Good evening and welcome to our live text coverage of the Premier League match between Brighton and Watford from the Amex Stadium. Both sides ran out winners in their opening game of the season last weekend, with Brighton defeating Burnley 2-1 and Watford springing a 3-2 surprise on Aston Villa, and they'll both be keen to continue their good starts. We will be bringing you all the build-up, highlights and talking points from the match this afternoon, so stay tuned ahead of kick-off at 17:30!

Premier League / Matchday 2
Amex Stadium / 21.08.2021
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Pete Sharland
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Pete Sharland
Updated 21/08/2021 at 18:26 GMT
End of 2nd Half
90+2'
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FULL-TIME: Brighton 2-0 Watford
A dominant win for the Seagulls, although they did slightly take their foot off the gas in a much less intense second half. After plenty of solid performances defensively last season they'll be relieved to have finally brought their shooting boots, although who knows how long that'll last. Bissouma was the standout performer with an all-round brilliant showing in midfield that'll make Arsenal fans think they took the wrong Brighton player!
90+1'
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March is the next Brighton player to be booked, as he picks up a card for time wasting.
Solly March
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Solly March
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Brighton & Hove Albion
Yellow Cards1
Fouls3
88'
Etebo takes aim from outside the area and Duffy is there to block it. Been a strong game from the Irish centre back who has previously been deemed surplus to requirements at the Amex.
86'
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Mwepu gets booked for a challenge on King.
Enock Mwepu
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Enock Mwepu
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Brighton & Hove Albion
Yellow Cards1
Fouls1
80'
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Brighton's final change is to bring on Polish international Jakub Moder for Adam Lallana.
Adam Lallana
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Adam Lallana
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Brighton & Hove Albion
Fouls against1
Jakub Moder
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Jakub Moder
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Brighton & Hove Albion
80'
Mac Allister takes advantage of Bachmann spilling the ball, but his dinked shot misses the target.
78'
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Watford's third and final change is to bring on talisman Troy Deeney for Ken Sema. This will likely prompt another positional shift for some players.
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Ken Sema
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Blocked Shots1
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Troy Deeney
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Watford
74'
Superb defensive header from Dunk to nestle the ball down for Sanchez after a menacing cross into the Brighton box.
71'
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Second sub for the Seagulls sees Zambian midfielder Enock Mwepu come on for Leandro Trossard. Mwepu was taken off at half-time on his Brighton debut last week, but now would be a good time to reintroduce himself to their fans.
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Blocked Shots1
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Wide1
Enock Mwepu
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Enock Mwepu
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Brighton & Hove Albion
69'
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CLOSE!! Cucho flicks the ball up and produces a looping effort that almost dips into the goal. Lovely piece of skill!
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King's first act is to play a simple pass into space for Dennis, who's flagged for being marginally offside. He hasn't heard the whistle though and proceeds to stick the ball in the back of the net anyway with his face being a picture of confusion when he finally realises he was off!
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It's a striker on for a defender as Watford continue to search for a way back into this game. Josh King is on for Craig Cathcart, as Watford revert to a back five with Sarr and Masina appearing to be wing-backs.
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Joshua King
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Watford
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Dennis must have a target on his back! Now Duffy gets a yellow for a dangerous challenge clipping the back of the Nigerian striker's feet.
Shane Duffy
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Shane Duffy
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Fouls2
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Webster becomes the first player to enter the referee's book thanks to a cynical shirt pull on Dennis.
Adam Webster
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Adam Webster
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Yellow Cards1
Fouls2
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SAVED!! A rare bit of action from Watford as Sarr's flick-on finds Cleverley, whose low shot is kept out by Sanchez.
56'
Couple chances fall to Trossard. First one is bravely blocked by Kabasele and the second is well over the bar.
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CLOSE!! Connolly really should've put that one away. Gross darts a low pass into the box and the rebound falls to Connolly's feet but the Irish striker's powerful effort from close range is wide of the mark. Would've been game, set and match!
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CHANCE! Masina launches a cross from deep but Sarr, who's found himself in a central position in the box, can't angle his body correctly to produce a good enough header.
2nd Half
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Brighton kick off the second half! Can Watford mount a comeback?
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After appearing to suffer an injury near the end of that first half, Neal Maupay is brought off for Aaron Connolly in Brighton's attack.
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Goals1
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Fouls against1
Aaron Connolly
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Aaron Connolly
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Brighton & Hove Albion