Report by Samuel Brady
Brighton and Fulham both squandered chances in an intriguing draw at the AMEX on Wednesday night.
Brighton’s best chance of the night came late on in the 70th minute when a quickly taken free-kick allowed Alexis MacAllister to play through Neal Maupay, but the striker could only blaze his shot well over the bar from close range.
Brighton had the better chances of the game including a miss from Leandro Trossard when the Belgium was found unmarked in the penalty box just fifteen minutes in, but could only fire his shot straight at Fulham keeper Alphonse Areola.
Trossard nearly turned provider when his fizzed low cross went dangerously across the Fulham penalty area, which Maupay failed to connect with.
Pascal Gross troubled Areola again with a low driven freekick just on the edge of the box but narrowly fired wired of the post.
Fulham saw their best chances come through Bobby Decordova-Reid and Ivan Cavaleiro, but neither could put their efforts away for the visitors.
Brighton saw chances go begging in the games last ten minutes with their best coming through Solly March who saw his shot deflected over.
Despite late Brighton pressure it was Fulham who nearly snatched all three points in the 91st minute, all but for Lewis Dunk’s goal-line saving clearance from Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s strike.
The result now means Brighton stay in 17th on 18 points, just one place above Fulham in the relegation zone, although the Cottager’s do have a game in hand to play over their rivals.