Brighton and Hove Albion v Leeds United Premier League Saturday 27th November 2021

This game was intriguing as Brighton had started the season well, but have drawn too many recently, and Leeds have only won twice so far this season, but in recent matches have slowly been getting back to their best.
Brighton kicked off in mid table, Leeds 17th but with a two point buffer over the bottom 3.
It was played at the Amex Stadium.

After three minutes, a nice move by Brighton ended with Cucurella’s cross which was cleared by Cooper, then more nice play ended with Lamptey crossing for Moder who shot over from close range.
Five minutes later, Lamptey got past Firpo too easily and Cooper and pulled it back for Maupay who shot over from close range.
After 11 minutes, Brighton broke up a Leeds attack and Maupay had a shot from outside the area, but easy for Meslier to save.
Just before the quarter hour, there was a shout for a Leeds penalty as Trossard kicked out at Raphinha who went down but no pen given.
With twenty minutes gone, moments after a penalty appeal for Brighton, Trossard shot inside the area which hit the post after Meslier got a fingertip to it, but the referee didn’t see it and no corner awarded.


Six minutes later, Leeds freekick just outside the area, Raphinha took it, it deflected and James couldn’t keep it in, then soon after Bissouma shot outside the area was way wide.
Just after the half hour, another Brighton chance and Trossard’s shot was saved by Meslier, then sloppy Leeds play as Moder reacted first and hit outside of the post.


Four minutes later, Lamptey cross again and Maupay missed again.
The last meaningful first half action came after 40 minutes as another Brighton penalty shout as the cross struck Cooper on the arm, but again no penalty given, only a corner which came to nothing.


Halftime score: Brighton 0-0 Leeds United
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righton were the better side in the 1st half, l but didn’t take their chances, could Leeds improve a bit in the 2nd half?


After 50 minutes, Trossard’s shot was saved well by Meslier, then a minute later, Trossard’s shot saved by Meslier for a corner, Raphinha headed clear for another corner, which came to nothing then Brighton won a freekick outside the area to the right, Meslier punched away.


After 55 minutes, a rare Leeds attack as Dallas had a right footed shot outside the box saved into the top centre of the net.


Two minutes later, Rodrigo’s left footed shot outside the box was high and wide to the left.
Just after the hour, Trossard’s right footed shot outside the box missed to the right.


Three minutes later, two Moder chances as he had a left footed shot from left side of the box which missed to the right, then he had a right footed shot from centre of the box which was high and wide to the tight.


A couple of minutes later, Roberts had a right footed shot for Leeds from right side of the box saved in centre of the goal.


With a quarter of a hour remaining, Locadia had a left footed shot outside the box which was close but missed to the right, a minute later March had a left footed shot outside the box saved in centre of the goal.


Four minutes later, Roberts had a left footed shot from centre of the box which missed to the left.


With eight minutes left, Roberts had a left footed shot from centre of the box saved in centre of the goal, then he had a left footed shot from centre of the box saved in bottom left corner. A minute later, Bissouma had a right footed shot outside the box which went high and wide.


After 88 minutes March had a left footed shot from centre of the box which was saved in bottom right corner.


The last chance went to Leeds in the 1st minute of stoppage time as James had a right footed shot from right side of the box which went too high.


Fulltime score: Brighton 0-0 Leeds
Brighton were the better side, Leeds did improve in the 2nd half but it’s another draw for Leeds as we move into a crucial winter period.


Leeds remain in 17th place on 12 points after 13 games.


Highlights of this game are at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUysBwXaEz8
Next up for Leeds is a home game against Crystal Palace on Tuesday 30th November 2021 with a 8:15pm kickoff as the 1st midweek round of Premier League games take place this week.

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