- Spurs out-attempt Brighton 29-6
- Eriksen scores in 88th minute
- Spurs regain third place
There were late cries of joy in North London, and surely Cardiff City, as Christian Eriksen finally pushed Tottenham Hotspur past stingy Brighton and Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday.
The win boosts Spurs back into third place, with 70 points, while Brighton’s 34 keep it just three ahead of 18th place Cardiff.
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Shane Duffy made a goal line clearance on Dele, which may have been partially hit toward the line by a Brighton defender, and Ryan pounced on the rebound to keep it 0-0 heading into halftime.
The game slogged forward at 0-0, Brighton resolute and Spurs unable to cut a path to danger. It took center back Toby Alderweireld dribbling and dragging a shot off the post to snap the game into life.
Ryan saved a Christian Eriksen hit in the final 10 minutes as Spurs desperately pushed for a winner and the Seagulls issued similar defense of their goal.
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67 – None of Tottenham’s last 67 Premier League games have ended 0-0 – the longest such current run in the division and Spurs’ longest ever run without a goalless draw in the competition. Goals. #TOTBHA
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 23, 2019
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