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Brighton & Hove Albion
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West Bromwich Albion
J. Livermore (40 og)
K. Ahearne-Grant (83)
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West Brom remain without a win after six games and are two points outside of the relegation zone, having played two games more than Burnley directly below them. Next up for Bilic's side is a trip to Fulham a week today, while Brighton - two points better off in 16th - head to Tottenham in six days' time.
Brighton are held to a 1-1 draw by West Brom at the Amex Stadium. Livermore scored a comical own goal late in the first half to give the hosts the lead, but Bilic's side battled back in the second half and rescued a deserved point through Grant's powerful shot seven minutes from time.
90' + 3'
FULL-TIME: BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 1-1 WEST BROM
90' + 2'
Furlong controls a flicked ball over the top but Webster dives in to make a vital challenge before he can shoot.
90' + 1'
Webster makes an important interception to prevent Phillips from tapping the ball in at the back post.
Three minutes have been added on at the end of the game at the Amex Stadium.
West Brom look the side more likely to snatch a late victory here, buoyed by their equaliser. Brighton have been poor in the second half.
Lamptey looks to use his speed to get around Ajayi but the West Brom defender, who has had a good game today, stands his ground and ushers the ball out of play.
West Brom forward Karlan Grant now has four goals in his last six away league games.
Johnstone attempts to punch the ball clear on the edge of the six-yard box but instead catches Webster. Brighton want a penalty by the referee is having none of it.
Having just scored the goal that will surely earn West Brom a third point of the season, Grant is replaced by Phillips.
GOOOOAAALLL!!! BRIGHTON 1-1 WEST BROM! There's that chance the visitors were crying out for! Robinson's right-sided cross runs through to Grant, who takes a touch to bring the ball inside White and then rifles past Ryan. That is what you call an emphatic finish!
The game has gone very sloppy over the past couple of minutes, with neither side managing to string together more than a handful of passes. West Brom will hope they have one more chance to snatch a point.
Maupay does well to hold off Ivanovic in the box, spin and attempt to get a cross in, but the experienced centre-back makes the block at the expense of a corner.
Potter needed to make a change of some sort and he has done so by bringing on Alzate for Trossard.
Webster is the second Brighton player to be cautioned, following a challenge on Grant.
INCHES WIDE! Robinson's cross is headed as far as Pereira on the edge of the box. He looks to curl a shot away from Ryan and very nearly does so, but his effort clips the outside of the post on its way behind.
Brighton cannot get their foot on the ball at the moment. West Brom are certainly creating shooting opportunities but they only have five goals to their name all campaign, remember, and cannot find that cutting edge.
West Brom have had 49 per cent of the ball in the second half. Bilic will argue that his side do not deserve to be trailing but they now have less than 20 minutes to find a leveller.
A. Mac Allister
Potter brings on Mac Allister - on the scoresheet at Selhurst Park last week - for March with 70 minutes on the clock.
Ryan punches the corner - West Brom's first of the game - well clear at his near post.
SAVE! West Brom seem to have an extra man over every time they attack since their double change. Krovinovic is the latest to have a pop from outside the box and this is a good save from Ryan to his right, pushing the ball out of harm's way.
NEARLY 1-1! West Brom are knocking on the door. Pereira is left all alone 20 yards from goal and has a clean hit at Townsend's cutback, only to cut across the ball and send it spinning wide of the target.
West Brom have their opponents penned in. They work the ball from right to left but Edwards slightly overhits a pass and the attack fizzles out without any sort of chance being created.
Edwards is on for Diangana as Bilic makes a swift double change.
West Brom captain Livermore, the scorer of the own goal, is replaced by Robinson.
The visitors deal with the initial corner but make a mess of the counter and Gross has a chance to put the ball back in the middle. Burn jumps for it but cannot guide it goalwards.
Lallana is replaced by Gross in the first change of the contest.
March is again left in plenty of space down the left. On this occasion he has Lallana for support on the overlap, but the ex-Liverpool man's cutback is put behind for a corner.
White is well positioned to halt this latest West Brom attack. The momentum is with the visitors as we edge closer to the hour mark, which will surely be the point at which Bilic and Potter turn to their respective benches.
