Harry Kane and Dele Alli struck in the second-half as Tottenham came from behind to beat a stubborn Brighton & Hove Albion to return to winning ways in their hunt for a top-four finish.

Brighton’s Adam Webster headed his side into a first-half lead, but Kane, at the second attempt, made it 1-1 before Alli’s cute finish earned Spurs maximum points.

Here’s how every Spurs player rated on the day.

Paulo Gazzaniga, 6 – Few routine saves and could do nothing about Webster’s goal.

Serge Aurier, 7 – Much improved than against Chelsea and claimed another fine assist for Alli’s wonderful winner.

Davinson Sanchez, 6 – Poor up to half-time, but much better after the break.

Toby Alderweireld, 6 – His passing was excellent, but should have done more to prevent Webster from heading in the opener.

Jan Vertonghen, 6 – Typically solid display from the Belgian.

Harry Winks, 5 – Played a fine pass for Kane’s disallowed opener, but was poor overall – gifting possession away far too often.

Moussa Sissoko, 6 – A mixed performance from the midfielder, summed up by a needless late booked which rules him out of Saturday’s visit to Norwich City.

Dele Alli, 7 – Struggled for large parts, but showed his quality with an exquisite winner – his sixth in the Premier League this season, five of which have come since Mourinho arrived.

Lucas Moura 5 – Another frustrating afternoon for the Brazilian, but did play a key part in Kane’s equaliser.

Ryan Sessegnon, 6 – Handed his Tottenham Premier League debut and looked lively in the opening stages, but faded before he was eventually replaced.

Harry Kane, 8 – This man wasn’t leaving without the three points. Thought he put Spurs in front, but was denied by VAR. However, his usual Boxing Day strike came after the break and he could have added to is tally late on, but skewed side when in the clear. Sensational.


Giovani Lo Celso 8 – Looked busy from the moment he came on, hardly wasting a single pass and has surely put his name into the hat for a starting place against Norwich .

Christian Eriksen 7 – One of his better performances off the bench and it was his superb pass that initially found Aurier for Alli’s winner.

Eric Dier, N/A – Introduced in the closing stages.



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