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Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Brighton v Sheffield Wednesday

A late goal from Keith Andrews rescued a point for Brighton after Sheffield Wednesday seemed set for their first win of the season.

Andrews shot home from close range in the 89th minute when he latched on to a header from Stephen Ward.

Matty Fryatt had put Wednesday ahead two minutes before half-time when he collected a pass from Jeremy Helan inside the Brighton area.

The point was enough to move Wednesday one place above the relegation zone.

Oscar Garcia

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Post-match: Brighton coach Garcia

David Lopez and Leo Ulloa spurned chances in the first half for the home side before Wednesday took the lead against the run of play.

Helan found Fryatt, on loan from Hull and starting a game for the first time this season, with the striker keeping a cool head to score for the first time since April 2012.

The goal stung Brighton into action after half-time, but Wednesday keeper Chris Kirkland was rarely threatened.

Shorn of a cutting edge when Ulloa was carried off after 56 minutes, Brighton resorted to shots from long range, with Andrews going the closest to testing Kirkland.

But after substitute Jermaine Johnson had gone close for Wednesday, the home side levelled with a minute remaining when Andrews took advantage of sloppy defending to salvage a point.

Brighton manager Oscar Garcia: "When you have clear chances to score, you cannot say that we were lucky to get a point. They had one half-chance and scored.

"But we needed seven chances just to score one. Because they took their half-chance it made it difficult for us. You are chasing the game.

(On striker Leo Ulloa, who was carried off): "It looks like a stress fracture. Tomorrow we will know for sure how long we will be without him, but we need him back as soon as possible."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones: "I'm frustrated because one lapse in concentration in the whole 95 minutes has cost us. They weren't hurting us, they had become desperate, and if we'd kept our concentration that little bit longer we would have taken the points.

"I'm criticising them for one lapse. We should have dealt with the goal, because it was a simple long-throw. But I tend to be fair, and I think that on the balance of play and in terms of possession it was a fair result.

"We're getting better and moving in the right direction. In the last two games we should have taken six points. We just have too many players playing who need to get fit. Most of them are running on memory."

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 17Ward
  • 20Upson
  • 3Greer
  • 14CalderónSubstituted forBuckleyat 45'minutes
  • 4AndrewsBooked at 40mins
  • 8Crofts
  • 21D. LópezSubstituted forBarnesat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25Lua LuaBooked at 76mins
  • 19UlloaSubstituted forAgustienat 56'minutes
  • 2Bruno

Substitutes

  • 9Barnes
  • 1Brezovan
  • 38Ince
  • 10Agustien
  • 30Buckley
  • 6El-Abd
  • 23Conway

Sheff Wed

  • 1KirklandBooked at 70mins
  • 3Johnson
  • 8Johnson
  • 2BuxtonBooked at 77mins
  • 32LleraBooked at 57mins
  • 6SemedoBooked at 40mins
  • 7Antonio
  • 14CokeSubstituted forJohnsonat 67'minutes
  • 17Helan
  • 27McPhailSubstituted forMcCabeat 88'minutes
  • 28FryattSubstituted forPalmerat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Johnson
  • 5Zayatte
  • 31Dawson
  • 10Maghoma
  • 34Nuhui
  • 16McCabe
  • 22Palmer
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
25,725

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Roger Johnson with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Palmer.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Josè Semedo.

Foul by Stephen Ward (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen Ward with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Rhys McCabe replaces Stephen McPhail.

Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stephen Ward.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Jermaine Johnson.

Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer replaces Matty Fryatt.

Booking

Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday).

Booking

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Keith Andrews.

Attempt missed. Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kazenga Lua Lua with a cross.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Lewis Buxton.

Foul by Kemy Agustien (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Chris Kirkland (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Kemy Agustien (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Crofts.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson replaces Giles Coke.

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