Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Eriksen, Wanyama, Alli, Lucas Moura, Llorente, Son.Subs: Sanchez, Janssen, Dier, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Davies, Skipp.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Bernardo, Bissouma, Stephens, Gross, Jahanbakhsh, Andone, Locadia.Subs: Bong, Kayal, Balogun, Murray, March, Button, Burn.
Life was good for Brighton & Hove Albion one Saturday lunchtime in early March. Anthony Knockaert cut in from the right and sent a screamer into the top-left corner of Crystal Palace’s net, Brighton’s arch rivals were vanquished, and the Seagulls moved into the relative comfort of 15th place, five points clear of the relegation zone with a game in hand over 18th-placed Cardiff City.
It all seems a long time ago now. Brighton went on to lose their following four league games. Three of those four defeats were at home, against teams from the bottom half of the division. They didn’t score a single goal. So in that respect, snapping that losing streak with a 0-0 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday was something of a boost.Continue reading...