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Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Leeds United: Graham Potter 'perplexed' by boos after draw

By Emlyn BegleyBBC Sport
Brighton 0-0 Leeds: Graham Potter 'perplexed' by fans booing after goalless draw

Brighton boss Graham Potter said he "disagreed completely" with fans who booed the team in their goalless Premier League draw with Leeds.

The Seagulls hit the woodwork three times as their winless run stretched to nine games.

Albion - who have never finished in the top half of the top flight - are eighth in the Premier League table.

"I am a little bit perplexed to the reaction in the crowd at the end because the performance was fantastic against a team that like to dominate possession, like to out-run you - they didn't do that today," Potter said.

"They are entitled to their opinions but I disagree with them completely.

"We are sitting eighth in the Premier League but maybe I need a history lesson on this football club."

In the first half, Illan Meslier tipped Leandro Trossard's shot on to the upright and Jakub Moder rifled the ball against the outside of the post from a tight angle.

And late on Solly March's effort struck the post.

Neal Maupay was particularly wasteful, shooting off target twice with straightforward chances.

Seagulls right-back Tariq Lamptey was excellent in the first half, creating five chances, as he continues his comeback from injury.

Leeds, who brought off Kalvin Phillips at half-time, had few chances but Tyler Roberts was denied twice by good Robert Sanchez saves in the final 10 minutes.

Marcelo Bielsa's side remain just outside the relegation zone, while Brighton rise to eighth.

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Seagulls' frustrations continue

After winning four of their opening five league games, Brighton are now winless in eight in the Premier League - although six of those have been draws.

It was their usual story of dominating and not taking chances.

Maupay had a better chance than any of the efforts off the woodwork though when he spooned a shot over from six yards out.

In the first half, Lamptey created five chances - his most in a Premier League game - with Junior Firpo lucky to avoid a second booking for multiple fouls on the full-back who ran him ragged for 45 minutes.

Leeds created a bit more after a double switch at half-time, with Pascal Struijk and Jamie Shackleton replacing the fortunate Firpo and Phillips, who had been playing at centre-back.

But it was their third sub in Roberts who brought them to life. He ran into the box and forced a save from Sanchez's legs - and then the keeper denied him with a diving save in the bottom corner.

March replaced Lamptey and had two good chances, including his effort off the post.

Brighton have only scored 12 goals this season - fewer than two of the teams in the relegation zone and the same as 17th-placed Leeds.

Jurgen Locadia came on for his first Premier League appearance since August 2019, and teenage Ecuador winger Jeremy Sarmiento made his league debut - but neither could help them find the breakthrough.

Player of the match

MeslierIllan Meslier

with an average of 7.77

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number2Player nameLamptey
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  2. Squad number11Player nameTrossard
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  3. Squad number1Player nameSánchez
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  4. Squad number20Player nameMarch
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  5. Squad number3Player nameCucurella
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  6. Squad number5Player nameDunk
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  7. Squad number4Player nameWebster
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  8. Squad number15Player nameModer
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  9. Squad number34Player nameVeltman
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  10. Squad number8Player nameBissouma
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  11. Squad number13Player nameGroß
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  12. Squad number60Player nameSarmiento
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  13. Squad number27Player nameLocadia
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  14. Squad number9Player nameMaupay
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Leeds United

  1. Squad number1Player nameMeslier
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  2. Squad number4Player nameForshaw
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  3. Squad number14Player nameLlorente
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  4. Squad number21Player nameStruijk
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  5. Squad number15Player nameDallas
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  6. Squad number11Player nameRoberts
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  7. Squad number10Player nameRaphinha
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  8. Squad number6Player nameCooper
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  9. Squad number23Player namePhillips
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  10. Squad number22Player nameHarrison
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  11. Squad number20Player nameJames
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  12. Squad number46Player nameShackleton
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  13. Squad number19Player nameRodrigo
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  14. Squad number3Player nameFirpo
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Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Sánchez
  • 34Veltman
  • 4Webster
  • 5Dunk
  • 3Cucurella
  • 13Groß
  • 8BissoumaBooked at 81mins
  • 2LampteySubstituted forMarchat 76'minutes
  • 15ModerSubstituted forSarmientoat 82'minutes
  • 11Trossard
  • 9MaupaySubstituted forLocadiaat 68'minutes


  • 10Mac Allister
  • 12Mwepu
  • 14Lallana
  • 20March
  • 23Steele
  • 24Duffy
  • 27Locadia
  • 30Richards
  • 60Sarmiento


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Meslier
  • 14LlorenteBooked at 66mins
  • 23PhillipsSubstituted forStruijkat 45'minutes
  • 6Cooper
  • 3FirpoBooked at 5minsSubstituted forShackletonat 45'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 15Dallas
  • 4Forshaw
  • 10Raphinha
  • 19Rodrigo
  • 22HarrisonSubstituted forRobertsat 63'minutes
  • 20James


  • 11Roberts
  • 13Klaesson
  • 21Struijk
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 35Cresswell
  • 43Klich
  • 45McCarron
  • 46Shackleton
  • 47Jenkins
Craig Pawson

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamLeeds
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Leeds United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Leeds United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  4. Post update

    Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Adam Webster tries a through ball, but Solly March is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel James (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Pascal Struijk.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Adam Forshaw (Leeds United).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  11. Post update

    Diego Llorente (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Booking

    Jamie Shackleton (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Jeremy Sarmiento (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Shackleton (Leeds United).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Leandro Trossard.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pascal Struijk.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Robert Sánchez.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Forshaw.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jeremy Sarmiento replaces Jakub Moder.

  20. Booking

    Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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