Lewis Dunk, captain of Brighton & Hove Albion, scored with a clever volley to cancel out Mohamed Salah’s brace for Liverpool as the Seagulls rallied from a goal down to win a 2-2 draw on Sunday in the Premier League. The match was played after Brighton & Hove Albion had fallen down.
The home team grabbed the lead in the 20th minute when former Brighton player Alexis Mac Allister was robbed by Simon Adingra, who then sent the ball into the net. However, Mohamed Salah equalised for the away team in the 40th minute by finishing a flowing move with his signature left-footed strike.
After Dominik Szoboszlai was brought to the ground by Pascal Gross in the dying seconds of the first half, the Egyptian handed his team the lead with a penalty kick in the first-half stoppage time. Salah’s strike went to the left of the custodian, Bart Verbruggen.
Alternate forRyan Gravenberch, who had replaced Harvey Elliott at halftime, had a wonderful opportunity to put Liverpool ahead by two goals in the 54th minute, but his close-range shot off of Szoboszlai’s ball hit the crossbar instead of going in.
Gravenberch, who had just moved from Bayern Munich to Liverpool on the last day of the transfer window, had another excellent opportunity for his new team in minute 65, but his effort lacked force and was easily saved by the custodian.
Brighton had several opportunities in the second half, including a shout for a penalty in the 69th minute when Kaoru Mitoma came in from the right side of the pitch and fired a shot. Brighton claimed that the ball touched Virgil van Dijk in the arm, but the referee did not agree with their interpretation of the play.
In the 78th minute, Brighton forced an equaliser after Andy Robertson elected not to attempt to clear Solli March’s free kick, which allowed defender Dunk to volley the ball into the goal and bring the score level.
Joao Pedro’s mistake for Brighton in the 84th minute was probably even worse than Gravenberch’s, as he failed to strike the target from close range with the goal at his mercy. However, the hosts were able to hold on for the draw, which allows them to maintain sixth position in the standings with 16 points, one point behind third-placed Liverpool.