Poyet pleased by turnaround

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Gus Poyet believes his Brighton side were worthy of the 2-1 win over Doncaster which graced the first competitive game at the Amex Stadium.

It had looked as if the Seagulls' return to the npower Championship would end in defeat as they fell behind to a first-half Billy Sharp goal but Poyet, who was sent to the stands for contesting a decision with referee Eddie Ilderton, watched his side dominate the second half and they claimed the points with a brace from Will Buckley.

"Up to 60-65 minutes, it was difficult but the last 20 minutes we run over Doncaster and there was only one team having chances, creating opportunities, pushing and really putting the opposition under pressure," said Poyet.

"I believe that was down to the winning mentality we created last year, our fitness, a little bit of everything and in the end, overall, we probably deserved it.

"It was a great show, I would say entertainment. When you buy a ticket you need to see something that when you go home you are happy about.

"To show the kind of football and entertainment you need two teams and I have to say Doncaster did their bit for a great afternoon."

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