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Brighton come back, beat Brentford through Gross, teen Hinshelwood

Pascal Gross had a goal and set up 18-year-old Jack Hinshelwood for another as Brighton and Hove Albion came back to beat Brentford 2-1 at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday.

Bryan Mbeumo had converted an early penalty to put Brentford in front with his seventh goal of the Premier League season, but the Bees could neither hang onto their lead nor find another goal.

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Brighton will hope to have curbed a slide that saw them win just one of eight Premier League contests. The Seagulls now sit seventh with 25 points, two off fifth-place Tottenham and five away from the top four.

Brentford, meanwhile, loses for the third time in four matches after defeating Luton Town last time out. The Bees sit 11th with 19 points on the season.

Gulls’ Gross a club hero

He’s played almost every position since arriving from Germany, and Pascal Gross is one of the emblems of Brighton and Hove Albion’s current golden era.

Gross scored with a fine finish and assisted Hinshelwood with class to produce both goals in this win, playing left back at the age of 32 as if he isn’t a central midfielder.

He’s closing in on 75 goal contributions in a Brighton shirt and has now played 232 times after his move from Ingolstadt.

There have been seasons he’s driven the attack and other times he’s played the role of steady Eddie, and the latter’s pretty important given how many star Seagulls have skipped town during his tenure.

Between Lewis Dunk and Pascal Gross, Brighton’s been fortunate to have some loyal servants while the club’s profile rose to new heights.

What’s next?

Brighton hosts Burnley at 10am ET Saturday, the same time Brentford kicks off at Sheffield United


Brighton vs Brentford final score: 2-1

Goal: Mbeumo (penalty, 26'), Gross (31'), Hinshelwood (52')


How to watch Brighton vs Brentford live, stream link, time

Kickoff: 2:30 pm ET, Wednesday (Dec. 6)

TV channel: Peacock

Online: Watch via Peacock Premium


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Jack Hinshelwood goal

The teenager’s put Brighton in front.

It’s Gross on the assist, a nice long cross bundled over the line by 18-year-old Jack Hinshelwood.

2-1 Seagulls.

Hinshelwood puts Brighton 2-1 ahead of Brentford
Jack Hinshelwood scores his first Premier League to give Brighton a 2-1 lead over Brentford at the Amex.


Pascal Gross goal

That lead didn’t last long!

Kaorui Mitoma is driving the ball up the left side, and gets deep into the Brentford third.

He cuts the ball back toward the top of the box, and Pascal Gross has advanced from his left back position for a strong finish from about 18 yards.

1-1.

Gross equalizes for Brighton against Brentford
Pascal Gross brings Brighton back to level terms against Brentford in the first half at the Amex with a lovely finish to the bottom corner of the goal.


Bryan Mbeumo penalty goal

Jan Paul van Hecke is the guilty party here, using his arm to interfere with Vitaly Janelt as they enter the box.

Bryan Mbeumo’s calm and collected as he bounces up to the spot to roll the ball inside the right post and give Brentford the early lead.

Mbeumo's penalty gives Brentford lead v. Brighton
Bryan Mbeumo steps up to the penalty spot and slots home Brentford's opening goal against Brighton at the Amex.


Brighton lineup

Brentford lineup


Focus on Brighton, injury news

OUT: Ansu Fati (thigh), Julio Enciso (knee), Lewis Dunk (suspension), Tariq Lamptey (thigh), Solly March (knee), Mahmoud Dahoud (suspension), Pervis Estupiñan (thigh), Danny Welbeck (undisclosed), Adam Webster (knock)

Focus on Brentford, injury news

OUT: Ivan Toney (suspension), Christian Norgaard (suspension), Nathan Collins (ankle), Rico Henry (torn ACL - out for season), Kevin Schade (adductor), Aaron Hickey (hamstring)| QUESTIONABLE: Kristofer Ajer (foot), Mathias Jensen (knock), Mikkel Damsgaard (knee), Josh Dasilva (hamstring)