Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Millwall 1
That man from Argentina, Leo Ulloa, scored his fourth goal of the season as the Albion drew with Millwall at the Amex this afternoon (Saturday 31 August).
After an uninspiring first half during which the only clear-cut chances fell to Kemy Augustien for Albion and Martyn Woolford, who forced a good save from Tomasz Kuszczak, it was Millwall who went ahead after the break.
Richard Chaplow showed great tenacity to steer the ball into the path of Woolford and this time the midfielder made no mistake and swept the ball past Kuszczak from a tight angle to put the Lions in front.
This woke the Seagulls up somewhat and the introduction of Kazenga LuaLua gave the Albion fresh attacking impetus.
Andrea Orlandi, also on as a substitute, went close for Albion with an angled drive as did Andrew Crofts a few minutes later.
When Orlandi’s free kick was nodded home by Ulloa the Albion looked to be level but the referee adjudged Ulloa to have pushed his opponent out of the way before scoring and the goal was disallowed.
Albion were all over Millwall towards the end and, with Alan Dunne’s red card having reduced Millwall to ten men a quarter of an hour from the whistle.
With two minutes left, a great cross from LuaLua allowed Ulloa to fire Albion level.
Before the very end Will Buckley had a shot cleared off the goal line, which could have won it for the Albion.
With the international break coming up, Albion will see this as a point gained rather than two dropped.
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