Brighton left it late towards Crystal Palace once more as Joachim Andersen’s personal objective cancelled out Conor Gallagher’s strike in a dramatic 1-1 draw on the Amex Stadium.
In a drama-filled first half, Graham Potter’s facet have been twice denied an opener throughout a loopy couple of minutes during which they missed a penalty and had a objective disallowed.
Pascal Gross’ poor strike from the spot was stored out by Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland after Joel Veltman was adjudged to have been fouled by Will Hughes at a nook following a VAR intervention.
There was barely any time to attract breath earlier than Neal Maupay bundled the ball into the again of the web, however Brighton’s celebrations have been quickly lower quick. Referee Robert Jones was as soon as once more referred to as to the pitchside monitor and he once more reversed his resolution, ruling Maupay had knocked the ball out of Butland’s arms.
“I feel VAR bought just about every thing proper. I can see why it was chalked off and why the penalty was given. Yep, nicely completed.”
Brighton have been shortly out of the blocks once more within the second half they usually have been inches away from the lead once more when Jakub Moder’s back-heel looped up and over Butland earlier than hanging the highest of the bar as Palace survived.
Nonetheless, utterly towards the run of play, Palace snatched the lead by means of Gallagher. The on-loan Chelsea midfielder emphatically fired his seventh Premier League objective of the season into the suitable nook after Jeffrey Schlupp pulled the ball again from the byline.
- Brighton boss Graham Potter made seven adjustments. Goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, defenders Marc Cucurella and Adam Webster, midfielders Jakub Moder, Adam Lallana and Alexis Mac Allister and ahead Leandro Trossard have been recalled following final weekend’s FA Cup win at West Brom.
- Ahead Odsonne Edouard returned for the guests in the one change to Patrick Vieira’s beginning XI, with Jean-Philippe Mateta dropping to the bench. The Eagles arrived on the Amex Stadium sitting three positions and 4 factors under their ninth-placed hosts.
It seemed prefer it was going to be a kind of nights for Potter, however simply as they did within the reverse fixture at Selhurst Park earlier within the season, Brighton struck late, levelling with three minutes remaining. Maupay labored his means into the field previous Joel Ward and his low cross was became his personal internet by Palace defender Andersen because the hosts lastly bought their reward.
There was nonetheless time for one ultimate likelihood for the hosts as Danny Welbeck bought the incorrect facet of Marc Guehi to fulfill Solly March’s cross, however arching backwards, he may solely head over as Palace survived to safe some extent.
The draw sees Brighton transfer as much as eighth, whereas Crystal Palace additionally transfer up the desk into eleventh.
Brighton: Sanchez (7), Veltman (7), Burn (7), Webster (7), Moder (7), Lallana (6), Gross (5), Cucurella (7), Mac Allister (7), Maupay (7), Trossard (7).
Subs: Lamptey (6), Welbeck (6), March (7).
Crystal Palace: Butland (8), Ward (6), Guehi (6), Andersen (7), Mitchell (6), Hughes (6), Schlupp (7), Gallagher (7), Olise (6), Edouard (6), Eze (6).
Subs: Milivojevic (6), Mateta (6), Benteke (n/a).
Man of the match: Jack Butland.
‘A giant consequence for Palace; Brighton will likely be gutted’
Sky Sports activities’ Gary Neville on the Amex Stadium
“You possibly can sense the equaliser was coming.
“Brighton did rather well after Crystal Palace had scored and to be truthful, Patrick Vieira tried to make substitutions to make his facet extra strong, however it was a poor header from Luka Milivojevi and Joel Ward commits himself.
“It was a intelligent little bit of play from Maupay and he pulled the ball again right into a harmful space, and Andersen gave Butland no likelihood.
“Conor Gallagher got here out and stated Palace did not play very nicely, however that was a little bit of an understatement. They actually struggled in that sport and to get some extent out of it’s a huge consequence for Palace.
“Brighton will likely be gutted they have not received that sport.”
