Brighton & Hove Albion returned to league action after the international break and looked to build on a promising opening month of the season, starting with Brentford’s visit to the Amex.
Chris Hughton’s team were unable to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United at the first time of asking, as they were beaten by the same scoreline at the Amex. A goal either side of half-time from Bees striker Scott Hogan secured the points for the visitors.
The Seagulls responded with back-to-back 1-0 victories over Huddersfield Town and Burton Albion, with Anthony Knockaert’s second-half strike securing victory over the Terriers at the Amex, before Tomer Hemed’s late penalty sealed Albion’s first away win in the league.
A 2-1 home defeat to Reading ended Albion’s journey in the EFL Cup. Hemed halved the deficit late on for the Seagulls, but it came too late, as goals from Stephen Quinn and Jonathan Swift were enough to book Reading’s place in the fourth round.
Glenn Murray’s second brace of the season wrapped up the points against Barnsley, as the Seagulls ran out 2-0 winners at the Amex and claimed their third consecutive clean sheet in the Championship.
Albion ended the month with a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Ipswich Town at Portman Road, but lost Dale Stephens to suspension, as the central midfielder was sent off after receiving a second yellow card.