Premier League
20 November 2017
Game week
1 - 2
2 - 2


0 - 1
28' E. Choupo-Moting (G) (assist by: X. Shaqiri)
P. Groß (G) 44' (assist by: D. Pröpper)
1 - 1
1 - 2
45' +1 K. Zouma (G)
J. Izquierdo (G) 60'
2 - 2


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In the end it was Jose Izquierdo's second-half goal that ensured a share of the spoils at the Amex Stadium, after Stoke took a 2-1 lead with them into the interval following an electrifying opening 45 minutes.
If you had offered both clubs a draw before the match, they probably would have taken it, but following those 90 minutes each of them will leave dissatisfied - Brighton failing to capitalise on a strong second half and Stoke blowing a pair of leads.
90'+2 Stoke are first to the corner, and Schelotto fires well over the bar on the follow-up after the clearance fell for him. That might do it.
90'+1 It's all Brighton here, and has been for the last little bit. They have belief that they can still go on and win this, buoyed by the fresh legs of March and Schelotto out wide, and they win a corner at the end of some good pressure...
90' The fourth official's board indicates we will have a minimum of three added minutes at the end of this match.
88' Diouf, for all his defensive shortcoming in this match, puts in some terrific and determined work at the back here as he denies March passage through on goal. He was left isolated there, but managed to rise to the occasion at an important juncture in the match.
86' Brighton applying some concentrated pressure now, Schelotto getting the crowd going with a lovely bit of skill on the right, but his chipped cross into the area is cleared by the deftest of touches - but an important one at that - from Zouma.
84' And finally, Ezequiel Schelotto is introduced as the third and final Brighton substitute, replacing Knockaert.
A second change made by Chris Hughton here as he withdraws Gross - Izzy Brown taking his place.
82' STAT: Stoke have won their last eight matches against Brighton in all competitions, keeping five clean sheets in the process. Indeed, only against Wrexham (9) have the Potters enjoyed a longer winning run versus a single team.
80' It's the Potters who are applying the pressure now as we enter the final 10 minutes. It remains delicately in the balance here at the Amex Stadium, and despite the tempo petering out, it would hardly be a shock if we saw a late winner - on course with the twists and turns in this match.
78' Stoke, who have scored six goals from corners this season, more than any other Premier League side, have another opportunity from one here, moments after Brighton failed to make much of one of their own. Crouch meets this delivery and tries to keep the ball alive, but the hosts are able to snuff it out.
76' Brighton are showing more composure on the ball here, looking the greater threat to break this deadlock. The tempo has been on a downward trajectory since their leveller, though.
74' Solomon March comes on for Brighton, replacing Izquierdo, who has run his tank dry tonight.
73' Peter Crouch comes on here, setting a Premier League record with his 143rd substitute appearance, passing Shola Ameobi. He replaces Shaqiri here.
72' STAT: Stoke won last time out on the road in the Premier League, beating Watford 1-0 – they haven’t enjoyed back-to-back away victories since October 2015.
70' A good period of possession here for the hosts, but there is little in terms of end product behind it. Stoke are organising themselves much better now at the back, perhaps a bit more respectful of the threat posed by Brighton going forward.
68' It might be time for some substitutions. This match has been played with such a high tempo and intensity, that it's starting to catch up to some of these players as fatigue begins to set in.
66' The tempo has slowed a bit, which is to be expected, as these teams gear up for the final 20 minutes. Stoke have done well to halt Brighton's momentum, but they need to create some of their own now.
64' It's really game on now! Izquierdo, who has been the best player on the pitch tonight for either side, has increased the energy level inside the stadium ten-fold! Perfectly poised here for the final 25 minutes, and the atmosphere here tells you all you need to know!
62' STAT: Brighton have gone four games without defeat (W2 D2) in the Premier League – they last went five in a row without losing in the top-flight back in April 1983.
60' BRIGHTON BACK ON LEVEL TERMS AGAIN! Delirium inside the Amex Stadium! Murray does well to roll Izquierdo in at the near post, and the Colombian confidently slots home is own follow-up after his initial attempt to cross was blocked and fell kindly for him.
