Brighton 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Grace Clinton scores stunning first WSL goal as Spurs claim three points

With Robert Vilahamn having already revolutionised his Tottenham Hotspur side, the Lilywhites would face a tough challenge on Sunday as they travelled to Brighton – meaning they would play two of their opening three games at major stadia after an opening day defeat at Stamford Bridge.

BHA: Evrard; Pattinson, Thorisdóttir, Bergsvand, Rule; Symonds, Losada, Robinson; Olme, Bremer, Terland

TOT: Spencer; Neville, Bartrip, Bühler, James; Summanen, Spence, Ahtinen; Clinton, Thomas, Bizet Ildhusøy

Tottenham Hotspur cruised to a stunning eight-goal win in this fixture last term, but it looked as though Brighton would be seeking reparations for that embarrassing defeat when Elisabeth Terland headed home after eight minutes to put the Seagulls ahead.

But the visitors would draw level just before the break, with Martha Thomas the first to react and slam Drew Spence’s rebounded strike into the net after the the Jamaican midfielder’s effort struck the woodwork.

It would be a moment of magic from Grace Clinton that truly shifted the momentum in Spurs’ favour, with the young loanee driving home from distance to put the North London side into a remarkable lead.

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Ria Percival was on scene to add Spurs’ third goal deep in stoppage time, firing over the line from close range as she capitalised on Brighton having flooded players forward in a hid to restore parity.

Tottenham move up to fourth in the Barclays Women’s Super League standings as a result of this win, while the Seagulls drop to ninth as they record their second loss of the season.