Speaking after the game, Seagulls boss Graham Potter lauded the performance of striker Aaron Connolly, whose quickfire double salvo secure his side the win. Potter said: “I thought he took the goals really well and it's great for him in terms of his confidence. Aaron's a good kid, a nice kid and there is no problem in terms of that at all.
“He is sometimes young and wants to play and he can get frustrated. That is how he is. Everyone loves him here. We want to help him reach his full capacity. He is young, he will make mistakes and it will not be a straight road for him but the quality is there.
“Tonight will have helped him in terms of his finishing but he contributed to the team defensively, he worked well and his reactions were good. He gets his reward and delighted for him.”
Turning his attention to the youngster on show, Potter added: “Ed Turns was really good, making his debut and Haydon Roberts alongside him so two young centre backs at the start of their careers.
“Marc Leonard was also really good in midfield, so we have had a good evening and nice to go through.”
Take a look at the latest news round-up from the Premier League, as the build-up to the weekend's action continues:
5. Tough winter could see Bruce sacked
Newcastle United could opt to part company with under-fire Steve Bruce, if the club are "adrift in the relegation zone going into the winter period". He's won just 28 of his 94 games in charge of the Magpies, and are still looking for their first victory this season. (Chronicle)
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6. City turned down Delap bid
Manchester City are said to have knocked back a £15m offer from Borussia Dortmund for their teenage striker Liam Delap over the summer. He subsequently signed a new six-year deal to commit his future to the Premier League champions. (Football Insider)
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7. Milan could rival Leeds for Lang
The agent of Club Brugge rising star Noa Lang has revealed Champions League side AC Milan interested in his client. Leeds United were heavily-linked with the ex-Ajax forward over the summer, but were unable to get a deal over the line. (Sport Witness)
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8. Henderson eyes loan exit
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been tipped to look for a loan exit in January, after a struggle with Covid-19 saw his hopes of challenging for the number one spot dashed. He spent the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaigns on loan with Sheffield United. (The Sun)
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