Seagulls on the March
Brighton’s first-ever Premier League away goal came via the head of Solly March. The Sussex-born winger shocked himself after he nodded home after a brilliant delivery from Pascal Gross. He said,"It is pleasing to get my first goal, so hopefully I can build on that, a header of all things. It could be my first."
Despite slipping to defeat, pundits were quick to praise the desire and determination of Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy. The partnership in central defence successfully blocked several attempts on goal from the home side and both led by example. One positive to take from the defeat is the talent in the Brighton defence, which will only grow and adapt further to the trials of the Premier League.
Brighton’s latest German import has now played a part in all four of their Premier League goals this season. He added to his two strikes, and an assist for Tomer Hemed, against West Bromwich Albion last week with a pinpoint cross that led to the opening goal. Gross has already proven just how crucial he is to Brighton’s offensive cohort and will be a danger man to defences on all fronts this season.
Back for revenge
The Seagulls don’t have to wait too long for a chance to erase the memory of Friday night's defeat. Brighton head back to Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup third round this coming Tuesday. There is no better way to put this game behind them than to get one over on their opponents and qualify for the next round.
After last weekend’s victory over West Bromwich Albion, Chris Hughton praised the passionate support of the home fans. The Brighton manager will look at his side’s next Premier League game as an opportunity to add to their four points. Newcastle United are their next opponents in the league and the Toon Army have had a mixed start in their return to the top division, so the Amex will not be an easy place to come.