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HARRY KANE headed in the only goal of the game as Tottenham won 1-0 at Brighton.

Kane then gave an emotional celebration for Spurs fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone, who passed away this week.

Both sets of players are wore black armbands in tribute.

Spurs stay in third place, three points behind leaders Manchester City.

  • Result: Brighton 0-1 Tottenham
  • Brighton XI: Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Webster; March, Mac Allister, Caicedo, Estupinan, Gross; Trossard, Welbeck
  • Tottenham XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Bissouma, Sessegnon; Son, Kane

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  • Sam Dymond

    Sess-sational: Ryan digs deep

    Man of the Match Ryan Sessegnon put a fine shift in, both in attack and then defence, as Tottenham held out for a vital 1-0 win at Brighton.

    And afterwards the former Fulham ace said his team are prepared this season for the hard graft that comes when under intense pressure.

    It's a difficult place to come and they've been in good form all season. We had to dig deep at times and defend very well, but that's how we want to play sometimes: you can't always have the ball.

    Ryan SessegnonSky Sports

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    Match stats from the Amex

    Brighton registered more attempts than their opponents, but only mustered an xG total of 0.66, compared to Spurs' 0.77.

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    Full time – Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    Tottenham take the points on an emotional night.

    No sooner had Tony Harrington called time at the Amex, and Antonio Conte was out on to the pitch to celebrate a hard-earned victory.

    The Italian pumps his fists, hugs his players and makes for the away end while remembering his friend and colleague, Gian Piero Ventrone.

    The travelling Spurs fans return the act, singing the name of their former fitness coach, while captain Hugo Lloris holds aloft a shirt bearing his name.

    They did him proud this evening.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    90+4. Lloris rushes off his line to smother a dinked lob into the danger area by Trossard.

    It's perhaps indicative of Brighton's overplaying approach this evening.

    The game is up now.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    90+2. Inside the first two minutes of the five signalled by the fourth official.

    Ryan Sessegnon has been named the Sky Sports Man of the Match, and Brighton are quickly running out of options, ideas and hope.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs – Spurs substitution

    90. Harry Kane's last act of the match is to throw himself in front of Alexis Mac Allister to win a free-kick on the edge of his own penalty area.

    The striker uses all of his experience in taking his time to recover, taking the sting out of the game in the process.

    Eventually, Antonio Conte decides to replace the forward with Oliver Skipp.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs – Brighton substitutions

    88. Two former Chelsea youngsters are introduced.

    Can the pace of Tariq Lamptey and the guile of Billy Gilmour open up this packed Tottenham rearguard?

    Joel Veltman and Moises Caicedo make way.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    86. The home side are now camped inside the Tottenham half, but they just cannot break down the visitors.

    Lallana tries to open them up with some fancy footwork, only for Doherty to stand tall when he was needed most.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    84. Brighton are committing more men forward, but is it too little, too late?

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs – Brighton substitution

    82. Another Seagulls switch.

    Adam Lallana is on Pascal Gross.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    81. Almost the embarrassing disaster that playing out from the back can bring.

    Brighton's high risk football nearly leaves them red-faced when Mac Allister's square pass across goal ricochets up off Kane and loops towards goal.

    Thankfully for the Seagulls, it drops wide.

  • Sam Dymond

    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    80. On the touchline, new Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi is cutting a frustrated figure.

    The Italian looked particularly unhappy after Mac Allister played an unnecessary backpass to goalkeeper Sanchez.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs – Spurs substitution

    79. A second Tottenham change brings Ivan Perisic into the action.

    The veteran Croatian replaces Son Heung-min.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    77. It's another half-chance for Welbeck, it's another snapshot hurriedly pulled away from the target.

    The opportunity arose after a loose pass from Richarlison, who again shows he is capable of causing havoc in either box.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    75. Inside the final 15 minutes on the south coast, and the points look destined for North London.

    The home side have barely worked Hugo Lloris in this second half.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    74. Son finds the back of the net with an exquisite curler but, no sooner had he begun to celebrate, the flag went up for offside.

    It's the right call from the assistant referee, who correctly noted that Veltman had stepped up in time to leave Son ahead of the last defender when Dier played his long, raking ball forward.

  • Sam Dymond

    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    71. 'Ooooooh,' bellow the Tottenham travelling fans in unison.

    In truth, Harry Kane's glancing header wasn't that close, but the striker once again shows his ability to beat his marker to a Son Heung-min delivery.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs – Spurs substitution

    70. Yves Bissouma's return to Brighton has come to an end.

    The midfielder goes off after a mediocre 70 minutes, and is replaced by Richarlison.

  • Sam Dymond

    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    69. Another wonderful run from the substitute.

    Mitoma surges forwards, goes past one and then a second, only to overrun the ball at the last.

    The 25-year-old looks an exciting talent.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    68. Almost an immediate impact from Mitoma.

    The left-back steps up the pitch, moves into the box and cuts on to his right foot.

    A shot follows, but not before Romero gets across to block.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs – Brighton substitution

    66. A first change of the game.

    Roberto De Zerbi introduces Kaoru Mitoma for Pervis Estupinan, and it may mean a change in formation.

    The incoming Japanese international looks as though he'll slot in as a more traditional left-back, allowing the Seagulls to shift to a back four.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    64. Brighton are still in this, and the home fans know it.

    Suddenly, they've turned the noise up a notch inside the Amex.

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    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    62. Chance for Kane!

    The striker should be celebrating his second goal, but instead has his head in hands after dragging a shot wide following an error in judgement from Webster.

  • Sam Dymond

    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    61. Another perfect interception from Dunk!

    This time the Brighton captain slides in to deny Son from getting on the end of Kane's pass.

    He had to get that right otherwise it would have ended in either a second Spurs goal or the defender receiving his marching orders.

  • Sam Dymond

    Brighton 0-1 Spurs

    59. Sessegnon sprints away from his marker and finds himself the recipient of another fine through ball.

    Unfortunately for the wing-back, he went a little too early and is flagged offside.

    Mind you, Dunk isn't to know that when he slides in brilliantly to intercept the cross.

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