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Brighton & Hove Albion v Leeds United Live Commentary, 8/27/22

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P. Groß (66)
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Next up for Brighton is a trip to Fulham in midweek, as they look to make it three wins on the bounce. Meanwhile Leeds will welcome Everton to Goodison Park.
Brighton maintain their unbeaten start to the season, with a 1-0 victory over Leeds, which sends them up to second in the Premier League table. They should have scored a few more, with March having a wonderful chance shortly after the break, but he couldn’t beat Meslier in a one-on-one battle. They eventually got the breakthrough on 66 minutes, when Gross finished off a fine attacking move, sliding the ball into the bottom left corner of the net. Leeds tried to push forward in search of an equaliser late on, with Llorente going close with a header, but ultimately they didn’t test Sanchez enough today and Brighton deservedly got the three points.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: BRIGHTON 1-0 LEEDS
90' + 5' Leeds are throwing everything at Brighton now, but Sanchez has had a pretty comfortable game today, not tested enough by the visitors.
90' + 3' Stoppage in play here as Webster is down receiving some treatment after blocking a powerful effort from Gelhardt. However, it's more of a time wasting tactic and he'll be fine to continue.
90' + 2' Gelhardt has shown a burst of energy since coming on for Leeds, urging his side forward, but they just aren't able to create anything at the moment.
90' There will be a minimum of five minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
J. van Hecke
D. Welbeck
Brighton & Hove Albion
88' Another Brighton change now, with Welbeck coming off and on comes Van Hecke.
A. Mac Allister
Yellow Card
Brighton & Hove Albion
87' Mac Allister is the latest player to be booked after he dives into the back of Gelhardt.
86' There's not long left to play now, just a few minutes plus any additional time added on. Can Leeds salvage a draw and maintain their unbeaten start to the season?
84' This is better from Leeds, they are seeing more of the ball and Brighton are sitting deep to soak up the pressure, but they look fairly comfortable as it stands.
J. Gelhardt
B. Aaronson
Leeds United
82' Another Leeds change, with Aaronson making way for Gelhardt.
82' CLOSE! Forshaw whips a free-kick into the box from the left wing and Llorente meets it well in the middle, but somehow sends his glancing header inches wide of the post.
A. Webster
Yellow Card
Brighton & Hove Albion
81' Webster is booked for a late challenge on Sinisterra, diving in and bringing the winger down.
K. Mitoma
P. Estupiñán
Brighton & Hove Albion
79' Estupinan is the other to depart and Mitoma is his replacement.
L. Colwill
L. Trossard
Brighton & Hove Albion
79' Brighton make a double change here, with Trossard one of those coming off and on comes Colwill.
76' Marsch is very unhappy with a decision by the referee and he makes his point known to the officials, stepping out of his technical area and waving an imaginary yellow card to him. However, this backfires as he then receives a booking himself.
A. Forshaw
J. Harrison
Leeds United
74' Another Leeds change now, with Harrison heading off the pitch and he has been replaced by Forshaw.
72' There is still plenty of time left on the clock for Leeds to score an equaliser, but they can't get the ball off Brighton at the moment.
T. Lamptey
J. Veltman
Brighton & Hove Albion
70' Veltman also heads off, with Lamptey the man coming on.
E. Mwepu
S. March
Brighton & Hove Albion
70' Brighton make a double change now, with March the first to depart and on comes Mwepu.
69' It's been a long time coming, but Brighton finally have the opening goal and it's well deserved as they have been excellent today. Can they grab another to make it more comfortable?
67' THE GOAL STANDS! VAR are happy with the goal after reviewing the footage, with Welbeck just staying onside and it means that Brighton lead 1-0.
67' VAR CHECK! The officials are reviewing the goal as Welbeck may be offside as the initial ball is sent through to the striker. It looks like a tight call.
L. Trossard
Assist
Brighton & Hove Albion
66' Trossard had time and space on the edge of the box and could have gone for goal himself, but instead he played it out to Gross, who made no mistakes with the finish.
