• 2nd Half
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Portsmouth
  • GroßGwargis
    77'
  • WhatmoughDowning
    71'
  • Gyökeres
    71'
  • VeltmanSanders
    68'
  • JahanbakhshRoberts
    68'
  • MarquisCannon
    63'
  • CurtisHarrison
    63'
  • Bernardo
    57'
  • Jahanbakhsh
    54'
  • 1st Half
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Portsmouth
  • Marquis
    40'
  • Mac Allister
    38'
  • Groß
    37'
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Brighton & Hove Albion - Portsmouth
League Cup - 17 September 2020

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+2' 

FT: Brighton 4-0 Portsmouth. The PL side have too much for the League One team. Brighton get a convincing first win of the season and can look forward to round three.

Bernardo of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides third goal during the Carabao Cup second round match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Portsmouth at Amex Stadium
90' 

Two minutes added.

88' 

Brighton will face Preston away in round three.

86' 

Stephens has had to go off for the hosts. He's gone down the tunnel. Brighton have used their subs, so they are down to 10!

85' 

Brighton face a trip to Newcastle on Sunday and this will give Potter a real selection headache. He'll be delighted with that.

83' 

That's the most Pompey have shown in quite some time. They just haven't been at the races in this second period.

80' 

Steele fails to gather a right-wing corner and gets away with one. The visitors load another one into the box and the keeper redeems himself with a super save to claw out Raggett's header.

78' 

Mac Allister threatens a fifth with a 25-yard free kick that flashes into the side netting.

  • Peter Gwargis
    OffPascal GroßBrighton & Hove AlbionBRIGHTON CHANGE: Gwargis on for Gross.
  • Peter Gwargis
    OnPeter GwargisBrighton & Hove Albion
77' 

BRIGHTON CHANGE: Gwargis on for Gross.

  • Paul Downing
    OffJack WhatmoughPortsmouthPompey are in damage limitation mode now. Brighton have a taste for this and want more goals.
  • Paul Downing
    OnPaul DowningPortsmouth
76' 

Pompey are in damage limitation mode now. Brighton have a taste for this and want more goals.

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  • Viktor Gyökeres
    GoalViktor GyökeresBrighton & Hove AlbionGOAL! Gyokeres seizes upon a knock down with his back to goal. He twists into space and fires a low shot across the keeper and into the net.
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GOAL! Gyokeres seizes upon a knock down with his back to goal. He twists into space and fires a low shot across the keeper and into the net.

71' 

VIDEO: Goal of the game!

  • Max Sanders
    OffJoël VeltmanBrighton & Hove AlbionBRIGHTON CHANGE: Veltman off, Sanders on.
  • Max Sanders
    OnMax SandersBrighton & Hove Albion
70' 

BRIGHTON CHANGE: Veltman off, Sanders on.

  • Haydon Roberts
    OffAlireza JahanbakhshBrighton & Hove AlbionBRIGHTON CHANGE: Jahanbakhsh off, Roberts on.
  • Haydon Roberts
    OnHaydon RobertsBrighton & Hove Albion
69' 

BRIGHTON CHANGE: Jahanbakhsh off, Roberts on.

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66' 

It's all Brighton. Burn lets rip from range but can't keep it on target.

  • Ellis Harrison
    OffRonan CurtisPortsmouthPOMPEY CHANGE: Curtis off, Harrison on.
  • Ellis Harrison
    OnEllis HarrisonPortsmouth
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POMPEY CHANGE: Curtis off, Harrison on.

  • Andy Cannon
    OffJohn MarquisPortsmouthPOMPEY CHANGE: Marquis off, Cannon on.
  • Andy Cannon
    OnAndy CannonPortsmouth
63' 

POMPEY CHANGE: Marquis off, Cannon on.

61' 

CLOSE! Almost four as Burn's header across the six-yard box is acrobatically nodded away by Naylor. Stunning defending.

59' 

That was also Bernardo's first goal for Brighton.

  • Bernardo
    GoalBernardoBrighton & Hove AlbionGOAL! Bernardo surely seals the win with a bullet near post header from a right-wing corner.
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GOAL! Bernardo surely seals the win with a bullet near post header from a right-wing corner.

56' 

It's looking like it's going to be a positive 150th League Cup outing for Brighton. Can Pompey recover and throw a spanner in the works?

  • Alireza Jahanbakhsh
    GoalAlireza JahanbakhshBrighton & Hove AlbionGOAL! The home team double their advantage. Jahanbakhsh rifles a stunning shot into the top corner from just outside the left of the area after a wonderful move from back to front.
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GOAL! The home team double their advantage. Jahanbakhsh rifles a stunning shot into the top corner from just outside the left of the area after a wonderful move from back to front.

53' 

Gyokeres takes aim with a stinging drive but MacGillivray beats it away.

52' 

Curtis fizzes a low free kick from the left towards the near post. It's an awkward one for Steele, but the Brighton stopper does enough to prevent a corner.

50' 

Mac Allister heads wide from a standing leap after more promising play by Bernardo down the left.

49' 

Brighton with plenty of the ball at the start of this half, but no chances of note as of yet.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! Pompey get us back under way.

  • End of 1st Half
45+2' 

HT: Brighton 1-0 Pompey.

45+1' 

Two minutes added.

