Rafael Benitez felt his side were hard done by, drawing parallels with his view of Newcastle's 2-0 home defeat to Spurs in August 2017, but picked out midfielder Jonjo Shelvey as the visitors' stand-out player.
Danilo's superb finish put City ahead after 15 minutes but Brighton hauled themselves level five minutes later when Davy Propper rounded Bravo inside the penalty area and stuck the ball up at the back post for Leonardo Ulloa to head home.
With the win, Spurs move above Liverpool into third with 74 points, while the Reds are two points behind.
"We did really well".
"Today [Wednesday] we were doing nearly everything well against a good team".
At the other end, Ayoze Perez did well to push Jan Vertonghen out the way to get free in the box, but his final shot lacked the pace it needed to beat Hugo Lloris, who collected it calmly. You could see both. "Of course we are a little bit concerned about the situation", Pochettino told reporters of the 27-year-old.
'We did really well, 14 attempts against Tottenham at home, means that something we did was right, ' he said.
Tottenham had won just one of their previous five matches and were again far from their best in a nervy display.
"In the games that we couldn't win, we were very close".
Yedlin, who used to play for Spurs in 2015 after signing from MLS club Seattle Sounders in 2015 before moving to Newcastle in 2016, played a good game against his former club and the London side's fans feel he has improved greatly since his move to St. James' Park.
"I want to say "thank-you" to the players, first of all, because they have worked so hard to achieve this and big congratulations to our staff and everyone at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club". Maybe people didn't realise it was so tough for the players and for the staff and for the fans.to move from White Hart Lane to Wembley. It's a massive effort.
Tottenham Hotspur legend Osvaldo Ardiles has expressed his delight at Spurs confirming Champions League football for the third season running.