Brentford 0 Brighton 1: Leandro Trossard scores last-gasp winner as stingless Bees suffer first Premier League defeat
LEANDRO TROSSARD produced the one second of sheer high quality to clinch victory for Brighton.
Brentford and the Seagulls regarded destined to be heading for a goalless stalemate in a recreation of missed possibilities.
But with simply 30 seconds left of regular time, Alexis MacAllister exchanged passes with Jakub Moder earlier than feeding Trossard on the sting of the field.
And the Belgian ace – with a crowd of defenders round him – managed to squeeze an excellent shot inside David Raya’s proper publish.
It inflicted Brentford’s first Premier League defeat and sees the Seagulls sitting fairly with three wins from their first 4 video games.
The Bees had edged it on possibilities however Brighton went closest when Danny Welbeck pressured keeper David Raya into an excellent first-half save.
Bryan Mbeumo, although, missed a wonderful guilt-edged likelihood – and got here near netting a few instances.
But they have been punished ruthlessly on the dying.
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The Bees – having overwhelmed Arsenal of their opening recreation – had drawn towards Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.
While Brighton beat Burnley and Watford earlier than dropping to Everton.
Seagulls boss Graham Potter gave a debut to £15.4million new-signing Marc Cucurella after the Spanish defender moved on switch deadline day from Getafe.
His reverse quantity Thomas Frank gave Shandon Baptiste his full Premier League debut.
Brighton striker Neal Maupay lined up towards his former crew for the first time since he swapped West London for the South coast two years in the past.
Sergi Canos gave Cucurella a tough welcome to the Premier League by catching him with an elbow which earned the Bees ace a reserving from ref Graham Scott.
Ivan Toney tried to gentle up the stadium with an audacious 35-yard lob after recognizing Seagulls keeper Robert Sanchez off his line however the ball simply drifted over the bar.
But Brighton have been denied a sure opener when Leandro Trossard performed a beautiful ball into Danny Welbeck – however the striker noticed his effort brilliantly saved by David Raya low to his left.
Bryan Mbeumo was booked after pulling again Maupay.
The Bees ahead then clipped a free-kick to the again publish however Toney’s header landed on prime of the netting.
But Mbeumo actually ought to have accomplished higher when Toney reduce a ball again to him for a transparent capturing likelihood – however he blasted it wastefully over.
And then the Frenchman was introduced one other likelihood simply exterior the field and the outcome was the identical … a shot over the bar.
Shane Duffy was making an important impression within the Seagulls midfield – spraying some beautiful passes round. One virtually unlocked the door when he discovered Welbeck with a ball excessive.
Pontus Jansson was down injured and in clear discomfort however after a few minutes he was again on his toes and waved again on to proceed by Scott.
Adam Webster appeared to have injured his hamstring and needed to be taken off after simply 36 minutes to get replaced by Jakub Moder.
Mbuemo virtually scored a stunner simply earlier than the interval. He was put via by a beautiful cross from Toney earlier than slicing inside Joel Veltman however his effort flashed simply large.
After the break, Seagull followers had hearts of their mouths as Lewis Dunk performed a harmful again cross to Sanchez. Toney was so near dispossessing the Brighton keeper, who simply managed to clear.
Veltman had his identify taken after dragging Toney to the bottom after which Duffy was additionally booked for hacking down Mbuemo simply as he turned him and was set to dash goalwards.
Welbeck – who had made his first begin of the season – was taken off and changed by Alexi MacAllister.
Janelt had a strong recreation for the Bees however he made manner with 23 minutes left for Mathias Jensen.
Brentford have been recognized for his or her goalscoring prowess in latest seasons – however defensively they put in an important shift with Brighton discovering it virtually unimaginable to play via them.
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Baptiste tried an formidable effort from the left fringe of the Brighton field which flashed nicely large and excessive.
Toney discovered Mbuemo after the Seagulls misplaced possession in their very own third however the ball obtained twisted up in his toes with Duffy in a position to get a significant contact simply as it regarded just like the Bees ace would pull the set off.
Brighton virtually went in entrance with 13 minutes left when Cucurella discovered Trossard in house on the sting of the field – and the Albion ace noticed his shot deflected simply large.