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L. Trossard
A. Mac Allister
0 - 1
K. Ajer
Yellow Card
S. Duffy
Yellow Card
J. Veltman
Yellow Card
B. Mbeumo
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Match Stats

41% 58%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 2
Total Passes 336 496
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That's all from Brentford today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
Brentford next meet Wolves, while Brighton are set to host Leicester in a week's time - looking to continue their superb start to the 2021-22 campaign.
Despite a relatively lacklustre display, Brighton record their third win of the Premier League season by demonstrating the ruthlessness which has often been lacking in recent seasons. Turning potential draws into victories this year could make a major difference to the Seagulls' place in the final standings, but today provided a harsh lesson for Brentford, who lose for the first time this term.
90' + 3' Brighton have settled into their favourite keep-ball routine, as Brentford chase around fruitlessly. After rarely looking troubled today, the hosts now seem a spent force.
A. Mac Allister
90' Mac Allister does brilliantly to evade the Brentford defence and lay the ball off for Trossard to fire home the first - and probably last - goal of the game.
L. Trossard
90' BRIGHTON HAVE STOLEN IT! Out of nowhere, Trossard jinks inside after a quick exchange with Mac Allister and bends his 18-yard strike past the stranded Raya in the Brentord goal. With minutes to play, Brighton lead 1-0! 
86' Jensen declines to whip a corner in from the left, instead electing to play short to Roerslev, and another wasted set-piece sees Brentford's opportunity peter out.
84' March is forced to clear his lines after a dangerous ball into the Brighton area, as the away side seem to be holding out for a point.
S. March
82' Cucurella's Premier League debut comes to a close, as March completes his return from injury by making a late appearance from the bench.
79' This match appears to be drifting to its conclusion, as both sides are adept at retaining the ball but cannot progress far into the other's defensive third.
77' Picking the ball up 20 yards from goal, Mac Allister swiftly turns and fires narrowly past Raya's right-hand post - it took a slight deflection, so a corner ensues.
F. Onyeka
S. Baptiste
75' Brentford make another change, as Baptiste comes off for Onyeka, who gest the final 15 minutes to change the course of the game.
K. Ajer
Yellow Card
74' Despite his protestations, Ajer is booked for a loose challenge on Mac Allister in midfield.
71' Once again, Toney's intelligent link-up play gets Mbeumo a chance through on goal, but a late challenge deep in the visitors' area prevents the French forward from getting a clean swing at the ball.
70' Baptiste jinks past Lallana on the left, but leans back as he gets a 20-yard shot off at the Brighton goal, seeing it soar well over the bar.
M. Jensen
V. Janelt
68' Following a solid shift in midfield, Brentford's Janelt makes way for the energetic Jensen - could he shake up an increasingly pedestrian affair?
65' Maupay fires a snap-shot from the left side of the area into the side-netting, with Raya having any real danger covered at his near post.
A. Mac Allister
D. Welbeck
64' After committing a foul with his final act on the pitch, Welbeck comes off and Mac Allister is now on in his place.
M. Rasmussen
Sergi Canós
61' Canos is withdrawn for Brentford debutant Roerslev to be given the final half-hour to make an impact.  
59' Thomas Frank seems set to react to Brighton's change in shape with a substitution, as the home team seek to re-establish their supremacy after a lull.
S. Duffy
Yellow Card
58' Another poorly timed tackle by a Brighton defender - essentially a wild hack - brings Mbeumo down 30 yards from goal, with Duffy the latest man booked.
J. Veltman
Yellow Card
55' Veltman clumsily hauls down the on-rushing Toney outside the Brighton area, and finds himself booked as a result.
54' So far, Brentford have had six shots on target to Brighton's solitary effort, but the away side have looked more likely to increase their tally in the opening throes of the second half.
52' Henry puts in a late challenge on Bissouma, conceding an unnecessary free-kick near the centre circle.
51' It looks as though Brighton have shifted to a back four, as their attempts at mostly mirroring their hosts' formation have come to little so far.
49' Chasing onto a loose ball outside the Brentford box, Trossard just clips Ajer, who gratefully tumbles to the turf and earns a free-kick.
47' The Mbeumo-Toney combination comes off again for the home side, as they make progress on the left flank, but Sanchez ultimately plucks a misplaced cross from the air and Brighton then play out from the back.
46' We are back under way at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Brentford would become the first new Premier League club since Portsmouth in 2003-04 to remain unbeaten in their opening four matches if they can claim at least a point at the end of today's game - and their first-half showing suggests such a feat is within their capabilities.
A late flurry of chances for the home side confirms Brentford as the team on top during a goalless first half, with Toney growing in influence as he pops up across the final third. Though Brighton are capable of stinging the Bees on the counter - with Maupay and Welbeck both eager to punish any slips - they have perhaps lacked a little urgency and may require an altered approach after the interval.
45' + 4' GOOD SAVE! Janelt is repelled when clean through on goal, from another cute pass by star man Toney, as Sanchez gets down low to block his effort.
45' + 3' SO CLOSE! Deftly played in by Toney, the fleet-footed Mbeumo curls his shot from 20 yards just wide of the left-hand post, with Sanchez looking well beaten in the Brighton goal. Another example of smart interplay by the Brentford strikers.
45' Lallana is back on his feet and is welcomed back onto the pitch after a brief spell with 10 men for Brighton.
43' Struck by the ball in his face from close range, Lallana drops to the ground and requires attention from the Brighton medics.
41' Maupay picks the pocket of Jansson on the edge of the penalty area, but is repelled at the second attempt and Brentford ultimately win a free-kick deep in their own half for a foul by Cucurella.
