Brighton summer signing Leandro Trossard scored and saw a goal ruled out by the video assistant referee as they were held to a draw by West Ham.
The Belgian playmaker, signed from Genk for an undisclosed fee in June, thought he had opened the scoring midway through the first half only for his effort to be ruled out for offside on a VAR review.
But Trossard was not to be denied a debut goal, and he fired past Lukasz Fabianski from the edge of the box shortly after Javier Hernandez had put the Hammers into a 61st-minute lead.
The Seagulls pushed for a winner late on with Trossard, Lewis Dunk and Davy Propper all going close, but Graham Potter was forced to settle for a point at the end of his first home game in charge.
Having thumped Watford on the opening day of the season, Brighton went into their first home game of the campaign high on confidence and it showed.
Dan Burn could have scored in the opening minutes but he failed to direct his headed effort goalward while Trossard, who was the stand-out performer from either side, had numerous chances to score more than one goal.
And second-half substitute Neal Maupay, who netted on debut against Watford a week earlier, also spurned a golden chance in the final minute of normal time, firing over with the goal gaping.
But to West Ham’s credit, despite their lack of attacking threat, they did defend resolutely for long periods, and Michail Antonio spurned a fine chance of his own in the closing stages – heading weakly at Mat Ryan from close range.
Norwich City picked up their first win back in the Premier League as Teemu Pukki scored a hat-trick against a laboured Newcastle United.
Pukki’s stunning volley set them on their way in the first half, lashing into the top corner after Newcastle failed to clear a Norwich corner.
The home side were buoyant in their first game at Carrow Road since returning to the Premier League and Pukki doubled their lead in the 63rd minute when he clinically finished off a neat passing move. read more…
Source – BBC