Brighton beat Huddersfield after conceding fastest goal of the season

It was Brighton's first win in four league matches and lifted the south-coast team into 11th place.

Published: 02nd December 2018 01:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd December 2018 01:47 AM   |  A+A-

Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy

Brighton & Hove Albion's Shane Duffy (L) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-mate Lewis Dunk | AP

By Associated Press

HUDDERSFIELD: Brighton responded to conceding the fastest goal in the English Premier League this season to beat 10-man Huddersfield 2-1 on Saturday.

Mathias Jorgensen headed Huddersfield in front after 55 seconds after a defensive mix-up but the hosts played the final hour with 10 men following the dismissal of striker Steve Mounie, who was handed a straight red card for a studs-up tackle.

Brighton equalized in first-half stoppage time through Shane Duffy's towering header and made its numerical advantage tell in the second period, with Romania striker Florin Andone's 69th-minute strike, his first goal in English football, clinching victory.

It was Brighton's first win in four league matches and lifted the south-coast team into 11th place.

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