Alexis Mac Allister and Bernardo both netted their first Brighton goals as the Seagulls soared to a 4-0 Carabao Cup win over Portsmouth.
Mac Allister nodded in Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s cross seven minutes before half-time in an entertaining game at the AmEx, where League One Pompey matched their hosts for much of the opening 45 minutes.
They found life tougher going against their south coast neighbours after the break, though, and after Jahanbakhsh rifled in an unstoppable second nine minutes into the second period, the Seagulls began to take flight.
Bernardo, who had earlier missed a glorious chance to open his Brighton account, found the back of the net within moments from a Pascal Gross corner (57), before Viktor Gyokeres put the icing on the cake by turning and firing in past Craig MacGillivray (71) to seal a comprehensive win, and secure the hosts’ path through to face Preston in round three.
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Brighton travel to Newcastle on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League from 1pm; Kick-off at 2pm.
Portsmouth are also in action on Sunday, visiting Rochdale in League One at 3pm.
Source : Sky Sports