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Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Burnley: Jeff Hendrick scores in stoppage time to earn visitors a point

Jeff Hendrick celebrates scoring against Brighton
Jeff Hendrick equalised with Burnley's only shot on target

Substitute Jeff Hendrick fired in a stoppage-time equaliser to earn Burnley a point and deny Brighton their first home victory since 2 March.

The Seagulls were set to win it when Neal Maupay volleyed in Solly March's cross at the start of the second half.

The summer signing struck after March and Glenn Murray tested Burnley keeper Nick Pope just before the break.

But Hendrick drilled in a 20-yard strike to keep both sides looking for their first win since the opening day.

The 27-year-old midfielder, who won his 50th cap for the Republic of Ireland in midweek, came off the bench for his 100th Premier League appearance and salvaged a point for the Clarets with their first shot on target.

The visitors had started stronger, with Jack Cork and Aaron Lennon having shots blocked, before Brighton finished the first half on top.

After Maupay's second goal for the club since his £16m move from Brentford, Davy Propper spurned a good chance to double the lead as he headed over from Murray's cut-back before the veteran English forward also skewed a 20-yard effort well wide.

And 12 seconds into the four minutes of added time Hendrick, on just his second Premier League appearance of the season, made them pay from Matej Vydra's lay-off to keep the two sides level in the league table on five points.

Potter still waiting for first home win

Neal Maupay scores against Burnley
Neal Maupay scored his second goal for Brighton since his summer move from Brentford

After narrowly avoiding relegation last season, Brighton have been more expansive under new manager Graham Potter and took four points from their first two games.

And despite then losing to Southampton and Manchester City, the Seagulls looked comfortable against their south coast rivals until Florin Andone's red card and were more adventurous than most teams at Etihad Stadium, having 46.5% possession and creating chances of their own.

Back at the Amex, they took time to get a foothold in the game before putting together some positive build-up play.

Initially, March was their biggest outlet on the left. He even popped up on the right wing to whip in a teasing cross which the recalled Murray glanced beyond the far post.

Pascal Gross also got into some promising positions down the right channel, squaring for Murray to test Pope with a low shot, and that expansive play continued after the break.

Burnley defender Matt Lowton deflected Murray's cut-back just wide while Maupay tested Pope at his near post before swivelling to fire in the opener.

Shane Duffy returned for Brighton and despite facing in-form striker Ashley Barnes and his partner Chris Wood - so often the scourge of Albion since helping them win the League One title in 2010-11 - the Seagulls' defence kept Burnley's front two quiet.

They only had one chance to equalise which Wood, who scored twice in the Clarets' win here last season, sidefooted wide from close range before Brighton's late lapse cost Potter his first win.

Clarets clinical at the death

Chris Wood misses a chance against Brighton
Chris Wood spurned a chance to add to his tally of seven goals against Brighton

Burnley's opening-day win over Southampton had Clarets fans dreaming of another top-seven finish after qualifying for last season's Europa League and it took a stoppage-time penalty to deny them another victory at Wolves.

Manager Sean Dyche was happy with his side's performance in defeat at Arsenal and they matched Liverpool until two goals late in the first half set the European champions on course for a 3-0 win last time out.

The Clarets again started positively, with Dwight McNeil winning a string of corners down the left wing, but were firmly on the back foot after Lennon went close on 37 minutes.

They were stretched by the hosts and despite Barnes' best efforts up front, a chance never fell for the striker to add to his four goals so far this season.

Wood had one of his off days yet, just as Burnley looked set to return from the south coast empty handed, they showed the quality they possess by pouncing when the opportunity arose.

With Brighton adjusting to a substitution moments earlier, McNeil ran at the home defence before playing it into Vydra, who teed up fellow sub Hendrick to hit a crisp first-time strike which veered away from keeper Mat Ryan into the bottom corner.

'We did enough, but one thing can hurt you' - what they said

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Brighton 1-1 Burnley: Potter 'frustrated' after Brighton concede stoppage-time equaliser

Brighton manager Graham Potter said: "It was frustrating. I feel for the players because they put a lot into the game. For the first 20 minutes, Burnley were the better team but then we grew into it. It would have been nice to hang on but that's the Premier League - one thing can hurt you and that's what happened.

