Brighton 1-1 Crystal Palace: Late own goal gives Brighton deserved draw

Jack Butland was understudy to Jordan Pickford with England at the 2018 World Cup

Jack Butland “allowed us to go home with the point” said Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira after his keeper’s fine performance helped them draw 1-1 with Brighton.

Butland saved a penalty from Pascal Gross and made several key saves in the stalemate at the Amex Stadium.

It comes less than a week after Butland’s howler gifted Benik Afobe a goal for Millwall in Palace’s 2-1 FA Cup victory.

“Jack Butland was the man of the match, I am delighted for him. He is working hard every single day,” said Vieira.

“He needed a chance and he was at his best today. He showed all his potential. He deserved it for the way he has been working and waiting.”

Palace looked set to take all three points after Conor Gallagher scored in the 69th minute, before a late own goal from Joachim Andersen capped off an eventful encounter.

Brighton were the better side throughout and, before Gallagher’s composed finish from Jeffrey Schlupp’s cut-back, they had tested Butland on a number of occasions.

Butland denied Gross from the spot in the first half, kept out Leandro Trossard following a huge error from defender Joel Ward and later tipped Jakub Moder’s effort over the bar.

Brighton’s Moder also hit the crossbar within minutes of the restart after Neal Maupay had earlier bundled a finish over the line, only for the goal to be ruled out for a foul on Butland.

Brighton 1-1 Crystal Palace: Vieira ‘frustrated’ with Palace late goal

Both Maupay’s disallowed effort and the awarded penalty decision came after referee Robert Jones consulted the pitchside VAR monitor effectively.

In a frenetic few minutes before half time, Jones awarded the spot-kick when Will Hughes had his arms around Joel Veltman but Gross’ poor attempt was saved. From the resulting corner, Maupay had a high boot as he challenged Butland’s grip on the ball on the goalline.

With three minutes left, Maupay’s low cross was eventually deflected in by Andersen to seal the 1-1 draw.

But despite not coming away with a clean sheet, it was a pleasing night for Butland, who said his performance was “rewarding” and a reminder of his talent.

The 28-year-old, understudy to Jordan Pickford for England at the 2018 World Cup, lost his number one spot at Stoke before moving to Palace.

This was just his fourth Premier League start for the club and Butland said: “I left Stoke and had been struggling confidence wise. Coming to Palace is a breath of fresh air.

“The chances have been few and far between and to have a night like this is rewarding and reminds me what I am capable of.

“There are still things to work on but it has been a long time, when you don’t play as regularly as you like it is harder. This is a reminder. I feel like I have been ready for this.”

Brighton leave it late again

Brighton 1-1 Crystal Palace: Brighton deserved point from game – Potter

There had been a decisive 90th-minute goal in the previous three league encounters between these two rivals so it was inevitable late drama would feature again.

Brighton had done everything but score when Gallagher sent the away end wild with a cool finish against the run of play.

Palace had rarely troubled keeper Robert Sanchez – his best save was to deny team-mate Adam Webster who sent a deflection towards goal under pressure from Odsonne Edouard at the near post.

But Brighton, typically, did not give up and continued to put pressure on the visitors, eventually reaping the rewards when Maupay’s low cross was flicked in by the unfortunate Andersen.

Manager Graham Potter had looked distraught when Gallagher scored for Palace, but he had clenched fists and a look of relief when his side hit back with time running out.

Player of the match

BurnDan Burn

Brighton & Hove Albion

Squad number33Player nameBurn

Squad number10Player nameMac Allister

Squad number1Player nameSánchez

Squad number15Player nameModer

Squad number11Player nameTrossard

Squad number2Player nameLamptey

Squad number9Player nameMaupay

Squad number34Player nameVeltman

Squad number20Player nameMarch

Squad number18Player nameWelbeck

Squad number4Player nameWebster

Squad number3Player nameCucurella

Squad number14Player nameLallana

Squad number13Player nameGroß

Crystal Palace

Squad number1Player nameButland

Squad number23Player nameGallagher

Squad number15Player nameSchlupp

Squad number7Player nameOlise

Squad number16Player nameAndersen

Squad number6Player nameGuéhi

Squad number3Player nameMitchell

Squad number10Player nameEze

Squad number12Player nameHughes

Squad number22Player nameÉdouard

Squad number2Player nameWard

Squad number4Player nameMilivojevic

Squad number14Player nameMateta

Squad number20Player nameBenteke

Line-ups

Brighton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

1Sánchez34VeltmanSubstituted forWelbeckat 73’minutes4Webster33Burn3Cucurella14LallanaSubstituted forLampteyat 56’minutes13GroßSubstituted forMarchat 73’minutes10Mac Allister15Moder11Trossard9MaupaySubstitutes2Lamptey16Scherpen17Alzate18Welbeck20March25Caicedo28Roberts42Leonard58Ferguson

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-3-3

1Butland2Ward16Andersen6Guéhi3Mitchell23Gallagher12HughesBooked at 61mins15Schlupp7OliseSubstituted forBentekeat 81’minutes22ÉdouardSubstituted forMatetaat 66’minutes10EzeBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMilivojevicat 65’minutesSubstitutes4Milivojevic13Guaita14Mateta17Clyne20Benteke34Kelly36Ferguson44Riedewald49Rak-Sakyi

Referee:Robert Jones

Attendance:30,675

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Crystal Palace 1.

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Crystal Palace 1.

Tariq Lamptey (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tariq Lamptey.

Attempt missed. Danny Welbeck (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Solly March with a cross.

Attempt missed. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Tyrick Mitchell.

Own Goal by Joachim Andersen, Crystal Palace. Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Crystal Palace 1.

Marc Cucurella (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace).

Foul by Dan Burn (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Will Hughes (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Christian Benteke replaces Michael Olise.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Michael Olise.

Foul by Neal Maupay (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Adam Webster (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alexis Mac Allister with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Tyrick Mitchell.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Danny Welbeck replaces Joël Veltman.

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