58' For all the corners they have had, Brighton have struggled to make much of them. The opposite is true of Stoke, however, which speaks volumes to the height advantage possessed by the Potters.
56' Following a very slow start to the match, Murray has continued to grow in stature, and he's seeing plenty of the ball now as he proves a strong target up top. He's penalised for a foul here, however, catching Zouma with an elbow after trying to win the ball atop the penalty area.
54' Brighton really forcing the issue here as they search for yet another equaliser. They have Stoke hemmed back a bit here, but can't seem to break into the penalty area - though pressure is building.
52' STAT: Glenn Murray has scored in three successive Premier League games for the first time since April 2015. He has never scored in four successive matches in his PL career.
50' GREAT SAVE FROM RYAN! Moments after Murray is denied a chance by the offside flag, Stoke attack the other end and Ryan is forced into a strong save to deny Pieters from close range following a giveaway from Propper!
48' Intensity definitely isn't in short supply tonight, and it's been ramped up at the start of this second half. Every pass and challenge is being cheered with ferocity from the home supporters.
46' Brighton get the second half underway! Can it live up to the first?
No shortage of fireworks at the Amex Stadium on this Monday night! It was Stoke who took the lead through Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, but Pascal Gross restored parity for the Seagulls, a few minutes after they had a clear penalty decision denied for a Ryan Shawcross foul, and it was the Stoke defender who played a key role in the Potters' second moments later, Kurt Zouma eventually restoring their lead before the interval.
45'+1 AN INSTANT RESPONSE FROM THE POTTERS! Zouma heads home after a scramble following a corner, for his first Stoke goal. And Shawcross, who arguably shouldn't be on the pitch, has played a vital role in this one!
45' There will be three minutes added on at the end of this first half.
44' PARITY RESTORED AT THE AMEX! Well that will go a long way to relieve their frustrations! It's a brilliant first-time finish from Gross on the end of Propper's delivery, and justice has been served!
Assist Davy Pröpper
42' A still frustrated Murray goes into the book here, adding insult to injury, as he commits himself to a late challenge on Pieters. There's no doubt about that one, but there should have been no doubt over the penalty, either, it must be said.
40' A hostile atmosphere now inside the Amex Stadium as these supporters shout and scream at the referee following every foul, or hint of a foul even. They still cannot believe they were not granted the spot kick, and it's hard to blame them.
38' NO PENALTY GIVEN! Murray does exceptionally well to take a pass and burst through on goal before clearly being taken out by the slide of Shawcross, but Lee Mason hasn't given it! Well then, definitely a bit of controversy!
36' For as well as Brighton have attacked out wide, they have lacked much influence down the middle. They are losing the midfield battle and Murray has not done a good enough job of holding play up in attack.
34' Stoke are very much in control, buoyed by their opener. They are dominating possession and beaming with confidence as they press on and look to add to their lead. Brighton need to pull themselves out of this sticky spell.
32' STAT: Xherdan Shaqiri, who has provided four assists in the Premier League this season (before tonight), has earned his team more points via his assists than any other player in the competition (6).
30' The opener has come against the run of play a bit, but it's far from an undeserved tally for the Potters, who have orchestrated some of the better chances in this first half - and Stoke are certainly full of life now!
28' Lovely assist from Shaqiri.
STOKE HAVE BROKEN THROUGH ON SEASIDE! Shaqiri sits on the halfway line and sends a delicious ball over the top for Choupo-Moting to chase. The striker brings it down with a stunning first touch, before beating Ryan with his second.
25' Brighton have really snatched the momentum back following a good spell from Stoke, but the Potters remain a threat themselves on the counter. Both sides have shown good intent, and it's actually made for some pleasant viewing thus far.
23' Izquierdo remains a threat every time he touches the ball. The Colombian has been a terror with the ball at his feet, and Stoke have had no answer to the width and pace he has provided on the flank.
21' STAT: Stoke City have conceded as many first-half Premier League goals this season as Brighton have in total (11).
