Brighton vs Tottenham: Connolly scores brace as Seagulls thrash Spurs 3-0

Brighton vs Tottenham: Connolly scores brace as Seagulls thrash Spurs 3-0

- Brighton vs Tottenham ended 3-0 in favour of the Seagulls to hand Spurs an embarrassing defeat

- Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly's brace was enough for Brighton to earn all three points

- Hugo Lloris was stretchered off after landing awkwardly and he is set for weeks on the sidelines

Brighton vs Tottenham ended in a 3-0 win for the Seagulls as Mauricio Pochettino's side continue their poor run of form in all competitions.

Spurs were down as early as the third minute in bizarre fashion as goalkeeper Hugo Lloris gifted Neal Maupay an odd opener, injuring his arm in the process.

The away side had flashes of brilliance, particularly in the second half but the injury to Lloris seemed to have flattened their spirit as they went 2-0 down immediately after the break, as Aaron Connolly slotted home Brighton's second in his first premier league start.

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From then on, it looked like there would be no coming back for Spurs and their fate in the match was sealed after Conolly found his second and the Seagulls’ third to make it 3-0.

The defeat means Tottenham have failed to win their last 10 away Premier league matches, in a run that dates back to a 2-1 win over Fulham in January.

Spurs misery will be compounded by the injury of their captain Lloris, who looks to be out for several weeks after the horror injury he sustained.

As Brighton players went away celebrating their opening goal, the Frenchman was left writhing in pain in his own goal after landing awkwardly on his arm as he tried to keep the ball out.

Medics eventually had to administer some oxygen to aid in his breathing and he was eventually taken out on a stretcher.

The defeat summed up the end of a horrible week for Pochettino as it comes days after his team suffered a 7-2 humbling at the hands of German side Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions league.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Champions League Player of the Week award was handed to Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry following his five-star performance against Tottenham in midweek.

The German striker scored five goals in the Bavarians' 7-2 win over last season's finalists at the Tottenham Stadium.

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