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BBC pundit Garth Crooks has named two Brighton & Hove Albion in his Premier League team of the week.

Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 8:23 am

Marc Cucurella and Pascal Groß have earned the honour after netting in Albion’s thumping 4-0 home win over a lacklustre Manchester United at the Amex on Saturday evening.

The Spaniard burst into tears after slamming home Brighton‘s second on 49 minutes.

Groß then calmly fired home the third on 57 minutes after being teed up by Leandro Trossard, who also hit Albion’s fourth.

The duo’s inclusion in Crooks’ team see them feature alongside the likes of Jordan Pickford, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku.

Speaking about the Seagulls pair in his BBC Sport column, Crooks said: “If anyone was in any doubt why I tend to select goal scorers for my team then you only had to see the reaction of Brighton’s Marc Cucurella to understand why.

“His strike was brilliant but the enormity of what it meant to him was clearly visible. Scoring goals has always been the most difficult thing to achieve on a football field but when it’s your first goal, scored in such spectacular fashion, it can be very emotional.

“Cucurella will remember his goal against a shocking Manchester United for the rest of his life. United, on the other hand, will want to forget this encounter as quickly as possible.

“You certainly couldn’t blame Harry Maguire for this defeat (although some would like to) as he wasn’t even on the pitch. Brighton destroyed United and Pascal Groß gave Raphael Varane nightmares.

“The German was outstanding and has been all season. The only person who has been better is manager Graham Potter. The Seagulls are currently ninth in the table and look like finishing in their highest ever Premier League position.”

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