Since the start of last season, no side has benefited from more own goals in the Premier League than Brighton and Hove Albion (five, level with Tottenham).
March and Trossard are both given a warning by referee Jonathan Moss following a couple of fouls in quick succession. Bilic will be happy with his side's start to the second half but they need to start testing Ryan.
The ball drops into a dangerous zone in Brighton's six-yard box. It bounces off March and Ryan gathers.
Diangana's front-post cross is headed to safety. West Brom are finally starting to ask some questions of Brighton's defence.
March is played into space down the left as Brighton hit their opponents on the counter. He has options racing towards the box but chips the ball into the hands of Johnstone - not sure if that was a shot or a cross!
Veltman gets in the way of Gallagher's drive from around 20 yards out. This has been a positive start to the second half from West Brom's perspective
Neither team made any changes at the interval, so it is as you were in that regard. Expect that to change for the visitors come the hour mark if they are still behind.
RESTART! West Brom, trailing to Livermore's own goal five minutes before half-time, get us back up and running at the Amex Stadium.
The home side also had the ball in the net through Maupay's powerful volley, only for the offside flag to correctly go up. Bilic cannot have too many complaints that his side are behind at the midway point, with a change or two perhaps required if his side are to get back into the match.
Brighton take a 1-0 lead into half-time against West Brom through Livermore's own goal. The hosts stepped things up a level after a slow start and got their reward when Lamptey's cross-shot was cleared by Ivanovic against his own team-mate, the ball trickling over the line with both players left in a heap on the ground.
45' + 1'
HALF-TIME: BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 1-0 WEST BROM
Gallagher sends a cross into the centre of the Brighton box but it is cleared away and the hosts manage to turn over possession. One minute has been added on at the end of the first half.
West Brom have seen plenty of the ball since falling behind. The own goal may wake them up but they have little time to respond before half-time.
Lamptey, who played a key part in that opening goal, is issued the first yellow card of the match for a strong challenge on Krovinovic.
GOOOOAAAALLL!!! BRIGHTON 1-0 WEST BROM!! The home side lead through a comical own goal. Lallana's shot is blocked by Ajayi but it drops nicely for Lamptey to fire towards goal. Ivanovic attempts to turn it away from his own line but his clearance bounces off Livermore and ends in the back of the net.
West Brom put together their first attacking move in a long time. A cross towards the back post has too much on it but the ball falls for Pereira to fire over the crossbar.
SAVE! Trossard is picked out between the lines. He has options but elects to take range after shifting the ball past Ajayi, forcing Johnstone into a half-decent stop - although one the West Brom keeper was always expected to make.
We have seen performances like this from Brighton countless times this season. The hosts are well on top and should probably be in front, but they are not making their dominance count.
Ajayi cuts out another cross into the middle. The corner is aimed towards Burn but veteran defender Ivanovic gets his head to it first.
SHOT! Trossard takes matters into his own hands by having a go from range. The ball has plenty of swerve but it is pretty much right down the middle and Johnstone has no trouble collecting with both hands.
Potter's side need to make this dominant spell count. March nearly finds Maupay with a left-sided cross but a visiting player gets the telling touch. West Brom survive another scare.
Brighton just seems to have stepped things up over the last five minutes and are now well on top. They are passing the ball around with a little more pace, though West Brom are hanging on in there for now.
Maupay is bossing this game at the moment. He drops into the midfield and picks out Lamptey with a nice pass. The young full-back feeds it to Lallana and the ex-Liverpool man is bundled off the ball in the box by a fair challenge.
HUGE CHANCE! This is very good play from Brighton. Maupay chests down Ryan's pass to Trossard and continues his run. The ball is worked to Lallana and he unselfishly squares to Maupay, but Johnstone comes out on top in the one-on-one with a low stop.
A deep free-kick into the Brighton box is gathered by Ryan. Potter's men get forward but the attack ends with White giving away a free-kick 35 yards from the opposition goal.
The hosts have had 53 per cent of the ball in the opening 20 minutes but it is West Brom who have come closest to scoring, attempting the only legitimate attempt through Krovinovic's early attempt.
