Premier League Recap: Spurs crashes to defeat at Brighton
Tottenham’s free fall is beyond a bleep
Tottenham’s season hasn’t started the way they expected and the bad results are becoming more frequent than Mauricio Pochettino would want.
Many had high hopes of the Spurs team this season especially after their Champions League exploits where they made it to the final and lost to Liverpool.
Tottenham have had some really embarrassing results recently – the penalty loss to Colchester, the trashing by Bayern Munich and now the loss the Brighton & Hove Albion.
Brighton hadn’t beat Tottenham in the Premier League since 1983 but they did so in style today.
The home team took the lead when Tottenham’s captain, Hugo Lloris dropped a clanger, the french-man failed to handle Pascal Gross’ cross correctly.
Lloris brought the ball down comfortably for Neal Maupay and the latter converted from close range with ease.
Things got worse when Lloris was substituted after sustaining a nasty injury and from then on it looked like Tottenham were always going lose the game.
Aaron Connolly scored a brace to add salt to Tottenham’s injury as they were condemned to defeat at the Amex Stadium.
Mane and Milner combine to keep Liverpool’s 100% record intact
Liverpool needed a stoppage time penalty to secure victory against Leicester City earlier today as the reds remained top of the Premier League, eight points behind the closet team – Manchester City.
Jurgen Kloop’s men took the lead in the 40th minute when a long pass from James Milner found Sadio Mane.
Mane raced behind the Leicester City defence and kept his cool to slot the ball into the left bottom corner of Schmeichel’s goal for his 50th PL goal in 100 appearances.
Leicester City found their way back into game when Ayose Perez fed James Maddison with a good pass.
The English man produced an equally good finish as Leicester hope to dent Liverpool 100% record in the Premier League this season.
The scoreboard remain unchanged until the 93rd minute when Saido Mane was adjudged to have been by brought down by Albrighton inside Leicester City’s box – a controversial decision that was backed by VAR.
James Milner stepped up and converted the penalty as Liverpool secured maximum points at home.
Has Norwich’s magic wand expired?
Norwich City announced themselves to the Premier League in grand style when they defeated Manchester City but have been struggling for consistency since then.
The Canaries were unconvincing against Aston Villa and were behind 14 minutes into the game when Wesley opened scoring.
Wesley made it 2nil in the 31st minute before losing an opportunity to grab a first half hatrick when he missed a penalty 7 minutes later.
Jack Grealish made it 3nil in the 49th minute before Hourihane and Luiz added two more goals. With that win, Aston Villa snapped a 10-game losing streak.
Drmic scored a late consolation goal for Norwich but their main source of goal, Teemu Pukki and Cantwell seem to have lost steam.
The duo were substituted in the second-half of the game and Daniel Flarke [Norwich Manager] will hope other players in the team can carry their goal scoring burden while his two star players are out of form.
Brighton 3-0 Tottenham
Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City
Burnley 1-0 Everton
Watford 0-0 Sheffield United
Norwich 1-5 Aston Villa
Westham 1-2 Crystal Palace
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