Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion Photo Gallery

Jay Patel was at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last night for Impetus to capture all the action from this vital WSL game in the battle to avoid relegation (30/4/23).

Above: Lee Geum-min (9) looks to beat Spurs’ Drew Spence last night. Photo: Jay Patel.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Brighton and Hove Albion

Spurs and Brighton shared the spoils in North London last night on a day of dramatic developments in the battle to avoid the drop into the Championship.

With Leicester City, who started the day bottom gaining a hugely impressive 4-0 win over Liverpool to move up three places, the pressure was on Tottenham and Brighton to continue their bid to edge nearer safety and push Reading into the mire as a consequence.

Elisabeth Terland drew first blood for the Sussex visitors when she pounced to direct Spurs keeper Rebecca Spencer’s parry into the net. However, Spurs have a reliable goalscorer these days, and within two minutes, Beth England headed home Kerys Harrop’s corner.

With 25 minutes remaining, the Seagulls retook the lead thanks to Lee Geum-min’s low shot from outside the area. It was England who levelled again for Spurs as she ran onto a ball through and smash home. The Lionesses striker was later withdrawn to allow for Ria Percival’s eagerly awaited return from long-term injury.

The outcome of yesterday’s games puts Leicester, Tottenham, and Brighton two points clear of the relegation zone, with Reading rock bottom. Spurs have crucially played a game more. It’s as tight and dramatic at the bottom as it is at the top in the WSL.

Jay Patel’s photo gallery from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium:

Teams: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (4-4-2): Spencer, Neville, Turner, Bartrip, Harrop, Bizet, Summanen, James, Ayane, Spence, England. Substitutes used: Graham (for Spence 59′), Iwabuchi (for Ayane 70′), Naz (for Bizet 71′), Percival (for England 82′).

Scorers: England 12′, 78′.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION (4-2-3-1): Williams, Fox, Morse, Kullberg, Stott, Connolly, Bance, Robinson, Terland, Sarri, Carter. Substitutes used: Olme (for Bance 56′), Lee (for Carter 56′), Green (for Sarri 79′), Bergsvand (for Stott 84′).

Scorers: Terland 10′, Lee 65′.

Referee: Cheryl Foster.

Attendance: TBC.

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