Southampton, Brighton draw 1-1


October 30, 2017
Leicester City's new manager Claude Puel reacts from the sidelines during the game against Everton during their English Premier League match at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, yesterday.


New Leicester manager Claude Puel's former side, Southampton, drew 1-1 at Brighton, extending both sides' unbeaten runs in the Premier League to three games.

Southampton dismissed Puel at the end of last season despite an eighth-place finish and run to the League Cup final. There has been little evidence so far to suggest the club is significantly better off under Mauricio Pellegrino.

A 1-1 draw at Brighton's AMEX Stadium saw both sides extend their unbeaten runs in the Premier League to three games.

Neither Pellegrino nor Brighton manager Chris Hughton could complain at the final whistle, with a goal in the seventh minute of either half fairly reflecting an even encounter.

Steven Davis gave Southampton the lead as he reacted quickest to head into an empty net after James Ward-Prowse's curling free kick rebounded off the post.

Brighton was struggling in attack but finally built up some impetus in the closing stages of the first half, which it was able to maintain after the break.

Pascal Gross produced his fifth assist of the season as he crossed to the back post for Glenn Murray, whose header beat Fraser Forster with the help of a deflection off Cesar Soares.

With two goals to his name, Gross has now been directly involved in seven of Brighton's 10 league goals this season.

Southampton have scored just nine goals, continuing their lacklustre attacking form from last season, where they were the lowest scorers in the top half of the table.

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