19' FLASHED WIDE! Whiskers away from Izquerdo, who cuts onto his right and bends an effort inches wide of the far post after being played into all sorts of space on the left! He's providing some excellent width, and Diouf is simply out of his depth on the flank.
17' Has to be better! Izquierdo does exceptionally well to dribble his way around a handful of Stoke defenders in the penalty area before teeing up Propper, but the Dutchman sends his first-time effort miles wide of the far post.
15' Stoke continue in the ascendency here, starting to enjoy the bulk of possession and really come at Brighton when they have it. They aren't just looking to threaten on the counter, instead applying consistent pressure as a result of their positive build-up play.
13' He sure looks fine! Great header from Shawcross following another Stoke corner, but Ryan does well to react and tip it over the bar. Moments later Propper slips as he's caught in possession by Shaqiri, but Dunk does exceptionally to come across and deflect his strike behind.
11' STAT: This is Darren Fletcher's 326th Premier League appearance - the most by any Scottish player in the competition.
9' Shawcross is able to jog off the pitch, which is a great sign, but there has been a crackdown on head injuries so it will be curious to see if he is allowed to play on here. Bruno Martins Indi is warming up, though Shawcross looks intent on coming back out.
7' A bit of a scramble ensues in the area as Brighton struggle to convincingly clear their lines following a Stoke corner. After a few nervy moments, Ryan is able to come out and collect, before play is brought to a halt with Shawcross down after a clash of heads.
5' Brighton negotiate the first threatening move of the night, and it leads to a chance for Glen Murray, but he scuffs his first-time effort on the end of a tidy pull-back from Izquierdo.
3' It has been a relatively cagey start to the match, as would be expected. Brighton are far from the most formidable attack in the Premier League, while Mark Hughes' Stoke like to clog things up on their travels.
1' AND THEY'RE OFF! Stoke in red and white stripes as they get the match underway, attacking right to left, with Brighton in blue and white.
Jack Butland misses out on this clash for the Potters through injury, paving the way for Lee Grant to make his first Premier League start of the season - the lone change made by manager Mark Hughes.
Chris Hughton names an unchanged side from the one that battled their way to a 1-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium before the international break.
SUBS: Haugaard, Berahino, Jese, Afellay, Martins Indi, Adam, Crouch.
STOKE CITY (3-4-3): Grant; Zouma, Shawcross, Wimmer; Diouf, Fletcher, Allen, Pieters; Shaqiri, Sobhi, Choupo-Moting.
SUBS: Krul, Hemed, Goldson, March, Schelotto, Suttner, Brown.
BRIGHTON (4-4-2): Ryan; Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Bong; Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo; Gross, Murray.
The Potters need to find some consistency in their game, whatever it is that looks like, or they will continue to hover in dangerous territory near the relegation zone – currently three-points up on the bottom-three.
Stoke have been all over the map this season. They have provided cause for concern in blowout losses against Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as a shock defeat at home to Bournemouth, yet impressed in a victory over Arsenal and draw with Manchester United.
Chris Hughton’s side have lost both their matches against top-six teams, but they need to be judged on their victories over the likes of West Brom, West Ham and Swansea – all massive results considering Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea are coming up for the Seagulls between now and Boxing Day.
Brighton have been beating the teams they need to beat, consistently picking up results against sides below them in the table, and that’s a big part of the reason they are not fighting for relegation at the moment.
Hello and welcome to the Amex Stadium for live coverage of this Monday night Premier League clash as Brighton host Stoke City!


M. Ryan
Bruno Saltor
G. Bong
E. Pieters
J. Allen
L. Dunk
K. Wimmer
D. Stephens
K. Zouma
E. Choupo-Moting
A. Knockaert
P. Groß
G. Murray
R. Shawcross
M. Diouf
J. Izquierdo
S. Duffy
X. Shaqiri
D. Pröpper
D. Fletcher
Ramadan Sobhi
L. Grant

Additional info

L. Mason
A. Holmes
Fourth official
K. Friend


Match Stats

Brighton & Hove Albion Stoke City
32 Attacks (Dangerous) 23
6 Corners 7
12 Fouls 6
7 Free Kicks 15
4 Goal Kicks 9
3 Offsides 1
0 Shots (blocked) 2
5 Shots (off target) 3
1 Shots (on target) 4
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
16 Throw Ins 26

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