In a thrilling second-half turnaround, Tottenham secured a dramatic victory over Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday. The Seagulls took the lead in north London through Pascal Gross’s penalty after Danny Welbeck was fouled. However, Spurs fought back, leveling the score when Pape Matar Sarr netted the rebound.
As the game seemed destined for a draw, the hosts clinched the win in the 97th minute. Son Heung-min’s late cross was met by Brennan Johnson, who powered the ball into the roof of the net, sealing a memorable victory for Tottenham.
The match marked Son’s return to the squad after South Korea’s exit from the Asian Cup, with Sarr starting in midfield and Yves Bissouma on the bench. Despite Brighton’s early lead, Welbeck’s pressure on Micky van de Ven set the tone for the intense contest.
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Tottenham struggled to break through Brighton’s resilient defense, and Gross capitalized on a defensive error to convert from the spot. The hosts, plagued by recent defensive lapses, faced a determined Brighton side.
The second half saw Spurs increase their pressure, with Kulusevski testing Brighton’s goalkeeper, Jason Steele. Sarr’s equalizer came during a chaotic spell, as he capitalized on a blocked shot to find the back of the net.
Despite the momentum shift, Brighton remained threatening, with Ansu Fati and Facundo Buonanotte testing Spurs’ defense. VAR dismissed a penalty appeal against Lewis Dunk, and both teams traded attacks in the final minutes.
In a surprising turn, Son’s late run down the left set up Johnson for the winning goal, sparking jubilation in the stadium. With this crucial win, Tottenham climbed into the top four, positioning themselves 12 points ahead of eighth-placed Brighton.