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

6.79

Squad number11Player nameTrossardAverage rating

5.94

Squad number1Player nameSánchezAverage rating

5.90

Squad number20Player nameMarchAverage rating

5.78

Squad number3Player nameCucurellaAverage rating

5.59

Squad number5Player nameDunkAverage rating

5.27

Squad number15Player nameModerAverage rating

5.25

Squad number4Player nameWebsterAverage rating

5.24

Squad number34Player nameVeltmanAverage rating

5.15

Squad number8Player nameBissoumaAverage rating

5.11

Squad number13Player nameGroßAverage rating

4.96

Squad number60Player nameSarmientoAverage rating

4.75

Squad number27Player nameLocadiaAverage rating

4.14

Squad number9Player nameMaupayAverage rating

3.76

Leeds UnitedAvgSquad number1Player nameMeslierAverage rating

7.77

Squad number4Player nameForshawAverage rating

6.63

Squad number14Player nameLlorenteAverage rating

6.55

Squad number21Player nameStruijkAverage rating

6.51

Squad number15Player nameDallasAverage rating

6.44

Squad number11Player nameRobertsAverage rating

6.23

Squad number10Player nameRaphinhaAverage rating

6.23

Squad number6Player nameCooperAverage rating

6.10

Squad number23Player namePhillipsAverage rating

6.04

Squad number20Player nameJamesAverage rating

5.68

Squad number22Player nameHarrisonAverage rating

5.67

Squad number46Player nameShackletonAverage rating

5.66

Squad number19Player nameRodrigoAverage rating

5.63

Squad number3Player nameFirpoAverage rating

3.95

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsBrighton

Formation 3-5-2

1Sánchez34Veltman4Webster5Dunk2Lamptey13Groß8Bissouma15Moder3Cucurella9Maupay11Trossard

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

Substitutes

    10Mac Allister12Mwepu14Lallana20March23Steele24Duffy27Locadia30Richards60Sarmiento

Leeds

Formation 3-3-3-1

1Meslier14Llorente23Phillips6Cooper15Dallas4Forshaw3Firpo10Raphinha19Rodrigo22Harrison20James

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

Substitutes

    11Roberts13Klaesson21Struijk30Gelhardt35Cresswell43Klich45McCarron46Shackleton47Jenkins

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.

85'Booking

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.

82'Substitution

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

81'Booking

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

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