Kane header Tottenham Hotspur defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday. Harry Kane’s first-half header was enough for the London club to claim all three points.
Tottenham returned to winning ways after being defeated by Arsenal in the North London derby, and Antonio Conte’s side is now three points behind provisional table leaders Manchester City. While Brighton dropped to sixth.
The victory was also significant for Spurs because it honored their hugely popular fitness coach. Gian Piero Ventrone, who died earlier this week at the age of 61.
“It’s been a difficult week to say the least, and it was nice to get the win.” Kane told Sky Sports, adding that they “had to perform today.”
“Obviously, we wanted to win because of him, and we did,” Sessegnon said.
“You saw their performance at Liverpool (in last week’s 3-3 draw), and it was good for us to come here, keep a clean sheet, and get a win.” We needed to dig deep.”
Spurs took the lead in the 22nd minute when Son Heung-near-post min’s cross was deftly turned home by Kane, who was falling backwards to make contact with the ball.
Spurs coach Conte deviated from the norm by fielding a three-man midfield, with former. Brighton man Yves Bissouma manning the center of the park for the visitors.
However, it sat back after the goal, content to attack Brighton on the counter-attack.
Brighton responded well to their defeat by putting sustained pressure on their opponents, creating chances that tested Hugo Lloris in goal. While Lewis Dunk and Solly March came close to equalizing in the first half.
Brighton appeared eager to impress in new coach Roberto De Zerbi’s first home game and continued to threaten after the break, while Spurs also had chances, with both teams defending well to halt promising attacks.
Spurs, however, held on to become the first team to win at Brighton since their own triumph in March of last season.
“I must admit that today’s outcome is unjust. “There was only one team on the pitch after the first 15 minutes, and that team was Brighton,” De Zerbi told BBC Sport.
“I don’t believe in good or bad luck. The players were fantastic today, but when one team performed so well, it sends a positive message to the league for the future.”
“It’s been a difficult week to say the least, and it was nice to get the win,” Kane told Sky Sports, adding that they “had to perform today.”
“It’s a difficult place to come, as evidenced by their performance in last week’s 3-3 draw with Liverpool. It was good for us to come here, keep a clean sheet, and win. We needed to dig deep.”
Spurs took the lead in the 22nd minute when Son Heung-near-post min’s cross was deftly turned home by Kane. Who was falling backwards to make contact with the ball.