Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Brentford: Trossard lob helps Seagulls end winless run


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Neal Maupay has scored 44% of Brighton’s top-flight goals this season

Leandro Trossard’s sublime lob set Brighton on their way to their first Premier League win in 12 games against a below-par Brentford.

Neal Maupay curled in a wonderful second before the break for Graham Potter’s side, who have found goals hard to come by after a promising start to the season slipped away.

The hosts dominated for long periods and moved up to ninth in the table after making light of a winless sequence dating back to 19 September.

Former Bees forward Maupay and Enock Mwepu were both guilty of slashing other good chances wildly wide, while Dan Burn headed against the crossbar for the Seagulls early on.

Alexis Mac Allister also went close to adding to the scoreline against a Brentford team that sporadically threatened but did not click into gear until it was too late.

Aside from early opportunities for Bryan Mbeumo and Shandon Baptiste, the visitors’ best moments were contained to an eight-minute spell in the second half when home goalkeeper Robert Sanchez superbly saved Baptiste’s deflected drive and turned away Ethan Pinnock’s header.

Another goal-bound Pinnock effort was headed to safety by left-back Marc Cucurella, and Brighton deserved the win to complete the double over their opponents, who have dropped to 13th in the table.

More to follow.

Player of the match

TrossardLeandro Trossard

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number11Player nameTrossard

  2. Squad number9Player nameMaupay

  3. Squad number3Player nameCucurella

  4. Squad number1Player nameSánchez

  5. Squad number10Player nameMac Allister

  6. Squad number12Player nameMwepu

  7. Squad number4Player nameWebster

  8. Squad number14Player nameLallana

  9. Squad number2Player nameLamptey

  10. Squad number15Player nameModer

  11. Squad number33Player nameBurn

  12. Squad number18Player nameWelbeck

  13. Squad number17Player nameAlzate

  14. Squad number13Player nameGroß

Brentford

  1. Squad number26Player nameBaptiste

  2. Squad number5Player namePinnock

  3. Squad number40Player nameFernández

  4. Squad number6Player nameNørgaard

  5. Squad number17Player nameToney

  6. Squad number11Player nameWissa

  7. Squad number18Player nameJansson

  8. Squad number29Player nameBech Sørensen

  9. Squad number19Player nameMbeumo

  10. Squad number7Player nameCanós

  11. Squad number14Player nameGhoddos

  12. Squad number2Player nameThompson

  13. Squad number8Player nameJensen

  14. Squad number15Player nameOnyeka

Line-ups

Brighton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Sánchez
  • 2Lamptey
  • 4WebsterBooked at 59mins
  • 33Burn
  • 3Cucurella
  • 14LallanaSubstituted forGroßat 85′minutes
  • 12Mwepu
  • 10Mac AllisterSubstituted forAlzateat 85′minutes
  • 15Moder
  • 11TrossardSubstituted forWelbeckat 45′minutes
  • 9Maupay

Substitutes

  • 13Groß
  • 16Scherpen
  • 17Alzate
  • 18Welbeck
  • 20March
  • 30Richards
  • 42Leonard
  • 55Turns
  • 58Ferguson

Brentford

Formation 3-5-2

  • 40Fernández
  • 5Pinnock
  • 18Jansson
  • 29Bech SørensenBooked at 38mins
  • 7Canós
  • 26Baptiste
  • 6NørgaardBooked at 45mins
  • 8JensenSubstituted forOnyekaat 45′minutes
  • 2ThompsonSubstituted forGhoddosat 66′minutes
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forWissaat 41′minutes
  • 17ToneyBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 9Forss
  • 11Wissa
  • 14Ghoddos
  • 15Onyeka
  • 25Peart-Harris
  • 28Bidstrup
  • 36Stevens
  • 41Cox

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