Tottenham vs Brighton: Six moments including Dele Ali, Bob Marley and Declan McKenna

Spurs hosted Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday for a 2-1 win.
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A messy 3pm tie saw Spurs pip Brighton & Hove Albion to a 2-1 victory with an injury time winner on Saturday, with some famous faces in the ground.

Brighton were on the front foot from the off and it didn't take long for Danny Welbeck to win a penalty after some loose defending. Pascal Gross converted the spot kick.

The visitors were the better team for much of the first half but Spurs grew into the game late on and did create chances. Richarlison couldn't beat the keeper one on one, and then put a shot wide from a low Werner cross.

Another moment saw him unable to get the ball out from under his feet, and then a strike was blocked by van Hecke. At other times, the Brazilian was just having one of those days when the ball didn't stick.

An off-balance hit from Kulusevski drew a fine save from Jason Steele.

It was Kulusevski who led the charge as an improved Spurs came out for the second half. The whole team was on the front foot and the breakthrough came on the hour mark.

Bentancur's magic feet brought the ball out of defence, then a Kulusevski pass found Sarr, whose cross was blocked onto the post. Sarr made no mistake with the rebound.

Before the goal, Ange Postecoglou was about to ring the changes, and he did so to a huge roar for returning captain Heung-Min Son, along with Yves Bissouma and Brennan Johnson.

The moment ebbed though and the game grew ragged. Brighton will feel hard done by not to come away with a point.

In the final minute of injury time, Richarlison received the ball on the break and fed Son, who put in a cross for Johnson to knock it in.

Dele Alli in the house

Dele Alli was in the crowd for Spurs vs Brighton.Dele Alli was in the crowd for Spurs vs Brighton.
Dele Alli was in the crowd for Spurs vs Brighton.

Familiar faces returned to the squad from international duty, but a Spurs legend was in the stadium and looking well - one Dele Alli.

Son the talisman

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Heung-Min Son returns against Brighton. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Heung-Min Son returns against Brighton. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Heung-Min Son returns against Brighton. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Coming on, the South Korean looked sharp and stepped out to the left, with in-form Richarlison preserved up front. Within minutes he was feeding Johnson for a chance and whipping a ball across in the box.

In the final seconds it was Son who put the ball across for Johnson's goal.

Romero in Lallana's head

Adam Lallana and Cristian Romero. (Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images)Adam Lallana and Cristian Romero. (Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images)
Adam Lallana and Cristian Romero. (Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images)

An incident off the ball saw Cristian Romero colliding with Adam Lallana, flattening him and drawing on the physios. The forward returned, right as rain, but the conversation didn't end there.

The forward was stretching his shoulder gingerly when he was withdrawn early in the second half.

Bob Marley - One Love

Kingsley Ben-Adir stars in Bob Marley: One Love. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)Kingsley Ben-Adir stars in Bob Marley: One Love. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Kingsley Ben-Adir stars in Bob Marley: One Love. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

The club perhaps doesn't make the most of one of its greatest fans, Bob Marley. The singer is in the headlines at the moment with a new biopic coming out starring Kentish Town's Kingsley Ben-Adir. At the stadium we get a remix of Could You Be Loved and then One Love at half time. Fans need more.

Declan McKenna at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Declan McKenna at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Declan McKenna at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Declan McKenna

Of course, Bob can't be there in person, but the crowd does get to see Spurs fan Declan McKenna, who released his new album, What Happened to the Beach?, yesterday and is playing Ally Pally in April. A short acoustic set includes a snatch of Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur.

Micky van de Ven of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Danny Welbeck of Brighton & Hove Albion. (Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images)Micky van de Ven of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Danny Welbeck of Brighton & Hove Albion. (Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images)
Micky van de Ven of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Danny Welbeck of Brighton & Hove Albion. (Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images)

Micky van de Ven has a moment

He's had a stunning first season but the super-fast centre-back is not perfect.

In the first minute Danny Welbeck pounced on a mistake and, after the striker sat down Bentancur, only a Vicario save prevented the worst possible start. Then a quarter an hour in, a backward swing of the Dutchman's leg caught the striker - penalty.

But the defender picked himself up and that remarkable pace saved the team's blushes on more than one occasion. For a moment in the second half it looked like he had overstretched during a block and picked up another injury - something Tottenham can ill afford.