Pascal Gross coolly sees off Leeds to continue Brighton’s sparkling start

Brighton kept up their impressive, unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a second-half goal from Pascal Gross sealing a 1-0 victory over Leeds at the Amex Stadium.

Midfielder Gross broke the deadlock after Brighton wasted a number of opportunities, running on to a Leandro Trossard pass and slotting in his third goal of the campaign. The victory left the south coast side with 10 points from four games.

The Leeds manager, Jesse Marsch, kept faith with the side that dismantled Chelsea 3-0 last week, but the visitors failed to get going against a determined Brighton who extended their streak without a league defeat to nine games going back to last season.

Brighton players embrace after the only goal in their game against Leeds at the Amex
Brighton players embrace after the only goal in their game against Leeds at the Amex. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Brighton could have found themselves up 1-0 early in the opening period but the unmarked Adam Webster headed wide from a Gross free-kick, before the hosts let Leeds off the hook again with two more opportunities.

Graham Potter’s side continued to attack immediately after the break but they failed to get a breakthrough when Solly March was played through by Gross, his shot being kept out by Illan Meslier.

Luis Sinisterra highlighted the lack of a cutting edge in Leeds’s attack when he missed from point-blank range. His team paid the price as Gross went on to score shortly after in the 66th minute.

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