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Brighton edges Forest to end Premier League winless run

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NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Substitute Joao Pedro scored two goals as 10-man Brighton held on to win 3-2 at Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Saturday.

It was Brighton's first victory in the league since beating Bournemouth on Sept. 24 and came after defender Lewis Dunk was sent off for two yellow cards in the space of a minute for dissent.

Roberto De Zerbi's team, which had gone six league games without a win, went behind to Anthony Elanga's goal after three minutes at The City Ground.

By the time Dunk was dismissed in the 73rd for protesting a penalty awarded to Forest, Brighton had come from behind to lead 3-1. Evan Ferguson evened the score in the 26th and Pedro - who had replaced the injured Ansu Fati in the 21st - gave the visitors the lead in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time.

Pedro scored from the penalty spot in the 58th to put Brighton in control.

But Dunk's dismissal was followed by Morgan Gibbs-White converting Forest's contested penalty in the 76th to set up a tense finish.


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