Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Aaron Connolly scores twice in win over Spurs

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By Ben Collins
BBC Sport
Tottenhams miserable week continued as they accompanied their League embarrassment in the hands of Bayern Munich having a damaging defeat at Brighton.
Following their drubbing in midweek, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was expecting a response from his players, only for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to present Neal Maupay a bizarre opener.
A freak arm injury was suffered by Even the Spurs captain from the procedure, along with Aaron Connolly resisted Tottenhams issues by doubling Brightons lead.
And although Spurs created a positive start Connolly killed off any hope as the striker made a strike for his next goal to seal Brightons first home win since March of these launch a fightback.
Tottenham have now failed to win in their past away 10 games in the Premier League, extending back on 20 January.
After being thrown out of their Carabao Cup by League 2 Colchester last weeks home win against Southampton offered some relief to Spurs but that the pressure is now mounting Pochettino with his side having taken 11 points this term.
After being at fault for the target of Southampton last Saturday, another error was perpetrated by Lloris as he tried to grab a Pascal Gross cross rather than hammering it and his momentum watched him stagger backwards into his own objective.
Even the France captain dropped the ball before he crossed the goalline but hurt his arm because he tried to break his fall and needed to be replaced by Paulo Gazzaniga.
And although the substitute keeper obstructed a close-range attempt the youngster slammed in the rebound.
Lewis Dunk subsequently introduced Connolly and he cut inside before shooting inside the post to fasten Brighton win of this year.
It was also Graham Potters first win at the Amex with Tottenham set to slip out of their top six.
More to follow.
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