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There were contrasting emotions for Crystal Place boss Patrick Vieira and Brighton head coach Graham Potter after a thrilling finish to a hard fought derby at Selhurst Park

By Jason Jones
Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 8:21 am

Potter admitted it was nice to be on the right end of late drama against Crystal Palace after Neal Maupay salvaged a point in a 1-1 draw.

The French forward scored in the fifth minute of added time to cancel out Wilfried Zaha’s first-half penalty, which was his eighth goal against the Seagulls on his 400th appearance for the south Londoners.

Maupay had the last laugh when he lobbed the ball over Vicente Guaita in scenes reminiscent of the Eagles’ win at the Amex in February where Christian Benteke had netted deep into stoppage time.

“When we played Palace at home we were the better team but lost 2-1,” Potter reflected.

“The feeling is considerably better this time. It is a wonderful feeling for us now, to celebrate in front of our own support, a 96th-minute goal, when the scoreline was 1-0.

“I am happy for the players, they kept going in a tight game which had nothing in it. I thought it was fairly even.”

A win for Brighton would have sent them to the summit of England’s top flight for the first time in their history but they were largely second best.

Palace had enjoyed the better of the first half and deservedly went in ahead after Leandro Trossard brought down the impressive Conor Gallagher in the area and Zaha stepped up – instead of usual taker captain Luka Milivojevic – to score once more versus the south coast outfit.

Jordan Ayew could have put the game to bed with 14 minutes left when Benteke put the Ghanaian through but he side-footed wide to extend his goal drought to 35 matches, before the Seagulls provided a sucker-punch.

Potter added: “It’s not something we think too much about, the league table after six games, but we have won 13 points so we have more than two points a game.

“And we know we can still improve. Performance-wise we can be better but we have kept going and got another point.”

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