Brighton edged closer to Premier League safety with a hard-earned point against a much-changed Tottenham side.

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Harry Kane’s 26th league goal of the season, following Gaetan Bong’s error, put Spurs in sight of an 11th away win.But Brighton were behind for just two minutes, Pascal Gross levelling with an excellent penalty after Serge Aurier had caught Jose Izquierdo.

The Seagulls are without a win in six games but are eight points above the relegation zone with four games left.Spurs almost won it through an own goal when Shane Duffy deflected Christian Eriksen’s cross a fraction wide.

Much-changed Spurs fail to impress

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino had one eye on Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United, a competition which could earn Tottenham a first trophy since 2008, as he made six changes to his side.Dele Alli and Davinson Sanchez were rested while Toby Alderweireld, who has failed to agree a new contract, was drafted in for his first Premier League appearance since October.spurs lacked their usual zip as their fringe players struggled to turn on the style in the club’s 50th competitive game of the season.

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