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Potter happy with deserved draw against Southampton

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A great battle between two South Coast teams finished as a 1-1 draw after Brighton and Southampton were able to pay a share of the spoils. After the game, Brighton manager Graham Potter did not have any complaints about the result, as he felt that both teams had two halves where they were able to dominate each other. Brighton were clearly the better team in the first half and the team was able to get a 1-0 lead thanks to Neal Maupay’s goal, which was assisted by Glen Murray. The home team came back in the second half and they secured a deserved equaliser in the 66th minute through Danny Ings.

The result has a huge significance on the Premier league table for the Seagulls considering that they are yet to secure Premier league safety after the recent results. There has been a drop in performance over the last two games with Brighton suffering defeats against Liverpool and Manchester City at home. Brighton will be able to secure a place in the league next season with a good result against Newcastle in the next match and the likes of Aaron Mooy, who was very influential against Southampton, will be players to watch.

“If we are being honest Southampton were much better in the second half and pushed us back. We had to defend with our lives and make blocks.Mat Ryan made an incredible save and I am delighted for him because he had a difficult evening last time out.We were in control in the first half but they responded and played with freedom. They are in a good place and we knew that, we battled well and it’s a really important point for us. 37 points is better than 36 but we want more of course,” said Potter after the game.