The Argentine youngster was the last of the five substitutes deployed by Graham Potter at the Amex Stadium, being made to wait until the fourth minute of stoppage time to replace Yves Bissouma (as per TransferMarkt).
However, that was still time enough for the 21-year-old to contribute to Neal Maupay’s dramatic late winner. It was a thing of beauty, too, with his very clever pass dummied by the French striker, who then ran on to Aaron Connolly’s through ball and slid it past Emiliano Martinez to give Brighton their first Premier League win in 2020 and complete a league double over the Gunners.
Mac Allister made just his second appearance for the Seagulls this afternoon and has played little more than 10 minutes so far for the club, yet his moment of magic in today’s game had these Brighton fans in raptures on Twitter:
Mac Allister is on for 30 seconds and lays a great ball in. The lad is gonna be good. How we won that game I’ll never know but what a massive result.
— Brighton Aces (@BrightonAces) June 20, 2020
Mac Allister must start v Leicester surely #BHAFC
— James Blake 〓〓 (@jamesrhblake) June 20, 2020
BTW MacAllister is so positive when he gets the ball and made a difference. Plus the link up between Maupay and Connolly was class #bhafc
— Matthew Sowerby (@MJSowerby) June 20, 2020
Alexis Mac Allister is class btw… #BHAFC
— hen (@henaslett) June 20, 2020
Alexis Mac Allister. Game changer #bhafc
— Mat (@MatSamuel37) June 20, 2020
Appreciation tweet for Alexis Mac Allister. On the pitch for not even a minute and set up the goal. Can’t wait to see more from him.
— ryan (@bhafcryan) June 20, 2020
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