Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton: Wilfried Zaha and Alexis Mac Allister rating

Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton: Wilfried Zaha and Alexis Mac Allister rating

Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha scored his fourth objective of the season

Wilfried Zaha “has bought extra to offer” and should “create havoc” says supervisor Roy Hodgson, after his Crystal Palace aspect have been pegged again by rivals Brighton’s late equaliser.

Palace have been on the again foot for lengthy intervals, however seemed like holding on for victory – having taken a Tenth-minute lead courtesy of Zaha’s penalty, which turned out to be the house aspect’s solely shot on course.

The spot-kick was reasonably harshly awarded as Tariq Lamptey was judged to have dragged down Michy Batshuayi within the field, however replays confirmed there was little contact on the Palace striker.

However substitute Alexis Mac Allister netted a Ninetieth-minute equaliser, latching on to fellow substitute Aaron Connolly’s lay-off to drill house a rasping first-time end from the sting of the world.

Hodgson stated: “I at all times assume that with a participant of his capacity, he has bought extra to supply. We have now a lot religion in his capacity and at all times really feel, hopefully, there’s extra there to offer.

“What I will probably be preaching to him for the remainder of the season is {that a} participant of your capacity has bought extra to offer and it’s not adequate to only rating just a few extra objectives than final season.

“I need to see him create havoc within the opponents’ defence and he did not actually do this right this moment.”

Brighton pushed for a winner in 10 minutes of damage time however in captain Lewis Dunk’s desperation to pounce on a unfastened ball, he caught Gary Cahill with a stud-high problem and was despatched off.

The draw strikes Palace up a spot to twelfth, whereas Brighton keep sixteenth within the desk.

Palace punished late on

Palace got here into the sport displaying inconsistent type, claiming victories of their opening two league video games earlier than back-to-back defeats. A draw now extends their winless run.

They defended resolutely for 89 minutes and seemed like coming away with a smash-and-grab victory due to Zaha’s penalty – however have now saved only one clear sheet of their previous 13 video games.

Hodgson may have been impressed by the efficiency of holding midfielder Jairo Riedewald, given a primary begin at Selhurst Park since January.

The Dutchman has struggled to point out his greatest type since becoming a member of Palace from Ajax in 2017, however was a lot improved on this contest.

Deployed in entrance of the backline, Riedewald received possession eight instances, greater than another participant on the pitch, and misplaced simply one in all his 23 passes.

And it was his delightfully threaded by means of ball that led to Batshuayi thundering a end into the roof of the web, nevertheless it was disallowed by a marginal offside choice.

In any other case, although, Palace’s lack of attacking intent meant they needed to accept a degree.

Seagulls break down the Eagles… ultimately

Brighton had extra possession (65%), made extra passes (539) and had extra pictures (20) at objective than their opponents, so may have combined feelings after the sport – delighted at salvaging a draw however aggrieved at not having scored extra.

Graham Potter’s aspect play engaging soccer, their passing is neat and crisp however assaults collapse too usually within the remaining third or they fail to work the goalkeeper.

Simply three pictures have been on course, with Mac Allister’s objective punishing Joel Ward’s clearance, however the different two efforts from Neal Maupay have been snug for Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita to take care of.

The Seagulls completed fifteenth final season, seven factors away from the relegation zone, and so they could also be wanting over their shoulders once more if ending and outcomes don’t enhance.

Brighton have received simply one in all their opening 5 matches this season and must make do with out captain Dunk for the following video games after he obtained a straight pink card for a horrible problem on Cahill.

‘I used to be happy’ – what they stated

Brighton supervisor Graham Potter: “Placing the ball within the web was lacking. We created probabilities and have been the dominant group. You possibly can see that fairly clearly.

“The scoreline impacts it a bit as a result of we have been 1-0 down, however I used to be happy. They scored one objective from their solely entry into our field. One slight mistake will go in opposition to you and it’s important to reply. We did that effectively.”

Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill: “On the idea of the sport and the time we conceded, we’re disenchanted. We performed direct a bit an excessive amount of. We confirmed good character. We managed the sport within the first half in spells.

“To concede late on with a direct ball down the center is disappointing. We made it troublesome for them. We needed to be affected person.”

