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KEY MOMENTS: ALBION V FULHAM

2 September 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray celebrates scoring against Fulham at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton & Hove Albion come from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw against Fulham at the Amex on Saturday afternoon thanks to Glenn Murray’s brace - here are the five key moments from the match.

OPPORTUNITY MISSED

After an encouraging start, Albion were given a great opportunity to open the scoring when Luciano Vietto fouled Glenn Murray in the 24th minute. 

After scoring a penalty in the win over Manchester United, Pascal Gross placed the ball on the spot. Unfortunately, the German’s low effort was well saved by Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, and thus prevented the hosts from taking the lead.

FRUSTRATING OPENER 

Although on the back foot for most of the opening 45 minutes, it was the Cottagers who opened the scoring courtesy of an André Schürrle strike shortly before the interval. The German ghosted in behind Albion's defence to meet Jean-Michael Seri’s scooped pass and steered it past Maty Ryan.

SECOND FOR THE VISITORS

Aleksandar Mitrovic doubled the visitors’ lead after the restart. The Serbian striker dispossessed Lewis Dunk and ran in on goal, and despite Ryan saving Mitrovic’s initial effort, he was unable to prevent the rebound being stroked home. 

MURRAY PULLS ONE BACK 

Murray’s first goal of the game was made by Anthony Knockaert. The winger made a cutting run inside from the right flank and, instead of shooting, laid the ball off for the forward to slot home. It was another well-taken goal from the 34-year-old, after his excellent finish against Manchester United at home, and ignited the Seagulls’ fightback. 

LATE LEVELLER

With the full-time whistle nearing, Albion pushed to level the scores, and found the equaliser from 12 yards.

Attempting to bring the ball down in his own penalty box, Mitrovic inadvertently used his arm in the process, gifting Murray the opportunity to draw Albion level. It was an emphatic penalty from Murray and set the game up for a grandstand finish before the spoils were shared.


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