Southampton v Brighton and Hove Albion, 17 September 2018

Score2-2
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSt Mary's Stadium
Attendance28,811
Kick-off: 8.00pm Five of the last six meetings in the top division since 1982 had now ended in a draw. Played: 3 Southampton won: 0 Drawn: 3 Brighton and Hove Albion won: 0 Southampton scored: 4 Brighton and Hove Albion scored: 4

2 Southampton

Manager: Mark Hughes

2 Brighton and Hove Albion

Manager: Chris Hughton

Goals:

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 35 G
Danny Ings penalty 65 P

Goals:

Shane Duffy 67 G
Glenn Murray penalty 90 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender Wesley Hoedt
Defender/Midfielder Ryan Bertrand
Midfielder Mohamed Elyounoussi
Midfielder Mario Lemina
Midfielder/Forward Nathan Redmond
Forward Danny Ings
Forward Shane Long

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan
Defender Gaëtan Bong
Defender Martín Montoya
Defender/Centre back Shane Duffy
Defender/Midfielder Lewis Dunk
Defender/Midfielder Solly March
Midfielder Yves Bissouma
Midfielder Davy Pröpper
Midfielder Dale Stephens
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Knockaert
Forward Glenn Murray

Substitutions:

Manolo Gabbiadini for Shane Long 76
James Ward-Prowse for Mohamed Elyounoussi 76
Steven Davis for Danny Ings 84

Substitutions:

Alireza Jahanbakhsh for Solly March 71
Jürgen Locadia for Yves Bissouma 76

Cards:

Cédric Soares 56 Y
Alex McCarthy 86 Y

Cards:

Dale Stephens 77 Y
Anthony Knockaert 90 Y
Jürgen Locadia 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Angus Gunn
Defender Matt Targett
Defender Maya Yoshida
Midfielder Steven Davis
Midfielder James Ward-Prowse
Forward Charlie Austin

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David Button
Defender Leon Balogun
Defender Bruno Saltor
Defender/Midfielder Bernardo
Midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Midfielder Beram Kayal
Forward Jürgen Locadia

Comments:

League position: 13th Southampton had now dropped 26 points from leading positions since the start of the 2017-18 season; more than any other team. They had now won only one of their last 14 home games in the Premier League (lost six). The Saints failed in their attempt to win consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time since April 2017. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg had now scored two goals in his last two games for Southampton after scoring one goal in his previous 64 appearances for the club in all competitions. Danny Ings had now scored in consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time since February 2015 for Burnley against West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United.

Comments:

League position: 14th Brighton and Hove Albion had now come back from two goals down to a earn a 2-2 draw in each of their last two games in the Premier League; also at home versus Fulham. Glenn Murray had now scored six penalties in the Premier League since the start of the 2017-18 season. Only Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace had scored more (seven) in the same period. Pascal Groß's injury absence from this game ended his run of being the only outfield player to play in all of the Seagulls' games in the Premier League.