West Bromwich Albion claimed a significant level away to Brighton and Hove Albion due to a objective from summer season signing Karlan Grant.
The Baggies punished the hosts on the Amex Stadium for his or her sloppiness with simply seven minutes of regular time remaining to seize a significant 1-1 draw.
Brighton took the lead within the first half due to a calamitous personal objective by Jake Livermore as Branislav Ivanovic tried to clear a ricocheted cross, solely to hit the England worldwide within the chest and fall in.
The sport itself was fascinating to observe, with the duel between Tariq Lamptey and Grady Diangana a specific spotlight down the precise hand facet.
The Seagulls have been implausible within the first half, but have been lucky to complete the sport with a degree as Slaven Bilic’s males completed robust.
Though the guests have been unfortunate to not get all three factors, it is a vital level for the Baggies and they’re going to take loads of positives from their second half efficiency.
They face Fulham subsequent, a recreation which they merely can’t afford to lose, whereas Graham Potter takes his facet to Tottenham – making the draw tonight much more irritating.
The house facet had the ball at the back of the online within the 15th minute, after Adam Lallana’s lofted cross was volleyed in by Neal Maupay, however the assistant referee had raised the offside flag.
The Seagulls had an amazing likelihood to take the lead within the 24th minute, solely to be denied by Johnstone on his 100th look for West Brom.
Brighton had damaged shortly by Leandro Trossard, who performed Lallana in behind the Baggies defence earlier than the previous Liverpool man squared the ball to Maupay as an alternative of capturing himself, however the Frenchman’s effort was saved by the goalkeeper’s outstretched leg.
The Seagulls’ strain got here to a head within the 40th minute, when an tried clearance from Ivanovic rebounded off Livermore and into the again of the online to provide the house facet the lead.
Brighton performed properly to create the chance, with Lallana’s shot blocked earlier than Tariq Lamptey picked up the ball and squared it throughout the face of objective the place Ivanovic cleared the ball into Livermore’s head and into the again of the online.
West Brom seemed to get on the entrance foot firstly of the second half, and Conor Gallagher had an effort blocked by the house defence simply after the restart.
The Baggies continued to place strain on the house defence because the second half went on, forcing Ryan into one other save from Krovinovic.
Matheus Pereira had an excellent likelihood for the guests within the 65th minute, coming onto a ball from Conor Townsend, however he put his effort broad of the goal, simply earlier than Ryan needed to parry a strike from the next nook.
Pereira additionally got here shut within the 76th minute, the Brazilian driving the ball goalwards from exterior the field and his effort simply clipping the skin of the submit.
West Brom’s second-half strain lastly paid off when Grant turned a Callum Robinson ball previous Ryan within the 83rd minute to make sure that the Baggies would depart the south coast with a degree.