Half-time: Brighton 1-Zero Bournemouth
Peep! Scored within the third minute, Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s first objective for Brighton separates the perimeters as they go in for the interval. Brighton roared out of the traps and notched an early lead, however as occurs so typically with them, didn’t additional capitalise on their dominance. After a poor first half-hour, Bournemouth have upped their sport however have squandered a number of first rate possibilities. It’s properly poised on the Amex Stadium.
45 min: The silence is damaged with roars of encouragement as Mooy costs ahead once more, earlier than taking part in the ball to Jahanbakhsh on his proper. A promising assault breaks down shortly, however Brighton win themselves a throw-in.
44 min: The shouts of the gamers on the pitch are clearly audible, as Brighton followers, whose staff are successful, sit in virtually complete silence. Finest league on the planet, eh?
40 min: Jack Stacey tries to cross in direction of the far publish from the best aspect of the six-yard field, trying to pick Josh King. He ships a shove within the again and overhits his supply, however doesn’t win the penalty he maybe deserved.
Extra to the purpose, he ought to have shot himself from an angle that wasn’t significantly tight, however was maybe conscious of his limitations as a right-back who hasn’t scored too typically in his profession.
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38 min: A lot better from Bournemouth, who’ve progressively discovered their approach into this sport after a shaky begin and are starting to dominate. Junior Stanislas is teed up on the sting of the field and pulls the set off, however fails to make clear contact with the ball and his weak shot into the bottom is definitely blocked.
36 min: Josh King is performed in behind the Brighton defence down the within left. He makes an attempt to drag the ball again into the penalty space for Solanke or Wilson, however Lewis Dunk stands proud a leg and intercepts.
34 min: With Josh King on the ball, Bournemouth discover themselves with a three-on-three as they gallop up the sphere on the counter after a mistake by Shane Duffy. King performs the ball to Harry Wilson, whose shot on objective is brilliantly blocked by Dan Burn.
31 min: Nervy defending from Sergio Rico and Aaron Ramsdale leads to Aaron Mooy successful one other nook for Brighton. He sends it deep, attempting to pick Lewis Dunk, however his supply is a mite too excessive for the central defender to make something greater than glancing contact with the ball.
30 min: Good defending from Mepham, who cuts out an tried cross from Aaron Mooy after neat build-up play from Lewis Dunk. Nothing comes from the following nook, which concludes with Dunk firing excessive over the cross-bar.
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28 min: Regardless of watching their staff lead and dominate, the followers within the Amex Stadium appear reasonably subdued. The mixed results of the biting chilly and diverse Christmas excesses, maybe.
27 min: persevering with to boss midfield, Mooy performs the ball out huge to Jahanbakhsh on the best touchline as Brighton go ahead once more. His cross is cleared, however Brighton take possession once more and proceed to press ahead.
25 min: A Bournemouth nook is arrowed in direction of Chris Mepham, who fails to win a clear header. Josh King tries to choose up the scraps and ship one other cross into the field, however Brighton cope with him and clear their traces.
24 min: Nothing comes of the free-kick and a subsequent Rico cross from the left fails to pick Josh King, its meant goal. Bournemouth are wanting a mite out of kinds right now.
23 min: Jahanbakhsh is fortunate to keep away from a reserving for a equally clumsy lunge on Dan Gosling. Free-kick for Bournemouth, huge on the left, a great distance out.
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22 min: Bournemouth skipper Steve Prepare dinner is penalised and booked for an unseemly lunge on Neal Maupay.
21 min: With one senior objective to his title in 57 appearances, Dominic Solanke tries to dribble his well past a defender into the Brighton penalty space, however is dispossessed.
20 min: Making his first begin of the season after enduring a world of hamstring hell, Junior Stanislas will get on the ball and tries to create one thing on the fringes of the Brighton field, however runs down a blind alley and dribbles the ball out of play for a objective kick.
19 min: Mooy sends in an outswinger, which Lewis Dunk can solely head straight up within the air. Ramsdale gathers confidently.
17 min: Mooy will get on the ball once more with choices to his proper and left. Brighton surge ahead once more and win one other nook as they proceed to claim their authority.
16 min: Mooy sends the ball in direction of the far publish and Aaron Ramsdale is indecisive in coming off his line to assert it. Bournemouth clear, albeit unconvincingly.
14 min: After a frenetic begin, issues have calmed down a bit, however Jahanbakhsh wins a free-kick huge on the best after a tangle of legs with Diego Rico. Aaron Mooy stands over it and can cross it into the Bournemouth penalty space.
