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Tottenham beat Brighton 1-0 in week 35 (image courtesy Reuters)

Christian Eriksen’s stunner was all Tottenham needed to overcome stubborn Brighton’s resistance to boost their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League.

With this crucial win, Spurs are three and four points ahead of London rivals, Chelsea and Arsenal, in the race for the last two Champions League places for next season, although the Gunners have a game in hand.

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Brighton looked poised to gain a point before Eriksen, Denmark international, broke their hearts with an 88th-minute winner.

Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld had earlier hit the post while his team-mates Lucas Moura and Dele Alli both had efforts cleared off the goalline.