Burnley locked horns with Brighton and Hove Albion in their opening game of the Premier League 2021/22.
Burnley’s James Tarkowski found the net at the second minute for his side. The score at the end of the first half saw Burnley lead the game 1-0. However, Brighton returned back with two goals at the 73rd and 78th minute by Neal Maupay and Alexis Mac Allister, respectively. With that two goals, the club won the game 2-1 and started their campaign with a win.
Here are the player ratings of the players from Burnley and Brighton.
Nick Pope (5.5/10): We didn’t see the best of Nick Pope in the club’s season opener as he conceded two goals within a few minutes, which saw Burnley end up on the losing side.
Matthew Lowton (6.5/10): The English defender wasn’t up to the mark today and wasn’t strong enough to stop the attackers from reaching their goal.
James Tarkowski (8/10): Undoubtedly, James was the best player in his club though he was awarded a yellow card for a foul. He was on the score sheet tonight for his club as he scored a goal during the early minutes of the game.
Ben Mee (7/10): Partnered with James, the English player was as strong as a ball and also helped the team gain possession during the game.
Charlie Taylor (6.5/10): Taylor also was a bit shaky in the defence but was exceptional during the first half of the match.
Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (7.5/10): Berg was awarded a yellow card in today’s game but had an 80% pass success rate. He put in his best efforts but the attackers failed to convert them.
Ashley Westwood (7.5/10): Westwood assisted to the goal converted by Tarkowski. Moreover, he had 21 accurate passes during the club’s season opener.
Jack Cord (6/10): Cork was substituted off at the 85th minute of the game. He also failed to leave his mark in the game.
Dwight McNeil (7/10): Dwight played for 79 minutes and had a pass success rate of 86%. He gave his best for the club but couldn’t ensure they win the match.
Chris Wood (6/10): Wood had three shots on target but couldn’t convert either of them.
Jay Rodrigues (7/10): Jay had a few accurate passes to his name today and would have created a few more opportunities for his club. But, was taken off the pitch at the 70th minute.
Ashley Barners (6/10): Ashely played for over 20 mins but could neither create a chance nor convert one for his side.
Josh Brownhill (6.5/10): Josh had a few accurate passes and tackles to his name, but that didn’t do much good for his side.
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Brighton & Hove Albion
Robert Sanchez (7/10): Sanchez conceded a goal in the 2nd minute but was like a wall after that throughout the game.
Pascal Gross (7.5/10): Gross assisted once today and had 46 accurate passes to his name in Brighton’s season opener.
Lewis Dunk (7/10): Brighton skipper had a 90% pass success rate, with 69 accurate passes in a single match.
Shane Duffy (8/10): Duffy finished the match with 45 accurate passes and also had 4 shots on the goal. He was a key centre-back for the club in today’s fixture.
Adam Webster (7.5/10): Webster also played a key role in the defence along with the others. He didn’t let any ball go through him throughout the game.
Steven Alzate (7/10): The midfielder played for 72 minutes and provided his t/10): team will several key passes. He supported the defenders as well as the attackers.
Leandro Trossard (6.5/10): He had one shot on goal during today’s game and a few crucial passes to his name.
Yves Bissouma (6.5/10): Bissouma provided his team with a bunch of crucial passes.
Enock Mwepu (6/10): Mwepu played only during the first half of the game and couldn’t do much for his team during the first 45 minutes.
Solly March (7.5/10): With 30 accurate passes and 1 shot on goal, March played a crucial role in helping his side wins the match.
Neal Maupay (7/10): Maupay scored a goal for the Brighton-based club but also was shown a yellow card for the foul he committed.
Adam Lallana (6/10): Adam Lallana played the second half of the game but wasn’t at his best in the club’s opening game of the season.
Jakub Moder (7/10): Moder provided his team with an assist which was converted to a goal. He played a key role in helping his side bagging a victory.
Alexis Mac Allister (7.5/10): Coming off the bench at the 76th minute only to score a goal for the club at the 78th minute. His goal saw Brighton take the lead in the game.