Date: 11th August 2018 at 4:58pm
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Vicarage Road

Premier League

11/08/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 20051

Referee: Moss

Watford Brighton
Pereyra (35, 54)
Foster Ryan
Janmaat Bruno 26
Cathcart Duffy
Kabasele Dunk
Doucoure Knockaert
Hughes 81 Propper
Pereyra 87 March 71
Gray 74 Gross 60
Deeney Murray


Gomes Bong 26
Prodl Kayal
Mariappa Bissouma 60
Success 74 Locadia
Masina Balogun
Sema 81 Jahanbakhsh 71
Femenia 87 Button

Game Statistics

19 Goal attempts 6
5 On Target 0
8 Corners 2
10 Fouls 16
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
53 % 47

Brighton and Hove Albion made the trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford in our opening Premier League match of the 2018/19 campaign.

Manager Chris Hughton didn’t make too many changes to the expected starting eleven despite our pre-season transfer business with only Bernardo coming in for his debut, but Yves Bissouma, Leon Balogun and Alireza Jahanbakhsk took their places on the substitutes bench.

A brace from Roberto Pereyra made it a disappointing day for the travelling Seagulls as we had no reply in a 2-0 defeat, but Bissouma and Jahanbakhsh did come on for substitute debuts as they continue their adjustment having arrived at the club over the summer.

It wasn’t how anybody had wanted to open the year but it’s only one game and it won’t decide our season, we just have to hope our newbies click sooner rather than later in what was a pretty comfortable victory for the hosts.

The main concern was not a single shot registered on target looking at the stats.

Dust ourselves down and go again!