José Mourinho's team won 2-1 against Brighton and Hove and is Liverpool's only guard
November 1, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShare Gareth Bale's first goal at Tottenham
Came the day. Gareth Bale returned to celebrate with the Tottenham shirt after more than 7 years. The Welshman was key in his team's 2-1 victory this Sunday against Brighton And Hove and was able to score the first goal since his return to the Premier League , a tournament in which he shone until 2013, when he left for Real Madrid .
In a match that seemed stuck with the score 1 to 1 and without solutions against an opponent who had only won one game so far, the forward's connection with another former Real Madrid , Sergio Reguilón , got the Jose Mourinho team out of trouble. it is now at the top of the standings, just two units behind the leader, Liverpool .
Bale, who started as a substitute, took three minutes to make his exit to the pitch profitable. He was called upon by a Portuguese coach with the match tied and jumped onto the pitch in the 70th minute for Eric Lamela . An inning of the Spanish side from the left reached the area so that the Welshman, with a head, leaves Spanish goalkeeper Robert Sánchez without opportunities.
Bale's joy after his first goal for Tottenham since his return (Reuters)
Until that moment, the match was entrenched for the London team despite the advantage it had acquired shortly before the quarter of an hour thanks to a penalty that Adam Lallana committed on Harry Kane , which required the validation of the VAR and which transformed the battering ram himself.
In the second half, however, Graham Potter's Brighton tied. Teriq Lamptey sent the ball to Pascal Gross, who fired a cross shot out of reach of Hugo Lloris .
Mourinho first turned to Argentine Giovanni Lo Celso , who replaced Frenchman Tanguy Ndombele but then called Bale , who jumped onto the pitch to play the last minutes. A little later came his goal and the three points for Spurs .
“It's a great feeling,” said the Welshman after the end of the match. “I just want to come in and make an impact on the team. I have not played much football. It has taken time, I am being patient and I am working hard when I have opportunities,” he closed.
The victory places Tottenham in second place to the detriment of Everton . Mourinho's team closes the seventh day two points behind the current champions and next week they will visit West Bromwich , one of the worst teams in the current championship.
With information from EFE