Tottenham climb to fourth

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December 14, 2017
Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-Min, centre right, goes down under pressure from Brighton and Hove Albion's Shane Duffy during their English Premier League match at Wembley Stadium in London, yesterday.

LONDON, England (AP):

Tottenham climbed back into the Premier League's top four yesterday as Son Heung-min scored his sixth goal in seven starts in a 2-0 victory over Brighton.

Tottenham dominated an uninspiring contest at Wembley Stadium and needed a slice of luck to take the lead in the 40th minute when Serge Aurier's cross dropped into the top corner of the net.

Son added Tottenham's second in the 87th minute when his header from Christian Eriksen's cross flew in off Brighton midfielder Davy Propper.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will now turn his attention to a more challenge proposition on Saturday, when his team visits the unbeaten runaway leaders Manchester City, who the London club trail by 18 points.

Brighton remained 13th, three points above the relegation zone.

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