An thrilling encounter in Amex stadium
Watch Brighton vs Brentford highlights, as a nailbiting encounter between these clubs which resulted in a tie with 3-3 goals each in Amex stadium.
Currently brentford is Placed on the seventh place of the premises and Brighton is place on the Sixth place of the premier league standings.
Brighton vs Brentford Highlights
The Visitors are looked to be in the path for victory against home ground, until Alexis Mac levelled a goal, with a minute of normal time to go from the spot by Aaron Hickey was said to be penalised for handball following a VAR review.
This outcome had taken both teams above Liverpool who dropped to Eighth place.
It was a fitting end to a pulsating and remarkable encounter that saw four goals scored inside the first 28 minutes. Pontus Jansson headed Brentford in front before Karou Mitoma lobbed the Seagulls level after a fantastic assist from goalkeeper Jason Steele. The parity lasted for just a minute though as Ivan Toney slammed the visitors ahead before Danny Welbeck levelled once more with a header.
Ethan Pinnock prodded home just after the break to leave Brentford dreaming of a potential top-four push but Brighton kept on probing and got their reward when Mac Allister kept his cool from the spot.
The hosts posted an incredible tally of 33 shots at Brentford’s goal – no side have posted more in a game this season – with every outfield starting player registering at least two efforts which made them the first side since Opta starting collecting data in 2003 to achieve such a feat.
Midfielder Jensen then had the opportunity to double the away side’s lead but his stinging effort from an indirect free-kick inside Albion’s box was blocked by Mac Allister after Steele picked up Pervis Estupinan’s back pass.
Brentford were back in front within four minutes of the restart when Pinnock escaped the static Albion rearguard to prod home unmarked following Mbeumo’s searching free-kick into the area.
Brighton remained camped in the Brentford half with their ability to sustain attacks leaving the visitors no time for a breather. Raya saved from March, Veltman and Pascal Gross, while Dunk wastefully headed over for an Estupinan cross during relentless home pressure.
With time running out, Brighton remained focused and created one last big moment when substitute Denis Undav’s close-range effort was deflected over the bar by Hickey.
Robert de Zerbi on postmatch interview
“It’s a great point but sometimes football can be cruel. We show character and patience. We played fantastic. There was only one team on the pitch, we conceded three goals in an incredible way. If we continue to concede like this we won’t achieve our target. We deserve to achieve our target as we’re playing in a fantastic way. It was one of the best performances in my time. It’s difficult to play better than we did today.”
When asked if the target is qualifying for Europe, he said: “I think so.”
Thomas Frank on postmatch interview
Brentford boss Thomas Frank said: “We are dreaming, we want to finish as high as possible. The team did well in spells and we showed a threat when we went forward on counter-attacks and set-pieces. I’m pleased with how dangerous we looked.
Of course when you lead three times you want more. I don’t think it looked like we were ever going to lose but I understand they scored and created pressure. But in the end we were pushing and [came] closer to score the fourth goal.
“Raya was a little bit too busy for me but I think this is the first time we’ve really, really needed him as he made crucial saves that kept us in the game.”