The brutal truth on the pitch was that it looked as though something was broken in the team and the question that tracked them from Brighton to London was whether Pochettino can fix it. Lloris appeared to suffer a serious elbow injury in the incident and Spurs' afternoon went from bad to worse. "When we were on the top we were together, and now this movement has arrived we need to stick together", he said. I think it was after three minutes and we never recovered after that massive impact.
"We are obviously going through a hard period".
- Brighton ended a run of eight Premier League home games without a win (D3 L5).
"I've said in the summer I'm not somebody that needs to keep this door open or that door open", Southgate said.
Tottenham are next in action at home to Watford on October 19.
In addition to Maupay's opener, Irish teenager Aaron Connolly laid on the humiliation for Spurs with two more goals past Lloris' deputy Paulo Gazzaniga - the second of which was an outstanding curling effort into the bottom left corner of the net.
"I can't quite believe it, it's a dream come", Connolly told BT Sport.
Fernandes has continued his good form from last season for Sporting, scoring 7 times and making 5 assists in his 10 appearances for the club.
The contest had barely even started by the time their best-laid plans were thrown into chaos as they endured a nightmare start thanks to another Lloris howler.
Lloris bore the worst of it, the captain left in agony and taken from the field on a stretcher following a lengthy delay after landing awkwardly on his left arm in an incident that gifted the hosts a third-minute lead.
The away side struggled to gain any momentum and it took until late in the first half for Erik Lamela to have their first meaningful opportunity of the match. You can watch Tottenham on fuboTV (Try for free).
Connolly then curled a attractive second half effort into the corner of the net to but Brighton in dreamland.
"We want seven", the home supporters sung as they revelled in a fine afternoon, while Pochettino was also met with chants from the home fans of "sacked in the morning", as Tottenham's awful week ended on a sour note.