VAR out man – Albion come from behind to beat Everton

Brighton & Hove Albion 3 Everton 2

Albion won a five-goal thriller with a little help from the guys in Stockley Park.

Pascal Gross put the Seagulls in front on 15 minutes as his free kick eluded Jordan Pickford.

Just ten minutes later Everton were level as Adam Webster headed into his own net under pressure from Richarlison.

A combination of Richarlison and Webster again and a mix up in the Albion defence saw Maty Ryan make a great instinctive save to keep Albion level.

It was substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin who put Everton in front in the second half with Maty Ryan stranded.

Then Albion’s moment of the season came as Aaron Connolly went down under a fairly innocuous tackle by Michael Keane.

The video was checked by VAR assistant referee Lee Mason and Albion were awarded a penalty.

Neal Maupay put the Seagulls level at 2-2

Everton looked most likely to go back in front and to win but Dan Burn strode forward and clipped the ball to Leandro Trossard.

His cross was deflected home by Digne, a classic own goal and one that gives Albion all three points.

Albion move to 12th in the Premier  League above the likes of Manchester United, Aston Villa and Wolves.

The Seagulls take on Norwich City at the Amex next weekend.


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