Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton LIVE! Maupay’s goal – Premier League result, match feed and latest updates today
Jordan Ayew missed a superb opportunity to put the game past Brighton in the final 15 minutes, shooting into the side net after being perfectly set up by substitute Christian Benteke.
It was a dud that would prove very costly indeed in the depths of downtime.
With 95 minutes on the clock, a bad goal kick from Palace keeper Vicente Guaita was repelled by Brighton’s Joel Veltman, with former Brentford striker Neal Maupay then beating the Spaniard with a brilliant lob to trigger a pandemonium at outside.
Spirits flared between the two groups of players after the final whistle as emotions ran high after the goal of the last breath.
Follow Crystal Palace’s reaction to Brighton LIVE with the Standard Sport blog below, with expert analysis from Jack Rosser at Selhurst Park …
Graham Potter’s reaction
âThere is resilience, there is a belief and there is a character. There have always been, but we needed a little luck.
âI didn’t think it was a one-way street, we deserved one more point than Palace deserved a point last time at home, but that’s life, that’s football.
“We have 13 points in six games, it’s a good start but we can still improve a lot I think and that’s what we’re going to focus on.”
Graham Potter’s reaction
âIt does (it’s like a win), it’s a fantastic and great feeling for our fans – celebrating in front of these guys was amazing.
âIt was a close game, there wasn’t much to be fair. We pushed and pushed in the second half, there was a good spirit to keep going and obviously it was a fantastic end to get the equalization.
“Even at half-time, one minute to go, there is the penalty but there weren’t too many chances, I don’t think so, but we kept going and we are happy with the point, we will take it. “
Reaction from Patrick Vieira
“We are all disappointed. The players in the locker room are as disappointed as I am and the fans too. We had this victory in our hands and with the last kick of the game conceding a goal like that is hard to accept.
“But we have to look at the game and how difficult we made it for them. They are a very good team who play with a lot of confidence and work together for three or four years and we gave them a very good game. .
“In the end, of course, we are disappointed because we should have taken those three points.”
Maupay on the post-match dispute
Maupay was also asked about this flashpoint after the final whistle …
“I think football is nothing without fans and without some involvement between the players. It’s a derby. Everyone wanted to win. The atmosphere was really, really good,” he said.
âI scored and saw (Wilfried) Zaha and smiled at him because I saw him celebrate his penalty in the first half and he gave it to our fans.
âI won’t say what he said but you know how it is sometimes between players, you joke a little. It was a good time for us because we scored at the last minute so it was a good time to give it something.
The Brighton striker told Sky Sports: “It was a tough game, I thought Palace played well, we weren’t that good today, but I think the team’s resilience was perfect and to the end we scored so we’re really happy with the point tonight.
âBefore the keeper kicked, I asked the referee how much time was left and he said there was a minute left. I was like, “Okay, maybe we’ll have one more chance, or not.”
“The ball went past the defender, I just saw the ball come in and I thought I could get it and I did it, I scored, so I’m very, very happy tonight.”
Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton
Maupay’s last goal cancels Zaha’s penalty!
Tensions are mounting between the two groups of players after the full-time whistle blows.
GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton | Neal Maupay 95 ‘
95 minutes: Carnage on the outside as Maupay brilliantly throws Guaita, whose bad goal kick was returned directly by Veltman.
Brighton snatched a point to the death as Potter leaped for joy on the sideline.
Drain for Palace. A veil of blue smoke envelops the ground.
93 minutes: A very brave punch from Guaita, who stays on the ground, squeezing his shoulder.
He seems okay to continue, however. Palaces are almost there!
90 minutes: It’s a real chance for Brighton as the clock hits 90 minutes, with Duffy overtaking Benteke to connect with Gross’s free-kick from the left, but he doesn’t get enough buy on the head and Guaita rallies .
Five minutes of added time reported. Is there any late drama ahead?
87 minutes: Palace fans warmly applaud Zaha after returning to battle with Veltman and earned Palace a pressure-relieving goal kick.