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Nightmare day for Potter’s Brighton – missed two penalties

On Monday, Brighton lost at home to Crystal Palace 2-1 despite 25-3 in goal chances and a massive game advantage. On Saturday, the pattern would be repeated for Graham Potter’s team.

Brighton had 71-29 in ball possession away against West Bromwich and 14-6 in goal chances. But despite that, it was a loss again.

Missed two penalties

Brighton got off to a nightmare start when Kyle Bartley nodded in 1-0 for the home side after a corner.

After that, Brighton had several golden opportunities to equalize. Only in the 19th minute when the German Pascal Gross missed a penalty when he shot it rock hard in the crossbar.

In the second half, Brighton were penalized again. This time Danny Welbeck got the chance but he also missed. The Englishman shot into the post and despite having an open goal on the return, he got a real foul and missed the ball completely.

Got controversial case ruled out

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Brighton also conceded a goal in the first half. A decision that was debated. Brighton thought they had equalized on a free kick but that was not the case. Lewis Dunk hit the ball into an almost open goal when the West Bromwich players were unprepared and the goalkeeper stood next to the post to set up the wall.

Referee Lee Mason ruled out the case, then he ruled the case, and then he ruled out the case again after a VAR review.

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