45' 

Harness unloads a drilled effort inside a packed area. It's blocked and Pompey scream for a penalty. Replays show it hits the already prone Veltman on the floor and diverts away. Good decision not to award a spot kick there.

43' 

VIDEO: Brighton snare the opener.

  • John Marquis
    Yellow cardJohn MarquisPortsmouthMarquis booked.
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Marquis booked.

40' 

That's Mac Allister's first ever goal for Brighton.

  • Alexis Mac Allister
    GoalAlexis Mac AllisterBrighton & Hove AlbionGOAL! Brighton win the ball high up the field. Mac Allister makes a late dash into the box to thump a header home from Jahanbakhsh's cross.
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GOAL! Brighton win the ball high up the field. Mac Allister makes a late dash into the box to thump a header home from Jahanbakhsh's cross.

  • Pascal Groß
    Yellow cardPascal GroßBrighton & Hove AlbionGross booked for shoving Williams to the floor.
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Gross booked for shoving Williams to the floor.

36' 

VIDEO: The Seagulls go close!

34' 

Curtis wins a header defending a corner just outside his own area. He charges forward and has men in support. He uses them as decoy in the end and hits a 25-yard effort that deflects wide. That was ultimately disappointing after a break of real promise there for the League One outfit.

30' 

Gross slaps his hands in frustration as stabs Bernardo's delightful cross wide of the far post.

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At the other end a lovely back heel finds Curtis on the left of the Brighton box. He creates a yard of space before seeing a curling shot deflect over the bar.

26' 

Burn back pedals to meet a right-wing corner, but can't guide his header on target.

24' 

CLANG! Stephens lets fly with a curling, low 25-yard strike that pings back off the post.

22' 

Whatmough heads of the line after Gross had made the most of a terrible back pass to round the keeper and fire towards goal.

20' 

Pompey have the ball in the back of the net - but it's ruled out for offside. It's nodded back across goal and bundled in from close range, but the visitors' joy is all too short-lived.

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Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton and Hove Albion runs with the ball during the Carabao Cup second round match between Brighton And Hove Albion and Portsmouth at Amex Stadium
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CLOSE! A teasing left-wing free kick flicks off a couple of bodies, including Burn before flashing narrowly wide of the defender's own goal.

14' 

Pompey's only threat has come from a couple of set pieces. The most recent sees Raggett glance a header wide at the back stick.

12' 

Brighton are well on top so far. The PL side have opened the visitors up on a couple of occasions, but aside from the Bernardo miss, they've have trouble providing the killer pass.

10' 

Shop window?

8' 

A super move involving a delightful dummy opens Portsmouth up. Gyokeres has a clear strike at goal, but sees his shot well parried. The rebound drops for Bernardo but the Brazilian inexplicably hammers over the top.

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It's worth noting that Pompey have already played three matches this term. They are unbeaten having clocked up positive results in cup competitions before being held to a goalless draw by Shrewsbury Town in League One.

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Jahanbakhsh is quick down the right. He wastes little time whipping in a cross that is overcooked and clips the top of the bar. Almost a sensational start for the hosts.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! Brighton get the tie up and running.

19.40 

The winner of tonight's clash faces a trip to Preston in round three. We'll also learn who they could get in round four later too.

19.35 

Memories!

19.30 

Lots of interesting transfer stories today! Are you up to speed? Check out the latest speculation from the continent with our Euro Papers video.

Video - Edin Dzeko to Juventus is back ON! - Euro Papers

01:32
19.25 

Pompey make three changes from the side that drew with Shrewsbury. Cameron Pring, James Bolton and Ryan Williams all come in.

19.20 

More from Potter on new signing, Joel Veltman. The ex-Ajax man makes his debut tonight: “I’m really happy with Joel and I can see his quality every day. He contributes to the team meetings and he is a good character and personality. He hadn’t been with us for long before he went away with the Dutch national team so we probably just need to be a little bit more patient, and make sure that when he plays the conditions are right to show what he is about.”

Joël Veltman
19.15 

Graham Potter has completely shuffled his pack from the PL loss to Chelsea last time out. The Seagulls boss talked about giving fringe players a chance ahead of the tie: “We don’t see it as a distraction, we see it as an opportunity and a positive. We want to win the game and the team we put out will be a strong one.”

Leandro Trossard is Brighton's second signing since the appointment of manager Graham Potter, pictured
19.10 

Pompey boss, Kenny Jackett on a potential cup upset and run in the competition: “That would be great. It will be great, away from home, we are looking forward to the game on its own because it is a real opportunity for us. Also as well, early season, see if we can build up momentum with results and some performances.”

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett celebrates with his medal
19.05 

Worth a quick flick through?

19.00

CONFIRMED TEAMS - BRIGHTON: Steele, Molumby, Veltman, Burn, Bernardo, Stephens, Propper, Gross, Mac Allister, Jahankabhsh, Gyokeres... Subs: Sanchez, Yapi, Dendoncker, Roberts, Cochrane, Sanders, Gwargis. /// PORTSMOUTH: MacGillvray, Bolton, Whatmough, Raggett, Pring, Naylor, Morris, Williams, Harness, Curtis, Marquis… Subs: Turnbull, Brown, Downing, Close, Harrison, Cannon, Evans.

18.55 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Carabao Cup clash between Premier League Brighton and League One, Portsmouth. It’s a first competitive showdown since 2012 for two South Coast teams who are just 50 miles apart. Kick off 19.45 BST.