Brighton continue their good run of form with a victory that will be remembered for the years to come. It was the first time this season that Albion has defeated a team from the top six and also the first time in 35 years that they have beaten Arsenal, adding to the Gunners misery.
The first half was not short of action, with the Seagulls controlling the match and creating a good number of chances. A strike from Lewis Dunk from a corner and a Glenn Murray header from a Pascal Gross cross where enough to settle the match.
Aubameyang pulled one back for the Gunners right before the break but it wasn’t enough for the visitors.
It was a fantastic team display, and Hughton called it the “best 40 minutes he has seen all season”. Albion where exploiting the wide areas of the pitch properly, passing with fluidity and concluding their plays in the final third– they could have been up by 3 or more goals before the break.
The two early strikes where enough to settle one of the finest exhibitions seen at the Amex in over three decades.
Even though Gross was influential, we decided to go for Glenn Murray for our Man of the Match. The goal and his movement without the ball were prominent in allowing Albion to secure the victory.