For Graham Potter and Brighton, a beautiful sense of deja vu. Down to 10 males following damage to Leandro Trossard and nicely into 10 minutes of second-half stoppage time, Neal Maupay rattled in a second late equaliser in 4 days to rescue one other point for Brighton.
Potter, as in midweek, was out of substitutes when Trossard was pressured off with an elbow downside however simply because it appeared defeat was inevitable, Maupay rifled in from shut vary to hush the Southampton assist.
A blue flare flew on to the nook of the pitch from the away finish and Southampton, whose disconsolate gamers slumped to the ground at full-time, ended up being booed off. It was not how Ralph Hasenhüttl hoped to mark his three-year anniversary in cost. Hasenhüttl’s largest gripe was with Alex McCarthy, blasting his goalkeeper for not telling him he was battling a hamstring damage that prevented him from leaping and hampered Southampton’s hopes of holding on for victory. They have now dropped 71 factors up to now three years, 15 greater than another crew. James Ward-Prowse, in an try to cowl for his goalkeeper, inadvertently performed Maupay onside when Brighton recycled Jakub Moder’s free-kick.
“Alex must definitely be more professional and this is what I missed today,” a furious Hasenhüttl stated. “This is something we cannot accept. There must be a message and then we can make a change. I still had one change in hand and I can change the goalkeeper if necessary. It is the reason we have a goalkeeper on the bench. If he’s not able to jump, we should change him. We have to learn from this and in the future be more honest.”
Hasenhüttl expects McCarthy to miss subsequent Saturday’s journey to Arsenal and the back-up Fraser Forster can be sidelined, that means Harry Lewis, who’s but to make a first-team look for the membership, is his solely match goalkeeper.
Hasenhüttl was apoplectic however McCarthy had saved Southampton within the recreation, denying Maupay with 13 minutes of regular time to play after the striker was picked out by Aaron Connolly. Maupay made no mistake within the eighth minute of stoppage time to earn Brighton a ninth attract 11 matches.
Mohammed Salisu can not consider Southampton have failed to win. Photograph: Robin Jones/Getty Images
“There’s a great spirit with the players,” Potter stated. “We have belief as a team. The one thing I don’t doubt is their willingness to keep going until the end.”
Southampton led by way of Armando Broja however whereas the on-loan Chelsea striker continued his spectacular scoring run after nonchalantly twisting inside Shane Duffy earlier than ending with the skin of his boot – his third league goal in 4 begins – a draw felt like a defeat, with Southampton left kicking themselves for squandering one other lead.
Broja ought to have doubled their benefit 5 minutes after the interval however scuffed huge after latching on to Tino Livramento’s cross. Livramento and Che Adams additionally handed up first-half probabilities and Southampton light within the second half. A naivety ended up undoing Southampton’s good work. “When you’re so stupid in the end, you don’t deserve three points,” Hasenhüttl stated.
Brighton examined McCarthy within the first half by way of Enock Mwepu and Trossard, whose elbow damage, Potter stated, was not as unhealthy as first feared. The guests could have been one-man mild heading into stoppage time however they continued to probe and within the eighth added minute, Oriol Romeu clipped Yves Bissouma on the sting of the field, permitting Brighton to discover one other leveller. Moder’s free-kick cannoned off the wall however the Poland midfielder recycled the ball again into the realm, finding Maupay just a few yards out.
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Maupay, not for the primary time this season, was the identify on the lips of supporters lengthy after the ultimate whistle. The striker emerged from the tunnel for his post-match interviews to a hero’s reception from a few hundred delirious followers. “We have one big strength this season,” Maupay stated. “We never give up.”