Maupay scores on debut as Brighton stun Watford 3-0

Ross Houston
August 13, 2019

All in all, this means that a top-tier player gets to play in the Premier League once more, Brighton have got themselves a fine - albeit temporary - addition, and Huddersfield have maintained a strong transfer value for one of their key assets. Midfielder Pascal Gross volleyed a pass into the box which Doucoure diverted into his own net.

Brighton then struck twice in the second half with substitute Florin Andone firing home with his first touch of the game, and debutant Neal Maupey expertly rounded Ben Foster before tapping home in the 77th minute to secure all three points.

The only downer for Huddersfield, of course, is that they will be without their best player for at least the 2019/20 season.

The BBC's Simon Stone has claimed that Potter deliberately left it late to strike a deal for Mooy, with the English boss confident that an agreement can be struck with the former Premier League side.


"We have to improve these actions. We had some chances but we didn't deserve a better result". Fast-forward 364 days to Saturday and we are back in Hertfordshire for the first game of the 2019-20 season.

Potter was delighted with his first Premier League victory, but maintained there was still room for improvement.

"I trust we will do better in the second game".

The London club ended the season on a disappointing note as they registered just 2 wins from their final 9 matches of the season, so they'll be keen for a good start here.


Mooy has scored 11 goals in 120 appearances for the the Terriers. "They're professional guys, they're ready to come on and help the team".

"I think it's always been in the works over pre-season but it came around quickly, and I had to get up here and get things done".

Graham Potter and his boys beat Watford 3-0 in a win which will nearly certainly have Brighton supporters daydreaming that their new boss is the British Pep Guardiola.


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