39' Bissouma's ambitious clipped cross is hurriedly cleared by Ajer, resulting in a corner for Brighton. Though Trossard's set-piece is well delivered, Brentford are able to eventually get the ball to safety.
J. Moder
A. Webster
37' Webster is brought off injured, so Moder comes on - with Veltman now set to switch across to centre-back.
35' Medical treatment is unable to remedy a possible hamstring pull for Webster, so Graham Potter will need to make a change of defensive personnel.
33' Webster goes down to the ground, having pulled up after clearing the ball unchallenged. The Brighton defender is clutching his hamstring and looks quite distressed.
31' Norgaard brings Bissouma down on the left flank, as the omnipresent Brighton midfielder makes his presence felt again, but after a minute down on the turf he is fit to rejoin his teammates.
29' An unofficial water break takes place as Jansson receives medical attention, with Thomas Frank dispensing some words of wisdom to his Brentford charges on the touchline.
27' Since the start of the 2019-20 season, Toney has scored more goals in the top four tiers of English football than any other player (56), and has already looked likely to extend that tally today.
25' Toney finds Mbeumo on the left of the area, but the Frenchman leans back and skews his attempt well over the bar, as Sanchez watches on unperturbed.
24' Veltman is warned by the referee for a second ill-timed challenge in short order, but receives a stern chat rather than a booking.
22' The influential Bissouma is brought down by Pinnock on the right wing, but the Brentford defender comes off worse and remains down on the turf for a while before rejoining the fray.
20' An inventive set-piece routine ultimately sees Mbeumo loft a left-footed cross for Toney to get his head on at the back post, but his strike partner cannot get good enough contact and his effort ends up on the roof of the net.
19' Brighton succumb to Brentford's intense pressing, to concede another free-kick - this time just outside the area, in the centre.
B. Mbeumo
Yellow Card
17' A misfired free-kick from Mbeumo allows Brighton the chance to break, so the Brentford man make sure the attack goes no further by obstructing Maupay near the centre circle - the second booking of the game.
15' Mbeumo uses his nous to earn a free-kick in a challenge with Webster, and Brentford have a set-piece in dangerous territory out on the left wing.
13' A deliciously weighted through-ball from Trossard finds Welbeck free on the left side of the penalty area, but the striker cannot get enough purchase on his low effort, allowing Raya to gather without too much difficulty.
12' Dunk comfortably clears a scuffed Canos cross from the right flank, following a swift Brentford move.
10' An audacious effort by Toney drifts just over the bar, as the striker chips Sanchez from midway through the Brighton half, demonstrating both vision and confidence.
8' Trossard makes a clever run to latch onto Veltman's lofted through ball, but Norgaard just gets back in time to intervene on the edge of the six-yard box.
Sergi Canós
Yellow Card
6' The referee judges that Canos led with his arm in an aerial challenge with Cucurella, so shows the Brentford man the first yellow card of today's game. 
5' Spain international Cucurella - lively in the opening minutes - is brought crashing to the turf by his countryman Canos.
4' Brentford are pressing Brighton high up the field, as is their custom, but the visitors have proved capable of playing through and retaining midfield possession in the early stages.
2' The Bees hold the longest current unbeaten run of any side in England’s top four divisions, since a loss at Norwich in March. At home, they are undefeated in nine league matches - winning each of the last three without even conceding.
1' Brentford kick off, as the match starts amid bright sunshine in the capital.
The two teams have made their way onto the pitch in West London, with the referee poised to get the game under way!
Graham Potter has opted to make changes to the side which went down 2-0 to Everton a fortnight ago, with new signing Marc Cucurella handed his Brighton debut at left wing-back and Danny Welbeck earning his first start of the season - the former Manchester United man will partner ex-Brentford forward Neal Maupay up front. Meanwhile, Solly March returns to the bench, but Pascal Gross misses out entirely.
Brentford recently completed the signing of Denmark defender Mathias Jorgensen, better known as Zanka, on a one-year deal and the former Huddersfield Town centre-back starts on the bench for the hosts today. In Thomas Frank's first XI, Kristoffer Ajer, Pontus Jansson and Ethan Pinnock remain in the back three, with Sergi Canos and Rico Henry featuring on the flanks. Up front, Ivan Toney - who got off the mark versus Aston Villa just before the international break - is set to lead the line once again, alongside Bryan Mbeumo.
SUBS: Kjell Scherpen, Taylor Richards, Solly March, Jakub Moder, Alexis Mac Allister, Haydon Roberts, Jason Steele, Steven Alzate.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION (3-4-1-2): Robert Sanchez; Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Shane Duffy; Marc Cucurella, Joel Veltman, Adam Lallana, Yves Bissouma; Leandro Trossard; Danny Welbeck, Neal Maupay.
SUBS: Dominic Thompson, Saman Ghoddos, Yoane Wissa, Mads Roerslev Rasmussen, Marcus Forss, Frank Onyeka, Alvaro Fernandez, Mathias Jensen, Mathias Jorgensen.
BRENTFORD (3-5-2): David Raya; Kristoffer Ajer, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock; Christian Norgaard, Vitaly Janelt, Sergi Canos, Shandon Baptiste, Rico Henry; Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney.
Brentford have lost just one of their last six meetings with Brighton and remain unbeaten in their three league games so far, while the visitors have won just three of their 22 previous Premier League away games in London. In fact, the Seagulls are winless in nine visits to the capital since December 2019.
Today's Premier League fixture will be the first top-flight meeting between Brentford and Brighton, with the sides having previously met in the second, third and fourth tiers of English league football.
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