Gareth Bale came off the bench to head the winner for Tottenham 2-1 victory over Brighton

Published:3 November 2020

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Tottenham Hotspur had a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Premier League on Sunday (Nov 1), Gareth Bale came off the bench to contribute the winner for Spur. This is his first goal since returning to the club from Real Madrid.

In the 70th minute, the Welshman was brought on, and three minutes later he met a Sergio Reguilon cross with a solid and well-directed header to regain the leadership of Tottenham.

Harry Kane had put Spurs in the lead on the 13th minute from the penalty spot after Adam Lallana was conducted to have fouled him as he climbed for a header.

As Spurs struggled to force home their advantage and Graham Potter's side drew level in the 56th minute, Brighton reacted with a long spell of successful football possession.

After being set up by Pascal Gross at the end of a smart move from Brighton, Tariq Lamptey drove into the far, lower corner, but the VAR official asked referee Graham Scott to look at a challenge by Solly March on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Spurs thought that Marsh had fouled the Dane, but Scott ruled that the challenge was fair and the objective stood.

Tottenham then hit the post twice, first a drive from Erik Lamela's edge of the box and then a close-range attempt from Kane's tight angle.

Then Bale's winner came as Spurs climbed to the second position on 14 points over Everton in the standings, two behind Liverpool's champions.