Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Brentford

12 Sep

Scott Hogan


Scott Hogan is Brentford’s top scorer this season with three league goals

Scott Hogan’s double earned Brentford their first away win of the season and consigned Brighton to their first home defeat since New Year’s Day.

Hogan raced on to Lewis Macleod’s pass to fire home on the break – the first goal Albion had conceded at the Amex this season.

Tomer Hemed’s close-range effort was hooked off the line by John Egan as Brighton threatened an equaliser.

But Hogan sealed the win in the second half with a left-foot finish.

The Seagulls had scored 10 goals without reply from three league and cup home games this term and carved out several chances, with Anthony Knockaert forcing Bentley into a low save and then heading straight at the keeper.

Brentford had won just once in their past six league trips to Brighton, but Hogan was a regular threat on the break, and was denied one-on-one by home keeper David Stockdale.

The defeat ended Brighton’s 12-match unbeaten run at home, the longest in the Championship, and saw them drop to 13th, while the Bees have jumped to seventh.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton:

“We were beaten by the better side. Brentford kept the ball better and we didn`t impose ourselves on the game.

“There is no doubt that goals change games and it`s how you react afterwards. In this game it was important for the team who got the first goal and it made us a bit desperate in our game.

“Brentford were better on the ball but, from a defensive point of view, the first goal was very disappointing. The second goal was about individual quality from the lad Hogan.”

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

“I am pleased with the result and the performance and Hogan will be disappointed not to have got a hat-trick.

“The better team won. We restricted a good team to a few chances and didn`t give them much time on the ball.

“Having seen Brighton in their previous two home games, I changed our system to 4-1-4-1 and it is very pleasing to be the first side to score at the Amex this season and first to win.”

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Brentford 2.

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Brentford 2.

Attempt missed. Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis Dunk.

Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Dale Stephens tries a through ball, but Jiri Skalak is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Beram Kayal following a set piece situation.

Elvis Manu (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Egan (Brentford).

Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Josh Clarke.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Shane Duffy tries a through ball, but Anthony Knockaert is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Offside, Brentford. Nico Yennaris tries a through ball, but Josh Clarke is caught offside.

Jiri Skalak (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Brentford).

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Daniel Bentley (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Brentford. Sullay Kaikai replaces Lewis MacLeod.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jiri Skalak replaces Jamie Murphy.

Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bruno with a cross.

Attempt saved. Elvis Manu (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bruno.

Attempt blocked. Josh Clarke (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Hogan.

Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Elvis Manu (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

Foul by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Brentford 2. Scott Hogan (Brentford) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Harlee Dean.

Attempt blocked. Andreas Bjelland (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis MacLeod with a cross.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Gaëtan Bong.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Dale Stephens replaces Oliver Norwood.

Foul by Elvis Manu (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Maxime Colin (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nico Yennaris with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harlee Dean.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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