Maupay’s late strike earns point for Brighton

September 28, 2021
Brighton’s Neal Maupay (centre) scores his side’s equaliser during the English Premier League  match between Crystal Palace and Brighton, at Selhurst Park, London yesterday.
Brighton’s Neal Maupay (centre) scores his side’s equaliser during the English Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Brighton, at Selhurst Park, London yesterday.

LONDON (AP):

Neil Maupay ran through to lob home a finish in the fifth minute of stoppage time and earn Brighton a 1-1 draw at local rivals Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Monday.

Brighton would have climbed into first place with a win but still left Selhurst Park satisfied after Maupay's late equaliser, which came as Joel Veltman helped the ball forward from just inside his own half following a poor clearance by Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.

Wilfried Zaha put Palace ahead from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time after Conor Gallagher was fouled in the box by Leandro Trossard as the midfielder ran into the area.

Palace were denied just a second victory of the season under recently hired manager Patrick Vieira, after beating Tottenham 3-0 in its last home match.

Brighton stayed in sixth place but moved into a tie for points with Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton, who are all a point behind leaders Liverpool.

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