"We limited them to not too much and they are hard to play against. Overall, I was happy with the performance but we would have liked three points of course.

"We did enough in the game in relation to chances. You need to add those goals to kill off the game. There is always a chance the opposition can do something with a bit of quality."

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Brighton 1-1 Burnley: Sean Dyche unhappy with second-half performance

Burnley boss Sean Dyche said: "You come back from the break and you never know how that is going to affect you.

"The first 20 minutes I thought were excellent. We mixed the play well and were effective. We didn't get to grips with it all after the first 20 minutes but the lads who came on changed the game. We found more passes and asked a few questions as the game came to a close. It was a real strong finish.

"Jeff Hendrick took his goal well and I told him he has been excellent in training. He is a bit unlucky. The margins for picking a team are so tight. Jeff has been knocking on the door. He is a very good player and I am pleased for him because he deserves it."

Man of the match - Pascal Gross (Brighton)

Pascal Gross
The German midfielder made a game-high six key passes, including five crosses. He also made 42 passes in the opposition half and gained possession on 12 occasions - more than any other player on both counts

Seagulls' winless run goes on - the stats

  • Brighton are winless in their last eight league meetings with Burnley (D6 L2), losing both matches in the Premier League last season.
  • Burnley are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games on the south coast (W4 D3).
  • Brighton have not scored more than once in any of their last 15 Premier League home games (nine goals in total) and are winless in their last eight at the Amex Stadium (D3 L5).
  • Brighton striker Neal Maupay has scored seven goals in 11 league games (two for Brighton, five for Brentford).
  • Solly March registered his seventh Premier League assist for Brighton, with only Pascal Gross (11) managing more for the Seagulls.
  • Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick has scored two Premier League away goals in his last four games on the road, as many as in his previous 49 such appearances.

What's next?

Burnley host newly-promoted Norwich next Saturday (15:00 BST) while Brighton visit Newcastle (17:30 BST).

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 1Ryan
  • 4Duffy
  • 5Dunk
  • 15Webster
  • 20MarchSubstituted forBongat 90'minutes
  • 6Stephens
  • 24Pröpper
  • 33Burn
  • 13Groß
  • 7MaupaySubstituted forConnollyat 84'minutes
  • 17MurraySubstituted forMooyat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bong
  • 8Bissouma
  • 18Mooy
  • 27Button
  • 28Baluta
  • 44Connolly
  • 46Alzate

Burnley

  • 1Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 6Mee
  • 23Pieters
  • 25LennonBooked at 27minsSubstituted forHendrickat 59'minutes
  • 18WestwoodBooked at 83mins
  • 4CorkSubstituted forVydraat 78'minutes
  • 11McNeil
  • 10Barnes
  • 9WoodSubstituted forRodriguezat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Brady
  • 13Hendrick
  • 14Gibson
  • 19Rodriguez
  • 20Hart
  • 26Bardsley
  • 27Vydra
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
29,398

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pascal Groß.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Burnley 1. Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matej Vydra.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Gaëtan Bong replaces Solly March.

Attempt missed. Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Pascal Groß following a fast break.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Pascal Groß tries a through ball, but Aaron Connolly is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Aaron Connolly replaces Neal Maupay.

VAR Decision: No card change Ashley Westwood (Burnley).

Booking

Ashley Westwood (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ashley Westwood (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Aaron Mooy replaces Glenn Murray.

Foul by Neal Maupay (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Erik Pieters (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matej Vydra replaces Jack Cork.

Attempt missed. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pascal Groß following a fast break.

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

Foul by Jay Rodriguez (Burnley).

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Erik Pieters (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Burnley. Nick Pope tries a through ball, but Jay Rodriguez is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Jay Rodriguez replaces Chris Wood.

Foul by Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Nick Pope (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ashley Westwood.

Attempt missed. Ashley Westwood (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Jeff Hendrick replaces Aaron Lennon.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Matthew Lowton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Pascal Groß (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Davy Pröpper.

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

Foul by James Tarkowski (Burnley).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Adam Webster.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Solly March.

Foul by Dan Burn (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Burnley 0. Neal Maupay (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Solly March.

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

goal

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