Brighton beat Tottenham 3-0. Getty Image

Brighton & Hove Albion inflicted more pain on Tottenham Hotspur with a 3-0 win at the American Express Community Stadium on Saturday.

Tottenham yet to recover from Tuesday’s 7-2 loss to German side Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League were dealt another terrible blow by Brighton after Aaron Connolly scored twice on his first Premier League start as Brighton increased the pressure building on Mauricio Pochettino.

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Pochettino’s side were second best throughout the first half and Brighton deservedly extended their lead in the 32nd minute thanks to Connolly’s close-range finish.

Spurs’ dreadful afternoon was complete when the impressive Connolly cut inside Toby Alderweireld before finding the far corner to extend Pochettino side’s winless run on the road to 10 Premier League matches, stretching back to January.

A second straight defeat in five days leaves Pochettino, who insisted he would not walk away from Tottenham before the game, facing further scrutiny with his side now sixth and 10 points behind league-leaders Liverpool, having played a game more, heading into the international break.

However, the gloom has lifted at the Amex Stadium with Graham Potter, whose side are up to 12th, leading his side to just their second win of the season and a first win at home since March.