🦁 Andersen own goal salvages late point for Brighton | OneFootball

🦁 Andersen own goal salvages late point for Brighton

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Padraig Whelan

Brighton rescued a late point at home to Crystal Palace in a game they’ll feel they should have secured the bragging rights from.

Brighton & Hove Albion 1
Crystal Palace 1
Full time

Scorers: Andersen OG 87′; Gallagher 69′

A low-key first half finally sparked into life on 37 minutes when Brighton were awarded a penalty after VAR penalised Will Hughes for a pull in the area from a corner.

But Pascal Groß’ recent difficulties from the spot continued as his weak attempt after a short run-up was saved by Jack Butland for the midfielder’s third penalty miss from his last eight taken.

The Seagulls thought they had found an alternative way to an opener shortly afterwards, only for Robert Jones to overturn Neal Maupay’s goal after consulting the pitchside monitor after ruling that Butland was fouled with both hands on the ball.

And after twice going close in the first half and controlling much of the second, Brighton were dealt a body blow against the run of play on 69 minutes when the ball was cut back for Conor Gallagher in the box and he kept his cool to finish.

However, they did ultimately rescue a point which was the least they deserved as with time ticking down, Joachim Andersen turned the ball into his own net from a Maupay cross.

The result moves Brighton up to eighth, with Patrick Vieira’s side three places and four points behind.