Serge Aurier scored his first Spurs goal and Heung-Min Son was on the scoresheet yet again as we picked up our third home win in a week against Brighton & Hove Albion at Wembley on Wednesday evening.
Our Ivory Coast defender opened the scoring five minutes before the interval with a fortunate cross-shot which deceived Seagulls goalkeeper Mat Ryan, before Son scored his fourth goal in four games to seal the points late on and see us climb back into the top four.
We started well, Harry Kane having an effort cleared off the line by Shane Duffy, while Son just couldn’t connect at the far post as we failed to make the most of the half-chances that came our way in the opening stages. At the other end, Hugo Lloris comfortably saved from a Duffy header, Brighton’s only real opportunity in that first period.
Aurier’s strike – his first goal since scoring for PSG in September, 2015 - opened up the game after the break as the visitors pushed forward more. Kane and Son both had efforts blocked from inside the area, while Erik Lamela brought a smart save out of Ryan.
Brighton were a threat on the break though and Lloris needed to make a fine stop to deny Tomer Hemed’s shot from 12 yards.
But, after Kane’s free-kick from 25 yards was deflected onto the post by Ryan, we secured the win three minutes from time when Christian Eriksen’s free-kick from wide on the right was flicked in at the near post by our in-form South Korean international forward.