Post Match report for the Tottenham game - Saturday, 16th April 2022

PREMIER LEAGUE 21/22: Spurs V Brighton - 16/4/22 P32.


* * * * * ALBION MAGNIFICENT IN THE METROPOLIS * * * * *


RESULT: 0-1 ~ Trossard . (h-t 0-0) . . . SHAPE: 3-5-2


VENUE: Hotspur Stadium, London N17 - sixteenth away match of thirty-two fixtures to date . Sat 12:30pm.
PRE-MATCH: travelling support converged for the second week running onto northern suburbs of the capital.
This contest was the Prem lunchtime kickoff, therefore perhaps an early start on Easter weekend could be considered advantageous.
WEATHER: sunny & warm . . . GATE: 58,685 . . . KIT: turquoise.

GRAHAM POTTER thought he was up to speed on the road this term.
Stay at home fans wondered why the opposite applied to domestic situations.
It did not seem like rocket science to go successfully from A to B and so join the dots.
GP had another think and got Lamptey to start, while Welbeck became benched. Ferguson was added from U23s.
INJURED: 15 Moder, 24 Duffy . ILL: 17 Alzate . SQUAD: 28 Roberts, 42 Leonard.


TEAM . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sanchez
. . . . . . . . 34 Veltman, 5 Dunk, 3 Cucurella
. 2 Lamptey 13 Gross 8 Bissouma 25 Caicedo 11 Trossard
. . . . . . . . 12 Mwepu . . . . . . . . . 10 Mac Allister

SUBS: 18 Welbeck (46), 14 Lallana (78), 20 March (82).
BENCH: 23 Steele (gk), 4 Webster, 9 Maupay, 57 Ofiah, 58 Ferguson, 60 Sarmiento.


GOALS: 0-1 - 90 . TROSSARD scores with a very late drive following consistent forward motion by the away outfit.


INCIDENTS: 1 hosts miss, 12 Dunk decked, 14 hosts pressure, 17 Sanchez flaps, 22 Mwepu effort, 23 Lamptey pop, 25 away pressure, 29 Veltman header, 38 Sanchez takes, 40 hosts brinkmanship, 45+ Mwepu dig, 45+ Ref pressurized.
51 locals effort, 58 hosts blocked, 59 Welbeck miss, 64 Mac A over, 75 Lamptey try, 76 hosts miss, 77 Sanchez takes, 80 Welbeck header, 83 Dunk header, 87 Trossard dig, 90+ hosts miss, 90+ Sanchez takes.

YELLOWS: 26 Mwepu, 58 Bissouma, 95 Dunk.

CHANGES: 46 Welbeck for Mwepu . 78 Lallana for Caicedo . 82 March for Lamptey.


FIRST HALF: a scrappy and feisty first forty-five minutes saw play acting from locals amid intervals of good football from visitors.
The home win at all costs mentality pervaded an even contest for possession but where travellers seriously led on goal attempts.
SECOND HALF: Potter inserted Welbeck up front immediately.
Physical nature of this clash continued with Seagulls competing against combative Hotspur.
Substitutions played their part as the team expended energy to maintain momentum of a game-plan which was working well.
It proved an exemplary display that prevented previously free-scoring hosts from causing any havoc in visitors third.


NUMBERS: poss 48%-52%, on target 0-5, off target 5-7, corners 4-4,
fouls 14-10, yellows 3-3, subs 3-3, shape 343-352 . . . . gd-8 pt40 po10

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