12 min: Yves Bissouma wellies the ball downfield to clear his traces and Bournemouth take possession. Chris Mepham, Dan Gosling and Jack Stacey alternate passes as they attempt to transfer up the pitch.
11 min: Brighton proceed to dominate, with Aaron Mooy pulling the strings in midfield. Neal Maupay fires one other one over the bar after being put by by his Australian teammate.
9 min: That objective is prone to do wonders for Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s confidence. It was a nice, assured strike from a participant who has had a torrid time of it since transferring to Brighton from AZ Alkmaar in 2018.
eight min: It’s finish to finish stuff as Neal Maupay squanders an honest probability by firing excessive over the bar for Brighton.
7 min: Mat Ryan dives low to his left to avoid wasting properly from Josh King, who had obtained in behind the Brighton defence, however signalled his intention to shoot low and diagonally in direction of the far nook. It’s been a particularly full of life begin.
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5 min: Alireza Jahanbakhsh scores his first objective for Brighton on the 27th time of asking and he may scarcely be extra happy. Lewis Dunk took the ball out of defence and performed it to Aaron Mooy, who charged ahead. He performed the ball into Neal Maupay within the bpenalty space, who held it up earlier than pulling again in direction of Jahanbakhsh, who beat Aaron Ramsdale with a low drive into the nook from about 12 yards.
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GOAL! Brighton 1-Zero Bourtnemouth (Jahanbakhsh 3)
Brighton lead! Alireza Jahanbakhsh opens the scoring for the hosts on his first begin of the season.
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2 min: Davy Propper gallops by midfield and performs the ball huge to Alireza Jahanbakhsh, who wins a nook for Brighton. Aaron Mooy swings the ball into the mixer, from the place Bournemouth embark on a counter-attack. Nothing comes of it.
Brighton v Bournemouth is go …
1 min: It’s a bracing day on the south coast as Brighton get the ball rolling. Their gamers put on blue and white striped shirts, blue shorts and white socks. Bournemouth’s put on purple and black striped shirts, black shorts and black socks.
Not lengthy now: The groups line up within the tunnel of the properly appointed Amex Stadium and are led out by Lewis Dunk and Steve Prepare dinner. Pul Tierney picks the match ball off the Premier League accredited plinth and we’re only a few handshakes and a coin-toss away from kick-off.
These groups: Lewis Dunk has clambered out of his sick mattress and is one among seven modifications made by Graham Potter. Martin Montoya, Yves Bissouma, Davy Propper, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard additionally are available to the aspect.
Bournemout boss Eddie Howe has additionally shaken issues up within the fast turnaround between festive fixtures, with Diego Rico, Junior Stanislas, Philip Billing, Harry Wilson and Dominic Solanke all coming into his aspect.
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Brighton v Bournemouth line-ups
Brighton: Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Burn, Propper, Bissouma, Mooy, Jahanbakhsh, Maupay, Trossard.
Subs: Stephens, Gross, Webster, Murray, Button, Bernardo, Alzate.
Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Stacey, Steve Prepare dinner, Mepham, Rico, Stanislas, Gosling, Billing, Harry Wilson, King, Solanke.
Subs: Boruc, Surman, Lerma, Callum Wilson, Lewis Prepare dinner, Fraser, Simpson.
Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire)
Early staff information …
Solly March and Jose Izquierdo are each sidelined with damage for Brighton, whereas Lewis Dunk missed their match towards Tottenham with sickness.
Bournemouth’s present checklist of the lame and halt is significantly longer, and Eddie Howe has needed to plan for this sport with out Nathan Ake, Adam Smith, Arnaut Danjuma, Charlie Daniels, Lloyd Kelly and David Brooks. Simon Francis may return right now after sitting out his aspect’s sport towards Arsenal with dangerous bruising.
Premier League: Brighton v Bournemouth
The video games proceed to return thick and quick and right now’s festive motion kicks off on the Amex Stadium, the place Brighton host fellow seaside outfit Bournemouth. Brighton had been maybe just a little unfortunate to lose towards Tottenham on Boxing Day, whereas Bournemouth shared the factors with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
Locked collectively in 15th and 16th place, the 2 sides are degree on factors and objective distinction, however with Brighton having the sting by dint of getting scored two targets extra. With either side wanting nervously over their shoulders, we’ll discover out what, if something, offers between from 12.30pm (GMT). Within the meantime, keep tuned for staff information and build-up.
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