Pedro's penalties help Brighton beat Tottenham

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By Callum MatthewsBBC Sport

Last updated on 3 minutes ago.From the section Premier League

Brighton's Joao Pedro scores from the penalty spot against Tottenham in the Premier LeagueEight of Joao Pedro's 13 goals for Brighton this season have come from the penalty spot

A superb display saw Brighton overcome Tottenham in the Premier League at the Amex Stadium.

Spurs dominated the early possession but the hosts took control when teenager Jack Hinshelwood fired into the roof of the net after Joao Pedro was allowed to drift across the length of the 18-yard line.

Pedro doubled the Seagulls' lead from the penalty spot after Dejan Kulusevski had pulled back Danny Welbeck in the area.

Brighton continued to press, with James Milner hitting the post and Facundo Buonanotte having a goal disallowed for offside, before Richarlison also clipped the woodwork for the visitors.

Spurs failed to have a shot on target in the first half but improved in the second period, with Richarlison twice seeing efforts ruled out for offside.

However, Brighton made sure of the three points less than a minute after the second of those when Pervis Estupinan fired a brilliant 25-yard dipping effort into the top corner.

Pedro added a fourth goal when he sent Guglielmo Vicario the wrong way from the spot again after Evan Ferguson was bundled over in the area.

Tottenham threatened an unlikely comeback after Alejo Veliz and Ben Davies pulled two back, but Spurs could not convert a string of other late chances.

The win sees Brighton climb above Newcastle into eighth, while Spurs stay fifth, a point behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

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Brighton & Hove Albion

Squad number23Player nameSteele

Squad number41Player nameHinshelwood

Squad number29Player namevan Hecke

Squad number5Player nameDunk

Squad number3Player nameIgor Julio

Squad number11Player nameGilmour

Squad number13Player nameGroß

Squad number6Player nameMilner

Squad number40Player nameBuonanotte

Squad number18Player nameWelbeck

Squad number9Player nameJoão Pedro

Squad number14Player nameLallana

Squad number15Player nameModer

Squad number20Player nameBaleba

Squad number28Player nameFerguson

Squad number30Player nameEstupiñán

Tottenham Hotspur

Squad number13Player nameVicario

Squad number23Player namePorro

Squad number12Player nameEmerson Royal

Squad number33Player nameDavies

Squad number38Player nameUdogie

Squad number29Player nameSarr

Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg

Squad number22Player nameJohnson

Squad number21Player nameKulusevski

Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-min

Squad number9Player nameRicharlison

Squad number11Player nameGil

Squad number18Player nameLo Celso

Squad number36Player nameVéliz

Line-ups

Brighton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

23Steele41Hinshelwood29van Hecke5DunkBooked at 82mins3dos Santos de PauloSubstituted forEstupiñánat 45'minutes11Gilmour13Groß6MilnerSubstituted forModerat 69'minutesBooked at 70mins40BuonanotteBooked at 43minsSubstituted forBalebaat 59'minutes18WelbeckSubstituted forFergusonat 69'minutes9João PedroSubstituted forLallanaat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

1Verbruggen8Dahoud14Lallana15Moder20Baleba28Ferguson30Estupiñán47Baker-Boaitey53Barrington

Tottenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

13Vicario23Porro12Emerson Royal33Davies38Udogie29SarrSubstituted forGilat 65'minutes5Højbjerg22JohnsonSubstituted forVélizat 70'minutes21KulusevskiBooked at 23mins7Son Heung-min9RicharlisonBooked at 57minsSubstituted forLo Celsoat 65'minutes

Substitutes

11Gil15Dier18Lo Celso20Forster35Phillips36Véliz58de Santiago Alonso63Donley65Dorrington

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 4, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 4, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

Attempt missed. Bryan Gil (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Destiny Udogie.

Attempt missed. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bryan Gil with a cross.

Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Evan Ferguson (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Evan Ferguson (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Attempt missed. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Giovani Lo Celso.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Pervis Estupiñán.

Attempt blocked. Pedro Porro (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Destiny Udogie.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Adam Lallana replaces João Pedro.

Attempt missed. Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Emerson Royal.

Attempt blocked. Alejo Véliz (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Giovani Lo Celso with a cross.

Foul by Evan Ferguson (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Hinshelwood (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Bryan Gil (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 4, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Pedro Porro with a cross following a corner.

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