Brighton ended their 11 games run without a win as they produced one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Premier League. They had drawn eight and lost three of their previous league games. Leandro Trossard scored the opener with a delightful chip before Neal Maupay scored with a curling effort from outside the box to seal the three points.

Player ratings

Brighton: Sanchez (7), Lamptey (7), Webster (7), Burn (8), Cucurella (7), Mwepu (7), Lallana (7), Moder (7), Mac Allister (7), Trossard (7), Maupay (7).
Subs used: Welbeck (6), Gross (n/a), Alzate (n/a).

Brentford: Fernandez (6), Pinnock (7), Jansson (6), Sorensen (6), Thompson (6), Canos (6), Jensen (7), Norgaard (7), Baptiste (7), Mbuemo (6), Toney (7).
Subs used: Wissa (6), Onyeka (6), Ghoddos (5).

Man of the match: Dan Burn.

Managers Reaction

Brighton manager Graham Potter: “I thought we were really good. Out of possession and defending, I thought we want the ball back often and created some opportunities from there. It’s nice to score two goals, nice to keep a clean sheet. We needed our goalkeeper in the second half because as you’d imagine, Brentford would respond. Not as good in the second half but good enough to win and sometimes, talk all you want about performance, but sometimes the result is important. Today felt like a result was important for us.”

Brentford manager Thomas Frank: “I thought Brighton were better than us in the first half and we were better than them in the second half. Unfortunately, they took their chances in our bad spell. In the first half, we were very and on the bad. We kept throwing the ball away, we were not sharp on touches, decision making, and passes.”

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