Graham Potter has revealed why Pascal Gross was the man to secure another Premier League first for Albion.

The German midfielder scored from the penalty spot as Leeds were beaten 2-0.

It was Albion’s sixth goal from a penalty this season, which is the most they have managed in a Prem campaign.

They have missed three of the nine penalties they have taken (only Leicester, with ten, have had more).

Gross's goal came from the first penalty the Seagulls had taken since the debacle at West Brom, when they failed twice from the spot.

Those nine penalty awards represent a huge increase on last season, when they were awarded just two spot kicks and converted one.

They scored five in each of their first two Prem campaigns, from six attempts two seasons ago and seven in 2017-18.

Potter told The Argus Gross keeps a cool head when put on the hot spot.


The Albion boss said: “He wants to take them and he brings a calmness.

"I’m never relaxed when I see a penalty but, when Pascal is over the ball, I know his quality, I know how he works.

Gross and Neal Maupay have each scored three from four this season.