Brighton concedes after 55 seconds, still wins in EPL
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Brighton responded to conceding the fastest goal in the English Premier League this season to beat 10-man Huddersfield 2-1 on Saturday.
Mathias Jorgensen headed Huddersfield in front after 55 seconds after a defensive mix-up but the hosts played the final hour with 10 men following the dismissal of striker Steve Mounie, who was handed a straight red card for a studs-up tackle.
Brighton equalized in first-half stoppage time through Shane Duffy’s towering header and made its numerical advantage tell in the second period, with Romania striker Florin Andone’s 69th-minute strike — his first goal in English soccer — clinching victory.
It was Brighton’s first win in four league matches and lifted the south-coast team into 11th place.