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English Premier League
  • Neal Maupay (51')
  • Jeff Hendrick (90'+1')

Hendrick late leveller gives Burnley point at Brighton

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Substitute Jeff Hendrick grabbed a 90th minute equaliser as Burnley held Brighton and Hove Albion to a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

French forward Neal Maupay had put Albion ahead in the 51st minute, with his second goal of the season, volleying home a cross from Solly March.

But Burnley manager Sean Dyche threw on strikers Matej Vydra and Jay Rodriguez in the search for a point and the move paid off when Czech Vydra slipped the ball to Hendrick on the edge of area and the Republic of Ireland international drilled the ball home.

Both teams are on five points each, with one win and two draws from their opening five matches.

"In the second half we were miles off, but the belief and resilience was there," said Dyche.

"We've got a strong jaw and I was so pleased for Jeff because he's trained well and he's been knocking on the door."

Brighton manager Graham Potter was disappointed not to have taken all three points from a match in which Hendrick's goal was Burnley's only effort on target.

"We would have liked the three points and apart from the first 20 minutes we were the team that was most likely to win," Potter said.

"We put such a lot into the game so [it was] disappointing to only get one point but the overall performance was promising.

"It's a sore one to concede so late. Sometimes you have to hold your hands up to the opposition. We had our own opportunities as well."

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