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Hughton fumes as leaky defence costs Seagulls a valuable victory

Brighton 2 Bournemouth 2

By Nick Purewal

Chris Hughton admitted throwing away a win against Bournemouth left Brighton "hugely disappointed".

The Seagulls boss lamented his side gifting Bournemouth two soft goals as Callum Wilson's late strike forced a 2-2 draw at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton thought Glenn Murray's second-half strike would prove enough for victory, only for Wilson to poke home the late leveller. Steve Cook's header had cancelled out Anthony Knockaert's opener from the hosts, leaving Brighton manager Hughton frustrated with the goals his side leaked.

"We had four really good opportunities to score, so my feeling is it's two points dropped and we're hugely disappointed," Hughton said.

"It's not just because of the nature and timing of the second goal, I would be more disappointed with the first goal we conceded to be honest.

"We've conceded too many goals from corners, and it's an area we've tried to work on."

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe said: "We'll take that, and we'll definitely take the two goals from set plays today.

"Steve Cook has produced a great header, and it's a great example of a centre half delivering what you want."

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