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Burnley 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

By Gary SmeeBBC Sport
Bobby Zamora
Bobby Zamora returned to Brighton this season after 12 years away from the club

Brighton stretched their unbeaten start in the Championship to 17 games as they drew with Burnley at Turf Moor.

Bobby Zamora put the visitors in front from close range on 58 seconds after Tomer Hemed's shot hit the bar.

Andre Gray equalised from the penalty spot three minutes later, his 11th goal of the season, after Lewis Dunk pulled Michael Keane's shirt.

Both sides had chances to win it, with Burnley's Chris Long poking the best opportunity wide in injury time.

Chris Hughton's Brighton, who have now drawn eight of their league matches this season, remain second but are level on points with leaders Hull, while the Clarets stay fifth.

Burnley, forced into their first change in five games with Rouwen Hennings coming in for the injured Sam Vokes, had barely touched the ball when they fell behind.

The Clarets' defence failed to clear, which left Zamora the simplest of tap-ins for the 178th goal of his career.

After Gray's composed penalty levelled matters, the game flowed from end to end inside the opening 20 minutes as Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale pulled off two fine saves and Hemed smashed over.

Things eventually settled down either side of the break but came to life again in the closing stages as both sides went in search of a winner.

Burnley's Scott Arfield dragged a shot inches past the post while unmarked before substitute Long stabbed off target when he should have done better.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"Brighton are a good side and they've made a mark for themselves this season by being unbeaten.

"We've opened up enough chances to win the game. But it was a very close game between two even sides I feel.

"The good thing I like about this group is they don't take knocks to heart. They come and react immediately and I thought they did. I thought we were on the front foot for a lot of the game against a good side."

Brighton boss Chris Hughton:

"I thought it was a fair result actually. After two very early goals, I suppose a lot of people might have thought it was going to be that type of game.

"But you've got two teams here that are both motivated and want to try and win and certainly don't want to lose.

"I think on the balance of play it was a fair result, particularly with us being the away team and Burnley being a very good team."

Burnley striker Andre Gray
Andre Gray places his penalty high into the left of the net
Lewis Dunk gives away a penalty
Brighton defender Lewis Dunk gives away the spot kick
Brighton manager Chris Hughton
Chris Hughton's side are unbeaten in 18 league games in total - a club record

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6MeeBooked at 72mins
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 13Barton
  • 37Arfield
  • 18HenningsSubstituted forLongat 61'minutes
  • 7Gray

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 8Marney
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 24Long

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 2Bruno
  • 3GreerBooked at 85mins
  • 5DunkBooked at 89mins
  • 23Rosenior
  • 20MarchBooked at 54mins
  • 6Stephens
  • 7Kayal
  • 15Murphy
  • 10HemedSubstituted forManuat 83'minutes
  • 25ZamoraSubstituted forForster-Caskeyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mäenpää
  • 17Goldson
  • 18Forster-Caskey
  • 19Manu
  • 22Holla
  • 28Chicksen
  • 34Akindayini
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
15,622

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  6. Post update

    David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Long (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andre Gray.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  10. Post update

    Andre Gray (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Bruno tries a through ball, but Elvis Manu is caught offside.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  14. Post update

    Andre Gray (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Chris Long (Burnley).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by David Jones.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elvis Manu (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Elvis Manu replaces Tommer Hemed.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull1710522791835
2Brighton179802213935
3Middlesbrough17103425121333
4Derby1796224111333
5Burnley179622415933
6Birmingham178452418628
7Reading177642518727
8Sheff Wed177642320327
9Cardiff176741714325
10Ipswich176742525025
11Brentford177372324-124
12Fulham175663029121
13Blackburn174851716120
14Wolves175572223-120
15QPR175572225-320
16Leeds174761620-419
17Preston173861215-317
18Nottm Forest174581318-517
19Bristol City173771827-916
20Charlton174491526-1116
21Huddersfield173681726-915
22MK Dons1743101524-915
23Rotherham1733111833-1512
24Bolton171881124-1311
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