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Brighton missed a number of golden opportunities to pick up their first win since the 12th of February including a missed penalty by Neal Maupay.

Brighton should have took the lead after 29 minutes when Maupay fired well over the crossbar from the penalty spot. Sam Byram had given the penalty away, as he handled the ball from a Pascal Grob cross.

The Seagulls dominated the match against the side bottom of the table but could not find that cutting edge in the final third to pick up a much-needed victory.

Grant Hanley produced a tremendous amount of blocks to help his side pick up their first league point since the 21st of January.

Maupay had a torrid afternoon missing a number of chances to give his side the win.

The French striker could have had two goals in the first half, he was found by Solly March in the area but couldn’t connect properly with his shot on goal.

Alexis Mac Allister also went close for the seagulls in the first half with a couple of long range strikes going just wide.

Norwich did not see much of the ball but they could have took the lead after 17 minutes when the ball fell to Teemu Pukki in the box but Joel Veltman made a crucial block for the home side.

Tim Krul made a brilliant save in the 54th minute to deny Veltman’s header from close range. The Dutchman was left unmarked after Danny Welbeck flicked the ball on from a corner but he could not convert.

Maupay nearly made amends for his penalty miss in the second half; Mac Allister played him in behind after some great play but Hanley managed to just poke the ball out for a corner. Norwich made a couple of brilliant blocks from the corner to keep the scores level.

The former Brentford striker missed another glorious chance late on as Leandro Trossard cut the ball back to him on the penalty spot but yet again the striker couldn’t convert. He was subsequently replaced by Enock Mwepu after 79 minutes.

Norwich had a glorious chance in the 80th minute to steal an unlikely winner, with Pukki crossing the ball to the open Milot Rashica but the summer signing blazed his volley well over the bar.

Brighton will have concerns after substitute Jakub Moder went off with what looked like a nasty injury in the 88th minute.

Brighton and Hove Albion: Robert Sanchez, Tariq Lamptey, Lewis Dunk, Joel Veltman, Marc Cucurella, Alexis Mac Allister, Pascal Grob, Solly March, Leandro Trossard, Neal Maupay, Danny Welbeck .

Substitutes: Jason Steele, Yves Bissouma, Enock Mwepu, Adam Lallana, Jakub Moder, Steven Alzate, Shane Duffy, Odel Offiah, Jeremy Sarmiento.  

Norwich City: Tim Krul, Sam Byram, Grant Hanley ©, Ben Gibson, Dimitris Giannoulis, Mathias Normann, Billy Gilmour, Pierre Lees-Melou, Kenny Mclean, Milot Rashica, Teemu Pukki.

Substitutes: Angus Gunn, Christoph Zimmermann, Kieran Dowell, Christos Tzolis, Jonathan Rowe, Jacob Sørensen, Jonathan Tomkinson, Abu Kamara, Tom Springett.

Referee: Simon Hooper

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