England – 19th day – After losing on Chelsea’s lawn on the last day (0-2), José Mourinho’s Spurs had to react to Brighton. It’s done, thanks to the work of Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
Deprived of Heung-Min Son, suspended for three games, the Tottenham Spurs had the opportunity this afternoon to revive themselves and come back four points behind Chelsea, the fourth in the Championship. And it was long believed that they would miss the boat. Because as against the Blues last Sunday, José Mourinho’s men found themselves back to the wall, at the break. The fault was a lack of aggressiveness, on a set kick perfectly struck by Gross and taken over by Webster (37th). The visitors’ score opened after Kane was denied a goal for a few inches, but overall the Eagles had not stolen their advantage after the first forty-five minutes.
At that time, we even said that the Londoners should do much better in the game to hope to win. It was without counting on the genius of his two British spearheads. From the 53rd, Kane put his people back on the right track in two stages, after Ryan pushed his first attempt in his feet. And we hadn’t seen anything yet! Twenty minutes later, Alli followed suit, adding form. From a superb resumption of the law and following a delivery of Aurier – which was itself following a beautiful opening of Eriksen, the attacking midfielder gave a definitive advantage to his own. A sixth achievement in the Premier League confirms a trend: if Tottenham is struggling in the game and facing the big, it remains strong against the small. – T. P.