Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Leeds United: Seagulls waste chances as winless run continues

Leandro Trossard
Leandro Trossard had Brighton’s best chance when his shot was saved onto the post

Brighton’s winless run extended to nine games as they failed to take their chances in a goalless Premier League draw with Leeds.

The Seagulls hit the woodwork three times.

In the first half, Illan Meslier tipped Leandro Trossard’s shot on to the upright and Jakub Moder rifled the ball against the outside of the post from a tight angle.

And late on Solly March’s effort struck the post.

Neal Maupay was particularly wasteful, shooting off target twice with straightforward chances.

Seagulls right-back Tariq Lamptey was excellent in the first half, creating five chances, as he continues his comeback from injury.

Leeds, who brought off Kalvin Phillips at half-time, had few chances but Tyler Roberts was denied twice by good Robert Sanchez saves in the final 10 minutes.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side remain just outside the relegation zone, while Brighton rise to eighth.

Seagulls’ frustrations continue

After winning four of their opening five league games, Brighton are now winless in eight in the Premier League – although six of those have been draws.

It was their usual story of dominating and not taking chances.

Maupay had a better chance than any of the efforts off the woodwork though when he spooned a shot over from six yards out.

In the first half, Lamptey created five chances – his most in a Premier League game – with Junior Firpo lucky to avoid a second booking for multiple fouls on the full-back who ran him ragged for 45 minutes.

Leeds created a bit more after a double switch at half-time, with Pascal Struijk and Jamie Shackleton replacing the fortunate Firpo and Phillips, who had been playing at centre-back.

But it was their third sub in Roberts who brought them to life. He ran into the box and forced a save from Sanchez’s legs – and then the keeper denied him with a diving save in the bottom corner.

March replaced Lamptey and had two good chances, including his effort off the post.

Brighton have only scored 12 goals this season – fewer than two of the teams in the relegation zone and the same as 17th-placed Leeds.

Jurgen Locadia came on for his first Premier League appearance since August 2019, and teenage Ecuador winger Jeremy Sarmiento made his league debut – but neither could help them find the breakthrough.

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Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number1Player nameSánchez

  2. Squad number34Player nameVeltman

  3. Squad number4Player nameWebster

  4. Squad number5Player nameDunk

  5. Squad number2Player nameLamptey

  6. Squad number13Player nameGroß

  7. Squad number8Player nameBissouma

  8. Squad number15Player nameModer

  9. Squad number3Player nameCucurella

  10. Squad number9Player nameMaupay

  11. Squad number11Player nameTrossard

  1. Squad number20Player nameMarch

  2. Squad number27Player nameLocadia

  3. Squad number60Player nameSarmiento

Leeds United

  1. Squad number1Player nameMeslier

  2. Squad number23Player namePhillips

  3. Squad number6Player nameCooper

  4. Squad number14Player nameLlorente

  5. Squad number19Player nameRodrigo

  6. Squad number3Player nameFirpo

  7. Squad number4Player nameForshaw

  8. Squad number15Player nameDallas

  9. Squad number10Player nameRaphinha

  10. Squad number22Player nameHarrison

  11. Squad number20Player nameJames

  1. Squad number11Player nameRoberts

  2. Squad number21Player nameStruijk

  3. Squad number46Player nameShackleton



Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Sánchez
  • 34Veltman
  • 4Webster
  • 5Dunk
  • 2LampteySubstituted forMarchat 76′minutes
  • 13Groß
  • 8BissoumaBooked at 81mins
  • 15ModerSubstituted forSarmientoat 82′minutes
  • 3Cucurella
  • 9MaupaySubstituted forLocadiaat 68′minutes
  • 11Trossard


  • 10Mac Allister
  • 12Mwepu
  • 14Lallana
  • 20March
  • 23Steele
  • 24Duffy
  • 27Locadia
  • 30Richards
  • 60Sarmiento


Formation 3-3-3-1

  • 1Meslier
  • 23PhillipsSubstituted forStruijkat 45′minutes
  • 6Cooper
  • 14LlorenteBooked at 66mins
  • 19Rodrigo
  • 3FirpoBooked at 5minsSubstituted forShackletonat 45′minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 4Forshaw
  • 15Dallas
  • 10Raphinha
  • 22HarrisonSubstituted forRobertsat 63′minutes
  • 20James


  • 11Roberts
  • 13Klaesson
  • 21Struijk
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 35Cresswell
  • 43Klich
  • 45McCarron
  • 46Shackleton
  • 47Jenkins

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