BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Brighton extended its unbeaten English Premier League streak to a club record nine games after Pascal Gross’ second half strike earned a 1-0 win over Leeds on Saturday.
Brighton wasted a host of chances at Amex Stadium before Gross coolly claimed his third goal of the season in the 66th minute. Brighton has won three and drawn one in the league.
Leeds was second best for much of a frustrating game in which manager Jesse Marsch was shown a second-half yellow card. The American, who was animated all afternoon, slammed the ball into the turf after his side was awarded a free kick and sarcastically applauded referee Michael Salisbury.
Substitute Luis Sinisterra wasted a golden chance for the visitors by diverting wide of an unguarded goal prior to the Seagulls’ winner. Diego Llorente headed narrowly off target late on as Leeds’ unbeaten start came to an end.
Marsch, who stuck with the team which began last weekend’s 3-0 win over Chelsea, regularly left his technical area and at times angrily berated the officials.
Trossard opened up the visitors’ defense and Gross continued his fine start to the new campaign by calmly slotting into the bottom left corner.
The officials then finally lost patience with Marsch and, given his sarcastic clapping, the color of the card could have been different.
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