans of West Brom, Stoke and Southampton certainly hope so…


Crystal Palace 3-2 Brighton: Eagles win thriller

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  • 5 goals in first 34 minutes
  • Zaha’s first-ever PL double
  • Palace move 6 points above drop

Crystal Palace beat Brighton 3-2 at Selhurst Park on Saturday in an enthralling M23 derby with massive implications on the relegation battle.

Palace went 2-0 up early as Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkins scored, but Glenn Murray made it 2-1 then Zaha made it 3-1 in a wild opening. Jose Izquierdo then made it 3-2 before half time as the goals flew in amid flares being let off in an incredible atmosphere in south London.

With the win Palace move six points above the bottom three with four games to go, while Brighton slip back into the relegation scrap with plenty of tough games coming up and are just a point above Palace.

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That man Zaha put Palace ahead early on as the Eagles came flying out of the traps.

Zaha finished at the back post from Luka Milivojevic‘s clever short corner, as Palace had the perfect start against their bitter rivals.

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Soon it got even better for the Eagles as Tomkins made it 2-0 inside the opening 15 minutes. A mad scramble in the box fell to the center back and he finished.

But then Brighton scored with their first chance of the game.

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A corner was nodded down by Lewis Dunk and former Palace striker Murray was on hand to make it 2-1. Game on.

The goals kept flying in before half time as Zaha then grabbed his second and Palace’s third of the game with a fabulous header to restore their two goal advantage with just 24 minutes on the clock.

Before half time it was 3-2 as Jurgen Locadia played in Izquierdo who finished calmly for the fifth goal of the game. What an opening half.

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The second half was, well, a huge contrast to the first as Palace looked more likely to extend their lead and Brighton sat back initially.

Murray then had an effort as he stretched volley went just wide as the Seagulls grew into the game.

Late on Murray had another chance but it went missing, as Palace held on for a crucial win.

Rodriguez racial abuse charge found “not proven”

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West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez will not face punishment for an alleged racist incident against Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Gulls’ Gaetan Bong claimed that Rodriguez racially abused him during a Jan. 13 match, and Rodriguez was charged by the Football Association.

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Fired manager Alan Pardew reportedly spoke up for Rodriguez at the hearing, after which the charge was found to be “not proven.”

The club released a statement following the verdict, with West Brom director of football administration Richard Garlick saying:

“Everyone at the Club is delighted for Jay because this has been a trying period for him. He has always maintained his innocence and we are naturally pleased the Commission has dismissed the charge.”