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Brighton grabs deserved late point at Palace

Substitute Alexis Mac Allister struck late on with his first English Premier League goal to secure Brighton and Hove Albion a deserved point in a 1-1 draw away at arch-rival Crystal Palace yesterday.

It looked like being a frustrating afternoon for Brighton which dominated the game but could find no reply to Wilfried Zaha’s 19th-minute penalty until 21-year-old Argentine Mac Allister thumped one home in the 90th minute.

There was still time for Brighton’s Lewis Dunk to get sent off in stoppage time, however, after his wild tackle on Palace defender Gary Cahill in a goalmouth scramble.

Brighton would have gone home scratching its heads had it not leveled after peppering Palace’s goal with 20 attempts compared to the one of the hosts.

It has four points from its opening five games while Palace has seven and is in 12th spot.

“I am pleased with the performance and the team,” Brighton manager Graham Potter said. “If we play that game 10 times we win it quite a few times.”

Earlier, Sheffield United and Fulham both collected their first point of the season in the EPL after drawing 1-1 in a match featuring a penalty for each team.

Billy Sharp converted his spot kick for host United, smashing the ball down the middle in the 85th minute to cancel out Ademola Lookman’s spectacular solo goal eight minutes earlier on his first start for Fulham

Before that, Aleksandar Mitrovic squandered the chance to give Fulham the lead when he lifted his penalty over the crossbar in the 58th.

The two teams had lost each of their first four league games this season, raising the stakes for their meeting at Bramall Lane — especially for the hosts, who have matches against Liverpool and Manchester City ahead next.

Oli McBurnie wasted a clear-cut chance in the first half for United, heading straight at goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, but Fulham had the better of the second half. Mitrovic, in particular, will wonder how he failed to score in the game, with his penalty miss and then two late opportunities that he sent off target.

The Serbia striker capped a miserable game on a personal front by giving away the penalty that was converted by Sharp, with Mitrovic kicking the calf of Jack Robinson while attempting to clear the ball at a corner.

Burnley is now the only team without a point so far.


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