Bang on – Brighton & Hove Albion dent the Gunners’ Champions League hopes

Posted On 05 May 2019 at 6:42 pm

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A Glenn Murray penalty on the hour restored parity to a Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang spot-kick after nine minutes.

It was only the second point that Albion have taken from Arsenal in the league at either Highbury or the Emirates in the Seagulls’ history.

Ali Jahanbakash was adjudged to have fouled Nacho Monreal and referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot.

Albion had chances to equalise in the first half through Yves Bissouma and Solly March.

It was March who won Albion’s penalty and a little later Pascal Gross had a great to chance to win the match for Brighton.

The Seagulls frustrated Arsenal for the last quarter of an hour, with Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk putting on an immense defensive display.

Bruno Saltor and Maty Ryan also played a huge part in this monumental result.

Albion could frustrate the big players in the Premier League next weekend at the Amex as they take on title-chasing Manchester City and a similar performance to today could have huge impact on the Premier League season.

 

 

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