Burton Albion 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

17 Sep

Tomer Hemed


Tomer Hemed scored for the first time since playing against Italy for Israel earlier this month

Brighton needed a late Tomer Hemed penalty to get past a dogged Burton Albion side in the Championship.

The Israel striker calmly converted after Jiri Skalak had been sent tumbling in the area by Jackson Irvine.

Hemed and team-mate Bruno also went close, while Irvine forced David Stockdale to save well.

Brighton’s Lewis Dunk headed against the bar eight minutes after the break from Skalak’s corner as Burton failed to carve out many good chances.

The victory, which kept Brighton in the top six, was the club’s second successive 1-0 win, having inflicted a first defeat of the season on leaders Huddersfield on Tuesday.

Having lost their opening two games of the season, Burton had gone into the match unbeaten in their previous five league encounters, but offered little in terms of clear-cut chances against last season’s beaten play-off semi-finalists.

Hemed had a first-half shot that was easily saved, while Bruno and Anthony Knockaert both missed the target for the Seagulls and Brewers forward Jamie Ward stung the palms of Stockdale on the stroke of half time.

Brighton turned the screw on their hosts after the break following Dunk’s brush with the frame of the goal as Hemed shot wide and Shane Duffy headed over after a ball in by Knockaert.

But Brighton finally broke through with three minutes left as Hemed scored for the first time since the EFL Cup win at Oxford United on 23 August.

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 1.

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 1.

Offside, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness tries a through ball, but Matthew Palmer is caught offside.

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

Foul by Gaëtan Bong (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Jamie Ward (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dale Stephens.

Goal! Burton Albion 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 1. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Brighton and Hove Albion. Jiri Skalak draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Lee Williamson (Burton Albion) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

Foul by Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Oliver Norwood replaces Beram Kayal.

Substitution, Burton Albion. Ben Fox replaces Hamza Choudhury.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Rob Hunt replaces Bruno.

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

Attempt blocked. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Dunk.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lee Williamson (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Glenn Murray replaces Jamie Murphy.

Foul by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Jamie Ward (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion).

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Will Miller.

Foul by Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Ward.

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Jiri Skalak with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by John Brayford.

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