Brighton rally to hold Arsenal

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Dec 2018 12:14:26


 

Undated

Brighton & Hove Albion came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday and arrest a run of three straight defeats. Their poor run looked like continuing as Arsenal took the lead after seven minutes, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang producing a fine side-foot finish wide in the box for his 13th league goal of the season.
However, the Gunners have only kept three clean sheets in 19 league games and were pegged back just after the half hour mark.


A long ball up the field came off the head of Stephan Lichtsteiner and fell to Jurgen Locadia who had sprinted up the pitch and did well to poke it past Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Brighton midfielder Davy Propper headed just wide shortly after halftime, while Solly March later got on the end of another long ball but his attempted lob went well over the bar.


Arsenal pressed for a late winner in stoppage time but were unable to break forward in enough numbers to breach Brighton’s steadfast defence.