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Sheffield United earn 1-1 draw after Brighton reduced to 10 men

Brighton: Brighton& Hove Albion were heldtoa1-1homedrawbySheffieldUnitedin the Premier League on Sundayaftergoing downto10menin the second half when midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud received a red card.

Simon Adingra scored an early goal forBrightonbut Dahoud’s sending-off for a stamp on Ben Osborn’s leg allowedUnitedtocapitalise and equalise through an Adam Webster own goal.

The result extendedBrighton’s winless run in the leaguetosix gamestoleave Roberto De Zerbi’s side in eighth place with 19 points while the Blades are still in the relegation zone, in 19th place on five points.

Adingra gotBrightonofftoa flying start in the sixth minute when the winger scored a dazzling goalaftercutting through half theUnitedteam.

The 21-year-old came in from the left flank and dribbled past five defenders while playing a one-two pass with Facundo Buonanotte before he slipped the ball past a stunned Wes Foderingham in the Blades’ goal.

Brightondominated the first half but failedtobuild on that goal and De Zerbi decidedtoup the ante by bringing on Kaoru Mitoma and Joao Pedro for the second half.

ButBrightonsuffered a setback when Dahoud was sent off while fighting for the ball in midfield in the 69th minute and the numerical advantage put a spring in the step of the Blades.

Five minutes later, their incessant pressure paid off when Jayden Bogle drilled a cross into the box andBrightoncentre back Webster turned it into his own net.

Both teams had phases of play where they put pressure on their opponents as they searched for a winner, with Bogle coming closest when he dragged his shot wide, but they eventually hadtosettle for a point.

(Published 12 November 2023, 16:44 IST)

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