Premier League: Brighton vs Watford Player Ratings as Duffy and Maupay score to give Brighton an important win


Premier League: Brighton vs Watford Player Ratings as Duffy and Maupay score to give Brighton an important win

Brighton vs Watford

Brighton sealed three points in their first game back at the Amex following a 2-0 win over newly-promoted Watford. Shane Duffy marked his return to the side with a goal from a corner before a mistake from William Troost-Ekong saw Neal Maupau slot in the second goal. The second half saw Watford come out with renewed impetus only to falter and not find the back of the net.  

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Brighton & Hove Albion 

Brighton

Robert Sanchez (7/10) 

Although the Spaniard made a few bad decisions to rush out from his goal, he impressed with a few important saves.  

Shane Duffy (8/10) 

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Scored the first Brighton goal on his return to the Amex Stadium. Duffy filled the center of three central defenders alongside Lewis Dunk and Adam Webster. 

Adam Webster (7/10) 

Imposed himself on the game from the word go. Playing on the right, Webster managed to create a few chances for his team and did well in attack. 

Lewis Dunk (6.5/10) 

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The Brighton skipper was as solid as ever in the heart of the defense. He managed to keep the likes of Dennis and Cucho Hernandez at bay. 

Solly March (7/10) 

Brighton’s left wing-back was among the most impressive players on display at the Amex. He managed to trouble Ismaila Sarr and Craig Cathcart on the left wing. 

Alexis MacAllister (7/10) 

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Playing at central attacking midfield, the Argentinian showed a good work rate and managed to create important chances for Graham Potter’s side.  

Adam Lallana (6.5/10) 

Played in central midfield alongside Bissouma and put in a decent shift. Was replaced towards the end of the game by Dutch international Jakub Moder. 

Yves Bissouma (8.5/10) 

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The Malian was extremely effective in the heart of midfield and possibly the best player on the pitch between the two sides.  

Pascal Gross (7/10) 

The German put in a decent performance at right wing-back where he managed to send down a few crosses. He was effective in defending as well towards the end of the game. 

Leandro Trossard (8/10) 

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A strong performance from the Belgian who played to good effect alongside Neal Maupay. He came close to scoring a few times only to be denied by Daniel Bachmann.  

Neal Maupay (8/10) 

Maupay impressed one and all with some spectacular play and a high work rate. However, following an injury, he was withdrawn at the start of the second half and replaced by Aaron Connolly. 

Substitutes 

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Aaron Connolly (6/10) 

Connolly came on at halftime for an injured Neal Maupay. He came close to scoring from a corner in the second half of the game. 

Enock Mwepw (N/A) 

Jakub Moder (N/A) 

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Watford  

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Watford

Daniel Bachmann (5/10) 

The Austrian goalkeeper didn’t have much to do and could not do much about the goals that were scored. He was in a way responsible for letting in the second goal.  

Adam Masina (6/10)  

Masina put in a decent performance playing at left-back. His performance in the second half was considerably better following the introduction of Cucho Hernandez. 

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Christian Kabasele (5.5/10) 

A torrid performance in defense for Kabasele saw him dealing with the likes of Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay. He racked up a yellow card towards the end of the game. 

William Troost-Ekong (3/10) 

A howler from Troost-Ekong while trying to play out from the back saw Brighton score their second goal. He played alongside Kabasele for the entire 90 minutes. 

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Craig Cathcart (5/10) 

The former Blackpool defender had little impact on the grand scheme of things. He was replaced by Josh King in the second half with Ismaila Sarr moving to right wing-back. 

Ken Sema (6/10) 

Despite the torrid performance from the Watford defensive unit, the Swedish international put in a solid performance. 

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Tom Cleverley (6/10) 

The skipper for the club on the day, Cleverley could not manage to inspire his players to rally in the second half. Overall, a mediocre performance from the former Manchester United midfielder. 

Peter Etebo (6.5/10) 

Etebo put in a solid performance at defensive midfield. He was noted for some brave defending during the first half where he was struck in the face by a Yves Bissouma free-kick. 

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Imran Louza (3/10) 

It was a disappointing game for the youngster alongside Tom Cleverley. He was brought off at halftime and replaced by Cucho Hernandez. 

Ismaila Sarr (5/10) 

Sarr didn’t have the impact he had against Aston Villa and was a frustrated figure for most of the game. Following the withdrawal of Cathcart, Sarr was moved to right-wing-back. 

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Emmanuel Dennis (6.5/10) 

The Nigerian international didn’t have the best of first halves but managed to create a few problems in the second for the likes of Dunk and Duffy. However, he didn’t manage to find the back of the net. 

Substitutes 

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Watford

Cucho Hernandez (7/10) 

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Cucho was brought on at the start of the second half and immediately began influencing the game. However, he came face to face with Adam Webster and Pascal Gross on several occasions and failed to penetrate the Brighton defense. 

Joshua King (N/A) 

Troy Deeny (N/A) 

Came on a bit too late to influence anything. 

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