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It’s Not All Sunshine And Smiles Down On The South Coast As Fulham Throw Away A Two-Goal Lead


Down on the south coast, Fulham lost a 2-0 lead, in a competitive game, to draw 2-2.

The result saw a run of two consecutive victories, in all competitions come to an end, but, looking on the bright side, extended our current unbeaten run to three games.

Our hosts, Brighton, had the better start to the game and should have taken the lead when Glenn Murray was fouled n the area, Pascal Gross took responsibility for the spot-kick but his effort was saved by Marcus Bettinelli.

Boosted by that piece of good fortune, Fulham took the lead two minutes before half-time when Andre Schurrle notched his second goal of the season, the German international finishing with aplomb after a fine pass from Jean Michael Serri.

Emerging after the break, leading 1-0, Fulham were to double their lead when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his fourth goal in three Premier League games.

Leading 2-0, all three points should have been coming back to West London, but, Brighton mounted a commendable fightback and reduced the arrears when Glenn Murray scored.

With Brighton pushing forward looking for the equaliser, Mitrovic went from hero to villain when he inexplicably handled the ball in the area whilst appearing to try and control it with his chest.

This time Murray took responsibility for the spot-kick and beat Bettinelli with a fine strike.

From leading 2-0, Fulham had been dragged back to 2-2 and had to defend frantically to keep a share of the spoils as Brighton pressed for a late winner.

Next up for Fulham, after the international break, is a trip to Manchester to take on the reigning Premier League title holders, Manchester City.

2 – 2

AMEX Stadum

Premier League

1/09/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 30526

Referee: Lee Probert

Brighton Fulham
Murray (7, 84 pen) Schurrle (43), Mitrovic (62)
Ryan Bettinelli
Montoya Fosu-Mensah
Duffy Odoi
Dunk Mawson
Bong Le Marchand
Knockaert 74 Zambo Anguissa 74
74 Seri
March Vietto 74
Groß 60 Mitrovic
Schürrle 74


Kayal R Sessegnon 74
Bissouma 60 Chambers 74
Locadia 74 Johansen
Balogun Christie
Jahanbakhsh 74 Bryan
Button Fabri
Bernado Kamara

Game Statistics

15 Goal attempts 10
5 On Target 5
7 Corners 1
12 Fouls 14
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
41 % 59

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