Huddersfield v Brighton & Hove Albion player ratings

Bernardo challenges Aaron Mooy. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Bernardo challenges Aaron Mooy. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Yves Bissouma impressed and Solly March set up two goals in Brighton's 2-1 win at Huddersfield this afternoon. Here's how we rated the players of both teams.

Huddersfield took the lead inside a minute through Zanka but the Terriers were reduced to ten men when Steve Mounie was red-carded for a foul on Yves Bissouma just past the half-hour.

Florin Andone celebrates his goal. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Florin Andone celebrates his goal. Picture by PW Sporting Photography


Shane Duffy headed Brighton level late in the first half, before Florin Andone got the winner with 20 minutes to go.


HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

Jonas Lossl - 6


Danish keeper made excellent saves to deny Bissouma and Gross at the start of the second half. Had little chance with either goal.

Florent Hadergjonaj - 6


An option out wide particularly in the first half. Nice run after one-two with Pritchard early on. Quieter after the break.

Zanka - 7


Back in the starting line-up after missing last week's win at Wolves through suspension. Headed the Terriers into a first-minute when Bruno miscued a clearance back into the penalty area. Solid at the back.

Terence Kongolo - 6


Strong and solid for the majority of the game up against the lively Andone.

Christopher Schlindler - 6


Excellent challenge stopped Andone getting away on 12 minutes. Played the final few minutes up front. Sponsor's man of the match.

Erik Durm - 6


Played high up the pitch in his left wing-back role. Quieter the longer the game went on.

Jonathan Hogg - 7


Neat and tidy in the middle of the park, apart from one misplaced pass early on. Superbly blocked Andone's close-range goalbound shot on 16 minutes.

Philip Billing - 7


Danish international has earned rave reviews this season and was lively throughout. A threat with long throws.

Aaron Mooy - 6


Scored twice in the Terriers' 2-0 win at Wolves last week. Low free kick well saved by Ryan. Subbed on the hour.

Alex Pritchard - 6


Turned down a move to Albion in 2016 and booed throughout by Brighton fans. One shot blocked and then sent another just wide on 20 minutes. Penalty appeals just before half-time waved away by Michael Olliver. Subbed just after half-time.

Steve Mounie - 4


Scored three times against Albion in the Premier League last season. Shot over from 18 yards early on, before he was shown a straight red for a foul on Bissouma after 32 minutes.

Subs:

Laurent Depoitre - 6


Introduced early in the second half.

Tommy Smith - 6


Replaced Mooy just past the hour.

Danny Williams - 6


Came on for Hogg 12 minutes from time.

Unused: Ben Hamer, Elias Kachunga, Ramadan Sobhi, Isaac Mbenza.

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

Mathew Ryan - 6


Crowded out by his team-mates as he looked to punch clear Bruno's sliced clearance which led to Huddersfield's opener. Good low save to keep out Mooy free kick. Had little to do in the second half.

Bruno - 6


Miscued clearance gave Huddersfield the lead inside a minute when Zanka headed home. Quick-thinking led to Albion's equaliser on the stroke of half-time. Booked.

Shane Duffy - 7


Header saved by Lossl on 16 minutes. Threw himself in the way of Pritchard's shot on 20 minutes after he had given the ball to the midfielder. Powerful header drew Brighton level. Dominant at the back in the second half.

Lewis Dunk - 7


Solid at the back. Looked to spread play when possible and helped to stop Huddersfield creating any opportunities in the second half.

Bernardo - 6


Brazilian left-back's third Premier League start. Headed clear dangerous cross at back post early on. Solid.

Solly March - 8


Set up Albion's two goals. Lovely inswinging cross for Duffy to head Albion level in injury-time at the end of the first half. Then crossed for Andone to head home in the second half. Now has five assists this season.

Yves Bissouma - 8


Excellent in the middle of the park. Full of energy. Booed throughout after Mounie was sent off for a challenge on him but that just seemed to up his game more and more.

Davy Propper - 7


Always available for a pass and spread the play well.

Jose Izquierdo - 6


Pacy Colombian was always a threat but Albion failed to get the winger involved enough.

Pascal Gross - 6


Second game back after missing eight matches with an ankle injury. Could have given away penalty for holding back Pritchard just before half-time. Looked to link play as Albion got him on the ball more in the second half.

Florin Andone - 8


Summer signing from Deportivo made his first start for the Seagulls. Intelligent runs down the flanks. Close range shot blocked in the first half, before he scored on his first Brighton start when he headed home March's cross on 70 minutes.

Subs

Leon Balogun - 6


Replaced the injured Bruno late on.

Glenn Murray - 6


Sent on for Andone ten minutes from time.

Beram Kayal N/A


Sent on in injury-time for Bissouma.


Unused: Jason Steele, Gaetan Bong, Beram Kayal, Jurgen Locadia, Anthony Knockaert.

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