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Brentford 0-1 Brighton: Leandro Trossard scores last-minute winner for Seagulls

By Michael EmonsBBC Sport
Leandro Trossard scores Brighton's goal
Leandro Trossard's goal was his first since he scored in a 3-2 win over Manchester City in May

Brighton snatched a dramatic win at Brentford to record their third victory in four Premier League games.

The Seagulls, who had offered little beforehand, scored through Leandro Trossard's excellent curling finish from the edge of the penalty area in the 90th minute.

Brentford should have gone ahead in the first half, but were wasteful in front of goal.

Bryan Mbeumo failed to hit the target when well placed three times, with the impressive Ivan Toney heading over and narrowly missing with an audacious 45-yard effort.

Those misses proved costly with Trossard's moment of quality proving the difference.

The victory took Brighton up to third in the Premier League, before Chelsea beat Aston Villa 3-0 in Saturday's late game to drop the Seagulls to fourth.

Harsh lesson for Brentford

Brentford 0-1 Brighton: Graham Potter delighted to 'nick' late win at Brentford

Brentford, in their first top-flight campaign since 1946-47, had won one and drawn two of their opening Premier League games, including a memorable 2-0 opening day win over Arsenal.

But this was a harsh lesson for the Bees as boss Thomas Frank will have been wondering just how they lost in front of a capacity crowd at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Mbeumo, yet to score this season, was his side's biggest culprit. He fired wastefully over the crossbar from only eight yards out following Toney's pull-back from the byeline, then shot over and also curled an effort just wide from the edge of the penalty area.

Toney, whose 31 league goals helped Brentford gain promotion last season, headed off target from a well-worked free-kick and nearly caught out Albion goalkeeper Robert Sanchez with a cheeky long-range effort.

Brighton have already beaten Burnley and Watford this season and should have gone ahead early on. However, former England forward Danny Welbeck could only shoot tamely at David Raya when he only had the Bees keeper to beat.

In a second half largely lacking quality, the better chances continued to fall to the hosts but Shandon Baptiste, making his first Premier League start, wasted another opportunity.

Brentford deserved at least a point, but their fans went home disappointed when Trossard collected the ball from substitute Alexis Mac Allister, dribbled along the 18-yard box and unleashed a fine strike for the winning goal.

The only downside for Brighton was a first-half injury to centre-back Adam Webster who sustained a muscle injury when making a clearance and had to be replaced.

Brentford are next in action on 18 September with an away game at Wolves (12:30 BST), before Brighton entertain Leicester the following day (14:00 BST).

'One moment decides the game' - what they said

Brentford 0-1 Brighton: Thomas Frank rues missed chances

Brentford boss Thomas Frank, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was an even game between two sides that wanted to get on top. Until the 75th minute, we were better or at least had more dangerous situations.

"In the last 15, we were more under pressure. Defensively we set high standards. Just four shots away. Offensively, in spells we were good but we need to be better. We had chances to score and we need to score some.

"One moment decides the game and that is the Premier League. A solid performance. We could have edged it.

"We need to look into the performance. We played a good Brighton side and were unlucky."

Brighton head coach Graham Potter, speaking to BBC Sport: "I'm really pleased for the boys and supporters. It was a hard-fought match.

"You see the belief in what Brentford are doing. First half, they were the better team and we had to stick in. Second half, we grew into the game and it is great to get the finish at the end. Away wins are always terrific.

"It is not easy to control it here but the players did it well. We are delighted with the clean sheet and to nick the win."

Player of the match

TrossardLeandro Trossard

with an average of 7.77

Brentford

  1. Squad number17Player nameToney
    Average rating

    5.66

  2. Squad number1Player nameRaya
    Average rating

    5.53

  3. Squad number8Player nameJensen
    Average rating

    5.47

  4. Squad number6Player nameNørgaard
    Average rating

    5.34

  5. Squad number26Player nameBaptiste
    Average rating

    5.29

  6. Squad number20Player nameAjer
    Average rating

    5.28

  7. Squad number7Player nameCanós
    Average rating

    5.21

  8. Squad number18Player nameJansson
    Average rating

    5.20

  9. Squad number19Player nameMbeumo
    Average rating

    5.19

  10. Squad number5Player namePinnock
    Average rating

    5.17

  11. Squad number15Player nameOnyeka
    Average rating

    5.12

  12. Squad number27Player nameJanelt
    Average rating

    5.07

  13. Squad number3Player nameHenry
    Average rating

    5.04

  14. Squad number30Player nameRoerslev
    Average rating

    4.99

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number11Player nameTrossard
    Average rating

    7.77

  2. Squad number8Player nameBissouma
    Average rating

    7.57

  3. Squad number24Player nameDuffy
    Average rating

    7.43

  4. Squad number5Player nameDunk
    Average rating

    7.30

  5. Squad number3Player nameCucurella
    Average rating

    7.24

  6. Squad number14Player nameLallana
    Average rating

    7.21

  7. Squad number1Player nameSánchez
    Average rating

    7.17

  8. Squad number10Player nameMac Allister
    Average rating

    7.10

  9. Squad number34Player nameVeltman
    Average rating

    7.06

  10. Squad number4Player nameWebster
    Average rating

    7.02

  11. Squad number18Player nameWelbeck
    Average rating

    6.97

  12. Squad number9Player nameMaupay
    Average rating

    6.96

  13. Squad number20Player nameMarch
    Average rating

    6.84

  14. Squad number15Player nameModer
    Average rating

    6.82

Line-ups

Brentford

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Raya
  • 20AjerBooked at 74mins
  • 18Jansson
  • 5Pinnock
  • 7CanósBooked at 6minsSubstituted forRoerslevat 61'minutes
  • 26BaptisteSubstituted forOnyekaat 75'minutes
  • 6Nørgaard
  • 27JaneltSubstituted forJensenat 68'minutes
  • 3Henry
  • 19MbeumoBooked at 17mins
  • 17Toney

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 8Jensen
  • 9Forss
  • 11Wissa
  • 14Ghoddos
  • 15Onyeka
  • 22M Jorgensen
  • 30Roerslev
  • 40Fernández

Brighton

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Sánchez
  • 4WebsterSubstituted forModerat 37'minutes
  • 24DuffyBooked at 58mins
  • 5Dunk
  • 34VeltmanBooked at 55mins
  • 14Lallana
  • 8Bissouma
  • 3CucurellaSubstituted forMarchat 82'minutes
  • 11Trossard
  • 9Maupay
  • 18WelbeckSubstituted forMac Allisterat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Mac Allister
  • 15Moder
  • 16Scherpen
  • 17Alzate
  • 20March
  • 23Steele
  • 27Locadia
  • 28Roberts
  • 30Richards
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
16,518

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home7
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Mathias Jensen.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Ivan Toney.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Mathias Jensen.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Brentford 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 1. Leandro Trossard (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alexis Mac Allister.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joël Veltman.

  8. Post update

    Jakub Moder (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Toney (Brentford).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Solly March replaces Marc Cucurella.

  11. Post update

    Joël Veltman (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Mathias Jensen.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc Cucurella.

  15. Post update

    Adam Lallana (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Frank Onyeka (Brentford).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Frank Onyeka replaces Shandon Baptiste.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Robert Sánchez tries a through ball, but Leandro Trossard is caught offside.

  19. Booking

    Kristoffer Ajer (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shandon Baptiste (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rico Henry.

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