Maupay scored his ninth league goal of the season to provide Brighton their winNeal Maupay scored the winner 5 minutes into added time as relegation-threatened Brighton clinched a huge win over Toolbox, who once again lost an essential player to injury.Maupay showed coolness and class to slot in his ninth and essential goal of the season to offer Albion their very first league win of 2020 and cap an amazing comeback.Nicolas Pepe had fired the Gunners into a deserved lead with an outstanding curling shot with just over 20 minutes to go, however Lewis Dunk scrambled an equaliser over the line from close range to establish a barnstorming finish.Maupay’s winner was a sucker punch for the Gunners, who have actually now lost back-to-back games considering that the Premier League returned – results that surely make a late run to Champions League qualification extremely unlikely.They might also need to browse the rest of the season without goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who was removed on a stretcher in the first half after landing awkwardly on his ankle following an aerial difficulty with Maupay.Maupay’s role in the occurrence appeared to anger Leno’s team-mates, a few of whom ended up being embroiled in a shoving match with the striker at full-time. Leno will be sidelined along with defender Pablo Mari and midfielder Granit Xhaka, both of whom were injured in Wednesday’s 3-0 loss at Manchester City.There is no such negativity for Brighton. They appeared to come through the video game largely unharmed and are now 5 points above the bottom three.Action and reaction from Saturday’s Premier League video games’ Toolbox got what they deserved’ – Maupay
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Toolbox gamers need to discover humbleness – MaupayBrighton dig deepBrighton were the first string to openly voice opposition to video games being dipped into neutral premises as the dispute raged last month about how the Premier League may conclude during the coronavirus pandemic.With 5 of their remaining 9 matches in the house, 4 against groups in the top half of the table (consisting of Saturday’s), the Seagulls need every advantage that using house turf brings.But while the Amex was undoubtedly doing not have in fervent home assistance, this did not hamper Albion’s appetite for the battle or ability to rouse themselves after a setback.Pepe’s opener was a hammer blow, particularly coming at a time in the game when the league’s three-month hiatus would have started to take its physical toll on the players.But they dug deep and discovered parity through Dunk, who benefited from some Arsenal hesitancy to poke the ball in after it had ricocheted his way.Prior to that they had actually threatened rarely, with Aaron Mooy’s low first-half drive their finest effort.They would have the final say, however, as Maupay collected the ball from substitute Aaron Connelly before producing a deft, decisive finish.Familiar failings cost Toolbox
Leno is the 3rd injury Arsenal have suffered since they returned to action in the Premier LeagueArsenal were shambolic at Manchester City on Wednesday, primarily due to the fact that of a disastrous display from centre-back David Luiz who came on for the injured Mari, talented 2 goals to the house side and was then sent out off.The Gunners were more strong in Sussex, returning more carefully to the kind of kind that had actually seen them go unbeaten in 2020 prior to their check out to the Etihad.They were likewise more strong, with Rob Holding in the suspended Luiz’s location. But this defeat will be more agonizing than that incurred three days ago.They were the better side for much of it – more innovative, more threatening and for 70 minutes at least, more assured.Bukayo Saka was a hazard in the very first half and struck the bar with a strong drive, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a number of efforts conserved by Mat Ryan and would have had his 50 th Arsenal goal however for an offside flag after he had actually broken clear.Pepe has actually flattered to trick sometimes given that his club record ₤72 m move from Lille, however his objective was exceptional – curled over the keeper and into the top corner from the left side of the box.But a familiar soft underbelly was again their undoing. The equaliser originated from more substandard protecting and they had no response to the setback.With respect to Brighton, the Gunners have actually now lost twice to a side who just have 7 league wins to their name all season – not a figure connected with a team that has Champions League aspirations.
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Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Toolbox: Arteta ‘frustrated’ with late defeat to BrightonMan of the match – Lewis Dunk (Brighton).
Dunk stood high at the back for Albion to fend off Arsenal and after that offered his side the platform to go and win the game with his equaliserBrighton’s late, late program – the statistics you require to knowAt 94 minutes and 26 seconds, Neal Maupay’s winner was the latest Premier League objective Brighton have actually ever scored, while it was also the latest winning objective scored versus Arsenal in the competitors considering that precise goal-time information became available (2006-07). Brighton got their 100 th success in all competitors at the Amex Stadium because relocating to the ground in2011 Leaving out penalties, just Aston Rental Property (15) have yielded more goals from set-piece situations than Arsenal this season (13), with Brighton’s leveller today originating from a corner.Eighteen-year-old Bukayo Saka has offered 11 assists in all competitors this season, at least 3 more than any other Arsenal player.Nicolas Pepe’s opener was his seventh goal in all competitors for Arsenal, however his first scored outside London.Lewis Dunk scored his sixth Premier League objective for Brighton, with Toolbox the only group he’s scored more than when against (2 ). Brighton have lost four of the 6 Premier League games in which Dunk has actually scored, with the exceptions remaining in those games versus Arsenal (2-1 in 2017-18, 2-1 today). Toolbox’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had seven shots versus Brighton, the highest variety of shots he’s had in a single match for the Gunners without scoring (all competitions).
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Brighton 2-1 Arsenal: Graham Potter hails big resultWhat next?Brighton face another tough game away at Leicester on Tuesday, while Arsenal have a number of days more to get ready for their journey to Southampton.
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