Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 Bournemouth: Kaoru Mitoma double sinks Cherries

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Kaoru Mitoma celebrates scoring for Brighton
Kaoru Mitoma scored 16 seconds after being substituted on at half-time, the third quickest objective by a substitute within the Premier League since 2006-07

Substitute Kaoru Mitoma’s second-half double helped Brighton come from behind to beat winless Bournemouth.

The Japan midfielder scored 16 seconds after approaching, then headed in later to clinch a 3rd straight Premier League win.

Bournemouth had gone forward when Dominic Solanke capitalised on an error by Brighton goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen.

The hosts seemed sluggish till Milos Kerkez’s personal objective drew them degree in first-half damage time.

Brighton confirmed 9 adjustments from the facet that began the 3-2 defeat by AEK Athens within the Europa League on Thursday.

However supervisor Roberto De Zerbi’s substitutions, which noticed Mitoma and Ansu Fati come on after half-time, made the required influence to propel Brighton as much as third place.

The newest win for the Seagulls comes six days after the primary anniversary of De Zerbi succeeding Graham Potter and confirms their persevering with spectacular progress.

Bournemouth are nonetheless in search of a primary league victory beneath Andoni Iraola and have now gone 10 Premier League video games with out profitable, their worst run within the prime flight.

Seagulls shake off gradual begin after European debut

This was Brighton’s first foray into the Thursday-Sunday fixture set-up that usually proves difficult to barter for sides taking part in within the Europa League or the Europa Convention League.

Albion had given an excellent account of themselves, regardless of shedding to AEK, however at the least their European debut had been at residence and meant there was no gruelling journey to eat into preparation time for enjoying within the Premier League.

That ought to have been useful for the go to of Bournemouth, however De Zerbi’s facet had been poor for a lot of the primary half, wanting surprisingly destructive and reluctant to get at their struggling opponents.

Verbruggen, introduced again to exchange Jason Steele in objective for his third league begin, was eager to play out from the again however he was caught out when dawdling within the D of the penalty space, Ryan Christie sliding the ball throughout to present Solanke a easy probability to attain.

However when Mahmoud Dahoud’s cross was headed into his personal web by Kerkez in first-half stoppage time, Brighton had a barely deserved lifeline that they grabbed with enthusiasm.

Fati and Mitoma linked up on the left just some seconds after Bournemouth had kicked off the second half, giving the latter the possibility to slip the ball throughout Cherries goalkeeper Neto.

Mitoma later headed Pervis Estupinan’s cross past Neto to seemingly seal the win, however Brighton remained susceptible at instances and needed to depend on saves by Verbruggen and an outstanding block by Estupinan within the closing minutes.

However, shifting up into third place within the desk was the perfect strategy to shake off the frustration of the loss to AEK, with a visit to Aston Villa on 30 September their subsequent league outing.

Cherries fail to carry a lead once more

Bournemouth’s incapability to hold on to a lead reared its head for the third time this season, and that is one thing Iraola wants to handle if they’re to keep away from a relegation battle.

They’d an early lead at Liverpool, had been 2-1 forward at Brentford till a stoppage-time equaliser, and along with this defeat it implies that eight very important factors have slipped from their grasp.

After irritating their hosts, a galling mistake by Kerkez allowed Brighton again into the sport, however a few of Iraola’s personal substitutions gave Bournemouth hope and should supply pointers as to the place they will discover their first win.

Antoine Semenyo was a risk when slicing in from the left, and had fellow substitute David Brooks’ fierce shot not been bravely blocked by Estupinan with six minutes of the 90 left, they could have gone on to salvage a degree.

However the go to of Arsenal subsequent Saturday after which a visit to Everton every week later are daunting prospects for Iraola’s facet, who’ve simply three factors from six video games up to now.

Participant of the match

MitomaKaoru Mitoma

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad quantity22Participant titleMitoma

  2. Squad quantity5Participant titleDunk

  3. Squad quantity30Participant titleEstupiñán

  4. Squad quantity20Participant titleBaleba

  5. Squad quantity31Participant titleAnsu Fati

  6. Squad quantity9Participant titleJoão Pedro

  7. Squad quantity28Participant titleFerguson

  8. Squad quantity2Participant titleLamptey

  9. Squad quantity18Participant titleWelbeck

  10. Squad quantity24Participant titleAdingra

  11. Squad quantity4Participant titleWebster

  12. Squad quantity34Participant titleVeltman

  13. Squad quantity11Participant titleGilmour

  14. Squad quantity8Participant titleDahoud

  15. Squad quantity40Participant titleBuonanotte

  16. Squad quantity1Participant titleVerbruggen

AFC Bournemouth

  1. Squad quantity9Participant titleSolanke

  2. Squad quantity29Participant titleBilling

  3. Squad quantity19Participant titleKluivert

  4. Squad quantity16Participant titleTavernier

  5. Squad quantity4Participant titleL Cook dinner

  6. Squad quantity10Participant titleChristie

  7. Squad quantity5Participant titleKelly

  8. Squad quantity3Participant titleKerkez

  9. Squad quantity27Participant titleZabarnyi

  10. Squad quantity37Participant titleAarons

  11. Squad quantity1Participant titleNeto

  12. Squad quantity7Participant titleBrooks

  13. Squad quantity24Participant titleSemenyo

  14. Squad quantity11Participant titleOuattara

  15. Squad quantity22Participant titleTraorè

  16. Squad quantity25Participant titleSenesi



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Verbruggen
  • 34VeltmanBooked at 37mins
  • 4Webster
  • 5DunkBooked at 75mins
  • 30Estupiñán
  • 8DahoudSubstituted forBalebaat 74′minutes
  • 11GilmourBooked at 45mins
  • 40BuonanotteSubstituted forMitomaat 45′minutes
  • 18WelbeckSubstituted forJoão Pedroat 63′minutes
  • 24AdingraSubstituted forLampteyat 87′minutes
  • 28FergusonSubstituted forAnsu Fatiat 45′minutes


  • 2Lamptey
  • 3dos Santos de Paulo
  • 7March
  • 9João Pedro
  • 14Lallana
  • 20Baleba
  • 22Mitoma
  • 23Steele
  • 31Ansu Fati


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neto
  • 37Aarons
  • 27ZabarnyiBooked at 40mins
  • 5KellySubstituted forSenesiat 83′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Kerkez
  • 4L Cook dinner
  • 29BillingSubstituted forBrooksat 82′minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 16TavernierSubstituted forOuattaraat 63′minutes
  • 10ChristieSubstituted forTraorèat 82′minutes
  • 19KluivertSubstituted forSemenyoat 64′minutes
  • 9Solanke


  • 7Brooks
  • 8Rothwell
  • 11Ouattara
  • 15A Smith
  • 17Sinisterra
  • 20Radu
  • 22Traorè
  • 24Semenyo
  • 25Senesi

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