João Pedro and Ferguson ease Brighton to opening win over promoted Luton

12 August 2023 16:09
Whatever happens, it’s going to be a season to savour for Luton supporters. A decade on from watching their side kick off their fourth season in a row in the depths of the National League, it took a late Brighton onslaught after João Pedro’s contentious penalty to finally break the resolve of the Premier League new boys.While Roberto De Zerbi’s side fully deserved their victory in a week that Brighton were forced to deal with the distraction of Moisés Caicedo’s future, this was at no point an easy ride for the hosts. Luton defended valiantly throughout and even looked like they might snatch something when Carlton Morris slotted home their first ever Premier League goal from the penalty spot with 10 minutes to play. But it was the substitute Simon Adingra, who spent last season on loan at Union SG – Brighton’s sister club in Belgium – who finally settled this after a mistake from Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu before Evan Ferguson rounded things off with a late fourth. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian