Brighton’s goalless draw with Norwich earlier today means they’ve now gone seven games without winning.
The Seagulls finished the game with 31 shots on goal and haven’t scored at home since the 18th of January. Despite creating a lot of chances against the Canaries and using all three of their substitutes, Brighton remain in 13th place.
Brighton’s Neal Maupay blazed a penalty over the bar in the 29th minute to mark his seventh successive game without scoring. The French striker hasn’t scored since the 12th of February when he scored his only goal of 2022 so far, against Watford. The penalty was concede after Norwich’s right-back, Sam Byram carelessly raised his arm inside the box and struck Pascal Groß’s cross.
Norwich’s poor performance means they are still seven points from 17th placed Everton and now only have eight games left to turn their season around. Despite having now ended their seven-game losing streak, Dean Smith’s side had nothing going for them at the Amex.
Tim Krul was Norwich’s stand out player against Brighton and made a number of key saves to keep them in the match. In the 54th minute, Brighton’s Leandro Trossard had a free header inside the box but Kurl made a brilliant save with some fast reactions.Embed from Getty Images
Milot Rashica had a strong chance to steel the game for Norwich in 80th minute. After being on the back foot for most of the second half, Norwich countered and hooked a cross into the far post of Brighton’s box. Despite having mountains of time and space, Rashica smashed the ball over the bar as their travelling fans watched on.
Jakub Moder was brought on as a substitute in the 83rd minute for Brighton but was stretchered off the pitch only four minutes later after going down with an injury. The Polish midfielder has made 28 appearances for Potter’s side this season and could be massively missed as they head into the final part of their season.
88′ Jeremy Sarmiento on – Jakub Moder off
83′ Jakub Moder on – Solly March off
79′ Enock Mwepu on – Neal Maupay off
90+3′ Kieran Dowell on – Kenny McLean
81′ Christos Tzlois on – Milot Rishica off
61′ John Lowe on – Pierre Lees-Melou off
Robert Sánchez 1 (GK), Triq Lamptey 2, Marc Cucurella 3, Lewis Dunk 5 (C), Neal Maupay 9, Alexis Mac Allister 10, Leandro Trossard 11, Pascal Groß 13, Danny Welbeck 18, Solly March 20, Joël Veltman 34
Jason Steele 23 (GK), Yves Bissouma 8, Enock Mwepu 12, Adam Lallana 14, Jakub Morder 15, Steven Alzate 17, Shane Duffy 24, Odeluga Offiah 57, Jeremy Sarmiento 60
Tim Krul 1 (GK), Sam Byram 3, Ben Gibson 4, Grant Hanley 5 (C), Billy Gilmour 8, Mathias Normann 16, Milot Rashica 17, Pierre Lees-Melou 20, Teemu Pukki 22, Kenny McLean 23, Dimitris Giannoulis 30
Angus Gun 28 (GK), Christoph Zimmermann 6, Kieran Dowell 10, Christos Tzolis 18, Jacob Sørensen 19, Janothan Tomkinson 40, Abu Kamara 41, Tony Springgett 45, Jonathan Rowe 46