That was a lot better from Brighton, who have not really got going up to this point. Maupay was a good couple of yards offside - it was not difficult to look across the line and stay on.
GOAL DISALLOWED! Lallana dinks a lovely little pass over the top for Maupay to thump past Johnstone with a first-time strike from eight yards. The striker does not even celebrate, though, as he knows he was offside.
Diangana makes a brilliant run in behind the Brighton defence but cannot quite bring Pereira's long pass under control. He holds it up and tees up Furlong to blast horribly over the bar from 25 yards.
White goes on a run deep into the West Brom box but he is put under pressure by Ajayi and soon runs out of space to operate in. Brighton have yet to have a shot of any note.
Ivanovic barges into Maupay and Brighton have a free-kick wide on the left. Trossard swings the ball in and West Brom comfortably deal with it.
Before this round of fixtures, Brighton and Hove Albion had faced fewer shots than any other Premier League side so far this season (35). However, they have conceded from 31 per cent of these attempts faced (11), which is the highest such ratio in the division this term.
West Brom knock the ball around with a bit of confidence and it then goes long to Gallagher down the right. He is shoved off the ball by Bissouma but the referee feels it is a fair challenge.
Maupay pulls back on Ajayi's shirt and is penalised. Brighton are going with three across the back again today, with Veltman positioned between Burn and Webster.
EARLY SAVE! A nice first touch from Krovinovic sets the midfielder for a shot from 25 yards. He gets the effort on target but it is rather central and Ryan makes a routine save.
The ball is played between the lines to Maupay. He carries it forward and has Trossard to his left, but what should have been a simple pass to his team-mate is overhit to Johnstone.
KICK-OFF! Brighton, looking to pick up a first win in five league matches, get us up and running. Just one place separates these two lowly sides heading into this contest.
Both sets of players are making their way out onto the pitch and kick-off at the Amex Stadium is now just a couple of minutes away. This game will be played behind closed doors, as is the case for every Premier League fixture for the foreseeable future.
Brighton and Hove Albion have won just one of their last 11 home top-flight games, losing five of the last six since a 2-1 win over Arsenal in June. West Brom, meanwhile, have won only one of their 13 Premier League matches played on a Monday - a 2-0 win over Liverpool in February 2013.
West Brom's only alteration from the draw with Burnley comes at the back as Ajayi replaces Ahmed Hegazi, who completed an initial loan switch to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad on Sunday. Harper and Edwards are named among the subs in the only other alterations to the matchday squad.
Brighton show one change from their draw with rivals Crystal Palace last weekend as Veltman comes in for his Premier League debut, taking over from suspended skipper Dunk. In the absence of Dunk, who was sent off at Selhurst Park, Webster will today captain the home side. Welbeck is named on the bench for the first time since joining.
Subs: Matt Phillips, Rekeem Harper, David Button, Kieran Gibbs, Kyle Bartley, Kyle Edwards, Callum Robinson.
WEST BROM XI (4-1-4-1): Sam Johnstone; Darnell Furlong, Branislav Ivanovic, Semi Ajayi, Conor Townsend; Jake Livermore; Matheus Pereira, Conor Gallagher, Filip Krovinovic, Grady Diangana; Karlan Grant.
Subs: Jason Steele, Danny Welbeck, Aaron Connolly, Steven Alzate, Alexis Mac Allister, Bernardo, Pascal Gross.
BRIGHTON XI (3-4-2-1): Mat Ryan; Joel Veltman, Adam Webster (c), Dan Burn; Tariq Lamptey, Ben White, Yves Bissouma, Solly March; Adam Lallana, Leandro Trossard; Neal Maupay.
West Brom are yet to get off the mark with their first victory since returning to the top flight, though they took a point off Chelsea a month ago today and played out a stalemate with Burnley last time out. Slaven Bilic's men have just those two points to their name so far, leaving them one place below opponents Brighton.
Brighton have played some nice football in the early stages of the campaign but that is not reflected in their pretty poor return of four points. Graham Potter's side scored late on to earn a deserved 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace last time out, making it one draw, one win and three defeats thus far.
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