'Love it when Ali's smiling,' Brighton fans react to Alireza Jahanbakhsh's stunning display against Portsmouth

Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored one and made another as Brighton eased into the Carabao Cup third round by thumping Portsmouth 4-0.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh inspired Albion to victory in the Carabao Cup against Portsmouth
Alireza Jahanbakhsh inspired Albion to victory in the Carabao Cup against Portsmouth

Jahanbakhsh teed up the first-half opener for Alexis Mac Allister, before firing home from the edge of the box to double the Seagulls’ advantage early in the second period.

Bernardo and Viktor Gyokeres joined Mac Allister in claiming their first Albion goals to seal victory over outclassed League One opposition.

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Albion fans were delighted with the display from the team that saw 11 changes from Monday's Premier League loss to Chelsea.

Here's how they reacted on social media:

@AshWillBradley Definitely some potential for strength in depth , some nice football that second half after properly being tested in spells by Portsmouth in the first half #bhaf

Rep of Ireland youth tracker @RepTracker 90 minutes for Jayson Molumby in an unfamiliar right back role. Lots of energy and aggression as usual but breaking into the Brighton midfield will be the goal this season #COYBIG #BHAFC

@gaynordavies Not sure I’ve since anyone smiling as much as @Alirezajb7 tonight, great performance and deserved #MoM #BHAFC

Gazburgess14 Decent win that. Shows how far we have come to make 11 changes and still win comfortably. #BHAFC

@cainblissett you just know we’re definitely gonna lose away at Preston in the next round, it’s inevitable #bhafc

@charlesball86 Good 4-0 win for the Albion tonight against Pompey now onto Newcastle on Sunday. #bhafc

@kathrin_101 Great performance today. Lots of positives. Delighted that Viktor Gyökeres scored his first senior goal for @OfficialBHAFC. Excited to see what the future holds☺️ #BHA #BHAFC #Pompey #BHAPOR

@Bhafc17 I think Bernardo showed enough tonight to warrant a place on the bench. A goal and an assist after a shaky start but that’s to be expected with lack of game time #bhafc

@AJ_BHAFC Very very happy with that tonight. Really showed our quality after a few initial worries that we might not make our chances count. The future is bright. On to Sunday. #BHAFC

@Brightonfan Gyokeres is definitely given us another option, deserved his goal. But we can’t throw him into the fire line, we still need a new striker! #bhafc

@Bobbysix What a likeable, level-headed man Ali Jahanbakhsh is.