Brighton stretch unbeaten run with Stoke draw

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Brighton stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five games as they and visitors Stoke drew a lively encounter at the Amex.

Jose Izquierdo secured a point for the Seagulls with a scrappy second-half goal that kept them ninth in the table.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting had poked Stoke into the lead from a wonderful Xherdan Shaqiri pass in the first half.

Pascal Gross fired through Lee Grant’s legs to level, but Kurt Zouma headed Stoke back in front 120 seconds later.

Those two goals came at the end of a frantic first half during which Brighton forward Glenn Murray was denied what looked a certain penalty when Ryan Shawcross brought him down.

A frustrated Murray was perhaps fortunate to be only booked moments later when he dived in on Stoke centre-back Kevin Wimmer.

Stoke had chances to take all three points, but were denied by several key saves from Seagulls goalkeeper Mat Ryan.

The draw keeps Mark Hughes’ Potters side 15th in the table, four points above the relegation zone.

 

Source: BBC

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