Seagulls march to victory to set club record
Brighton & Hove Albion continued their fantastic unbeaten start to the season with a 1-0 win over Leeds United. Victory for the Seagulls extended their unbeaten run in the league to nine matches – a club record in the top-flight, surpassing their eight-match sequence recorded in 1981.
Both sides went into the match with the same record, with two wins and one draw, as they were looking to continue their positive start to the season. The Seagulls started the brightest, dominating possession but couldn’t turn that into goalscoring opportunities. The home side continued to dominate throughout the first half and would have been disappointed to go into HT without a goal as Adam Webster missed two great opportunities but headed wide on both occasions. Leandro Trossard also had chances to break the deadlock but was denied by great, last-ditch defending by the Leeds defence.
The second half was more of the same as Brighton completely dominated Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United, but continued to miss their chances. Solly March found himself through on goal with just the goalkeeper to beat, but his shot was hit straight at Illan Meslier. The deadlock was finally broken and Brighton’s dominance finally paid dividends just after the hour mark when Pascal Groß was picked out by Trossard and he drilled the ball into the bottom corner. The celebrations were put on hold briefly for a VAR check for offside, but after the review, the goal stood.
Rodrigo had two efforts on goal for the away side but Robert Sánchez was relatively untroubled in an one-sided affair at the Amex Stadium. Marsch was visibly frustrated by his side’s performance as he received a yellow-card for angrily throwing the ball. Graham Potter’s side saw out the victory with ease, as their defence stood firm to continue their unbeaten start to the season.