Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal, 26 December 2018

Score1-1
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAMEX Stadium
Attendance30,608
Kick-off: 5.15pm Brighton and Hove Albion had won each of the preceding three home games against Arsenal in the top division. Premier League Head to Head Played: 3 Brighton and Hove Albion won: 1 Drawn: 1 Arsenal won: 1 Brighton and Hove Albion scored: 3 Arsenal scored: 4

1 Brighton and Hove Albion

Manager: Chris Hughton

1 Arsenal

Manager: Unai Emery

Goals:

Jürgen Locadia 35 G

Goals:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 7 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan
Defender Leon Balogun
Defender Martín Montoya
Defender/Centre back Shane Duffy
Defender/Midfielder Bernardo
Defender/Midfielder Solly March
Midfielder Pascal Gross
Midfielder Davy Pröpper
Midfielder Dale Stephens
Forward Jürgen Locadia
Forward Glenn Murray

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Defender/Midfielder Sead Kolašinac
Midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Lucas Torreira
Midfielder Granit Xhaka

Substitutions:

Florin Andone for Glenn Murray 79
Anthony Knockaert for Jürgen Locadia 86

Substitutions:

Alex Iwobi for Mesut Özil 46
Aaron Ramsey for Alexandre Lacazette 62
Ainsley Maitland-Niles for Laurent Koscielny 70

Cards:

Martín Montoya 45 Y
Glenn Murray 58 Y

Cards:

Sead Kolašinac 81 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David Button
Defender Gaëtan Bong
Defender Bruno Saltor
Midfielder Yves Bissouma
Midfielder Beram Kayal
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Knockaert
Forward Florin Andone

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Midfielder Mohamed Elneny
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder Joe Willock
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi
Midfielder/Forward Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Forward Eddie Nketiah

Comments:

League position: 13th Brighton and Hove Albion had now lost two of their last 12 home games in the Premier League (won five). The Seagulls avoided losing four consecutive games in the same top division season for the first time since December 1982. Jürgen Locadia scored for the first time in his last 18 appearances in the Premier League since scoring on his debut in the division in February 2018 against Swansea City.

Comments:

League position: 5th Arsenal had now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine away games in the Premier League. They have had only one longer such run in the competition (11 games from February to October in 2010). The Gunners failed in their attempt to become the first team to score at least two goals in each of their opening nine away games in a top division season. They failed to score in the second-half for the first time in their last 17 games in the Premier League since losing at Chelsea on 18 August 2018.