Christian Eriksen Breaks Brighton Hearts With Stunning Long-Range Winner

Christian Eriksen scored a stunning late winner to keep Tottenham's 100% record at their new stadium.

Brighton, particularly centre-backs Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk, were rock solid for 88 minutes in North London and it looked it was going to take something special for Spurs to break the deadlock.

And it was Eriksen who provided it late on when he collected a pass from Dele Alli and smashed in a trademark rocket with his supposedly weaker left foot.

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It was lucky seven for the Dane after six precious unsuccessful shots, with his persistence ultimately paying off and securing Spurs a huge win in the race for Champions League football next season.

The Tottenham No.23 is an absolute expert from long-range, having scored 10 goals outside the box since 2016/17 - which is more than any other player has managed in that time.

What's more, he also has a knack of popping up with late and important goals for Spurs. Since he made the move from Ajax in 2013, he's scored a total of 65 goals and 15 have come after the 80th minute.

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