The events of Brighton & Hove Albion’s match against Crystal Palace suggested that the home team was doomed to win. However, every time the players from Jakub Moder’s team were to enjoy the lead, something stood in their way.
Already in the 10th minute, Leandro Trossard broke off the defense of the visitors and rushed himself into goal. However, he did not take advantage of the opportunity, because Jack Butland put his foot out and saved the situation alone. In the 36th minute a replay of VAR showed that Will Hughes of Crystal Palace was pulling his opponent by the shirt in the penalty area, which caused his fall. The judge dictated eleven, but Pascal Gross did not take advantage of it. He hit fatally right in the middle, and Butland sensed his intentions.
In the 40th minute the hosts raised their hands up in a gesture of triumph. Neal Maupay played the ball from the goalkeeper, then tucked it into the net. Moments later, however, the goal was canceled when the would-be shooter was foul. In the 47th minute, Jakub Moder had his chance, hitting from five meters after a quick action. The ball passed the bar.
When it seemed that the Brighton players were about to overcome their fate and finally hit, a goal was scored. Only for the guests. Conor Gallagher knocked the ball into the net in the confusion under the goal, which surprised the hosts, but probably also the team partners.
Brighton players could not be denied ambition, but after the lost goal, the air seemed to have left them. They tried to make up for the loss, but they didn’t create a good situation for themselves. The desperate attack from the 87th minute brought the equalization. The hosts carried out an action on the left side of the penalty area. A pass addressed inward, almost along the end line, came to the goal of Joachim Anderson’s own team.
Brighton & Hove Albion – Crystal Palace 1: 1 (0: 0)
Goals: Andersen (87-sam.) – Gallagher (69)