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10 August 2018 Venue The Amex Elite Football Performance Centre Attendance Referee Carl Brook

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

Brighton and Hove Albion PL2
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Liverpool PL2

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4-2-3-1
  • 1
    Hugo Keto
    GK
  • 2
    Owen Moore
    DF
  • 3
    Alex Cochrane
    DF
  • 4
    Will Collar
    MF
  • 5
    Ben White
    DF
  • 6
    Ben Barclay
    DF
  • 7
    Anders Dreyer
    MF
  • 8
    Mathias Normann
    MF
  • 9
    Aaron Connolly
    FW
  • 10
    Max Sanders (C)
    MF
  • 11
    Viktor Gyokeres
    MF

Substitutes

  • 12
    Danny Mandroiu
    SUB
  • 13
    Billy Collings
    SUB
  • 14
    Archie Davies
    SUB
  • 15
    Jordan Davies
    SUB
  • 16
    Bojan Radulovic
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Simon Rusk

4-4-2
  • 1
    Kamil Grabara
    GK
  • 2
    Nico Williams
    DF
  • 3
    Adam Lewis
    DF
  • 4
    Corey Whelan (C)
    MF
  • 5
    George Johnston
    DF
  • 6
    Pedro Chirivella
    DF
  • 7
    Bobby Adekanye
    MF
  • 8
    Isaac Christie-Davies
    MF
  • 9
    Glen McAuley
    FW
  • 10
    Matthew Virtue
    FW
  • 11
    Shay Ojo
    MF

Substitutes

  • 12
    Connor Masterson
    SUB
  • 13
    Dan Atherton
    SUB
  • 14
    Liam Millar
    SUB
  • 15
    Junama Garcia
    SUB
  • 16
    Liam Coyle
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Neil Critchley

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Match Previews

U23 PREVIEW: ALBION V LIVERPOOL

10 August 2018

Linton Rogers
Albion's under-23s welcome Liverpool to the south coast on Friday night.

Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-23s open their Premier League 2 Division 1 season against Liverpool at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre this evening, kick-off 7pm.

After gaining promotion to the top flight last season, Simon Rusk’s side come up against the Reds in their opening fixture at this level, before visits to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur over the coming weeks.

A number of Albion’s under-23 players have featured for Chris Hughton’s first team in pre-season friendlies over the last month, as well as Rusk’s side completing a six-game schedule of their own.

Numerous summer signings could feature for the Seagulls this evening, after Rusk’s squad was boosted with the arrivals of Hugo Keto, Joe Tomlinson, Leo Skiri Ostigard, Anders Dreyer and Peter Gwargis.

The Merseyside outfit were pipped to the Premier League 2 title by Arsenal last season, finishing just two points behind the Gunners in second place after 22 league matches.

Tickets for tonight's match have now SOLD OUT, but Albion supporters can follow a live text blog on the Match Centre, with a report and gallery being uploaded after the full-time whistle on the south coast.

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Match Reports

U23 REPORT: ALBION 0 LIVERPOOL 0

10 August 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Viktor Gyokeres in action against Liverpool on the south coast.
  • Albion open the season with a goalless draw against Liverpool
  • The Seagulls have numerous chances to break the deadlock
  • Hugo Keto, Anders Dreyer and Mathias Normann make debuts
  • Normann receives a second yellow card late on

Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-23s battled towards a 0-0 draw against Liverpool in their opening game of the Premier League 2 Division 1 season at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre this evening.

The Seagulls claimed their first point of the campaign against last season’s second-placed side, as neither team managed to break the deadlock despite numerous chances in front of goal on the south coast.

Simon Rusk gave league debuts to summer signings Hugo Keto and Anders Dreyer, while Mathias Normann made his Albion debut after spending much of last season on loan at Molde FK.

The visitors created the first opportunity of the game inside the opening minutes, but Corey Whelan’s back-post header sailed straight into the arms of Keto, who commanded his area well.

Ben White almost gave Albion the lead in the seventh minute, as he rose highest to head towards goal, but Aaron Connolly’s close-range flick lifted the ball over the crossbar.

Normann was next to go close for the Seagulls, as the Norwegian’s low-driven effort from the edge of the penalty area was tipped around the post by Liverpool shot-stopper Kamil Grabara.

Connolly then found himself bearing down on goal as he was released in-behind Liverpool’s defence, but the Irishman sliced his shot after the visiting defence applied pressure from behind.

Albion continued to apply pressure as Gyokeres cut inside and drilled wide from 25 yards, before Bobby Adekanye saw his left-footed strike nestle into the side-netting from the edge of the box.

Gyokeres then played a smart one-two with Sanders before chopping the ball past his marker in the penalty area, but the winger’s close-range effort was excellently blocked in front of goal.

Rusk’s side returned for the second half and found themselves in a great position early on, as three Albion shirts broke forward to Liverpool’s one, but Gyokeres’s square pass got away from Sanders and the visitors cleared up.

Matthew Virtue was then presented with a fine chance to break the deadlock when a cross found the midfielder at the back post, but the Liverpool man completely missed the ball as it rolled out for a goal kick.

Reds’ goalkeeper Grabara was then called upon to make a superb save from Sanders, after Gyokeres delivered a low cross into the penalty area and found the Albion midfielder.

Sheyi Ojo came inside off the flank and curled an effort towards the bottom corner soon afterwards, but Keto got down well to make an impressive stop to his right-hand side, as both teams’s went in search of a winning goal.

Liverpool looked destined to score in the closing stages when Virtue and Isaac Christie-Davies both had chances in quick succession, but Keto made a great save before Owen Moore intervened with a spectacular block at full stretch.

Dreyer raced through on goal with just three minutes remaining on the clock, but with just Grabara to beat, the new signing’s fierce effort was parried away from goal by the Reds’ shot-stopper.

Albion were then reduced to ten men for the final couple of minutes, as Normann received a second yellow card, but the Seagulls were able to hold on for a well-deserved point on their top-flight debut.

ALBION: Keto; Moore, White, Barclay, Cochrane; Normann, Collar; Dreyer, Sanders (J.Davies 86), Gyokeres; Connolly (Radulovic 86).

Subs not used: Collings (GK), A.Davies, Mandroiu.

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