Burnley 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion: Substitute Alexis Mac Allister seals comeback win

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Alexis Mac Allister scored in the second minute after being substituted

As Brighton opened the Premier League season, substitute Alexis Mac Allister won a late victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.

Argentine Mac Allister and Pascal Gross met just two minutes after Graham Potter introduced them as the Seagulls made a quick turnaround of five minutes.

Neal Maupay, who had finished above last season's relegation spots in a meeting between the sides, had annulled James Tarkowski's controversial second minute header. He slid in to take Jakub Moder’s cross.

Although it appeared that Tarkowski's goal from Ashley Westwood’s corner was ruled out, despite Brighton's protests, a video assistant referee reviewed the match in favour of the hosts.

Sean Dyche's team came close to scoring a second goal just before half-time when Johann Gudmundsson hit the post with a low effort from the penalty area edge. Ben Mee then headed for the crossbar using a set-piece.

Dwight McNeil cleared Shane Duffy’s attempt off the line after the restart. However, Burnley were eventually made to pay for their earlier mistakes as they tied their club record of 11 league matches played without a home victory.

Potter inspired swing game

Brighton only managed nine wins last season, when their lack of cutting edge in front goal threatened to force them into the relegation zone.

Based on the expected goals value for 2020-21, Brighton's 41 point should have been 67. This is the largest points gap in Europe's top five divisions.

This is an area where the ex-Swansea boss must make significant progress in his third season as head. He will be hoping that the second-half performance at Turf Moor is a sign for things to come.

As Brighton's dominance in the ball game was finally converted into goals, Moder scoring an assist for Maupay's first involvement and Mac Allister winning the match.

Burnley had many opportunities to improve their position prior to the interval. However, Jay Rodriguez was denied by Robert Sanchez, Seagulls keeper at close quarters. Gudmundsson, Mee struck the woodwork either side.

The Clarets couldn't manage a second-half shot on target, while Brighton managed six. And, most importantly, the Seagulls saw their dominance pay off.

Alan Pace, Burnley chairman, said this week that he "no doubts" Dyche would sign a new long term contract. He had managed to steer the club 11 points clear from the bottom three clubs last season - despite finishing 17th.

Given Dyche's resources, a sixth consecutive Premier League season is an impressive achievement. He will be eager to see an immediate reaction to the disappointing opening result.

Player of the match Alexis Mac Allister, with an average 8.45 Burnley Burnley Burnley

Brighton Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton & Hove Albion Burnley Average Rating 6.50 Squad Number 1 Player named Pope Average ranking 5.55 Squad Number 3 Player player name Taylor Average ratings 4.20 Squad numbers 10 Player number Barnes Average rating 4.10 Brighton & Hove Albion Squad No 10 Player number Mac Allister Average ranking 8.45 Squad no 15 Player number Lallana Average rate 7.22 Squad # 13 Player number Gro Average rated 7.22 Squad amount 13 Player number Bissouma Average rated 7.22 Squad name Lallana rating of 6.75 Squad name 1 Player number 16 Player number 17 Player number 1 Member name Snchez Player number 5 Squad rating Player number 9 Squad name Alzate rating 6.63 Squad size 17 Player number 5 Average rating Player number 4 Average rating Player number 4 Squad name Webster 6.39 Squad name Alzate 6.36 Squad rating Player number 11 Squad 12 Player number 5 Squad name Lallana rating 6.28 Squad.


Match Stats

Live Text Line-ups Burnley Formation 4-4-2 1 Pope 2 Lowton 5 Tarkowski 6 Mee 3 Taylor 7 Gudmundsson 18 Westwood 4 Cork 11 McNeil 9 Wood 19 Rodriguez 1 Pope

2 Lowton

Booked 5 Tarkowski at 13 minutes

6 Mee

3 Taylor

7 Gudmundsson booked at 9mins

18 Westwood

Vydra Substituted with 4 Cork at 85' Minutes

11 McNeil Substituted for Brownhill at 79' minutes

9 Wood

19 Rodriguez Substituted For Barnes at 70' Minutes Substitutes for 8 Brownhill

10 Barnes

13 Hennessey

22 Collins

23 Pieters

26 Bardsley

27 Vydra

37 Thomas

38 Richardson Brighton Formation 4-1-4-1 1 Snchez 4 Webster 24 Duffy 5 Dunk 13 Gro 17 Alzate 20 March 12 Mwepu 8 Bissouma 11 Trossard 9 Maupay 1 Snchez

4 Webster

24 Duffy

5 Dunk

13 Gro

17 Alzate Substituted for Moder at 72' minutes

20 March

Substitute Lallana for 12 Mwepu at 45' minutes

8 Bissouma

11 Trossard substituted for Mac Allister at the 76' minute

9 Maupay Booked in 26mins Substitutes 6 Karbownik

10 Mac Allister

14 Lallana

15 Moder

19 Zeqiri

21 Andone

23 Steele

25 Caicedo

30 Richards Referee, David Coote. Match Stats Live Text Post Update Match ends at Burnley 1, Brighton & Hove Albion 2. Burnley 1, Brighton & Hove Albion. Second half ends in full time Update: Attempt blocked. Pascal Gro (Brighton and Hove Albion), right footed shot at long range on right is blocked. Post update: Attempt saved. Jakub Moder (Brighton and Hove Albion), right footed shot from right side box to save the goal in the middle. Robert Snchez assisted. Burnley, Post update Corner Adam Webster conceded. Post update Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Burnley), header from a difficult angle to the right is high up and wide to his right. Charlie Taylor assisted with a cross. Post update Robert Snchez (Brighton and Hove Albion), wins a free kick at the defensive end. Post update Foul by Ashley Barnes, Burnley Blockage of the post-update attempt Matej Vydra (Burnley), left footed shot taken from outside the box is stopped. Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Matej Vydra replaces Jack Cork. Update: Attempt blocked. Jack Cork (Burnley), right footed shot outside the box is blocked Josh Brownhill assisted. Substitution Substitution Burnley. Dwight McNeil is replaced by Josh Brownhill. goal Goal! Goal! Burnley 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 2 Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton and Hove Albion), right footed shot, from the centre box to the centre goal. Pascal Gro assisted with a cross. Substitution Substitution Brighton and Hove Albion. Leandro Trossard is replaced by Alexis Mac Allister. Post update Foul by Pascal Gro, Brighton and Hove Albion. Post update Charlie Taylor (Burnley), wins a free kick at the defensive end. Post update Leandro Trssard (Brighton and Hove Albion), wins a free kick at the attacking end. Foul by Jack Cork, Burnley. Goal! Goal! Burnley 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Neal Maupay (Brighton and Hove Albion), right footed shot taken from very close to the goal. Jakub Moder assisted. Substitution Substitution Brighton and Hove Albion. Steven Alzate is replaced by Jakub Moder Page 1 of 5 Rewind Previous Navigate to Next Navigate To The Last Page Forward