Maupay rescues Brighton with 98th-minute equaliser at Southampton

Mohammed Salisu and Lyanco Vojnovic of Southampton block Neal Maupay of Brighton & Hove Albion shot during the Premier League match between Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion at St Mary's Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Southampton, England.

Neal Maupay rescued another dramatic draw for Brighton with a 98th-minute equaliser against Southampton despite being a man down through injury.

Three days after scoring an 89th-minute overhead kick to salvage a point against West Ham, the Frenchman twisted in the box to hammer home the equaliser after being found by Jakub Moder's volleyed cross after his initial free-kick was blocked.

Remarkably, on both occasions Brighton found themselves down to 10 men because of injury.

Brighton and Hove Albion's Neal Maupay celebrates scoring their side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton. Picture date: Saturday December 4, 2021.

This time it was Leandro Trossard who left the field on a stretcher after landing awkwardly on his arm, with the visitors unable to make any more substitutions.

Ten minutes of injury time was added as a result and it gave the Seagulls a lifeline after Armando Broja's brilliantly-taken first-half goal appeared to be enough to earn Saints their fourth win of the Premier League season.

The result was met with wild celebrations by the visiting fans, but it also meant Brighton equalled an unenviable club-record 10 successive top-flight matches without a win. They last went on such a run between December 1982 and February 1983.

Still, Brighton remain in the top half of the table in ninth place, while a share of the spoils leaves Saints 14th and winless in four games.

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