EFL Cup
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion1BarnetBarnet0

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Barnet

James Tilley
James Tilley (centre) scored Brighton's first goal of the season in his third senior appearance

Substitute James Tilley scored his first goal as a much-changed Brighton edged past League Two side Barnet to reach the EFL Cup third round.

Anthony Knockaert wasted Brighton's best first-half chance, dithering before being thwarted by Craig Ross.

Tilley, 19, replaced the winger at the break and swept home a rebound after Liam Rosenior's effort was parried.

Barnet almost forced extra time when Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's shot was deflected on to a post.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce forced a fine save from Brighton keeper Niki Maenpaa, but the Premier League club did enough for a first victory of the season.

Knockaert, Championship Player of the Year last season, impressed during his 45 minutes on the pitch as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury.

Bees keeper Ross made his debut after first-choice Jamie Stephens pulled out in the warm-up.

Line-ups

Brighton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Mäenpää
  • 23Rosenior
  • 18Goldson
  • 4Hünemeier
  • 3BongSubstituted forMatejuat 45'minutes
  • 49Molumby
  • 34Ince
  • 11KnockaertBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTilleyat 45'minutes
  • 36Towell
  • 8Skalak
  • 10HemedSubstituted forConnollyat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ryan
  • 5Dunk
  • 24Pröpper
  • 38Mateju
  • 39Ahannach
  • 66Connolly
  • 70Tilley

Barnet

Formation 3-4-3

  • 21Ross
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 4Clough
  • 13Tutonda
  • 16Taylor
  • 12Taylor
  • 18Fonguck
  • 20Vilhete
  • 10Campbell-RyceSubstituted forAkinolaat 65'minutes
  • 11CoulthirstSubstituted forAmaluzorat 71'minutes
  • 25Akpa AkproSubstituted forBoverat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Akinola
  • 15Bover
  • 17Kyei
  • 19Shomotun
  • 28Smith
  • 30Amaluzor
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
11,414

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Barnet 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Barnet 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ricardo Santos (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Uwe Hünemeier (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Justin Amaluzor (Barnet).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Tutonda (Barnet) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Taylor.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Barnet. Harry Taylor tries a through ball, but Justin Amaluzor is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ricardo Santos (Barnet).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Ruben Bover replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Aaron Connolly replaces Tomer Hemed.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jiri Skalak (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tomer Hemed.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jiri Skalak (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomer Hemed.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ales Mateju.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Justin Amaluzor replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

  18. Post update

    Ales Mateju (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Taylor.

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