P. Groß
Goal
Brighton & Hove Albion
66' GOAL! BRIGHTON TAKE THE LEAD! The home side finally get the breakthrough goal, with Gross the goalscorer. Welbeck receives the initial ball and lays it off to a team-mate, they work it back and Trossard sends it to Gross down the right, who sprints onto the end of it and drills it into the bottom left corner of the net. Brighton lead 1-0!
65' The changes certainly seem to have helped Leeds, as they are showing more attacking intent now and look more dangerous in front of goal. Brighton need to be careful they don't get caught out.
63' Not too far away! Rodrigo gets in behind the Brighton defence down the right and goes for goal from a tight angle, but he fires his shot into the side-netting.
62' Sinisterra is receiving some treatment now after his collision with the post, but he should be fine to continue shortly. The substitute has made an impact already.
61' CHANCE! Leeds with a great goalscoring opportunity, their first of the game as Sinisterra tries to poke the ball home from close range, after Harrison's shot from a tight angle appears to be heading wide. However, Sinisterra can't quite turn it into the back of the net and instead he collides with the post.
M. Klich
Marc Roca
Leeds United
59' Roca is the other to make way and Klich is his replacement.
L. Sinisterra
D. James
Leeds United
59' Double Leeds substitution coming up, with James the first to head off and on comes Sinisterra.
58' Decent chance! Estupinan gets forward on the overlap down the left and chips the ball into the box, which is met by March at the far post, but the winger can't keep his effort down and it sails over the bar.
57' It looks like Leeds are getting ready to make a few changes, with some activity down on the sidelines. They need to do something as the visitors are camped inside their own half at the moment.
55' Brighton have won seven points in their opening three Premier League games this season (W2 D1), last picking up as many as 10 points in their first four games in a season in 2015-16 in the Championship.
53' Brighton are coming forward in numbers once more. They look dangerous every time they get into the final third and Leeds only really have Meslier to thank for it still being 0-0.
51' CHANCE! Huge opportunity for Brighton! March releases Gross through on goal and March races clear and only has Meslier to beat. However, the keeper makes himself as big as possible and pulls off an excellent save to deny him. That should have gone in.
50' Brighton will be hoping that all these missed opportunities don't come back to haunt them, which they have done on a few previous occasions. Leeds still not offering much in way of a chance.
48' CHANCE! Estupinan gets in behind the Leeds defence down the left wing and he drills a low cross into the six-yard box for Gross, who meets it, but he can't fire the shot on target. Good move by the home side.
46' The second half is under way!
Leeds need to improve after the break if they are to score today, as they are yet to test Sanchez and look vulnerable at the back themselves. More of the same from Brighton should be enough to get them the win.
It’s goalless at the break between Brighton and Leeds, but the home side should be ahead after a dominant first-half performance. They kept the ball well in the Leeds half and have also been helped by a lot of sloppy passes from the visitors, who haven’t been at their best so far. March has tested Meslier from distance on a couple of occasions; however, the best opportunity fell to Webster, but the defender couldn’t turn his header on target and it flew just inches past the post.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: BRIGHTON 0-0 LEEDS
45' + 2' Into the wall! Rodrigo steps up to take a free-kick from the edge of the box, but the Brighton wall make a good block and it goes behind for a corner, which comes to nothing.
45' + 1' Free-kick to Leeds in a dangerous area as James is brought down on the edge of the box by Caicedo. They should be testing Sanchez from here.
45' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
43' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can either side break the deadlock before the half-time whistle?
41' Good defending by Veltman! James chips the ball over the top of the Brighton defence and into the penalty area looking for Rodrigo. However, Veltman gets back well and heads it back to his keeper.
39' Brighton are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games (W5 D3), their longest ever run in the competition and joint-longest in the top-flight overall, having only previously gone eight without defeat at this level from October to November 1981.
B. Aaronson
Yellow Card
Leeds United
37' Another Leeds booking and this time it's Aaronson who stops Veltman in his tracks.
35' Good chance! Dunk heads down a deep free-kick and it lands at the feet of Webster, who powers a volley towards goal, but it flies over the crossbar.
Marc Roca
Yellow Card
Leeds United
34' Roca is booked after he dives into the back of March and stops the midfielder from breaking forward on the counter.
33' We’re past the half an hour mark now and it remains goalless between Brighton and Leeds, with the Seagulls having the best chance so far, through Webster and they look the more dangerous team.
