26 goals.

That's what Harry Kane has to his name this season in the EPL compared to the Egyptian Prince - Salah who is four goals better on 30.

The race for the EPL's golden boot is effectively between these two men who have shown agility and immense creativity all through this season.

It remains to be seen how tightly their managers can hold on to them because Summer Is Coming along with Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The visit away to Brighton was what Tottenham needed to get their noses out of the dust following Man City's 3-1 super display over the weekend at Wembley.

Harry Kane put Spurs in front with his 26th goal of the Premier League season – his Golden Boot rival, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, has 30 – but Brighton showed their strength of character with an instant reply through Pascal Gross’s penalty. 

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However, Pochettino made the point yet again that the league was the priority. 

The personnel changes, he said, were purely down to fatigue from the City game. 

“If we win the FA Cup, we are not going to play Champions League,” Pochettino said. “You only do that if you finish in the top four. Today was the most important game.”

For Brighton, it was a day they would never forget anytime soon. On that day last year, they earned promotion to the EPL. But life has been sweet and sour for them all season round.

They have to battle Red and Blue Manchester, Liverpool and Burnley to remain in the EPL. Their chnaces against these team seem slim but they are up for the fight just like they did against Tottenham on Tuesday night.

The horror of Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Crystal Palace was forgotten as Brighton put their bodies on the line to earn precious reward. 

The roar from the home crowd at the full-time whistle told its own story. 

Brighton are eight points clear of third-from-bottom Southampton, although they have played a game more.

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