Potter: Cannot get far more dominant than that
Brighton boss Graham Potter praised his facet’s dominant show, describing the consequence as each a missed alternative and some extent gained after the late objective to rescue a draw.
Talking to Sky Sports activities, he stated: “I assumed we have been incredible, first half particularly. Cannot get far more dominant that.
“Total, the efficiency and character of the group to recuperate from the setback of lacking a penalty and conceding, to come back again, actually pleasing.
“It’s soccer and all you are able to do is give attention to the standard of our efficiency which was actually, actually pleasing. Total, within the sport I assumed we have been the higher group.
“I am unable to be something however happy with how we went about our work tonight.”
When requested if it was some extent gained or a missed alternative, Potter added: “Each. On the finish of the sport, you must take what you could have. The factor we have now to take ahead is the efficiency.”
‘Butland was my man of the match’
Crystal Palace supervisor Patrick Vieira was filled with reward for Butland after his saves helped the guests to some extent.
Talking to Sky Sports activities, Vieira stated: “I feel it is very important analyse all the sport and a draw at half-time was good for us. The second half was good. I’m proud of the draw and the purpose we took again residence.
“Brighton have been actually dominant however they have been getting pissed off as a result of they could not create many possibilities they usually took extra dangers as the sport went on. We have been affected person and we defended nicely, and we’re going again with some extent.
“Jack Butland was the person of the match. I’m delighted for him. He’s working exhausting each single day; He wanted an opportunity, and he was at his finest at present and that allowed us to go residence with the factors.”
Evaluation: Time for Brighton to maneuver on a striker?
Sky Sports activities’ Ron Walker:
“If solely it was a sport of xG. But once more, Brighton have dominated a sport with out profitable it. They’ve began exhibiting indicators they’ll discover the again of the web this season, and their new-found Midas contact launched them into the European locations earlier within the season.
“However they nonetheless haven’t grasped routinely flip territorial dominance into targets. Neal Maupay, usually criticised for his wasteful ending, barely had an opportunity to show that incorrect and as a substitute it was Jakub Moder, Leandro Trossard and Danny Welbeck who shared the burden of making one other night of close to misses.
“It was virtually within the script that Palace ought to rating from their first shot heading in the right direction, exhibiting Brighton precisely how it’s completed as groups have been doing to Graham Potter’s facet ever since he walked into the door.
“They’ve such nice management over 80 per cent of the pitch, however the ultimate 20 per cent, the clincher, continues to be past them. The January window is sort of halfway by means of, and if the Seagulls are critical about turning their good play into factors for the remainder of the season, it’s time to act.
“This was the sixth time this season they’ve had an xG of greater than double their opponents’ – however on the scoreline, six can be the quantity of video games they’ve managed to win all season.
“Regardless of a tricky night time for Crystal Palace, the teamsheet could also be the true winner for them. At a median age of 25 years and 31 days, their 11 starters represented the Eagles’ youngest Premier League line-up since Iain Dowie managed them to a 2-2 draw towards West Brom in February 2005.
“Andy Johnson was one of many scorers that day – and he turns 41 subsequent month. Steve Parish’s imaginative and prescient to rejuvenate one of many Premier League’s eldest squads goes swimmingly.”
Opta stats: Brighton strike late to maintain unbeaten run going…
Brighton are unbeaten of their final 4 Premier League video games (W2 D2), taking eight factors in that point, as many as they managed of their earlier 11 top-flight fixtures (D8 L3).
Brighton have scored six targets within the ultimate 5 minutes of Premier League video games this season, a joint-high together with Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis.
Crystal Palace have loved only one win of their final 12 away Premier League video games (D4 L7) after profitable three of the seven earlier than that (D1 L3).
Palace have scored with every of their final 4 photographs heading in the right direction towards Brighton on the Amex within the Premier League.
Brighton are again in motion on Tuesday once they face Chelsea on the Amex Stadium within the Premier League (kick-off 8pm).
In the meantime, Crystal Palace’s subsequent sport is on Sunday, January 23 once they host Liverpool, stay on Tremendous Sunday on Sky Sports activities; Kick-off 2pm.