Gareth Bale got here off the bench to attain the successful aim in Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday.
The Wales ahead, who rejoined the membership on mortgage from Actual Madrid in the course of the summer time, headed dwelling his first Spurs aim in seven years within the 73rd minute.
Tottenham took an early lead after Adam Lallana was adjudged to have fouled Harry Kane on the road of the penalty field.
Kane stepped as much as take the penalty and internet his 11th aim of the season on 13 minutes.
The Brighton bench have been then livid when VAR didn’t give a penalty for an alleged foul on Leandro Trossard by Matt Doherty.
Nonetheless, Brighton’s equaliser got here in controversial circumstances.
Tottenham have been shocked when referee Graham Scott didn’t overturn Tariq Lamptey’s 56th-minute aim, regardless of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg showing to be fouled by Solly March within the build-up.
Scott checked his pitchside monitor, however let the Seagulls’ leveller stand to Tottenham’s dismay.
Tottenham threatened to discover a winner as Kane and Erik Lamela hit the publish in fast succession.
Bale, who changed Lamela within the 70th minute, ensured Scott’s name didn’t lengthen Tottenham’s winless dwelling begin to the Premier League season.
The 31-year-old headed in a cross from former Actual Madrid teammate Sergio Reguilon to stake a powerful declare for a beginning place.
Tottenham have climbed to second within the Premier League desk and are simply two factors behind leaders Liverpool.
In the meantime, Brighton have misplaced 4 of their opening seven matches, successful simply as soon as, and stay simply two locations above the relegation zone.