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Summary

  1. Listen on 5 live & online
  2. Choupo-Moting & Zouma for Stoke
  3. Brighton twice fight back through Gross & Izquierdo
  4. Stoke won last eight games v Brighton
  5. Sides last met in league in 2006 at Withdean
  6. Brighton last beat Stoke in 2001

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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'It was a definite penalty'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Brighton & Hove Albion

Hughton
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Brighton boss Chris Hughton: "We would have liked more. Overall the performance wasn't good enough to get three points. We showed great character to come back twice. The draw was a fair result. Our levels weren't perhaps what they've been in other games.

"We are going to concede goals - the frustration with their second is we worked hard to get back into the game and showed some naivety.

"It was a definite penalty. I was certain it would be given, if not by the referee then the linesman on that side.

"When video replays come in it will clear some of these instances up. At the moment you're relying on the referee making a judgement or getting into a position - and if that's not the case you have two assistants and a fourth official to help. I find it difficult to understand the assistant doesn't see it the same way I do."

'Great character'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton striker Glenn Murray on Sky Sports: "It felt very open, it was enjoyable to play in and we're disappointed we couldn't clinch it. We showed great character to come back twice. The unbeaten run's massive for us."

Glenn Murray
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'Penalty decision was right'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Stoke City

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes: "As an away side I suppose we have to be happy but we got ourselves into a winning position twice and didn't see it out. Brighton didn't cause us too many problems. We're disappointed with the goals we conceded.

"One of our things tonight was we created good opportunities in good areas and then you have to produce the quality ball."

Was it a penalty?

"I thought at the time the lad splayed his legs a bit trying to get some contact. Ryan Shawcross was shepherding the ball out - you hold your breath in those moments. I thought the referee got the decision right."

'It's a penalty!'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Chris Hughton on the Glenn Murray penalty incident: "My take is, I had a very good view of it and straight away I thought it was a penalty. I am really disappointed with that. There are two officials who can make a judgement on that. I was 50 yards away and I could see it, the linesman was right there

"It makes it tougher to take. It's a penalty, my view hasn't changed."

'We have to be realistic'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "When you have been behind twice you have to show character and we did. We were not at our best today. Stoke are a very manly team, we had to stand up to that.

"We have to be realistic. We are playing against better teams and better players and if you can't win games then don't lose them. We have won away in our last two games so there is a balance with drawing at home. We endeavour to entertain the fans and win as many games as we can."

'A point away is great'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Stoke City

Ryan Shawcross
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Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross on Sky Sports: "It was a bit end to end, maybe not what we wanted as the away ream. A point away from home is great for us."

'Brighton need to win those games'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Warren Aspinall

Ex-Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

Entertaining game but not much quality. The unbeaten run extends which is the main thing. I think it's two points dropped. Brighton need to win these type of games.

'I suppose we have to be happy'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Stoke City

Stoke boss Mark Hughes to Sky Sports: "It's an away point and you have to be happy with that. Brighton didn't create much so we are disappointed with their goals.

"Overall we were in control of the game. I suppose we have to be happy with the result.

"We were always a threat at set-plays. We are resilient, that's two away games in a row without being beaten.

"We will play worse and get beat, clearly."

Mark Hughes looks on
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'It was probably a penalty'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Brighton & Hove Albion

So, was it a penalty when Ryan Shawcross challenged Glenn Murray in the Stoke area?

Shawcross on Sky Sports: "I think I clipped him. The referee didn't have the best angle. It probably was a penalty."

Murray: "It's one of those and hopefully it all evens itself out."

VAR for those decisions in the future?

Shawcross: "I think football is great the way it is."

Murray: "I would have liked it tonight."

'Stoke should be top half'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Jonathan Pearce

BBC Match of the Day commentator

Stoke should be top half. At times they lack mobility in areas, they are big and physical and they have Xherdan Shaqiri who is a wonderful player on his day. He is the ace up their sleeve.

What is the level of expectation?

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Stoke still haven’t enjoyed back-to-back away victories in the league since October 2015.

'Sometimes you have to take a point'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker, BBC Radio 5 live

In the end it's a fair result. Both managers will feel that it's not ideal but they'll be pleased with the relative performances of their sides.

