Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Southampton – Football Match Report – August 24, 2019 – ESPN.co.uk

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Southampton - Football Match Report - August 24, 2019 - ESPN.co.uk

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl after his sides 2-0 win over Brighton

Moussa Djenepo struck the right note for Saints with his stunning first goal for the club – but Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted his new signing’s scoring is thankfully better than his singing.

The £14m man had to stand up and sing for teammates as part of the traditional team induction ceremony the night before Saints secured their first win of the season at Brighton with Djenepo netting 78 seconds after coming on as a second half sub.

Djenepo has yet to make his full debut but within a minute he became a hero to the supporters behind the goal where he swept in Southamptons opener from the edge of the area, after some clever link play by Danny Ings. Nathan Redmonds stoppage-time clincher was somewhat cruel on Brighton, who had fought gallantly for much of the game with only 10…

Hasenhuttl said Djenepo was so bad that he still has no idea what song he was singing but was delighted he was in tune with his teammates on the pitch.

It was a tough day for Yan Valery, even if he ended up on the winning side. The crucial moment in this game was in the 53rd minute when Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl signalled to the other side of the pitch: come on over Valery. Off trudged the Southampton defender and on went Moussa Djenepo, a £14m summer signing from Standard Liege.

Ralph Hasenhuttl was delighted to see Saints secure a first win of the season but admitted that his team must be much better in the future.

Saints got over the line against Brighton at the Amex Stadium thanks to a Moussa Djenepo stunner less than two minutes after the £14m signing came off the bench and an injury time strike from Nathan Redmond.

The Saints headed into game-week three down in 19th spot in the Premier League table, and had yet to register a single point in the league.

But it was far from a convincing performance against a Seagulls side who played for an hour with ten men after the sending off of Florin Andone.

Ralph Hasenhuttl says Moussa Djenepo’s goalscoring is better than his singing after the £14million winger made a remarkable impact to set Southampton on course to their first points of the season.

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