Tottenham fans drool over excellent Brighton player after narrow win
Tottenham Hotspur earned an excellent 1-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday afternoon despite Chris Hughton’s side desperately playing for a point – and Spurs fans have drooled over Brighton skipper Lewis Dunk.
Christian Eriksen’s 88th-minute drive finally broke the deadlock, beating Mat Ryan from all of 25 yards with a sweetly-struck effort that flew into the bottom corner of the Australia international’s goal.
Prior to the goal, though, the likes of 27-year-old powerhouse Dunk, Shane Duffy and more had been tasked with frustrating Mauricio Pochettino’s side – and they had carried out such instructions superbly.
Spurs were limited to shots from distance. It saw Victor Wanyama look to find the back of the net three times, while striker Fernando Llorente did not even have one chance to shoot on goal.
It was always going to take a moment of brilliance, but credit is due to Dunk who one an exceptional number of headers, and put in an enormous amount of blocks – including one on Lucas Moura when he looked likely to score.
Tottenham fans were so impressed with the Brighton skipper that they took to Twitter after the match to applaud Dunk, who has only earned one England cap so far. One fan even requested consider a summer move.
— Keith Brockway 🏊♂️🚴♂️🏃🏽♂️ (@zestein) April 23, 2019
— Mark Toleman (@marktoleman) April 23, 2019
Gotta feel for the Brighton fans & team tonight, especially Lewis Dunk at the back who was superb. He must've made 10-15 blocks! Still, a win is a win and we needed that. #COYS
— Dan McGuire (@dan_mcg) April 23, 2019
If we lose Toby I reckon Dunk would be a good replacement. #COYS
— Richard Chandler (@rich_chandler) April 23, 2019
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