Premier League legend hails Brighton match-winner Andone

Florin Andone applauds the Albion fans at the final whistle. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Florin Andone applauds the Albion fans at the final whistle. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Premier League legend Alan Shearer hailed Florin Andone's performance after Brighton & Hove Albion beat Huddersfield 1-0 yesterday.

Romanian international Andone, back from a three-game suspension, came off the bench after 57 minutes and headed the only goal 11 minutes from time.


Shearer, the Premier League's all-time record goalscorer, said it was Andone's performance which earned the Seagulls a crucial three points.


It was Albion's first league victory of 2019 and moved them five points clear of the relegation zone.


Speaking on Match Of The Day, Shearer said: "They were going nowhere in their game until Chris (Hughton) changed it with about half-an-hour to go.


"Murray went off and Andone came on and he changed the game.


"He became a focal point. He had a touch, turn and drew a decent save, should have had a penalty and everything was fired into him.


"Huddersfield switched off, the ball in from (Anthony) Knockaert was a wonderful cross and Andone changed the game and won the game for them. He got them the three points.


"That was a must-win game for Brighton, their first Premier League win this year so it's a big three points for them and they deserved it in the end."

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