BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion1Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday1

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.

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."



Formation 4-3-3

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


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

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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


  • 11Johnson
  • 5Zayatte
  • 31Dawson
  • 10Maghoma
  • 34Nuhui
  • 16McCabe
  • 22Palmer
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    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.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Ward (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  12. Post update

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

  13. 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.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Rhys McCabe replaces Stephen McPhail.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

  17. Post update

    Foul by William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

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