Brighton vs Burnley
3:00pm Saturday 14th September
Jeff Hendrick’s stoppage-time attack denied Brighton manager Graham Potter a Premier League home triumph as Burnley earned a 1-1 draw.
Neal Maupay looked to have secured all three points for the Seagulls afterwards he volleyed the hosts in front (51) in his 100th appearance in English football.
However, the thunderous strike in the first minute of injury time of Hendrick secured an unlikely point to refuse Brighton a first home league victory since March.
The effect renders Potter’s aspect in place while Burnley stay 12th with both teams secured without a win in five games and currently on five things.
Burnley, who procured back wins over their opponents last season, made the brighter start and were unfortunate to not take the lead on 15 minutes after Shane Duffy’s scuffed clearance against Dwight McNeil’s cross deflected off Adam Webster and looped only over his own crossbar.
The visitors came close once again prior to his shot only missed the outstretched Ashley Barnes as Jack Cork chested down James Tarkowski’s header in a McNeil set bit.
But the hosts created opportunities of their own prior to the interval and climbed into the competition. Solly March analyzed Nick Pope at his post before the England goalkeeper failed to keep out Glenn Murray shot on the stroke of half-time following a disguised Pascal Gross pass.
Potter clearly advised his players to keep in exactly the exact identical vein after the restart as inside half an hour, the hosts have been. Matt Lowton had already gone close to clipping the ball in his own net after being discharged down the left Gross, whenever Maupay tested Pope at his near post.
Burnley’s reprieve was fraught as from the next strike, the cross from the left of March was acrobatically hooked from Maupay beyond Pope after he’d obtained a yard of space.
Davy Propper came near the home side’s lead when his header in Murray’s crossover flashed within the bar, until Chris Wood wasn’t able to lead Ashley Westwood’s wayward volley on goal at an infrequent sight of Brighton’s goal for the visitors.
It looked just like the hosts had done enough to secure a first home win since beating against Huddersfield 1-0 on March two, but dramatically changed as the match headed to stoppage time.
Hendrick had played four minutes of Premier League football this period prior to his second-half debut but in his flight look that was upper he showed no signs of rust as he bumped onto Matej Vydra Burnley level.
Graham Potter:”We would have liked the three points and apart from the first 25 minutes when Burnley were the better team, we shifted things around and from there I believed we were the most likely group to win. They scored in their only shot and that happens.
“We put a lot to the game, and we are disappointed to come away with a point but regarding the functionality it had been really promising. We had to score the next goal, and also there is always standard. That is the reality of it.
“Burnley are always in the match with the use of their center forwards and how they defend so profound, it’s not easy to create chances but I thought we did this. Nevertheless, it’s a sore one to concede too overdue.”
Sean Dyche:”This was a fantastic finish to a tough performance. We had been the better side and had been good for the first 25 minutes. We created opportunities, and we asked questions that were sufficient but we weren’t clinical. Then they changed to year to a format that was familiar, along with the game levelled out to half-time.
“In the second halfwe didn’t get moving at all and they had been the better side. They went in front but again the belief in our team was on display. The changes we made affected the match.
“I don’t want to be overly critical on the players for the next half as it had been the very first dip we’ve had in performance this year, thus we come away with a fantastic point in the feeling that we weren’t at our best.”
Gross was left from Potter’s beginning line-up in the previous two Premier League matches, but in the lack of Leandro Trossard responsibilities were assumed by the German as the main creative spark of Brighton.
Gross made a stand-out performance full of power and guile. This was his pass that nearly led just before the break and replacement Aaron Connolly had the chance to secure the points late on from another piece of play in the Ingolstadt midfielder.
Brighton traveling to face Newcastle next Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League (kick-off: 5.30pm). Burnley server Norwich on precisely the identical day (kick-off: 3pm).
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