It was a mixed but entertaining day on Sunday as Brighton and Hove Albion took victory over Manchester United at the Amex Stadium.
Goals from Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross returned our first three points of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign, but with a number of players shining with their individual efforts, the injury to Lewis Dunk early on in the first half of the game gave summer arrival Leon Balogun his first opportunity in a competitive match as a substitute and the 30-year-old took it with both hands.
Taking to social media following the game, he posted.
— Leon Balogun (@LeonBalogun) August 20, 2018
It certainly went over well with the fans and they were full of praise for the man in return.
He was magnificent
— D. A. P. O (@Dapoo05) August 20, 2018
Not a bad debut , coming on as sub ….. actually it was wayyy better . You were superb . Welcome to our fantastic club ⚪️????⚪️????
— Jon Wensley (@jon_wensley) August 20, 2018
To all the Manchester United fans please
Brighton up ????????????
— I Follow Back.. (@Pelumi004) August 20, 2018
I honestly feared the worse when @lewisdunk went off injured, but you stepped in and played confidently, and very well. Well done, and what a match.
— M J Jackson #FBPE (@MJJSeagull) August 20, 2018
You played brilliantly! Not easy to make your EPL debut off the bench against United!
— Dan (@TheRedSeagull92) August 20, 2018
That’s only a small section of the messages he received but whilst it’s still early days, it looks like the club and manager Chris Hughton have identified another solid player that will quickly become a fan favourite if he keeps putting in those efforts.