5 previous times Brighton & Hove Albion have grabbed a draw from the jaws of victory 

Posted On 16 Oct 2016 at 10:13 pm

1)  Manchester United 2 Albion 2 

3 January 1981

The Seagulls race into an early two goal lead, through Brian Horton in the FA Cup third round. One a brilliant 20 yard free kick. Only for Mike Duxbury and Mikey Thomas (who joined Albion 8 months later) to pull United level in the second half. United won the replay at the Goldstone just four days later. 

2) Leeds United 3 Albion 3 

10 September 2005

The Seagulls went two up at Elland Road courtesy of Leon Knight and Seb Carole. David Healy brought Leeds level in one five minute spell. 

A Sean Gargan OG looked to have given Albion all three points with only three minutes to play. 

Mark McGhee was just about to start his victory pint of whiskey, when Jonathan Douglas saved Leeds, with no minutes left. 

3) Albion 1 Bolton 1 

24 November 2012

A wet and windy Amex saw a brilliant first Albion goal for Bruno Saltor. Bruno to you , me and everyone else. As the current club captain  lobbed Adam Bogdan from 25 yards. To give the Seagulls the lead.  

Thousands were heading for the exits as the four minutes the 4th official had indicated, had long gone. David N’Gog nodded in a corner. Just as the ref blew the first note of the full time whistle. 

This was the match Bolton’s Kevin Davies made history as being the only player to play against Albion at The Goldstone, Withdean and The Amex.

4) Albion 3 Leeds 3 (again) 

23 September 2011

Just 2  days after playing Liverpool at the Amex in the League Cup. Albion hosted Leeds, who hadn’t  played since the previous Saturday. 

Andy Keogh and Ross McCormack put Leeds into a two goal lead inside 25 minutes.

Craig Mackail – Smith and an Ashley Barnes penalty had Albion level by the hour mark. 

Mackail  – Smith looked to have given Albion the win with three minutes left. Only for Casper Ankergren to bowl out a corner he’d caught, straight to a Leeds player, who set up McCormack to equalise just as Sky were setting up the Man of the Match stage for Macca. 

5) QPR 2 Albion 2 

15 December 2015

 On the evening of May 7th this year, many Albion fans were contemplating where those extra goals (goal difference)  or points might have come from during the season. 

This match sticks out. 

A Dale Stephens over head kick and a Rajiv Van La Para screamer put Albion in control just after half time. 

Charlie Austin nicked one back.

Then Lewis Dunk lost his head and got sent off with six minutes left .

Austin equalised for QPR with a minute to play. 

However, Albion were still unbeaten in the League .Well for another four days at least. 

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