Brighton 1 – 1 C Palace

Brighton left the Crystal Palace late again because Joachim Andersen’s own goal was canceled by Conor Gallagher’s dramatic 1: 1 draw at Amex Stadium.

In the first half of the drama, Graham Potter’s team was twice denied the opening match in several insane minutes, in which they did not convert a penalty and no goal was scored.

Pascal Gross’s bad hit kept the goalkeeper of Palace Jack Butland after Joel Veltman was recognized as fouled by Will Hughes around the corner after VAR.

He could barely breathe before Neal Maupay knocked the ball into the back of the net, but Brighton’s celebrations were soon interrupted. Referee Robert Jones was called back to the field monitor and changed his mind again when he decided that Maupay knocked Butland out of the hands.

“I think VAR did almost everything right. I understand why it was checked and why a penalty was awarded. Yes, fine.”

Brighton boss Graham Potter on VAR decisions

Brighton was quickly out of the blocks again in the second half and was inches away from the lead again when Jakub Moder flew his back heel over Butland before hitting the top of the pole when the Palace survived.

However, completely against the course of the game, the Palace snatched the lead over Gallagher. Chelsea midfielder fired his seventh Premier League goal of the season into the right corner after Jeffrey Schlupp pulled the ball back from the sideline.

Team news …

  • Brighton boss Graham Potter has made seven changes. Goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, defenders Marc Cucurella and Adam Webster, midfielders Jakub Moder, Adam Lallana and Alexis Mac Allister and striker Leandro Trossard were called off after last weekend’s FA Cup victory at West Brom.
  • Striker Odsonne Edouard returned to the guests in Patrick Vieira’s base eleven in a single change when Jean-Philippe Mateta fell to the bench. The Eagles arrived at Amex Stadium with three positions and four points below their ninth hosts.

It looked like it was going to be one of those nights for Potter, but just as they did in the return game at Selhurst Park earlier in the season, Brighton struck late and made up for the remaining three minutes. Maupay worked his way into the penalty area around Joel Ward, turning his low center into Andersen Palace’s own defender when the home team was finally rewarded.

There was still time for the last chance for the guests, as Danny Welbeck got the wrong side of Marc Guehi to meet Solly Marche’s cross, but he could only aim backwards as the Palace survived and secured a point.

In the draw, Brighton moved up to eighth place, while Crystal Palace also moved up to 11th place in the table.

Player ratings

Brighton: Sanchez (7), Veltman (7), Burn (7), Webster (7), Moder (7), Lallana (6), Gross (5), Cucurella (7), Mac Allister (7), Maupay (7) , Trossard (7).

Subtitles: 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).

Subtitles: Milivojevič (6), Mateta (6), Benteke (n / a).

Match Man: Jack Butland.

“Great result for the Palace; Brighton will be gutted

Gary Neville of Sky Sports at Amex Stadium

“You felt a balancing goal coming.

“Brighton did really well after the Crystal Palace goal and to be fair, Patrick Vieira tried to take turns to make his team stronger, but it was a bad header from Luka Milivojevi and Joel Ward made a commitment.

“It was a smart piece from Maupay and he pulled the ball back into the danger area and Andersen didn’t give Butland any chance.

“Conor Gallagher stepped out and said that Palace didn’t play very well, but that was a bit of an underestimation. They really fought in that match and getting a point from that is a great result for Palace.”

“Brighton will be gutted that they didn’t win the match.”

Potter: It can’t be much more dominant

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Graham Potter says his team deserved something from the match against Crystal Palace, so he was very pleased when Brighton managed to capture a late settlement.

Brighton boss Graham Potter praised his team’s dominant performance and described the result as a missed opportunity and a point scored after a late goal to save the draw.

In an interview with Sky Sports, he said: “I thought we were fantastic, especially in the first half.

“Overall, the performance and character of the team that has recovered from the failure of the missed penalty and collection to return is truly gratifying.

“It’s football and all you can do is focus on the quality of our performance, which was really, really pleasing. Overall, I thought we were a better team in the game.”

“I can’t be anything but happy with the way we worked tonight.”

Asked if it was a point gained or a missed opportunity, Potter added, “Both. At the end of the game, you have to take what you have. The thing we need to move forward is performance.”

“Butland was my match man”

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Patrick Vieira was pleased with his team’s defensive performance in a tough outdoor match against rival Brighton, and praised goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira praised Butland after his interventions helped guests to the point.

Vieira told Sky Sports: “I think it’s important to analyze the whole match and the half-time draw was good for us. The second half was good. I’m happy with the draw and the point we took home.” .

“Brighton was really dominant, but he was getting frustrated because he couldn’t create many chances and took more risks during the match. We were patient and we defended well and come back with a point.”

“Jack Butland was the man of the match. I’m excited for him. He works hard every day; He needed a chance and he was at his best today, and that allowed us to go home with points.”

Analysis: Is it time for Brighton to move to the attacker?

Ron Walker of Sky Sports:

If it was just an xG game. Brighton controlled the game again without winning. This season, they have begun to show signs of being able to find the back of the net, and their newfound Midas touch has launched them to European locations earlier this season.

“But they still didn’t understand how to routinely turn territorial dominance into goals. Neal Maupay, often criticized for his wasteful ending, barely had a chance to prove it wrong, and instead it was Jakub Moder, Leandro Trossard and Danny Welbeck who shared the burden. . ” creating another evening almost miss.

“It was almost in the script that Palace should score from the first shot on goal, which shows Brighton exactly how it’s done, how teams have done it on Graham Potter’s side since he walked in the door.

“They have such great control over 80 percent of the pitch, but the final 20 percent, decisive victory is still out of them. The January window is almost in the middle, and if the Seagulls are serious about turning their nice game into points for the rest of the season, it’s time to act.

“It was the sixth time this season that they had xG more than doubled their opponents – but in the score there are also six the number of matches they managed to win the whole season.

“Despite a tough night for Crystal Palace, the team list can be a real winner for them. At an average age of 25 and 31 days, their 11 starters represented the youngest Eagles in the Premier League since Iain Dowie won them in Draw 2-2 against West Brom. in February 2005.

“Andy Johnson was one of the shooters that day – and next month he will be 41. Steve Parish’s vision to rejuvenate one of the oldest Premier League teams is doing well.”

Statistics Opta: Brighton struck late to keep running without defeat …

Match stats - Brighton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Brighton has not beaten the Premier League in his last four games (W2 D2) and has scored eight points in that time, which is as much as he has done in his previous 11 best games (D8 L3).

Brighton have scored six goals in the last five minutes of Premier League games this season, a joint high with Chelsea and Manchester City.

Crystal Palace has only enjoyed one win in the last 12 Premier League outdoor matches (D4 L7) after winning three of the seven before (D1 L3).

Palace have scored each of their last four shots on goal against Brighton at the Amex Premier League.


Premier League table - 14.1.2022
Premier League table - 14.1.2022

What will be next?

Sunday 23 January 13:00

Excavation at 14:00

Brighton is back in action on Tuesday as he matches Chelsea at Amex Stadium in the Premier League (kick-off at 8 p.m.).

Meanwhile, the next Crystal Palace match will take place on Sunday, January 23, when Liverpool, live Super Sunday on Sky Sports; Excavation at 2 p.m.


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