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Brighton and Hove Albion
2019-12-05 | 22:15 |  English Barclays Premier League | Emirates Stadium |  Second Half
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Arsenal Brighton and Hove Albion
  • 50' Alexandre Lacazette (Goal)
    1 Goals 2 36' Adam Webster (Goal)
    80' Neal Maupay (Goal)
  • 20' Héctor Bellerín
    46' Sokratis
    68' David Luiz
    3 Yellow Cards 1 60' Pascal Groß
  • Red Cards
  • 84'

    Arsenal are all over the place again now. Can they pull another one back?

  • 80'

    GOAL, BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION, MAUPAY! (1-2) What a superb goal! Trossard finds Mooy and he takes his time finding Maupay in the area. The rest is history and Brighton is back in the lead.

  • 77'

    SUBSTITUTION: Connolly comes off and is replaced by Montoya for Brighton, as David Luiz gives away a corner. Arsenal then take off Lacazette for Martinelli...

  • 72'

    SUBSTITUTION: Arsenal make a change and Kolasinac has been replaced by Tierney.

  • 69'

    YELLOW! David Luiz is booked for a silly challenge on Connolly.

  • 67'

    CORNER! Pepe plays it in for Aubameyang but Alzate is there to clear the danger - for now!

  • 63'

    NO GOAL, ARSENAL, DAVID LUIZ! Ozil takes a free-kick and David Luiz heads it home from an offside position. VAR confirms NO GOAL! A correct decision.

  • 61'

    YELLOW! Gross is booked for a professional foul on Ozil.

  • 59'

    It's a very open game now, as Arsenal appear to no longer play it out from the back.

  • 57'

    Now Kolasinac sends the ball across the penalty area but Aubameyang just cannot get there.

  • 54'

    It's all Arsenal now!

  • 51'

    GOAL, ARSENAL, LACAZETTE! (1-1) . Ozil takes another corner and Lacazette is there on the back post to head it into the back of the net off Ryan.

  • 50'

    Pepe starts well and secure the first corner of the half. It is easily cleared.

  • 49'

    SUBSTITUTION: We have a change at the break for Arsenal and Pepe is on to replace Willock.

  • 47'

    Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half. Can Arsenal respond or can they organize themselves?

  • 45'

    NO PENALTY! desparation from Lacazette, who is down in the Brighton box looking for a penalty. Poor, there is no contact there!

  • 45'

    YELLOW! Sokratis is booked for smashing into Connolly

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME: ARSENAL 0-1 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION. The Arsenal fans are booing the team into the dug-out and some are even leaving, but Brighton deserve their lead at this stage. Please join us in a bit.

  • 44'

    Arsenal continue to be all over the place. They need the break more than Brighton at this stage.

  • 42'

    GREAT REACTION from Ryan! Aubameyang finds Willock, who fires it home with a fantastic header, but Ryan's reflexes saves Brighton.

  • 39'

    Great work by Burn, Gross and Connolly to create the chaos in the area for that goal.

  • 36'

    GOAL, BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION, WEBSTER! (0-1). There it is! A Brighton goal that they deserve after some chaos in the box following a corner. Once again the communication let Arsenal down and David Luiz could have done better there.

  • 35'

    The Gunners have not fired at all thus far. They are frustrating themselves in midfield where Kolasinac and Xhaka get in each other’s way.

  • 33'

    What a waste! After so much talking Burn and Brighton mess up a set-piece in a promising position. It ends up flying wide and over the goal.

  • 30'

    We are still goalless after the first half an hour.

  • 27'

    Where is the Arsenal defence? Maupay sends a ball across the face of goal and Connolly is the closest, but just cannot get there.

  • 25'

    Brighton secure another corner, but it is easily cleared.

  • 23'

    Gross messes it up and he hits the wall & David Luiz in particular.

  • 22'

    YELLOW! Bellerin tripps Connolly and VAR is having a look. Was that in the box? No. just outside, but Bellerin is booked anyway and Brighton have a promising free-kick.

  • 20'

    SAVE! Leno is up to the challenge and the Arsenal keeper does well to stop a low long-range Connolly effort.

  • 17'

    Brighton are now having a spell with lots of possession, but they just cannot find a way through the Gunners' defence.

  • 14'

    Aubameyang has been caught offside a few times. He should really be working on not being trapped all the time. That is a training ground drill.

  • 10'

    Arsenal secure another corner a few minutes later after a deflection. Lacazette then wins a second corner and Brighton clear.

  • 7'

    Aubameyang and Bellerin combine well and then Ozil's pass into the box is deflected for an Arsenal corner.

  • 5'

    It has been a nervy sloppy start from both teams.

  • 3'

    Oh Dear! Leno and David Luiz do not communicate properly and Connolly almost gets in with an early goal. CLOSE!

  • 1'

    Kick-off! We are underway here in North London, as referee Graham Scott gets us going.

  • 0'

    Welcome to the Emirates Stadium for our live coverage of this English Premiership clash between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion.

  • 0'

    This bottom half of the table battle will be important first home game for the Arsenal caretaker-manager Freddie Ljungberg.

  • 0'

    The one thing Ljungberg has in his corner is the fact that Arsenal have never lost a home game against Brighton across all competitions.

  • 0'

    Arsenal are currently 10th on the table, a mere four points ahead of the 16th placed Brighton.

  • 0'

    Team Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, David Luiz, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Willock, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Subs: Martinez, Tierney, Pepe, Chambers, Nelson, Guendouzi, Martinelli,

  • 0'

    Team Brighton and Hove Albion: Ryan, Dunk, Webster, Burn, Stephens, Propper, Alzate, Mooy, Gross, Maupay, Connolly. Subs: Button, Duffy, Bissouma, Trossard, Murray, Montoya, Bernardo.

Team Line-ups
Arsenal Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Bernd Leno
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Sokratis
  • Alexandre Lacazette
  • Mesut Özil
  • Lucas Torreira
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • David Luiz
  • Joseph Willock
  • Sead Kolasinac
  • Granit Xhaka
  • 1
  • 2
  • 5
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 14
  • 23
  • 28
  • 31
  • 34
  • 1
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 13
  • 15
  • 18
  • 24
  • 33
  • 44
  • 46
  • Mat Ryan
  • Lewis Dunk
  • Dale Stephens
  • Neal Maupay
  • Pascal Groß
  • Adam Webster
  • Aaron Mooy
  • Davy Pröpper
  • Dan Burn
  • Aaron Connolly
  • Steven Alzate
  • Kieran Tierney
  • Nicolas Pépé
  • Calum Chambers
  • Reiss Nelson
  • Emiliano Martínez
  • Matteo Guendouzi
  • Gabriel Martinelli
  • 3
  • 19
  • 21
  • 24
  • 26
  • 29
  • 35
  • 4
  • 8
  • 11
  • 17
  • 22
  • 27
  • 30
  • Shane Duffy
  • Yves Bissouma
  • Leandro Trossard
  • Glenn Murray
  • Martín Montoya
  • David Button
  • Bernardo

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