A week after squandering two points in stoppage time at Goodison Park Spurs broke Brighton hearts in the 96th minute
: PA/John Walton
What a terrific game this was. A non stop blur of action, effort and skill. Plus an awful lot of mistakes. It was played at a pace which was at times ridiculous, the ball spinning from one team to the other with barely time to draw breath. That it was won by a goal but seconds from the final whistle was typical. As Tottenham substitute Brennan Johnson thumped home the last gasp winner, this was drama at its most nail-biting.
Brighton’s manager Roberto De Zerbi was absent from the fray, recovering from dental surgery. Though for him root canal work would have been preferable to this most painful of defeats, the points snatched from his team’s grasp at the death.
Not that he would not have been allowed to make his considerable presence felt: he was serving another touchline ban. But his team played as he would have wished, with real ambition and effort. Albeit enjoying the good fortune of encountering a Spurs side erring towards the frustratingly wasteful.
More from Football
More from The Telegraph