Late own goal gives Brighton draw

Published on: 14 January 2022

Brighton 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 Andersen.

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 stopped 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 a finish 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 attempt was saved. From the resulting corner, Maupay had a high boot as 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.

Brighton leave it late againBrighton have scored six goals in the final five minutes of Premier League games this season, a joint high with Chelsea and Manchester City

There had been a decisive 90th-minute goal in the previous three league encounters between these two rivals so it was inevitable late drama would feature again.

Brighton had done everything but score when Gallagher sent the away end wild with a cool finish against the run of play.

Palace had rarely troubled keeper Robert Sanchez - his best save was to deny team-mate Adam Webster who sent a deflection towards goal under pressure from Odsonne Edouard at the near post.

But Brighton, typically, did not give up and continued to put pressure on the visitors, eventually reaping the rewards when Maupay's low cross was flicked in by the unfortunate Andersen.

Manager Graham Potter had looked distraught when Gallagher scored for Palace, but he had clenched fists and a look of relief when his side hit back with time running out.

Player of the match

BurnDan Burn

with an average of 8.26

    BrightonBrighton & Hove AlbionBrighton & Hove AlbionCrystal PalaceCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Brighton & Hove AlbionAvgSquad number33Player nameBurnAverage rating


Squad number10Player nameMac AllisterAverage rating


Squad number1Player nameSánchezAverage rating


Squad number15Player nameModerAverage rating


Squad number11Player nameTrossardAverage rating


Squad number2Player nameLampteyAverage rating


Squad number9Player nameMaupayAverage rating


Squad number34Player nameVeltmanAverage rating


Squad number20Player nameMarchAverage rating


Squad number18Player nameWelbeckAverage rating


Squad number4Player nameWebsterAverage rating


Squad number3Player nameCucurellaAverage rating


Squad number14Player nameLallanaAverage rating


Squad number13Player nameGroßAverage rating


Crystal PalaceAvgSquad number1Player nameButlandAverage rating


Squad number23Player nameGallagherAverage rating


Squad number15Player nameSchluppAverage rating


Squad number7Player nameOliseAverage rating


Squad number16Player nameAndersenAverage rating


Squad number6Player nameGuéhiAverage rating


Squad number3Player nameMitchellAverage rating


Squad number10Player nameEzeAverage rating


Squad number12Player nameHughesAverage rating


Squad number22Player nameÉdouardAverage rating


Squad number2Player nameWardAverage rating


Squad number4Player nameMilivojevicAverage rating


Squad number14Player nameMatetaAverage rating


Squad number20Player nameBentekeAverage rating


    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text


Formation 4-1-2-1-2

1Sánchez34Veltman4Webster33Burn3Cucurella14Lallana13Groß10Mac Allister15Moder11Trossard9Maupay

    1Sánchez34VeltmanSubstituted forWelbeckat 73'minutes4Webster33Burn3Cucurella14LallanaSubstituted forLampteyat 56'minutes13GroßSubstituted forMarchat 73'minutes10Mac Allister15Moder11Trossard9Maupay



Crystal Palace

Formation 4-3-3


    1Butland2Ward16Andersen6Guéhi3Mitchell23Gallagher12HughesBooked at 61mins15Schlupp7OliseSubstituted forBentekeat 81'minutes22ÉdouardSubstituted forMatetaat 66'minutes10EzeBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMilivojevicat 66'minutes



Referee:Robert JonesAttendance:30,675Match StatsHome TeamBrightonAway TeamCrystal PalacePossessionHome64%Away36%ShotsHome19Away3Shots on TargetHome4Away1CornersHome9Away0FoulsHome11Away7Live TextPost update

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Crystal Palace 1.

90'+4'Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Crystal Palace 1.

90'+4'Post update

Tariq Lamptey (Brighton and Hove Albion).

90'+4'Post update

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+4'Post update

Attempt blocked. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tariq Lamptey.

90'+3'Post update

Attempt missed. Danny Welbeck (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Solly March with a cross.

90'+2'Post update

Attempt missed. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

90'+1'Post update

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Tyrick Mitchell.


Own Goal by Joachim Andersen, Crystal Palace. Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Crystal Palace 1.

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Marc Cucurella (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Foul by Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace).

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Foul by Dan Burn (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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Will Hughes (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.


Substitution, Crystal Palace. Christian Benteke replaces Michael Olise.

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Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Michael Olise.

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Foul by Neal Maupay (Brighton and Hove Albion).

78'Post update

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Attempt missed. Adam Webster (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alexis Mac Allister with a cross following a corner.

74'Post update

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Tyrick Mitchell.


Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Danny Welbeck replaces Joël Veltman.

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