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Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Tottenham: Lacklustre Spurs pegged back by Gross penalty

Tottenham got their FA Cup semi-final preparation to a bad start after they could only manage a 1-1 at Brighton.

Mauricio Pochettino's men went into the game off the back of a disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester City and they struggled to play with their usual zip at the Amex Stadium against the resolute hosts.

However, Harry Kane gave Spurs an early second-half lead, crashing the ball into the net after superb determination from Heung-min Son to keep the ball in.

But that lead would only last a matter of moments as a clumsy Serge Aurier tackle on Jose Izquierdo handed Brighton a penalty, which Pascal Gross tucked away.

STAR MAN

This was not a game of high quality football but Spurs' Heung-min Son was a bright spark at points in the game.

The South Korean did not start in the defeat to Manchester City at the weekend but did brilliantly to keep the ball in to set up Kane's goal and Son also forced a number of good saves from Mat Ryan.

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MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Although there were two goals in the game, the best moment has to be just before half-time after the Brighton keeper made a brilliant save to deny Son.

The Australian got down low to his right to deny Spurs a lead just before the break. The save was celebrated like a goal by both Ryan and the Seagulls supporters.

WHAT THE FANS ARE SAYING

LINE-UPS

Brighton: Ryan, Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Knockaert, Kayal, Stephens, Izquierdo (March 77), Gross, Murray (Ulloa 74)

Subs not used: Krul, Schelotto, Goldson, Locadia, Baldock

Tottenham: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Sissoko (Dembele 74), Eriksen, Lucas (Lamela 74), Son, Kane (Llorente 85)

Subs not used: Vorm, Trippier, Foyth, Dier

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