Brighton required further time to seal their spot within the fourth spherical of the FA Cup as Neal Maupay’s 97th minute strike accomplished a 2-1 comeback victory in opposition to West Brom.
The Seagulls must have taken the lead on 18 minutes when Danny Welbeck was despatched by way of by Solly March, however the former Arsenal man could not discover his stability and stabbed his effort straight at West Brom goalkeeper David Button.
The house facet briefly threatened the Brighton purpose shortly after. Matt Phillips did effectively on the sting of the world earlier than enjoying in an onrushing Jake Livermore, however the midfielder’s effort was blocked out for a nook.
The half ended with a late flurry from Brighton, which ought to have seen Graham Potter’s facet rewarded. Maupay went shut with a looping header when Odel Offiah returned the ball again into the world from a nook.
The Frenchman then went even nearer when a mix-up within the Baggies defence allowed Welbeck to free his strike associate however, with simply Button to beat, the ahead couldn’t break the impasse.
The Seagulls have been made to pay simply 90 seconds into the second interval when West Brom put themselves forward.
Phillips was faster to the free ball than Shane Duffy and his headed flick despatched Karlan Grant by way of on purpose. The 24-year-old, haring in the direction of purpose, lifted his head and rolled the ball throughout to Callum Robinson on the far put up who prodded into the again of the web.
Brighton have been handed a lifeline with simply over 20 minutes to play when West Brom defender Cedric Kipre was given his marching orders. Simply seconds after he was booked for a foul on Maupay, the 25-year-old might haven’t any complaints when he hauled down Leandro Trossard in a promising place for his second yellow card.
From the ensuing free-kick, Duffy volleyed over from point-blank vary to extend the frustrations among the many travelling Seagulls devoted.
Nevertheless, Brighton’s persistence was rewarded with ten minutes remaining when two of Potter’s substitutes mixed. The Seagulls linked neatly from a Marc Cucurella infield move and when Jakub Moder latched onto Evan Ferguson’s move, the Poland worldwide smashed his effort past Button at his close to put up to ship the competition into further time.
West Brom have been visibly flagging as they wrestled with their man drawback, and Brighton ruefully punished them simply seven minutes into further time.
Moder – whose introduction swung the sport in Brighton’s favour – handed throughout purpose and Maupay swept the ball into the underside nook after a intelligent dummy from Trossard to idiot the Baggies defence.
Ferguson thought he had added a 3rd for Brighton simply minutes later when he bundled the ball over the road from a Moder strike throughout purpose, however the linesman was fast to boost his flag for offside because the Seagulls noticed the remainder of the sport out.
This is how Potter’s males rated.
Kjell Scherpen (GK) – 5/10 – Might do little to stop West Brom’s opener.
Joel Veltman (CB) – 7/10 – Brighton have been sturdy down their proper hand facet because of the Dutchman’s defensive assurance.
Shane Duffy (CB) – 3/10 – His lack of mobility was uncovered for West Brom’s opening purpose.
Dan Burn (CB) – 4/10 – A galloping presence down the left hand facet, however he was sluggish to react within the lead as much as West Brom’s purpose.
Odel Offiah (RWB) – 4/10 – Deployed in an unfamiliar wing-back function, exhibiting some vibrant flashes.
Enock Mwepu (CM) – N/A – Pressured off after 25 minutes holding his hamstring.
Pascal Gross (CM) – 6/10 – Saved Brighton ticking in midfield, however he was simply contained by West Brom.
Steven Alzate (CM) – 7/10 – A dynamic presence in midfield, at all times seeking to run past the West Brom backline.
Solly March (LWB) – 7/10 – Completed efficiency, taking the care of the ball in tight areas to permit Brighton to interrupt by way of West Brom’s stress.
Danny Welbeck (ST) – 4/10 – His power within the ahead line was helpful, however he lacked sharpness in entrance of purpose.
Neal Maupay (ST) – 6/10 – Spurned a promising one-on-one alternative within the first half, however he made amends in further time.
Alexis Mac Allister (CM) – 6/10 – A energetic presence, however his resolution making within the last third was absent.
Marc Cucurella (LWB) – 6/10 – Made an prompt impression, driving to the byline to create a great opening for the Seagulls.
Leandro Trossard (ST) – 7/10 – His tempo prompted Kipre’s purple card within the second half and his beautiful dummied assisted Maupay’s further time strike.
Evan Ferguson (CM) – 7/10 – The Seagulls devoted have been chanting his title after an outstanding cameo.
Jakub Moder (ST) – 9/10 – His introduction spared Brighton’s blushes, scoring and aiding both facet of the total time whistle.