Brighton lose their first game of the season to Fulham

Albion suffered their first defeat of the season at Fulham with a 2-1 defeat.

Pervis Estupinan had a relatively difficult second start for the club when he gave away a foul in the first minute of the game against Tete.

Sanchez was forced into an intelligent save to smash a header away in the first 10 minutes.

The Argus: Estupinan gives away a foul on Tete. Image by Simon DackEstupinan gives away a foul on Tete. Image by Simon Dack

Potter’s team struggled to get on the ball but slowly found their way into the game.

Marco Silva’s side still looked more dangerous, Mitrovic was released down the left flank and sliced ​​inside but his shot went straight to Sanchez.

Albion registered their first shot on goal just before the half-hour mark.

Pervis Estupinan played forward to Caicedo, who continued to play on Pascal Gross. His shot was an easy save for Leno.

The Argus: Caicedo on the ball for Albion. Image by Simon DackCaicedo on the ball for Albion. Image by Simon Dack

Despite Fulham’s pressure in the first half, Albion saw the best chance of the first half.

Some clean passes across the back line resulted in Gross Trossard playing down the left.

His driven cross was met by Solly March, who headed wide after 37 minutes.

The teams went into halftime with the same score.

The Argus: Mitrovic opens top scorer for Fulham Image by Simon DackMitrovic opens the goal for Fulham. Image by Simon Dack

Fulham were unable to create any really clear chances despite the early pressure in the first half.

Albion remained determined and grew into the game, creating the best chance of the game with that Solly March header.

Both teams went into the second half unchanged.

Aleksandar Mitrovic opened the scoring just three minutes into the second half after betting on a Kebano shot.

The Serb slipped into the goal at the far post to make it 1-0 with a simple tap.

Albion put some pressure on the hosts but Fulham would capitalize after Pervis Estupinan lost the ball.

The Argus: Tariq Lamptey caused problems when he came on. Image by Simon DackTariq Lamptey caused problems when he came on. Image by Simon Dack

The hosts poured forward and Lewis Dunk twisted the ball into Albion’s net as he tried to stop Fulham’s cross.

Just over a minute later, Pervis would concede a penalty to Estupinan Albion after VAR believed Decordova-Reid had unintentionally kicked him inside the box.

Mac Allister made it 2-1 in the 59th minute with a great penalty on the left.

Potter made a triple substitution right after that, bringing in Lamptey, Mitoma and Welbeck for Estupinan, Veltman and Mwepu.

The Argus: Mac Allister scores straight away. Image by Simon DackMac Allister scores from the point. Image by Simon Dack

Sanchez almost conceded a goal when a ball slipped out of his hands unchallenged. Kebano’s shot on the half-volley sailed over to spare his blush.

Robinson was cautioned after Tariq Lamptey beat him for pace down the right flank. Albion failed to capitalize on the free-kick despite a good response after halving the deficit.

Albion kept pressing with 20 minutes left. Mitoma caused problems down the left flank, most dangerously when he played a ball into Trossard that forced Bernd Leno in goal to make a decent save.

The Argus: Mitrovic caused problems for Albion. Image by Simon DackMitrovic caused problems for Albion. Image by Simon Dack

Pereira came on for Tom Cairney in the 77th minute. While Denis Undav came on for Moises Caicedo with 10 minutes left.

Harrison Reed was booked after 83 minutes for fouling Alexis Mac Allister on the halfway line.

Chalobah replaced Harrison Reed in stoppage time.

Six minutes were extended but the hosts frustrated Albion with a well-executed time-waster in the corner.

The Argus: Potter full-timePotter full-time

Webster would have given away nearly a third in Albion’s rush to bring it forward. His worn pass went into Tom Cairney but his shot went wide.

It was a deserved win for the hosts, who managed the game well and frustrated Albion in the closing stages.

Albion weren’t themselves and looked unusually sloppy in possession.

Potter’s side showed insight, especially after the introduction of Lamptey and Mitoma, but it wasn’t to be as Albion suffered their first loss of the season.

Albion meets Leicester City this Sunday at 2pm.

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