Harry Kane made his return for Spurs after almost a month out with injury but it was Eriksen who orchestrated the victory with two goals in 11 second-half minutes, taking his goal tally to five in three games in all competitions.
Eriksen's left-wing free-kick curled into the penalty area and Kane got close to it with his head, before celebrating as if he had got a touch.
Stoke drew level just minutes later thanks to an error from Hugo Lloris as his poor attempted clearance cannoned off Biram Diouf and the striker stroked the ball in to the empty net for 1-1.
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Harry Kane was back to lead Spurs in his first start for almost a month after recovering from an ankle problem but it was their great Dane Eriksen who struck twice in 11 minutes after halftime to take his tally to five goals in three games in all competitions.
Mauricio Pochettino's side are 11 points clear of fifth placed Chelsea, who host West Ham on Sunday. "The most important thing is three points to us".
Eriksen made the breakthrough in the 52nd minute, the Dane taking Dele Alli's pass and driving a powerful strike into the bottom corner.
Brighton went down to 10 men with 15 minutes remaining as Propper was shown a straight red for a challenge on Jonathan Hogg, but Jose Izquierdo could have won it for Albion only for Lossl to deny him in a one-on-one.
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The Staffordshire-based club, who have already yielded a league-high 61 goals this season, have lost to Tottenham by a four-goal margin in their last four meetings.
However, there was an inevitably about Tottenham's approach and just minutes after the restart they carved open the Potters' defence to take the lead.
Newcastle dented Leicester's bid to qualify for the Europa League with a 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium.
Xherdan Shaqiri nearly secured Stoke a share of the spoils 10 minutes from time, but his free-kick came back off the crossbar and Spurs held on to the victory which leaves them only behind third-placed Liverpool on goal difference.
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Burnley kept their excellent recent run going as they came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Watford.