Tottenham 2-1 Brighton: Gareth Bale scores Spurs winner after Harry Kane put Spurs ahead from the penalty spot in the Premier League.
Referee Graham Scott consulted the pitchside monitor before allowing the goal to stand, much to Tottenham’s disbelief, before substitute Bale had the final say.
Bale to the rescue
Bale celebrated his first Spurs goal in seven years and 166 days goal as though he had won the Champions League again, wheeling away to celebrate with his jubilant team-mates.
Jose Mourinho turned the clock back in an attempt to get his Tottenham tenure moving into the future when he brought Bale back to the club he left in 2013 for Real Madrid.
Mourinho demanded a reaction following his side’s surprise Europa League defeat at Royal Antwerp on Thursday, a game in which he made four changes at half-time.
He got one although his side were made to battle hard against Brighton, who cancelled out Kane’s opener in highly contentious circumstances before Bale stole the headlines.
Erik Lamela hit the post and Kane missed a great chance from close range to score his landmark 150th top-flight goal, yet this was not vintage Spurs.
But for the second successive league game, they dug deep to come away with three points.