January 23, 2022

Brighton rue missed possibilities in Leeds draw

Brighton had been as soon as once more left to rue a string of missed possibilities throughout a 0-Zero draw with Leeds, extending their winless run to eight Premier League video games.

Neal Maupay was again within the Brighton beginning XI for the primary time in three Premier League outings and, regardless of having a degree to show, spurned an early likelihood as Tariq Lamptey terrorised Junior Firpo down the correct wing within the first half.

Leandro Trossard and Jakub Moder had been additionally responsible of lacking gilt-edged possibilities – each hitting the woodwork – with Solly March additionally going shut after approaching as a second-half substitute.

Of Brighton’s 20 pictures, 14 had been astray – the joint-highest tally of the season, together with Arsenal of their defeat to Brentford on the opening weekend of the season.

Stuart Dallas registered Leeds’ first shot on track within the 55th minute, whereas Tyler Roberts twice examined Robert Sanchez late on, however he was unable to safe the guests’ third league victory of the season, as they continue to be 17th, three factors forward of Burnley within the relegation zone.

Nonetheless, if Sean Dyche’s aspect win towards Tottenham on Sunday, Leeds might end the weekend within the backside three.

Brighton’s winless run is now solely overwhelmed by Newcastle’s 13-match streak, having drawn six of their final eight video games. They transfer up a spot into eighth with 18 factors, though it was one other frustratingly acquainted story for the misfiring Seagulls.

How Brighton struggled to interrupt down Leeds

Tariq Lamptey (left) looks to break away from Leeds United's Junior Firpo

Brighton struggled to interrupt down Leeds within the Premier League on Saturday

Brighton started nicely at a bitterly chilly Amex Stadium, and had two fantastic possibilities inside ten minutes. The primary noticed Lamptey’s cross despatched over the crossbar by Moder. Maupay additionally fired an effort into the stands after some extra sensational play from Lamptey on the correct.

The Seagulls then hit the submit twice in pretty fast succession. Within the 20th minute, Illan Meslier glanced Trossard’s shot onto the submit together with his fingertips. Shortly after, Moder virtually punished Leeds for a poor Liam Cooper again go as he drove down the left of the world, however his tried shot smacked the aspect of the woodwork.

Participant rankings

Brighton: Sanchez (7), Webster (7), Veltman (6), Dunk (6), Lamptey (8), Gross (6), Bissouma (6), Moder (7), Cucurella (7), Trossard (7), Maupay (7).

Subs used: Locadia (5), March (7), Sarmiento (n/a).

Leeds: Meslier (7), Llorente (7), Cooper (6), Firpo (4), Forshaw (6), Phillips (6), Dallas (7), James (5), Raphinha (6), Harrison (6), Rodrigo (5).

Subs used: Shackleton (6), Struijk (6), Roberts (7).

Man of the match: Tariq Lamptey.

Lamptey and Maupay once more linked up simply earlier than half-time as Brighton continued to see possibilities go them by. Lamptey was launched down the correct with not a Leeds defender in sight, squaring the ball for a ready Maupay. Nonetheless, he couldn’t fairly get his contact proper because the ball flashed broad. Brighton’s 12 pictures was essentially the most they’ve had within the first half of any Premier League sport this season.

Workforce information

  • Brighton made three adjustments. Jason Steele, Shane Duffy and Adam Lallana dropped to the bench, with Robert Sanchez, Joel Veltman and Neal Maupay again within the XI.
  • Leeds additionally made three change. Pascal Struijk, Joe Gelhardt and Mateusz Klich are named among the many substitutes, whereas Raphinha and Rodrigo had been again within the beginning XI, together with Junior Firpo.

Leeds ended the primary half and not using a shot on track and whereas Brighton continued to dominate after the break, the guests had their first shot on track within the 55th minute. Stuart Dallas let fly from outdoors the world, forcing a excessive, one-handed save from Robert Sanchez.

However Brighton nonetheless noticed the higher possibilities fall their manner. Trossard flashed broad from vary, whereas Moder couldn’t capitalise on a sloppy go from half-time substitute Jamie Shackleton. The Poland worldwide then despatched one other effort over together with his first contact because the Seagulls continued to be annoyed.

Leandro Trossard takes a shot at goal only to see his effort strike the post

Leandro Trossard takes a shot at purpose solely to see his effort strike the submit

Leeds virtually accomplished the final word smash-and-grab as the sport ticked into the ultimate ten minutes. Roberts twice examined Sanchez, his first effort forcing a superb save from the goalkeeper’s outstretched leg. The Leeds man then thought he had smuggled the ball residence into the underside nook, however Sanchez was there to claw it off the road.

March had yet one more roll of the cube for Brighton late within the day, however noticed his effort crash off the underside of the submit and keep away from rebounding residence off the again of Meslier’s head.

Man of the match – Tariq Lamptey

It was a shock to some to see Lamptey deployed as a winger fairly than wing-back, however Leeds had been clearly unprepared because the 21-year-old persistently beat any opposition participant that got here up once more him.

He created 5 possibilities for Brighton within the first half – essentially the most he is ever created in a Premier League sport – and regardless of being quieter after the break, did greater than sufficient to warrant the person of the match award.

Opta stats

  • Since their promotion to the Premier League in 2017, Brighton have had 20 0-Zero attracts within the competitors, not less than six greater than every other aspect.
  • Brighton have seen the next share of their Premier League video games end 0-0 (12%) than every other aspect within the historical past of the competitors (20/165).
  • There was an anticipated targets worth of two.7 on this sport, the best in a goalless draw within the Premier League this season.
  • Solely Watford (161) have dedicated extra fouls within the Premier League than Leeds this season (154), with the Whites conceding 14 towards Brighton in the present day.

What’s next?

Brighton go to West Ham on Wednesday at 7.30pm within the Premier League, whereas Leeds host Crystal Palace on Tuesday at 8.15pm. Free highlights from each video games can be obtainable on the Sky Sports activities web site, App and YouTube channel.