32' Aaronson is down on the pitch receiving some medical treatment now after a collision in midfield and it looks like a painful one for the midfielder.
30' Decent chance! Trossard is once again involved in a Brighton attack as he feeds March, who cuts inside and drills a powerful shot towards the Leeds goal, but it's too close to Meslier, who makes a good stop.
29' Leeds are causing their own problems so far, way too many sloppy passes, which is handing the ball back to Brighton in dangerous areas. They haven't started this one very well.
27' He should have done better! A deep cross falls to Trossard at the far post and the Brighton man tries to fire a volley towards goal, but he gets too much on it and it flies high over the bar.
25' Decent chance! Gross feeds Trossard in behind the Leeds defence and Trossard gets to the byline and tries to pick out a team-mate in the box, but Meslier comes out and cuts it out.
24' Brighton are seeing more of the ball at the moment, with Leeds unable to get a touch on it as the Seagulls keep it well in the visitors' half of the pitch. We just need a bit of pace injected into the game.
22' SAVE! March cuts in from the right wing and fires a low strike towards the bottom right corner of the net, but Meslier gets across quickly and makes a good stop to deny him.
20' Brighton look dangerous at set pieces so far, with Leeds not looking particularly comfortable, as shown by the Webster chance a few minutes ago.
18' Harrison is allowed far too much time and space to cut inside from the left wing and get into the penalty area, before trying to fire a shot towards goal. However, Brighton get players back and make the block.
16' CHANCE! Brighton whip a free-kick in from the right wing and Webster is completely unmarked at the near post and he powers a header towards goal, but it flies just wide of the post! So close to the opening goal.
14' Brighton have won eight of their last 11 league games against Leeds (D2 L1), though both Premier League meetings between the sides last season ended level.
12' It's fairly even so far, with neither side able to create a great opportunity in front of goal. However, Leeds have been quite sloppy in possession at times, giving the ball away in midfield.
10' Good defending from Adams as Trossard looked to fire a shot at goal after being played through by Welbeck, following a mistake at the back by Leeds, which allowed Brighton the opportunity.
P. Struijk
Yellow Card
Leeds United
8' The first yellow card of the game is shown early on to Struijk after he brings down March on the halfway line. Poor challenge.
5' Both teams come into the game in fine form and on the back of two excelent wins last weekend in the league, along with EFL Cup victories in midweek as well. So it could be an interesting game today.
3' Early stoppage in play here as Gross requires some treatment following an aerial collision with Lorente. However, he should be fine to continue shortly.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Leeds stick to the same side that beat Chelsea 3-0 last weekend, with Rodrigo looking for his fourth consecutive goal this season and he will rotate up front with James today.
Graham Potter makes just one change to the side that beat West Ham, with Adam Lallana missing out due to injury and he has been replaced by new signing, Estupinan.
LEEDS SUBS: Adam Forshaw, Crysencio Summerville, Kristoffer Klaesson, Luis Sinisterra, Joe Gelhardt, Leo Hjelde, Cody Drameh, Sam Greenwood, Mateusz Klich.
LEEDS (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Rasmus Kristensen, Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk; Marc Roca, Tyler Adams; Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo, Jack Harrison; Daniel James.
BRIGHTON SUBS: Jason Steele, Tariq Lamptey, Levi Colwill, Enock Mwepu, Steven Alzate, Deniz Undav, Kaoru Mitoma, Evan Ferguson, Jan Paul Van Hecke.
BRIGHTON (3-4-2-1): Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster; Solly March, Alexis Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo, Pervis Estupinan; Pascal Gross, Leandro Trossard; Danny Welbeck.
Leeds are also unbeaten, having put in an excellent performance last Sunday to beat Chelsea 3-0 at Elland Road. They beat Wolves 2-1 on the opening day, before drawing with Southampton and they are third in the table. They also played in the EFL Cup in midweek, they beat Barnsley 3-1.
Brighton maintained their unbeaten run so far this season last weekend with a 2-0 victory over West Ham, after previously beating Man United and drawing with Newcastle, to sit fifth in the table. They were in action in midweek as well, beating Forest Green 3-0 in the EFL Cup, to secure their place in the next round of the competition.
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