Pedro double seals dramatic Brighton win at Forest

Nottingham Forest

Brighton achieved their third victory on their opponents' home turf this season.

Joao Pedro, a replacement player for Brighton, managed to score two goals even though Brighton only had 10 players on the field. This resulted in Nottingham Forest's very first home defeat of the season in an intense and exciting match that saw a total of five goals scored at the City Ground.

At the beginning of the game, Anthony Elanga managed to score a header and put Forest in the lead. However, Evan Ferguson managed to equalize the score shortly after, but then Pedro scored two goals to put his team back in the lead.

During the first half of the game, he was summoned to take the place of Ansu Fati who was hurt. He succeeded in scoring a header in the dying moments of the match. In addition, during the second half, he got the opportunity to score from a penalty kick which put the Seagulls comfortably ahead at 3-1.

Forest managed to score one point with Morgan Gibbs-White's penalty goal, which was confirmed after being reviewed by the video assistant referee (VAR). Unfortunately, Lewis Dunk received two yellow cards in a span of 12 seconds and was forced to leave the game due to his vehement protests.

Roberto de Zerbi and his team rejoiced wildly when the last whistle blew, and the supervisor of Brighton claimed that it was the outcome of the challenges his team had confronted in their recent games.

"We were overwhelmed by emotions when we saw the result - the pain was too much for us," he shared with BBC Sport.

We are currently facing a lot of injuries and unfortunately, we ended up losing four points when we played against Sheffield United and Fulham at our home ground. Winning seems to be quite a challenging task at present. The reason for my celebration is due to the fact that we are experiencing significant difficulties at the moment.

"We are eager to commemorate with our supporters. Triumph in one's game can be achieved with the correct mindset."

Forest, led by Steve Cooper, started the game with great momentum and managed to score a goal within three minutes. Elanga was responsible for scoring as he connected with a well-executed cross by Gibbs-White and headed the ball into the back of the net with conviction.

The guests had opportunities to score, with Fati taking a shot at the goal. Then, Gilmour missed a shot that went over the goal. After that, they made a nice sequence of passes but ended up with a weak shot that didn't challenge the goalkeeper, Vlachodimos.

Brighton managed to score a goal that was well deserved, as Ferguson shot the ball into the lower corner with a curling motion.

Brighton managed to score a goal and take the lead before the half ended. Pedro made an impressive jump to meet the cross from Pascal Gross. Unfortunately, Brighton's injury problems became worse as Tariq Lamptey had to leave the game.

Lamptey and Fati were the most energetic players, however, when they left the game early, it did not lessen the potential for Albion to score.

Truly, the guests amplified their advantage in the second half as Pedro, who had been unlawfully tackled by Chris Wood, smacked in his fifth penalty for the Seagulls.

The Forest team had a chance to catch up the score when Gibbs-White managed to make a goal from a penalty kick, as the referee checked and confirmed that Jack Hinshelwood fouled Callum Hudson-Odoi in the penalty box.

Cooper expressed his desire to aid referees, however, he was dissatisfied with how Anthony Taylor ruled in favor of awarding Brighton's penalty. He was also unhappy that it was necessary for VAR to step in and grant Forest a spot-kick.

He expressed his opinion that if the referee gives Brighton's penalty, he should give many more. The referee saw Brighton's penalty during the game and did not see ours, which needed VAR. This shows the current state of refereeing. The referee is considered the best.

I am attempting to back the team, however, when we witness that incident, it becomes challenging. Our performance has not been satisfactory, but upon gaining some momentum, it is disheartening to encounter a verdict like that.

Dunk, who is Brighton's captain, got a red card during Gibbs-White's penalty kick. The referee gave him his first yellow card because he was showing dissent, and then he received another one because he did not move back.

The forest team felt hopeful for a last minute goal to even the score, but Brighton managed to hold on. Their goalkeeper, Bert Verbruggen, made an impressive save to prevent Ryan Yates from scoring. The home team had a player advantage but couldn't convert it to a goal.

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Free English: Jersey number seven belongs to a player named N Williams. Rephrased: The individual on the team with the number seven on their jersey is referred to as N Williams.

"Seagulls Soar: Brighton & Hove Albion"

Jersey number: 9 Player's name: João Pedro

Number 29 on the squad is occupied by the player named Van Hecke.

Number 31 in the squad belongs to a player called Ansu Fati.

The game has concluded with a final score of 2-3, as Nottingham Forest fell to Brighton and Hove Albion.

The latter part of the game concludes with a score of Nottingham Forest 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 3.

Nottingham Forest's corner results in a point for their opponents, with Joël Veltman being responsible for conceding it.

The try has been stopped. The header by Ryan Yates of Nottingham Forest from the centre of the area has been denied. Neco Williams supported Yates by providing a cross.

Save made! Ryan Yates (Nottingham Forest) tried to score with a header from the middle of the box, but the goalkeeper successfully stopped it right in the center of the goal. The play was set up by Anthony Elanga's deft headed pass.

The try has been thwarted. Ryan Yates, player of Nottingham Forest, tried to head the ball towards the goal from the box's center, but it was obstructed. Morgan Gibbs-White assisted him by passing the ball using his head, but it didn't result in a goal.

The ball was hit towards the corner of the pitch, closest to the Nottingham Forest goal. Joël Veltman, a player from the opposing team, made a mistake resulting in the other team gaining an advantage. They were able to move closer to scoring a goal.

The referee has issued a yellow card to Facundo Buonanotte, a player from Brighton and Hove Albion.

Jakub Moder (Brighton and Hove Albion) has committed a foul.

Orel Mangala from Nottingham Forest has earned a free kick in their own half of the field.

The try was unsuccessful. Moussa Niakhaté (of Nottingham Forest) attempted a header from the middle of the box, but it went wide to the right. The play was aided by Harry Toffolo's pass after a set piece.

Carlos Baleba, a player for Brighton and Hove Albion, committed a foul.

On the left side of the field, the Nottingham Forest player, Morgan Gibbs-White, was awarded a free kick.

The team of Nottingham Forest has gone through a substitution as Neco Williams takes the place of Ola Aina.

Morgan Gibbs-White (from Nottingham Forest) missed his shot from the center of the box, sending the ball off to the right. The cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi assisted in the attempt.

The goalkeeper managed to keep a shot from Jan Paul van Hecke of Brighton and Hove Albion's team out of the net. Van Hecke attempted to score using his head from the middle of the field, but the goalkeeper successfully stopped it from entering the top centre of the goal. The ball was delivered to Van Hecke by Pascal Groß, who sent a well-placed cross to his teammate.

Ryan Yates conceded a corner for Brighton and Hove Albion.

On the right flank, João Pedro from Brighton and Hove Albion earns a free kick.

Murillo (Nottingham Forest) committed a foul.

Joël Veltman from Brighton and Hove Albion gets awarded a free kick at their defensive end.

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