Brighton & Hove Albion’s first Premier League win arrived in the second month of the season, as the side recorded back-to-back home victories.
The first contest of September saw Albion host West Brom at the Amex Stadium, and it was a memorable afternoon on the south-coast as the hosts ran out 3-1 winners.
Pascal Gross netted from close range before the interval to score both his and the club’s first ever Premier League goal, before the German added a stylish second shortly after the break.
Tomer Hemed added a third just after the hour mark before James Morrison pulled a goal back for the visitors, but Chris Hughton’s side held on to their two-goal advantage to seal three valuable points.
Six days later the side made the short trip along the south coast to face AFC Bournemouth, and Solly March’s goal put the Seagulls ahead ten minutes after half time.
But Albion couldn’t hold onto the lead and goals from Andrew Surman and Jermain Defoe turned the game on its head and handed Eddie Howe’s men the three points.
The following Tuesday saw a rematch between the two teams in the Carabao Cup, and Josh King’s goal in extra time handed the Cherries a route into the third round of the competition.
But Albion would get back on track with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United at the Amex Stadium in the final week of September, courtesy of Hemed’s second goal in as many league matches on home soil to end the month on a high.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH:
Gross’ first strike in the aforementioned 3-1 win over West Brom was a historic and memorable moment during the side’s debut Premier League season.
It was a goal that ignited the Seagulls’ league campaign and will go down in the history books – having waited 34 years for a top flight strike, the home fans were able to celebrate two in three minutes either side of the break.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
“When you come to a new club, it’s always good to get the first goal so that has made me very happy.”