Tottenham Hotspur travel to Brighton this afternoon with Mauricio Pochettino’s job very much on the line.

Pochettino presided over the heaviest loss of his managerial career when the German champions romped to a 7-2 victory in the Champions League – the first time Spurs have conceded seven goals at home in their 137-year history.

They desperately need to return to winning ways this afternoon and will be the favourites against Brighton, who have only won one match this season. Follow live updates below:


Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


57 minutes


Lamela is fouled and then quickly hits the free kick against Stephens, who’s standing too close to the ball and goes into the book.

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


55 minutes


After an initial period of pressure from Tottenham, Brighton are starting to regain some control of the game. Connolly threatens again on the right, finding Burn whose drilled effort is well blocked by Winks. A deep cross towards the back post is then headed behind for a corner, which Gazzaniga punches away.

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


53 minutes


The game has become a little stretched with Spurs on the hunt for an early second-half goal. Brighton remain a threat when they come forward, though. Maupay is picked out in the box and sees a close range shot blocked.

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


50 minutes


Much better from Tottenham. Sissoko is getting far further forward. He cuts inside from the left and slides a pass through to Davies on the opposite flank. The Welshman’s low cross is diverted behind for a corner, which Brighton deal with.

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


47 minutes


Tottenham have noticeably started with more intensity. Pochettino probably gave them a shellacking during the break. They win a corner, which Brighton defend, before Alderweireld sends a low cross straight into the hands of Ryan.


Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


46 minutes


Spurs made a half-time change too: Harry Winks is on for Ndombele.


Spurs get us back underway! This is a big half for Pochettino and his players.


That’s it for the first half. Brighton have been excellent, fully deserving of their two-goal lead, and deserve plenty of credit for that first-half display. If they perform like this throughout the season relegation won’t be a concern.


Tottenham, though, have been dismal, lacklustre, almost disinterested. The early goal and subsequent injury to Lloris won’t have helped matters, but they need a big response after the break. 

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


45+6 minutes


Maupay again causes problems, turning cleverly before firing off a shot from distance. It dips just in front of Gazzaniga, who does well to clutch the ball to his chest.

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


45+5 minutes


Mooy beats Sissoko, who’s had a tough time at right-back, and whips a dangerous cross into the box. It’s headed away, but Brighton continue the attack. Maupay collects the ball at the back post and drills it back across goal. It deflects dangerously and flashes across goal.

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


45+1 minutes


There’ll be seven minutes of injury time because of the Lloris injury.

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


44 minutes


A rare counter attack from Tottenham, who surge forward through Son. The ball is eventually worked to Lamela in the box, and his shot, which looks on its way towards the bottom corner, is blocked well by Dunk. 

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


42 minutes


Now Mooy is given space to shoot from distance and drags a left-footed shot wide. Brighton look like they’ve got more goals in them.

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


41 minutes


Brighton have found it worryingly easy to pass through Tottenham’s midfield and pick out teammates in the final third. Again, they’re allowed to cross from the left, which is just about cleared. Spurs have been passive in this first half.

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


37 minutes


Tottenham are a shambles at the moment. Alderweireld plays a terrible pass back to his goalkeeper under pressure, and Gazzaniga’s hurried attempt to return the ball to the defender gives Brighton a throw-in deep in Spurs’ half.

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


36 minutes


Close again! It’s far too easy for Brighton to cut Spurs open. The ball is worked out to the right, where Montoya picks out Connolly in the middle. The teenager tries to sweep the ball into the far corner first time but guides his finish narrowly wide.

Brighton 2-0 Tottenham 


35 minutes


Close! Spurs are in disarray. Gross makes his way towards the edge of the box and gets a shot off, which deflects just wide of the far post with Gazzaniga stretching. Something needs to change here for the visitors.


GOAL! Brighton 2-0 Tottenham (Connolly)


32 minutes


A Premier League debut goal for the 19-year-old! Spurs switch off from a throw-in and fail to defend a cross from the left. Connolly sneaks in at the near post, flicking a first time effort at goal. Gazzaniga saves but the youngster is there to convert the rebound. Tottenham are in real trouble here!

Brighton 1-0 Tottenham


30 minutes


Brighton work the ball forward quickly and Connolly is played in behind the Spurs defence. Sissoko comes across and barges the Brighton man off the ball, which brings appeals for a penalty. Referee Jon Moss says no and there’s no intervention from VAR.

Match preview:

When is it?

The match is today: Saturday 5 October.

What time does it kick-off?

Early: the match kicks-off at 12:30 BST.

How can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport One and BT Sport Ultimate.