English Premier League match report Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal 04 March 2018
Posted: 4 March 2018 Time: 15:40
Brighton and Hove Albion moved further away from the relegation scrap with a 2-1 win over struggling Arsenal.
The Seagulls opened the scoring in the seventh minute through Lewis Dunk, who fired a low shot into the net following Shane Duffy’s knockdown inside the box, 1-0.
Glen Murray did find the second goal for the hosts three minutes before the half-hour mark as Laurent Koscielny made a terrible blind pass that gifted Brighton possession. Gross sent a cross towards Murray, who headed home to make it 2-0.
Arsene Wenger’s charges were all over the place after 35 minutes as they were struggling to find their rhythm against Brighton, who were pressing high.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reduced the deficit for the Gunners two minutes before half-time with a clever flick at the far post.
The Seagulls dominated in the first 10 minutes of the second stanza and combined well going forward, a stark contrast to the visitors, who could not get going.
Aubameyang nearly got his second goal for the Gunners in the 63rd minute with a header inside the box, but goalkeeper Mathew Ryan made a comfortable save.
Wenger’s charges started to push forward with 15 minutes remaining but they were rushing their moves by taking long-range strikes which could not find the target.
Gross found the back of the net during this period from close range following a cut-back from Murray, but the goal was disallowed as the latter was flagged for offside in the build-up.
Nevertheless, Chris Hughton's charges remained solid at the back to see out the game and claim three points.