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Player ratings as Leandro Trossard gives Seagulls victory over shocking Spurs


Brighton secured a much-needed 1-0 victory over lackluster Tottenham on Sunday night, thanks to a first-half goal from Leandro Trossard.

The hosts got off to a good start and went ahead in the 17th minute. Alexis Mac Allister was heavily involved in the opener, slipping a ball deep to Pascal Gross, who then squared it for Trossard to convert.

The Seagulls’ dominance continued, with Tottenham collecting just one hit in the first half. After the break, Spurs continued to struggle in the final third, with Aaron Connolly coming closest to the mark to be denied by a last resort block Toby Alderweireld.

Here are the ratings of your players on both sides of the South Coast clash.

Steven Bergwijn, Ben White
Brighton never seemed to concede | Mike Hewitt / Getty Images

Robert Sanchez (GK) – 7/10 – Made a great save in the second half. Looked a little shaky with the ball at his feet.

Ben White (CB) – 7/10 – Almost scored a scrappy goal just after the break. Did not set foot badly defensively.

Lewis Dunk (CB) – 7/10 – Gone close to a header in the first half. Expertly marshalled the backline.

Adam Webster (CB) – 8/10 – Cool, calm and collected. He was always in the right place, recording five interceptions.

Pascal Gross, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele
Gross was an outstanding artist for his team | Pool / Getty Images

Joel Veltman (RWB) – 7/10 – Extremely strong and also played its part in the attack phase.

Pascal Gross (CM) – 8/10 – Hit the post very early before showing great movement and great vision to create the first goal. Ended the game with five key assists.

Yves Bissouma (CM) – 7/10 – Broke off efficiently throughout, racking up six interceptions.

Alexis Mac Allister (CM) – 8/10 – A strong creative force. His through bullet led to the opening of the match, but he was guilty of a happy shot.

Solly March (LWB) – 7/10 – Showed superb energy down the left side and made four tackles. The final ball was good too.

Leandro Trossard, Hugo Lloris
Trossard opened the scoring | Mike Hewitt / Getty Images

Neal Maupay (ST) – 7/10 – Appeared in some promising areas and held the ball effectively.

Leandro Trossard (ST) – 7/10 – Well finished from the start, although the luck was pretty straightforward. Was a real livewire everywhere.

Adam Lallana – 6/10 – Helped to see things with his experience.

Aaron Connolly – 5/10 – Lots of energy but missed an absolute keeper.

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Rodon has started again for Spurs | Matthew Ashton – AMA / Getty Images

Hugo Lloris (GK) – 6/10 – Make a very smart backup right after the break. There wasn’t much he could do for the goal.

Joe Rodon (CB) – 6/10 – We had to get out faster for the first goal. Other than that, he did well.

Toby Alderweireld (CB) – 6/10 – Made some important interventions including a world class block at the end. His death was rather mediocre. Many long balls “hit and hope”.

Davinson Sanchez (CB) – 5/10 – Putting in a below par display before being substituted at half-time to allow Spurs to restructure.

Tanguy Ndombele, Leandro Trossard
Ndombele completed four of his five dribbles in the first half | Pool / Getty Images

Moussa Sissoko (RWB) – 5/10 – He worked hard but struggled in an unknown role. The crossing was a particular low light.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) – 5/10 – Did not win on the debates for one of the first times of the season.

Tanguy Ndombele (CM) – 6/10 – Best Spurs player by far before the break. Fainted a bit as things progressed.

Ben Davies (LWB) – 5/10 – Badly exposed for the game’s opening goal. His lack of quality on the ball hurt his team in the future.

Gareth Bale
Bale created a single chance the whole game | Pool / Getty Images

Gareth Bale (RW) – 5/10 – Quite shocking. His performance lacked intensity and it’s clear he’s still not in great shape.

Son Heung-min (ST) – 5/10 – Brighton did well to deny him space to run, forcing him deeply to regain the ball. In possession, he lacked invention.

Steven Bergwijn (LW) – 5/10 – Had the honor of taking Tottenham’s only shot in the first half. Negligible impact other than that.

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Vinicius was brought in to provide a focal point for Spurs’ attack | Pool / Getty Images

Carlos Vinicius – 6/10 – I managed to fire a few shots after half time.

Lucas Moura – 6/10 – had a hit during his cameo.

Erik Lamela – 6/10 – Nothing remarkable to report other than a tame free kick.