Post-match report for our last game: Everton, Saturday, 24th February 2024

PREMIER LEAGUE 23/24: Brighton V Everton - 24/2/24 P26


* * * * * TEN MEN JUST AVOID FAIL TO SCORE DEBACLE * * * * *


RESULT: 1-1 ~ Dunk . (h-t 0-0)


VENUE: the Amex, Falmer - thirteenth home match of 26 fixtures to date . Sat 3:00pm.
BEFORE KICKOFF: Brighton fans returned to city limits three weeks after our opening February league fixture.
Next month we were drawn to host Roma in the Europa League last 16 round knockout.
WEATHER: showers . GATE: tba . ATMOSPHERE: not a lot of fun.

ROBERTO de ZERBI had supposedly been under scrutiny by Barcelona among other big-name Euro & Prem outfits.
At the moment he was tasked with performing for best outcomes at Brighton & Hove Albion.
RdZ picked a line-up which he believed would produce a result against handicapped visitors.

INJURED: 6 Milner 7 March 9 Pedro 22 Mitoma 41 Hinshelwood
SQUAD: 38 McGill (gk) 47 Baker-Boaitey
STARTING SHAPE: 4-2-3-1


TEAM . . . . . . . . . 1 Verbruggen
. 2 Lamptey 29 van Hecke 5 Dunk 3 Julio
. 40 Buonanotte 11 Gilmour 13 Gross 24 Adingra
. . . . . 28 Ferguson . . . 18 Welbeck

SUBS: 30 Estupinan (61), 31 Fati (61), 34 Veltman (61), 10 Enciso (73), 14 Lallana (75)
BENCH: 23 Steele (gk) 4 Webster 15 Moder 20 Baleba


GOALS:
0-1 - 73 . visitors open scoring belatedly from a set-piece situation that falls to a pot-shot from an attacker.
1-1 - 95 . DUNK levels scores with a header from a Gross assist.


RED: 81 Gilmour

YELLOWS: van Hecke, Gross . De Zerbi

CHANGES: 61 Estupinan, Fati & Veltman for Julio, Welbeck & Lamptey
73 Enciso for Buonanotte . 75 Lallana for Ferguson


FIRST HALF: superior home possession came to nought as attempts to score the perfect goal misfired.
SECOND HALF: almost inevitably the away outfit stayed in the game, duly competed hard then took the lead.
Seagulls had a man sent off and things appeared doubly difficult to equalise.

IN THE END: Albion reached parity with determined opposition, who made best of their chances while resisting poor hosts.

NUMBERS: poss 64%-36%, on target 7-3, off target 16-3, corners 11-3,
fouls 9-14, yellows 2-3, subs 5-3, shape 4231-4411 . . . . . gd8 pt93 po7

FS


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