Tottenham have maintained their recent tradition of a win after a defeat by beating hosts Brighton 2-0 on Wednesday in a postponed game of the sixteenth stage of the English Premier League.
Since receiving two consecutive league defeats at the hands of Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers on 9 and 13 February, Tottenham have been in a streak of a win followed by a loss in seven consecutive league and cup matches.
Italian coach Antonio Conte’s side went into Wednesday’s encounter on the back of the weekend’s 2-3 defeat by Manchester United in the 29th leg of the league due to the hattrick of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo but again managed to return to the winning track and took the three points at Brighton Stadium.
Spurs are within striking distance of sixth-placed West Ham United ahead of Sunday’s crucial Champions League clash and continental participation next season.
Conte’s side are currently two points behind fifth-placed Manchester United and three behind fourth-placed Arsenal.
Tottenham ended the first half with a goal in the 36th minute when the ball reached the Swede Dejan Kulusevski on the edge of the area, firing it to collide with fellow Argentine Christian Romero and deceive the Spanish goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.
Spurs clinched the three points early in the second half when Harry Kane added his twelfth League goal of the season after a pass from Uruguayan Federico Bentancour and Sanchez hesitated to go out for (56), giving captain Kane a chance to go down as the Premier League’s best away goalscorer with 95 in 139 games, beating Wayne Rooney who needed 243 to reach 94 goals.