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Eriksen lifts Spurs over Brighton

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:26 AM
Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen greets fans after the English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, yesterday. Eriksen scored the lone goal in Tottenham’s 1-0 win.
Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen greets fans after the English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, yesterday. Eriksen scored the lone goal in Tottenham’s 1-0 win.

LONDON (AP):

Christian Eriksen broke through Brighton’s resistance with a late goal to give Tottenham a 1-0 victory in the Premier League yesterday and boost the London club’s Champions League qualification bid.

Eriksen struck from distance with a low shot into the bottom corner of the net, beating goalkeeper Mat Ryan at his near post in the 88th minute.

It was one of 29 shots Spurs had to Brighton’s six and ensured they moved three points clear of fourth-place Chelsea.

Tottenham have won all four matches in all competitions at their new stadium, scoring eight goals without conceding across the games.

Brighton still aren’t sure if they will return to the north London stadium next season in the Premier League. The south coast club are three points above Cardiff, which occupy the final relegation place with three games remaining.