Brighton and Hove Albion 2 Stoke Metropolis 2: Heart-broken, Izquierdo extend home unbeaten walk
Targets from Pascal Heart-broken and Jose Izquierdo helped Brighton and Hove Albion reach from within the aid of twice to right a 2-2 draw with Stoke Metropolis, ensuring they proceed to be unbeaten on the Amex Stadium since the Premier League’s opening recreation.
Both facet enjoyed courses of have a watch on and played out an entertaining match, however promoted Brighton confirmed huge persona to fight aid twice, extending their unbeaten walk to 5 Premier League fits and combating a fundamental defeat at home in any competitors since losing to Manchester Metropolis on August 12.
Brighton appeared noteworthy the easier team when the outlet purpose arrived, as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting punished questionable defending to position Stoke forward.
The hosts perceived to hang ensured that they would possibly lunge into the destroy stage when Pascal Heart-broken equalised, however Stoke spoke back nearly at once through Kurt Zouma – the on-mortgage Chelsea defender getting his first purpose for the membership.
Nonetheless Brighton fought aid but again within the 2d half – the energetic Izquierdo deservedly getting Chris Hughton’s facet aid on stage phrases.
Stoke appeared the extra seemingly to pronounce all three formula slack on, as they threw males forward purposefully, however Brighton’s rearguard rose to the matter and ensured they held on for a level.
The customary of football became modest all the device during the early exchanges, with Ryan Shawcross’ header within the twelfth minute the fundamental right likelihood, as Mat Ryan tipped it over the crossbar.
Brighton did invent an excellent pass six minutes later, though, as Dale Stephens discovered the walk of Izquierdo on the left flank and the Colombian shot apt huge of the a long way put up after darting into the penalty space.
And Stoke capitalised on that enable-off apt before the half-hour label – Choupo-Moting providing a groovy enact after Lewis Dunk did not address Xherdan Shaqiri’s hopeful lofted ball.
Onside, lucky with the jump, huge enact passing it into the bottom nook (Zero-1) #SCFC pic.twitter.com/Cl8f13d3lu
— Stoke Metropolis FC (@stokecity) November 20, 2017
Referee Lee Mason did not give Brighton a penalty for a Shawcross time out on Glenn Murray apt before the destroy, however they remained focused and levelled when Heart-broken swept home from 12 yards after an fabulous walk and detrimental from Stephens.
Nonetheless sad defending from a nook allowed Stoke to re-effect the lead on the stroke of halftime, as Zouma nodded in from terminate differ.
There had been apt A hundred and twenty seconds between Brighton equalising and Zouma restoring Stoke’s lead#BHASTK pic.twitter.com/rkrs5qzJiZ
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 20, 2017
Stoke started the 2d interval similarly purposeful within the final Zero.33 and nearly prolonged their lead early on, however Ryan rushed out to smother Ramadan Sobhi’s terminate-differ effort after the Egyptian’s wise one-two with Joe Allen.
Nonetheless their superiority rapidly subsided and Brighton took have a watch on, at final getting a deserved equaliser with an hour played.
Murray’s disguised pass in from the left flank picked out Izquierdo, who accomplished from a official perspective after his initial tried detrimental became blocked aid into his route.
Stoke piled the skill on against the end and Allen had a ravishing opportunity demonstrate itself to him seven minutes from time, however his fierce volley became inadvertently blocked by Peter Crouch in what proved to be their final likelihood.