Brighton & Hove Albion stun Burnley with second-half comeback

Posted On 14 Aug 2021 at 5:01 pm

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Albion conceded after just two minutes but goals from Neal Maupay and Alexis Mac Allister ensured that the Seagulls came back to beat Burnley at Turf Moor.

England defender James Tarowski put the hosts ahead just two minutes into the new season as he headed home an Ashley Westwood corner.

It’s probably the earliest that Albion have conceded a goal at the start of a new campaign.

The Seagulls were under pressure for a while as Westwood then Ben Mee, who hit the bar, had chances to extend the home side’s lead.

But Albion grew into the game. Maupay, Pascal Gross and Yves Bissouma all had good chances and Solly March was instrumental in a lot of Albion’s attacking play.

One player who struggled was new signing Enock Mwepu. He was replaced by Adam Lallana at half time.

Albion continued to dominate in the second half but seemed unable to find the breakthrough that they needed.

Jakub Moder  replaced Leonardo Trossard on the 72-minute mark.

Moder fed Maupay who equalised for Albion on 73 minutes.

Alexis Mac Allister replaced Bissouma on 76 minutes and the Argentine scored Albion’s winner from close range on 78 minutes.

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