BRIGHTON, England (AP) — A pass from striker Neal Maupay led to defender Joachim Andersen scoring on his own goal near the end of the game, helping Brighton salvage a 1-1 draw with bitter rivals Crystal Palace on Friday. the Premier League.
Maupay received a quick pass from Marc Cucurella and turned in a move to send a low cross from the left. Andersen ended up deflecting into the nets in the 87th minute.
Danny Welbeck came on as a substitute and sent a header just over the goal for Brighton in stoppage time. Then, the local team was snubbed by the video arbitration (VAR), which ruled out an alleged penalty.
Brighton is in eighth place and Palace in eleventh.
Midfielder Conor Gallagher saw to it that Brighton paid dearly for missing a penalty and other opportunities in the first half. He scored in the 69th minute of a closely contested match between two clubs whose supporters have clashed in recent campaigns.
A police cordon separated rival fans in the stands after Brighton’s equalizer.
Gallagher, on loan from Champions League monarchs Chalsea, controlled the ball superbly and fired past Spain goalkeeper Robert Sánchez in front of jubilant fans to reach seven goals in the league campaign.
A Maupay goal was invalidated in the 40th minute by VAR, after it was determined that he fouled goalkeeper Jack Butland in his attempt to get the ball over the goal line.
Two minutes later, Butland saved Pascal Gross’s poorly-taken penalty after VAR called a Will Hughes foul on Joel Veltman from a corner kick.
Never before had Butland stopped a shot from 11 steps in the Premier.
Brighton came close again in the 48th minute when Jakub Moder hit the crossbar after a cross from Gross.