Late own goal gives Brighton draw with Palace

Brighton goalBrighton hit the crossbar, had a goal disallowed and a penalty saved before scoring the equaliser

A late own goal from Joachim Andersen salvaged a point for Brighton in an eventful encounter with Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton had a goal disallowed and a penalty saved in the first half before Conor Gallagher's 69th-minute strike.

The Palace midfielder, who coolly slotted in Jeffrey Schlupp's cut-back, looked to have snatched all three points for the visitors.

With three minutes left, Neal Maupay's low cross was deflected in by Anderson.

It was a deserved equaliser for Brighton after they created numerous chances but were denied by goalkeeper Jack Butland, who was in fine form.

Butland denied Pascal Gross from the spot in the first half, kept out Leandro Trossard following a huge error from defender Joel Ward and later tipped Jakub Moder's effort over the bar.

Brighton's Moder also hit the crossbar within minutes of the restart after Maupay had earlier bundled it over the line, only for the goal to be ruled out for a foul on Butland.

Both Maupay's disallowed effort and the awarded penalty decision came after referee Robert Jones consulted the pitchside VAR monitor effectively.

In a frenetic few minutes before half time, Jones awarded the spot-kick when Will Hughes had his arms around Joel Veltman but Gross' poor effort was saved. From the resulting corner, Maupay had a high boot when he challenged Butland's grip on the ball on the goalline.

Palace were holding on in the final minutes as Brighton pushed for a winner but the hosts had to settle for a point.

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Brighton & Hove Albion

Squad number1Player nameSánchez

Squad number34Player nameVeltman

Squad number4Player nameWebster

Squad number33Player nameBurn

Squad number3Player nameCucurella

Squad number14Player nameLallana

Squad number13Player nameGroß

Squad number10Player nameMac Allister

Squad number15Player nameModer

Squad number11Player nameTrossard

Squad number9Player nameMaupay

Squad number2Player nameLamptey

Squad number18Player nameWelbeck

Squad number20Player nameMarch

Crystal Palace

Squad number1Player nameButland

Squad number2Player nameWard

Squad number16Player nameAndersen

Squad number6Player nameGuéhi

Squad number3Player nameMitchell

Squad number23Player nameGallagher

Squad number12Player nameHughes

Squad number15Player nameSchlupp

Squad number7Player nameOlise

Squad number22Player nameÉdouard

Squad number10Player nameEze

Squad number4Player nameMilivojevic

Squad number14Player nameMateta

Squad number20Player nameBenteke


Formation 4-1-2-1-2




13Groß10Mac Allister



1Sánchez34VeltmanSubstituted forWelbeckat 73'minutes4Webster33Burn3Cucurella14LallanaSubstituted forLampteyat 56'minutes13GroßSubstituted forMarchat 73'minutes10Mac Allister15Moder11Trossard9MaupaySubstitutes2Lamptey16Scherpen17Alzate18Welbeck20March25Caicedo28Roberts42Leonard58FergusonCrystal Palace

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