There's something about that enormous booming south stand in N17 that just seems to suck the football into the net.
A string of Tottenham's most dramatic moments in recent years have taken place in front of the 17,500-seater stand that backs on to Park Lane. This season alone, the late goals against Sheffield United and Liverpool arrived in front of it and on Saturday, those supporters in it bore witness to another as a perfect Postecoglou move involving James Maddison and Richarlison culminated in a wonderful ball from skipper Son Heung-min into the path of Brennan Johnson to smash home in the 96th minute. You've heard of The Four Tops, well this was The Four Sons.
The two substitutes combined to send most of the 61,445 fans inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, including the visiting Dele Alli, into delirium. That south stand erupted and the Brighton players sank to their knees as the Spurs celebrations began.
After taking a couple of steps, Johnson was surrounded. Richarlison, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, on his knees, and Yves Bissouma got there first before others swiftly followed, including Micky van de Ven who had sprinted the length of the pitch with those long, roadrunner legs.
Even those on the bench surged down the touchline and on to the pitch to join in, Radu Dragusin throwing himself into the bundle along with the substituted Pape Matar Sarr, Rodrigo Bentancur and Destiny Udogie, the latter wearing an ice pack on his left knee. Cristian Romero was the last to reach Johnson, giving the young attacker a tight squeeze before saying something into his ear and ruffling his hair in true proud big brother style.
Maddison fell to his knees in a mixture of euphoria, relief and tiredness while Guglielmo Vicario sprinted acrossRead on football.london