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Brighton save dramatic late penalty to deny Stoke | Match Report.

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Xherdan Shaqiri wheels away in celebration after his leveller



Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam saw his late penalty saved as Brighton clung on for a point in a dramatic finish at the Bet 365 Stadium.

Chris Hughton's side deservedly led for most of the game in which they attacked with more fluidity, typified by Jose Izquierdo's superb first-half opener after quick passing between the Colombian and Dale Stephens.



But Xherdan Shaqiri's sixth goal of the season sparked a fight-back for Paul Lambert's men, who also saw Mame Biram-Diouf's header cleared off the line by Anthony Knockaert in added time,

The draw is not enough to move Stoke out of the bottom three and they remain 18th with the Seagulls staying 13th in the Premier League.

It took Brighton keeper Mat Ryan's diving save to deny substitute Adam, who took the spot-kick much to the frustration of fellow Stoke sub Jese Rodriguez, who had won it when he was fouled on his first appearance since November.

Seagulls defender Lewis Dunk then reacted fastest to push the loose ball behind for a corner.


By BBC Sport


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