What subsequent?

Palace journey to Fulham within the league subsequent Saturday (kick-off 15:00 BST), whereas Brighton host West Brom on Monday, 26 October (17:30).

Dunked for an early tub – the stats

  • Since Opta started recording shot information within the Premier League in 2003-04, Crystal Palace are the primary group to have had only one shot in a match within the competitors and for that shot be a penalty.
  • Brighton have misplaced simply one in all their previous 10 away video games within the Premier League (W3 D6 L1), selecting up 4 factors from a potential 9 on the highway in 2020-21 (W1 D1 L1).
  • Brighton tried 19 extra pictures than Crystal Palace – their highest optimistic shot differential in a single Premier League match.
  • Crystal Palace have didn’t win any of their previous seven Premier League video games on Sunday (D4 L3), since beating Bournemouth 5-3 in Could 2019.
  • Gamers from Ivory Coast have scored 25 of their 28 Premier League penalties up to now (89%), boasting the very best conversion price of any nationality from the spot within the competitors’s historical past (with a minimal of 5 taken), with solely Drogba, Dindane and Bony lacking from 12 yards.
  • For the reason that begin of the 2017-18 season, solely Arsenal (19) and Watford (18) have conceded extra objectives from the penalty spot within the Premier League than Brighton (16).
  • Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has scored extra objectives in opposition to Brighton in all competitions than he has another opponent (seven).
  • Brighton’s Lewis Dunk was despatched off for the second time in his Premier League profession and for the primary time since December 2018 in opposition to Bournemouth.

Participant of the match

Mac AllisterAlexis Mac Allister

Crystal Palace

  1. Squad quantity24Participant identifyCahill

  2. Squad quantity44Participant identifyRiedewald

  3. Squad quantity31Participant identifyGuaita

  4. Squad quantity27Participant identifyMitchell

  5. Squad quantity15Participant identifySchlupp

  6. Squad quantity8Participant identifyKouyaté

  7. Squad quantity10Participant identifyTownsend

  8. Squad quantity2Participant identifyWard

  9. Squad quantity18Participant identifyMcArthur

  10. Squad quantity11Participant identifyZaha

  11. Squad quantity23Participant identifyBatshuayi

  12. Squad quantity4Participant identifyMilivojevic

  13. Squad quantity20Participant identifyBenteke

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad quantity10Participant identifyMac Allister

  2. Squad quantity2Participant identifyLamptey

  3. Squad quantity3Participant identifyWhite

  4. Squad quantity14Participant identifyLallana

  5. Squad quantity8Participant identifyBissouma

  6. Squad quantity20Participant identifyMarch

  7. Squad quantity7Participant identifyConnolly

  8. Squad quantity33Participant identifyBurn

  9. Squad quantity4Participant identifyWebster

  10. Squad quantity11Participant identifyTrossard

  11. Squad quantity9Participant identifyMaupay

  12. Squad quantity1Participant identifyRyan

  13. Squad quantity13Participant identifyGroß

  14. Squad quantity5Participant identifyDunk


Crystal Palace

  • 31GuaitaBooked at 76mins
  • 2Ward
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 24Cahill
  • 27MitchellBooked at 63mins
  • 10Townsend
  • 44Riedewald
  • 18McArthurBooked at 86mins
  • 15SchluppSubstituted forBentekeat 88′minutes
  • 23BatshuayiSubstituted forMilivojevicat 83′minutes
  • 11Zaha


  • 3van Aanholt
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 12Sakho
  • 17Clyne
  • 19Henderson
  • 20Benteke
  • 25Eze


  • 1RyanBooked at 18mins
  • 4Webster
  • 5DunkBooked at 90mins
  • 33BurnSubstituted forGroßat 82′minutes
  • 2Lamptey
  • 3White
  • 8BissoumaBooked at 43mins
  • 20March
  • 14LallanaSubstituted forMac Allisterat 78′minutes
  • 11TrossardSubstituted forConnollyat 78′minutes
  • 9Maupay


  • 7Connolly
  • 10Mac Allister
  • 13Groß
  • 17Alzate
  • 23Steele
  • 30Bernardo
  • 34Veltman

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