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Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Tottenham Hotspur: match thread & how to watch

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Spurs hope for a quick bounce back after Thursday’s defeat.

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Tottenham Hotspur lost to Liverpool on Thursday, as is always the case. For whatever reason the Reds just always come out ahead, and while the loss was not encouraging, at least it was not unexpected. Spurs have the opportunity to move on quickly with a trip to the Amex on Sunday, though.

The schedule has been hectic all year, and the next month is no different. February has eight fixtures on the calendar, including Thursday’s derby against Chelsea, a Fifth Round FA Cup tie, and both Round of 32 legs of the Europa League. Grabbing three points against the Seagulls would be good way to head into the next stretch.

Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Brighton in November came during the club’s best stretch of the season, specifically in defense. Harry Kane drew a penalty, and converted of course, to open up the scoring, but a controversial equalizer by Tariq Lamptey was allowed to stand, despite a clear foul in the build-up. Spurs were saved by a Gareth Bale header, his first goal since returning to North London.

While Tottenham has had some problems since that run of matches, things have been much worse for Brighton, winners of only one match since Thanksgiving. The home side sits just above the relegation zone, and will not want to risk falling any further. Spurs were clinical against an overmatched Sheffield United last weekend; perhaps they can put on an encore on Sunday.

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How to Watch

Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Time: 2:15 p.m. ET, 7:15 p.m. BT
Location: American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, England
TV: none (USA), Sky Sport Main Event (UK)
Streaming: Peacock Premium (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)

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