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  2. Hojbjerg's 35-yard drive puts Southampton in front - longest-range strike in PL this season
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By Matthew Henry

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  1. Post update

    I'm afraid that's all folks.

    After a slow start we got a pretty good game in the end!

    Read all about it, from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's stunner to Brighton's controversial late penalty, by clicking here.

    We'll be back tomorrow when the big one returns. 'The Chaaaaaaaammmppiionnnnnnnss'.

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    P.S. Read about this year's Champions League here and don't be caught out by the new kick-off times.

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    Luke Tomlinson: It's always someone else's fault with Mark Hughes.

    Dave Payn: Whilst Brighton's penalty may have been fortuitous they have already shown enough resolve to convince me that they'll survive another season in the Premier League.

  3. Post update

    FT: Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    "Shane Duffy is a big lad - about 6' 5'' - and he's gone down easily under an innocuous challenge. They will look for anything they can get and the referee's bought that."

    Not sure the referee or Shane Duffy will be on Mark Hughes' Christmas card list...

  4. 'We didn't have the nous'

    Southampton 2-2 Brighton


    Southampton boss Mark Hughes to BBC Sport: "We went into the game wanting to win - we wanted back-to-back results. It wasn't to be, we got into a winning position and maybe didn't have the nous to make sure we kept the margin at 2-0.

    "They had nothing to lose and threw people forward and got balls into our area and it's about the percentages. You just hope you can defend those percentages.

    "We're disappointed with the award of the penalty. Shane Duffy is a big lad - about 6' 5'' - and he's gone down easily under an innocuous challenge. They will look for anything they can get and the referee's bought that.

    "We just have to see games out to a conclusion. We're in a position where we know we're progressing and key moments we will manage better in the future I'm sure.

    "It was a great strike from Hojbjerg. It wasn't going anywhere else other than the bottom corner. He's bounced back from the disappointment of getting sent off and had two good performances."

  5. Post update

    FT: Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    I think Brighton might have enjoyed that last-minute equaliser...

    Brighton celebrate
  6. Post update

    FT: Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    Southampton manager Mark Hughes says Shane Duffy went "down easily under an innocuous challenge" from James Ward-Prowse for Brighton's last-minute penalty.

    He says it's a game they should have won.

  7. 'Not good enough. Not good enough. Not good enough'

    Southampton 2-2 Brighton


    In one of the better interviews you'll see this week, Southampton goalscorer Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg cuts a frustrated figure in front of the Sky Sports camera.

    "It's not good enough. 2-0 up against an opponent we have to beat. If you want to be serious this year don't do it. We have to do what we have to do and not what we want to do.

    "We do good for most of the game. If you do good and 2-0 and let them come back it's not good enough. For 60 minutes they had one long ball and on header. It's not good enough.

    "If you want to be serious and a contender you cannot let games like this go. We needed to take three points today.

    "Maybe there's a hangover from last year, a nervousness. Maybe we need to get that out of the system.

    "What can I say about my goal? I hoped for a goal and I was lucky.

    "It's nice to make a good goal like this but I want to win, that's all that matters, we have to look forward and take the positives out of the game and learn from the less positive things."

    Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
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    Tom Blakey: Fans are flat out wrong blaming Mark Hughes. The defence has been awful for years - it's going to take time to sort it out.

  9. 'You're not going to get a cooler head than Glenn Murray'

    Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton boss Chris Hughton on Sky Sports: "It was exciting for you and dramatic in the dugout. It's the second game we've come back from 2-0 down. You have to look at the character but also some of the frailties that put us in that position in the first place, credit to the lads they responded well.

    "If I'm looking at our preparation, they played the team we thought they would play. We needed to go after their centre halves quicker and with more urgency and when we had possession we gave it up to readily and Southampton were by far better in the first period.

    "We've had a reaction in the second half. We've had to react to conceding goals, certainly I'd prefer it the other way round where we take leads in games and hold on to those leads.

    "At 2-1 down away from home and a penalty, you're not going to get a cooler head than Glenn Murray.

    "We play Tottenham next and Man City after that and will need to be at our best to get anything. We have a team aware of that. We can raise our level but whether that's enough to get anything - we'll give ourselves a chance."

    Chris Hughton
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    FT: Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    Chris Hughton says the draw feels like a win.

    His team-talk must have been pretty decent at half-time.

  11. Post update

    Warren Aspinall

    Ex-Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

    Glenn Murray showed nerves of steel. The response in that second half was brilliant. What a response from this Brighton squad.

  12. Post update

    FT: Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    Southampton have dropped 26 points from leading positions in the Premier League since the start of last season, the most of any side to appear in both campaigns.


    Southampton 2-2 Brighton
  13. Saints fans need to stay patient

    Chris Sutton

    Ex-Premier League striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    This will feel like a defeat in the Southampton dressing room. When you are 2-0 up you have to see the game through.

    Southampton fans need to keep the faith in Mark Hughes. He did a really good job keeping Southampton in the Premier League last season.

    This is a rebuilding job for Hughes and it will take time.

    Southampton 2-2 Brighton
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    FT: Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    Glenn Murray has four goals in five games this season now.

    No Englishman has more.

    Gareth Southgate was in the stadium tonight.

  15. 'We got away with one'

    FT: Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton striker Glenn Murray, speaking to Sky Sports: "After the way we performed in the first half we got away with one. We were very poor and were under par. The second half was a different game. We put them under pressure and got our reward at the end.

    "We were disappointed with the way we played and the gaffer let us know. We saw a difference in the second half.

    "We were down at Fulham as well. It gave us heart and we felt if we get one the crowd might question the result. We got our chance in the last minute and managed to score it.

    "It took us a while to believe last year and got our home form right. Now it is about putting the away form right and climbing the table more than we did last year."

    Glenn Murray
  16. Saints 'awful'

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    Femi John Atoyebi: Southampton are awful. Mark Hughes may be the first manager to go before Christmas. The Saints just can’t keep a lead!

  17. 'Murray mint'

    Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    Chris Sutton

    Ex-Premier League striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    It was Murray mint in the end. A game of two halves. Southampton were so dominant in the first half but Brighton came out of the traps on the front foot in the second half. Mark Hughes will be furious to have conceded from a set piece.

    Did Brighton deserve it? It's a head-scratcher as far as their fans are concerned. They'll be asking why their players didn't perform like that in the first half.

    Southampton 2-2 Brighton
  18. Post update

    FT: Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    Yep. Southampton are indeed furious.

    Goalscorer Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is the first man in front of the Sky cameras post-match.

    "It's not good enough. 2-0 up against an opponent we have to beat. It's not good enough," he says.

    He's fuming. More to come in a bit.

  19. Post update

    FT: Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    Southampton should be furious at letting that two-goal lead slip. They absolutely dominated the first half and when Ings scored in the 65th minute you thought the game was done.

    It's really two badly defended set-pieces which have cost the Saints really. A free-header for the first goal and then a penalty given away at a corner for the second.

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    FT: Southampton 2-2 Brighton

    Brighton manager Chris Hughton hugs all of his players and then applauds his supporters.

    They love him. Everyone in the away end is on their feet and applauding back.

    Southampton 2-2 Brighton