Mitoma double helps Brighton climb to third

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Kaoru Mitoma celebrates scoring for BrightonKaoru Mitoma's goal after just 16 seconds of the second half was his second Premier League goal of the season

Substitute Kaoru Mitoma's second-half double helped Brighton come from behind to beat winless Bournemouth.

The Japan midfielder scored 16 seconds after coming on, then headed in later to clinch a third straight Premier League win.

Bournemouth had gone ahead when Dominic Solanke capitalised on an error by Brighton goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen.

The hosts looked sluggish until Milos Kerkez's own goal drew them level in first-half injury time.

Brighton showed nine changes from the side that started the 3-2 defeat by AEK Athens in the Europa League on Thursday.

But manager Roberto De Zerbi's substitutions, which saw Mitoma and Ansu Fati come on after half-time, made the required impact to propel Brighton up to third place.

The latest win for the Seagulls comes six days after the first anniversary of De Zerbi succeeding Graham Potter and confirms their continuing impressive progress.

Bournemouth are still seeking a first league victory under Andoni Iraola and have now gone 10 Premier League games without winning.

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Brighton & Hove Albion

Squad number1Player nameVerbruggen

Squad number34Player nameVeltman

Squad number4Player nameWebster

Squad number5Player nameDunk

Squad number30Player nameEstupiñán

Squad number8Player nameDahoud

Squad number11Player nameGilmour

Squad number40Player nameBuonanotte

Squad number18Player nameWelbeck

Squad number24Player nameAdingra

Squad number28Player nameFerguson

Squad number2Player nameLamptey

Squad number9Player nameJoão Pedro

Squad number20Player nameBaleba

Squad number22Player nameMitoma

Squad number31Player nameAnsu Fati

AFC Bournemouth

Squad number1Player nameNeto

Squad number37Player nameAarons

Squad number27Player nameZabarnyi

Squad number5Player nameKelly

Squad number3Player nameKerkez

Squad number4Player nameL Cook

Squad number29Player nameBilling

Squad number16Player nameTavernier

Squad number10Player nameChristie

Squad number19Player nameKluivert

Squad number9Player nameSolanke

Squad number7Player nameBrooks

Squad number11Player nameOuattara

Squad number22Player nameTraorè

Squad number24Player nameSemenyo

Squad number25Player nameSenesi

Line-ups

Brighton

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Verbruggen34VeltmanBooked at 37mins4Webster5DunkBooked at 75mins30Estupiñán8DahoudSubstituted forBalebaat 74'minutes11GilmourBooked at 45mins40BuonanotteSubstituted forMitomaat 45'minutes18WelbeckSubstituted forJoão Pedroat 63'minutes24AdingraSubstituted forLampteyat 87'minutes28FergusonSubstituted forAnsu Fatiat 45'minutes

Substitutes

2Lamptey3dos Santos de Paulo7March9João Pedro14Lallana20Baleba22Mitoma23Steele31Ansu Fati

Bournemouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Neto37Aarons27ZabarnyiBooked at 40mins5KellySubstituted forSenesiat 83'minutesBooked at 90mins3Kerkez4L Cook29BillingSubstituted forBrooksat 82'minutesBooked at 89mins16TavernierSubstituted forOuattaraat 63'minutes10ChristieSubstituted forTraorèat 82'minutes19KluivertSubstituted forSemenyoat 64'minutes9Solanke

Substitutes

7Brooks8Rothwell11Ouattara15A Smith17Sinisterra20Radu22Traorè24Semenyo25Senesi

Referee:John Brooks

Attendance:31,617

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 3, Bournemouth 1.

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 3, Bournemouth 1.

Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

João Pedro (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth).

Attempt blocked. Dango Ouattara (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Brooks.

Foul by Pervis Estupiñán (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Dango Ouattara (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

João Pedro (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth).

Attempt blocked. Ansu Fati (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Pedro.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by David Brooks.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Max Aarons (Bournemouth).

Attempt blocked. Hamed Traorè (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tariq Lamptey (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dango Ouattara (Bournemouth).

David Brooks (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Brooks (Bournemouth).

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