Sometimes you have to be clever and take a point rather than throw it all away. Brighton are growing in experience in the Premier League.

Stoke players applaud at full-time
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Brighton 2-2 Stoke

The officials are booed off, loudly.

FULL-TIME

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

The points are shared. Brighton should have had a penalty in the first half but a draw feels about right.

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Brighton corner, Peter Crouch wins the header and clears. It's going to be a point each.

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

THREE minutes added on...

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Brighton have gone four games without defeat (W2 D2) in the Premier League – they last went five in a row without losing in the top-flight back in April 1983.

They are almost there, but they win a corner and could end up with all three points yet...

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Into the last few minutes. Peter Crouch hasn't had a chance since he came on. Give him a cross to attack and can still win this one...

SUBSTITUTIONS

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Off come Pascal Gross and Anthony Knockaert, on come Ezequiel Schelotto and Izzy Brown. All change for the hosts.

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester and Brighton striker on BBC Radio 5 Live

You can understand why Brighton don't want to lose the game now. They've been behind for the majority of it so there's bound to be a bit of caution.

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Brighton look cooked now, tired as we enter the final stages. Ryan Shawcross has a shot blocked as a cross is not cleared.

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Pascal Gross has a shot from 20 yards for Brighton, it opened up for him momentarily, but he cuts across the ball once more and it fizzes a long way off target.

Pascal Gross shoots
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Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Peter Crouch wins a header from a corner, back across goal and it's in Kevin Wimmer's sphere of influence, The defender is hesitant though, he could have got that!

Mame Diouf then crosses dangerously and two Brighton defenders go for the clearance, Crouch is inches away from connecting with a volley. Stoke looking good.

Peter Crouch instructs
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Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Brighton win a corner, it's end to end at the moment. If short on quality. Into the last 15 minutes.

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Do you get a full appearance fee if you come on as a sub? Crouch wins his first header and then wins a free-kick out on the right. Xherdan Shaqiri coming off is a strange call by the way.

SUBSTITUTIONS - Crouch record

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Peter Crouch is on for Xherdan Shaqiri, that's Crouch's 143rd sub appearance in the Premier League. A new record.

Brighton also bring on Solly March for Jose Izquierdo.

Peter Crouch comes on as a substitute to replace Xherdan Shaqiri
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Andrew Swain: I'm sorry, but the standard of the Premier League is rubbish. Too many ordinary teams, with too many poor games #myopinion

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Glenn Murray has skinned Kevin Wimmer twice in the last five minutes. Not great from the Austrian. Anyone up for a winner?

'Shaqiri is a little magician'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker, BBC Radio 5 live at the Amex

He is a little magician.

Wonderful, wonderful play from Xherdan Shaqiri. If you can build your team around him, get him on the ball in the right areas, what a threat.

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Is it time for this man?

Peter Crouch
AFP

CLOSE!

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Lovely feet from Ramadan Sobhi on the left, chopping inside and then outside, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is out on the wing and there's nobody in the middle.

Xherdan Shaqiri then hits a wonderful effort from 20 yards, it's past Mat Ryan but narrowly wide!

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

The Crouch has been summoned.

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Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Brighton are ninth as it stands, Stoke 15th. You feel there are more goals in this game though. Crouchy?

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

The hosts are pushing on now hard, Dale Stephens crosses dangerously and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is back as an emergency full-back to clear his lines. Stoke in a bit of a mess.

'Brighton make Stoke pay'

Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Jonathan Pearce

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

Stoke had one, two, three chances to get it away and they didn't - Brighton have made them pay!

He's become very popular here very quickly, the little winger.

Jose Izquierdo of Brighton and Hove Albion scores
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GOAL - Brighton 2-2 Stoke

Jose Izquierdo

Brighton have a shot, and they score! Kurt Zouma can't get enough on his header away and Glenn Murray picks up the pieces. A clever reverse pass finds Jose Izquierdo inside, his cut-back is again not cleared, by Kevin Wimmer this time, and Izquierdo is able to thread the rebound past Lee Grant and in.

Jose Izquierdo celebrates
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Brighton 1-2 Stoke

Brighton haven't had a shot since half time. That's got to change. Joe Allen nips in well to break up a dangerous attack but hang on...