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Brighton striker Danny Welbeck scored a late draw to deny Sheffield United their first Premier League victory this season, and both teams scored a point in Sunday’s 1-1 draw.
The Blades took an unexpected lead in the second half, after Brighton increased the pressure on their visitors following John Lundstram’s red card.
However, the Seagulls eventually made the most of their numerical advantage with increased pressure that led Welbeck to a late-grooving attack from a set piece.
Both sides entered the game early and Brighton had the first early opportunity when Lewis dunk He rose above Chris Basham from a corner, only to step over the bar.
It was the hosts who continued to dominate the first 45 minutes and should have scored in 26 minutes.
After Leandro Trossard circled Jack Robinson, he found Neal Maupay, but Basham made amends by taking out a boot to deny the forward’s goal shot, which Aaron Ramsdale then gratefully picked up.
In response, United manager Chris Wilder made a tactical change after just 33 minutes. Forward Oliver Burke replaced John Fleck and made an instant impact, with the visitors dominating the ball.
But Brighton’s previous dominance turned numerical, as Lundstram received red for a taco challenge at Joel veltmanankle. Referee Peter Banks initially gave yellow, before visiting the court monitor.
Graham Potter’s hosts were boosted and snapped out of blocks in the second half to try to take advantage of their extra man. In fact, they had several early opportunities.
Among them was Trossard’s low shot, which traveled through several bodies in the box before swerving.
Super Sheff Utd sub worth it
But surprisingly, it was United who took the lead. David McGoldrick, fresh off his brace against Manchester United on Thursday, cut the ball for substitute Jayden Bogle.
The summer signing’s shot at the corner drifted up and over Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez to the roof of the net.
Brighton responded by bringing in forwards Welbeck and Andi Zeqiri. Solly March was the next to approach, however his shot was deflected towards the side net.
Aaron Connolly should have tied, with Ramsdale committing to hit a cross from the right. But after failing, Connolly was only able to catch the ball with the top of his head, missing the open net.
Welbeck restores parity for Brighton
However, Brighton’s draw eventually came from a set piece. After a fantastic ball in the box, Welbeck reacted quickly to the ball that hit his chest to control and shoot the ball past Ramsdale.
Both parties had late chances to find a winner, but in the end the spoils were shared.
The result means the Blades have doubled their points count for the season, which is still just two. Brighton, meanwhile, remains 16th.