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Brighton rescue point against Southampton as Neal Maupay scores 98th minute equaliser

Brighton followers ended up still in the absent end singing about their 98th-minute hero Neal Maupay by the time Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl appeared for his post-match press meeting.

Ordinarily there is around an hours’ wait just before managers do their media responsibilities, but the furious Southampton boss was straight in, and he pulled no punches in his furious post-match rant.

‘We are unable to accept this,’ was the line he repeated a quantity of moments. He was referring to his goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, who he took the exceptional move of publicly criticising and stating he lacked professionalism which expense Saints a few points. 

Neal Maupay scored a 98th minute equaliser as Brighton rescued a point at Southampton

Neal Maupay scored a 98th minute equaliser as Brighton rescued a level at Southampton

The Frenchman had scored a spectacular overhead kick to salvage a draw midweek

The Frenchman experienced scored a amazing overhead kick to salvage a draw midweek

Ralph Hasenhuttl was left feeling like his side had lost the game after the late concession

Ralph Hasenhuttl was remaining sensation like his facet experienced lost the recreation right after the late concession

Armando Broja put Southampton ahead with a smart finish in the first half

Armando Broja put Southampton forward with a clever end in the initial half

MATCH Information AND Players RATINGS 

SOUTHAMPTON (4-two-two-two): McCarthy 7.five Livramento 7.five, Lyanco 7, Salisu six, Walker-Peters six.five Romeu 7.five, Ward-Prowse 7 Redmond six.five, Tella six (Elyounoussi 84) Adams 7, Broja eight (A Armstrong 81).

Subs not used: Lewis, Stephens, Lengthy, Perraud, Smallbone, Diallo, Walcott.

Plans: Broja (29) 

Booked: Tella, Elyounoussi.

Supervisor: Ralph Hasenhuttl eight.

BRIGHTON (3-4-two-one): Sanchez six Veltman six (Moder 78), Duffy five, Burn up five Lamptey five (March 63, six), Mwepu six.five, Bissouma 7, Cucurella 7.five Trossard six.five, Gross six (Connolly fifty five, six) Maupay 7.five.

Subs not used: Scherpen, Steele, Mac Allister, Locadia, Roberts, Richards.

Plans: Maupay (ninety+eight) 

Booked: Duffy.

Referee: Anthony Taylor 7.

They experienced performed Brighton off the park for ninety seven-and-a-half minutes, and led since the half-hour mark. Southampton ended up exceptional and manufactured the Seagulls appear damningly inadequate. But as the minute on the clock neared triple figures, all their really hard get the job done was undone as Neal Maupay scored a poachers’ equaliser.

Hasenhuttl’s anger stemmed from the simple fact that right after the match, goalkeeper McCarthy alerted him that he experienced pulled his hamstring early in the 2nd half. McCarthy did not notify the bench, and he was visibly hampered when scampering across his intention to try to prevent Maupay.

‘McCarthy couldn’t kick the ball any longer,’ stated Hasenhuttl. ‘He doesn’t say everything, I cannot improve him. This is why we have a reserve goalkeeper on the bench.

‘This is a little something we are unable to accept.

There must be a message and then we can make a improve. I still experienced a single improve in hand and I can improve the goalkeeper if necessary. Alex must absolutely be far more qualified.

‘We dominated for the entire recreation and we did not earn, this is awful. This is absolutely so really hard to accept. It kills you. At the end they’re celebrating and it feels like a defeat.’

To put context to Hasenhuttl’s annoyance, since the Austrian’s initial match, Southampton have dropped seventy one points from successful positions in the Leading League – at minimum 15 far more than any other group.

It is tougher to consider when noting the simple fact that Saints ended up by much the improved group right here. Armando Broja experienced put them forward right after a flurry of missed odds and then Southampton completely nullified Brighton’s passing recreation.

And for all ​​the dialogue this 7 days about a tactical revolution at Manchester United less than Ralf Rangnick, the clearest illustration of his so-termed ‘gegenpress’ and its usefulness was on display in this match, one hundred eighty miles south.

One of Rangnick’s disciples from their time with RB Leipzig, Hasenhuttl’s Southampton facet are the Leading League’s urgent kings.

Time and time yet again in this match, Southampton’s extreme recreation permitted them to nick the ball from Albion in perilous areas and spring rapidly counter-attacks.

The Saints looked to have ended a three-match run without a win on Saturday

The Saints seemed to have finished a a few-match run without the need of a earn on Saturday

Until Maupay scored eight minutes into injury time as Southampton had to settle for a draw

Till Maupay scored 8 minutes into injury time as Southampton experienced to settle for a draw

Graham Potter’s guys have now unsuccessful to earn in their very last ten Leading League outings 

The sample was set early on and Brighton’s Robert Sanchez manufactured two good saves to two times deny Armando Broja, whilst Shane Duffy manufactured a very last-ditch tackle to thwart Nathan Tella.

It took Brighton practically half an hour to settle but just as they grew in self-assurance on the ball, Saints set a single of their urgent traps and – uncomplicated as a single, two, a few – they ended up in on intention.

Lyanco received the ball back and in just a issue of seconds, Broja was bearing down on intention. Duffy charged towards the forward and flew into a tackle but Broja was as well speedy for him.

The Albania global, twenty, born in Slough and on financial loan from Chelsea, did a Cruyff change to idiot Duffy, just before slotting earlier Sanchez.

Words do not do justice to the composure, change and end from Broja but he ought to have experienced a different in the 2nd half, but couldn’t join to Tino Livramento’s ball and pulled a shot wide.

Ralph Hasenhuttl's Southampton are without a Premier League win since November 5

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton are without the need of a Leading League earn since November five

The Saints squandered a series of chances to put the game to bed against Brighton

The Saints squandered a sequence of odds to put the recreation to bed towards Brighton 

Brighton lost Leandro Trossard to what looked like an arm injury late in the game

Brighton lost Leandro Trossard to what seemed like an arm injury late in the recreation

The Belgian had to be stretchered off the pitch with his arm in a protective brace

The Belgian experienced to be stretchered off the pitch with his arm in a protective brace

It was the 77th minute just before McCarthy manufactured a preserve which was far more than catching exercise. Maupay found area and shot really hard and small but a single-cap once England goalkeeper McCarthy saved properly. Obviously he was in good shape sufficient at this level.

Brighton’s attacking press was thwarted rather by a 5-minute stoppage enforced as Leandro Trossard was wheeled off the pitch on a stretcher with his proper arm in an orange, protective brace right after a nasty tumble. Boss Graham Potter later on stated: ‘I never feel it is as terrible as we originally imagined.’

That stoppage permitted for ten minutes of injury time, and Brighton lastly started off to hassle Saints with a flurry of screening crosses.

Jakub Moder shot a free of charge-kick into the wall and tried using yet again with a shanked rebounded effort and hard work, but it fell to Maupay to score. He was so unmarked that he seemed clearly offside, but James Ward-Prowse experienced darted to the goalline when the free of charge-kick was taken, so performed him onside.

It is the 2nd time this 7 days that Maupay has snatched Brighton a very last-minute level, right after carrying out so on Wednesday at West Ham. It is ten winless matches for the Seagulls but this felt like a crucial level.

‘We did not engage in properly currently,’ admitted Potter. ‘Southampton deserved to be one- forward. We ended up down to ten guys for ten minutes (since of the Trossard injury) so it’s a good effort and hard work to occur back.’