2021-22 English FA Cup, Fourth Round
  • Harry Kane (13', 66')
  • Solly March (24' OG)
  • Yves Bissouma (63')

Harry Kane brace sees Tottenham Hotspur past Brighton & Hove Albion in FA Cup

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Harry Kane's double lifts Tottenham to FA Cup fifth round (1:58)

Tottenham edges past Brighton thanks to a brace from Harry Kane. (1:58)

Harry Kane looked close to his best with a double as Tottenham Hotspur reached the FA Cup fifth round thanks to an impressive 3-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

The England captain curled in a superb opener after 13 minutes and slid in again to quell a Brighton fightback in the 66th minute of an entertaining tie.

After the match, Kane hailed the impact of manager Antonio Conte, saying that the Italian has changed the mindset of players since taking charge in November following Nuno Espirito Santo's dismissal.

"He's been brilliant. I can't speak highly enough of him," Kane told ITV 4. "As a coach as a person, he's really changed the mindset of a lot of players in the team.

"We're working really hard on the training pitch and seeing the results out there on match days. So, that's all the players can ask for. Keep working hard on and off the pitch and hopefully we can keep this momentum going."

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Tottenham's second goal in the 24th minute came after a marauding run down the right by Emerson Royal who then appeared to have scored a wonder goal from an impossible angle, although it was credited as a Solly March own goal.

Brighton, who were second-best before half-time against a vibrant home side, got back into the game just past the hour thanks to Yves Bissouma's deflected shot.

Kane ensured Tottenham's passage though after the ball broke clear following a superb run by Son Heung-min on his return to the side after injury.

Tottenham, who were beaten by Chelsea in the League Cup semifinal, gave late substitute appearances to new signings Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski.

"There's still a long way to go, we have been in this position over the last few years," Kane said.

"There are plenty of games coming up in the league and FA Cup, so let's just keep it going. If we want to go all the way, we have to beat some top teams."

Seventh-placed Tottenham will return to Premier League action on Wednesday when they host Southampton.