Brighton 0-2 Southampton: Premier League – Three moments that decided the game

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Florin Andone of Brighton and Hove Albion is shown a red card by referee Kevin Friend during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton FC at American Express Community Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Florin Andone of Brighton and Hove Albion is shown a red card by referee Kevin Friend during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton FC at American Express Community Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images) /
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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: Florin Andone of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on after he is shown a red card by referee Kevin Friend during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton FC at American Express Community Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: Florin Andone of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on after he is shown a red card by referee Kevin Friend during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton FC at American Express Community Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) /

Andone sent off early on

Up until 30 minutes into the match, it was perhaps Brighton who were pressing most to get an opening goal.

However, home striker Florin Andone would cost his side with an ugly first-half tackle on Yan Valery.

The two players went for a loose ball in a 50/50 challenge, Andone’s follow-through saw his studs connect high up on Valery’s right leg.

It may not have been intentional or typical of the Brighton man, but it gave Kevin Friend no choice but to send him off with a straight red card.

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