Tottenham followed up a 7-2 midweek loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League _ the biggest home defeat in the club’s 137-year history _ with its heaviest Premier League loss in nearly two years, 3-0 at lowly Brighton.
Tottenham conceded the opening goal in the third minute, after goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dropped the ball on his own goal line and fell back to the ground, seriously hurting his left elbow and requiring a trip to the hospital.
Under-pressure Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino acknowledged he was going through the toughest period of his 5 1/2 years in charge of the London club, but said: “Now is a moment to be strong.”
In other games Saturday, Aston Villa delivered a performance fit for a king by winning 5-1 at Norwich in front of the club’s most famous fan, Prince William.
Burnley beat 10-man Everton 1-0 and Watford remained without a win heading into the second international break of the season after drawing 0-0 at home to Sheffield United.
West Ham lost 1-2 to Crystal Palace in the late game.