Southampton 2-2 Brighton: Seagulls Rescue A Point Again

Brighton fought back from 2-0 down to get a 2-2 draw against Southampton at St Mary’s, thanks to goals from Shane Duffy and Glenn Murray.

Southampton took a deserved lead in the 35th minute when Mario Lemina played the ball to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who then cut in off the right wing and hit a shot which curled well into the bottom left corner.

Brighton improved in the second half and had a couple of chances, but ended up 2-0 down in the 63rd minute when Gaetan Bong brought down Danny Ings for a penalty.

Ings stepped up and converted the penalty in the bottom left corner.

Just four minutes later, Brighton reduced the deficit as Murray was fouled. From the resulting free-kick Anthony Knockaert swung in the ball and Duffy unmarked six-yards out headed into the bottom right corner.

Then in the 90th minute, Duffy was pulled down from the corner by James Ward-Prowse.

Murray stepped up to the spot and calmly slotted the ball down the middle of the goal to make it 2-2.

Murray again a thorn in The Saints side

Murray again was on the scoresheet against Southampton. This now means that he has scored in all three Premier League appearances against Southampton.

The goal also moves Murray onto 98 goals for Brighton over two spells and is now just two goals from bringing up 100 goals and becoming Brighton’s record post-war goalscorer.

Murray now has four goals to his name this season as well and is joint second highest goalscorer in the Premier League with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Sadio Mane and Aleksandar Mitrovic and is only one behind Eden Hazard, who tops the charts with five goals.

Substitutes were key to Brighton’s fightback

The Seagulls made two changes at 2-1 down, Bring on record signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Jurgen Locadia, with both made a good impact and giving Albion a more attacking impetus.

Jahanbakhsh went very close to putting Brighton level with ten minutes left, flicking Knockaert’s cross onto the outside of the left post.

Locadia was also denied in the corner prior to the goal, when he got on the end of Knockaert’s corner and headed towards goal and Alex McCarthy tipped it round the goal.

Seagulls have to come back from 2-0 down again

Brighton have now had to come back from two goals down in their last two games. Again they were grateful to Glenn Murray for rescuing a point. The Striker scored a brace in Albion’s game prior to last night at The Amex to earn a point.

Then last night he stepped up and calmly slotted home a penalty in stoppage time to earn Brighton another point. Murray’s goals this season have already been crucial in earning at least two points for The Seagulls and you could also argue his only other goal this season again Manchester United to put Brighton 1-0 helped spur them onto a 3-2 victory.

 

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