Brighton and Brentford draw six-goal thriller

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Brighton & Hove Albion's Danny Welbeck celebrates his goal against BrentfordDanny Welbeck scored Brighton's second goal of a wild first half at the Amex Stadium

Alexis Mac Allister scored a last-minute penalty as Brighton fought back three times against Brentford to earn a point in a breathless Premier League encounter at Amex Stadium.

Thomas Frank's Brentford side took the lead twice in a frantic first half but were pegged back, before Ethan Pinnock scored what looked to be the winner four minutes after the break.

But Brighton were awarded a late spot-kick after Aaron Hickey blocked Deniz Undav's goalbound shot with his arm. Referee Michael Oliver awarded the penalty after viewing the incident on the pitchside screen and Mac Allister nervelessly converted in the 90th minute.

Brighton had looked sharp in the early stages but it was the visitors who struck first when Pontus Jansson, making his first start since 1 October, got across the front post to power in a header from Mathias Jensen's cross in the 10th minute.

The equaliser 11 minutes later was as simple as it was effective, Kaoru Mitoma racing on to goalkeeper Jason Steele's long ball over the top for Brighton and calmly lifting it over the onrushing David Raya.

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The Bees were back in front within 90 seconds as Bryan Mbeumo flicked the ball to Ivan Toney and the England striker lashed in his 17th league goal of the campaign.

Roberto de Zerbi's Seagulls equalised on 28 minutes as Solly March lifted a cross to the back post where Danny Welbeck nodded in from close range.

After an exciting but frenetic first 45 minutes, the second half began in much the same way as Brentford went in front for the third time when Pinnock arrived unmarked at the far post to stab in Mbeumo's free-kick.

Brighton poured forward in search of a third equaliser with Lewis Dunk heading over their best opportunity before the goal finally came via the spot.

The home side felt they should have had another penalty in stoppage time when March's cross struck the arm of Hickey but this time the video assistant referee did not intervene and the teams were left to settle for a point apiece.

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Brighton & Hove Albion

Squad number23Player nameSteele

Squad number34Player nameVeltman

Squad number5Player nameDunk

Squad number6Player nameColwill

Squad number30Player nameEstupiñán

Squad number13Player nameGroß

Squad number25Player nameCaicedo

Squad number7Player nameMarch

Squad number10Player nameMac Allister

Squad number22Player nameMitoma

Squad number18Player nameWelbeck

Squad number20Player nameEnciso

Squad number21Player nameUndav

Squad number40Player nameBuonanotte


Squad number1Player nameRaya

Squad number2Player nameHickey

Squad number18Player nameJansson

Squad number5Player namePinnock

Squad number16Player nameMee

Squad number3Player nameHenry

Squad number24Player nameDamsgaard

Squad number6Player nameNørgaard

Squad number8Player nameJensen

Squad number19Player nameMbeumo

Squad number17Player nameToney

Squad number10Player nameDasilva

Squad number11Player nameWissa

Squad number14Player nameGhoddos



Formation 4-2-3-1

23Steele34VeltmanSubstituted forEncisoat 72'minutes5Dunk6Colwill30EstupiñánSubstituted forBuonanotteat 83'minutes13Groß25Caicedo7March10Mac AllisterBooked at 90mins22Mitoma18WelbeckSubstituted forUndavat 83'minutes


1Sánchez4Webster20Enciso21Undav26Ayari27Gilmour29van Hecke40Buonanotte49Moran


Formation 5-3-2

1Raya2HickeyBooked at 89mins18Jansson5Pinnock16Mee3Henry24DamsgaardSubstituted forDasilvaat 73'minutes6Nørgaard8JensenSubstituted forGhoddosat 85'minutes19MbeumoSubstituted forWissaat 79'minutes17Toney


9Schade10Dasilva11Wissa13M Jorgensen14Ghoddos22Strakosha30Roerslev33Stevens38Olakigbe

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 3, Brentford 3.

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 3, Brentford 3.

Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Yoane Wissa (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Aaron Hickey.

Julio Enciso (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Dasilva (Brentford).

Foul by Pascal Groß (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Rico Henry (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Yoane Wissa (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Brentford. Ivan Toney tries a through ball, but Yoane Wissa is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Moisés Caicedo (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pascal Groß.

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 3, Brentford 3. Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton and Hove Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Aaron Hickey (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

VAR Decision: Penalty Brighton and Hove Albion.

Attempt blocked. Deniz Undav (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Penalty conceded by Aaron Hickey (Brentford) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Substitution, Brentford. Saman Ghoddos replaces Mathias Jensen.

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