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Brighton were 'very poor' in dramatic draw at Southampton, says hero Murray

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Spot on: Brighton’s Glenn Murray hails his late penalty
Spot on: Brighton’s Glenn Murray hails his late penalty

By Ed Elliot

Glenn Murray scored a stoppage-time penalty as Brighton recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 at south coast rivals Southampton.

The veteran striker converted his fourth goal of the season from the spot after Saints substitute James Ward-Prowse was adjudged to have fouled Shane Duffy by referee Anthony Taylor.

Pierre Hojbjerg's stunning strike and a penalty from Danny Ings looked to have put the hosts on course for successive Premier League wins for the first time since April 2017, before Albion defender Duffy headed in to start the fightback.

Murray felt the Seagulls were lucky after a sub-par opening 45 minutes. He said: "After the way we performed in the first half we got away with one there. We were very poor. The second half was different - we put them under pressure and thankfully got our reward at the end."

Brighton boss Chris Hughton added: "It's a second game on the spin when we've come back from 2-0 down. You've got to look at the character, but the frailties that left us 2-0 down in the first place. We've had a reaction in the second half. We deserved something from the game."

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