Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur – Football Match Report – 8th October 2022

Harry Kane’s header carried Tottenham to a 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

Kane took his season tally to eight goals as he put his side ahead in the 22nd minute, connecting with Son Heung-Min’s cross to send the ball past Robert Sanchez with his header .

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Spurs manager Antonio Conte opted to break the norm and play a three-man midfield, with former Brighton player Yves Bissouma deployed in the middle of the park for the visitors. But they sat after the goal, happy to hit Brighton on the counterattack.

The London club needed to stay organized in defense as Brighton applied pressure in search of an equaliser, but attempts from Pascal Gross, Leandro Trossard and Danny Welbeck failed.

Kane went down injured and was sent off just before the end of the match, but later said it was just a “hit”.

“A bad thing but worth it when you win the game for sure. I feel good,” Kane told Sky Sports.

“It’s been a tough week, to say the least. [due to the passing of Tottenham fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone] and it was good to get the win today.

“It was a bit of a scrappy goal, Son scored one with pace and he went in. We managed to get the win and we know it’s a tough place to come.

“We just need to recover and prepare for the Champions League in midweek. I’m feeling good and I’m scoring goals, so hopefully that continues.”

— Conte hails Spurs win after fitness trainer’s death

Spurs players wore pre-game t-shirts to honor their former fitness coach, who died suddenly aged 61 this week.

“We knew 100% that we had to play today and it was thanks to Gian Piero,” said Ryan Sessegnon.

“It’s a tough place to come, you saw their performance at Liverpool and it was good for us to come here, keep a clean sheet and get a win. We had to dig deep.”

Brighton’s Lewis Dunk said he thought the game was frustrating but credited Spurs for their performance.

“Against teams like this, if you’re not clinical they will get the better of you. I thought we were the better team, I pushed them away. We had the best chance but unfortunately we lost,” Dunk said.

The win puts Spurs third in the table, three points behind league leaders Manchester City, as their attention will now turn to Champions League action against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday.

Information from Reuters contributed to this report.

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