Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Preston North End

15 Oct

Jordan Hugill


Jordan Hugill’s strike was his fourth in the last six games for Preston

Preston striker Simon Makienok headed an injury-time equaliser to secure a point at Brighton in the Championship.

Jordan Hugill’s fifth goal of the season inside 10 minutes put the Lilywhites ahead when he stole the ball off keeper David Stockdale and scored.

The hosts improved after the break and Sam Baldock turned home Bruno’s cross before Glenn Murray’s smart turn and finish in the area put them ahead.

However, in the second minute of added time Makienok earned his side a point.

Brighton went into the game with five wins in their last six games and although they failed to secure another three points, the draw kept them fourth in the table.

Before scoring his goal, on-loan Bournemouth striker Murray forced Chris Maxwell into a good save and also hit the side netting.

Preston created few meaningful chances in the rain on the south coast as they conceded twice in the second-half before they were rescued by Makienok’s first league goal for Preston as he headed into the bottom corner from Paul Gallagher’s ball.

Simon Grayson’s side scored their second with only 10 men on the pitch after they used all of their substitutes and John Welsh had to be taken off.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton:

“With games as tough as they are, there is no doubt that this is two points lost.”

“Baldock scored with a really good team goal and Murray’s strike was a good ball in and a good finish,” he added.

“At 2-1 we should be killing the game off and showing more killer instinct as there is always a chance that the opposition will score.”

Preston manager Simon Grayson:

“We have taken four points from our last two games against Aston Villa and Brighton and had someone offered that before we would have taken it.

“This can only boost our confidence but we know what we have to do.

“When 2-1 down against a side like Brighton it will test anybody in the league, but you have to dig deep and stay in the game.

“To come here against a real top team, with good individuals, you have to do what you can to get a result, and we did that.”

Live Text

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

Ben Pearson (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Pearson (Preston North End).

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Dale Stephens replaces Sam Baldock.

Foul by Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

Substitution, Preston North End. Simon Makienok replaces Daniel Johnson.

Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Baldock with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Thomas Spurr.

Substitution, Preston North End. Ben Pringle replaces Chris Humphrey.

Substitution, Preston North End. Paul Gallagher replaces Callum Robinson.

Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Thomas Spurr (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Preston North End 1. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

Foul by Steve Sidwell (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Preston North End. Chris Maxwell tries a through ball, but Jordan Hugill is caught offside.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Bruno tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Glenn Murray.

Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Glenn Murray.

Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Preston North End 1. Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bruno.

Steve Sidwell (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Pearson (Preston North End).

Attempt blocked. Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Attempt blocked. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Steve Sidwell tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by John Welsh.

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