Ghana's No. 1

Brighton and Leeds play out stalemate

Published on: 27 November 2021

Leandro Trossard had Brighton's best chance when his shot was saved onto the post

Brighton's winless run extended to nine games as they failed to take their chances in a goalless Premier League draw with Leeds.

The Seagulls hit the woodwork three times.

In the first half, Illan Meslier tipped Leandro Trossard's shot on to the upright and Jakub Moder rifled the ball against the outside of the post from a tight angle.

And late on Solly March's effort struck the post.

Neal Maupay was particularly wasteful, shooting off target twice with straightforward chances.

Seagulls right-back Tariq Lamptey was excellent in the first half, creating five chances, as he continues his comeback from injury.

Leeds, who brought off Kalvin Phillips at half-time, had few chances but Tyler Roberts was denied twice by good Robert Sanchez saves in the final 10 minutes.

Marcelo Bielsa's side remain just outside the relegation zone, while Brighton rise to eighth.

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Seagulls' frustrations continue

After winning four of their opening five league games, Brighton are now winless in eight in the Premier League - although six of those have been draws.

It was their usual story of dominating and not taking chances.

Maupay had a better chance than any of the efforts off the woodwork though when he spooned a shot over from six yards out.

In the first half, Lamptey created five chances - his most in a Premier League game - with Junior Firpo lucky to avoid a second booking for multiple fouls on the full-back who ran him ragged for 45 minutes.

Leeds created a bit more after a double switch at half-time, with Pascal Struijk and Jamie Shackleton replacing the fortunate Firpo and Phillips, who had been playing at centre-back.

But it was their third sub in Roberts who brought them to life. He ran into the box and forced a save from Sanchez's legs - and then the keeper denied him with a diving save in the bottom corner.

March replaced Lamptey and had two good chances, including his effort off the post.

Brighton have only scored 12 goals this season - fewer than two of the teams in the relegation zone and the same as 17th-placed Leeds.

Jurgen Locadia came on for his first Premier League appearance since August 2019, and teenage Ecuador winger Jeremy Sarmiento made his league debut - but neither could help them find the breakthrough.

Player of the match

MeslierIllan Meslier

with an average of 7.77

    BrightonBrighton & Hove AlbionBrighton & Hove AlbionLeedsLeeds UnitedLeeds United

Brighton & Hove AlbionAvgSquad number2Player nameLampteyAverage rating


Squad number11Player nameTrossardAverage rating


Squad number1Player nameSánchezAverage rating


Squad number20Player nameMarchAverage rating


Squad number3Player nameCucurellaAverage rating


Squad number5Player nameDunkAverage rating


Squad number15Player nameModerAverage rating


Squad number4Player nameWebsterAverage rating


Squad number34Player nameVeltmanAverage rating


Squad number8Player nameBissoumaAverage rating


Squad number13Player nameGroßAverage rating


Squad number60Player nameSarmientoAverage rating


Squad number27Player nameLocadiaAverage rating


Squad number9Player nameMaupayAverage rating


Leeds UnitedAvgSquad number1Player nameMeslierAverage rating


Squad number4Player nameForshawAverage rating


Squad number14Player nameLlorenteAverage rating


Squad number21Player nameStruijkAverage rating


Squad number15Player nameDallasAverage rating


Squad number11Player nameRobertsAverage rating


Squad number10Player nameRaphinhaAverage rating


Squad number6Player nameCooperAverage rating


Squad number23Player namePhillipsAverage rating


Squad number20Player nameJamesAverage rating


Squad number22Player nameHarrisonAverage rating


Squad number46Player nameShackletonAverage rating


Squad number19Player nameRodrigoAverage rating


Squad number3Player nameFirpoAverage rating


    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text


Formation 3-5-2


    1Sánchez34Veltman4Webster5Dunk2LampteySubstituted forMarchat 76'minutes13Groß8BissoumaBooked at 81mins15ModerSubstituted forSarmientoat 82'minutes3Cucurella9MaupaySubstituted forLocadiaat 68'minutes11Trossard


    10Mac Allister12Mwepu14Lallana20March23Steele24Duffy27Locadia30Richards60Sarmiento


Formation 3-3-3-1


    1Meslier23PhillipsSubstituted forStruijkat 45'minutes6Cooper14LlorenteBooked at 66mins19Rodrigo3FirpoBooked at 5minsSubstituted forShackletonat 45'minutesBooked at 85mins4Forshaw15Dallas10Raphinha22HarrisonSubstituted forRobertsat 63'minutes20James



Referee:Craig PawsonAttendance:31,166Match StatsHome TeamBrightonAway TeamLeedsPossessionHome58%Away42%ShotsHome20Away11Shots on TargetHome4Away4CornersHome6Away1FoulsHome12Away14Live TextPost update

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Leeds United 0.

90'+4'Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Leeds United 0.

90'+3'Post update

Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).

90'+3'Post update

Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'Post update

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Adam Webster tries a through ball, but Solly March is caught offside.

90'+1'Post update

Attempt missed. Daniel James (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Pascal Struijk.

88'Post update

Attempt saved. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

88'Post update

Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88'Post update

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Leeds United).

87'Post update

Foul by Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion).

87'Post update

Diego Llorente (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.


Jamie Shackleton (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85'Post update

Jeremy Sarmiento (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85'Post update

Foul by Jamie Shackleton (Leeds United).

84'Post update

Attempt missed. Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Leandro Trossard.

83'Post update

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pascal Struijk.

83'Post update

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Robert Sánchez.

82'Post update

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Forshaw.


Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jeremy Sarmiento replaces Jakub Moder.


Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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