Hughton refuses to blame Murray for Brighton loss

Tanya Simon
April 4, 2018

Brighton's top scorer missed a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock in the first half before seeing a late penalty saved by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. All he can do is react to that in the right way.

He may have been the hero as he pushed away Glenn Murray's spot kick with 15 minutes to go, when the game was still very much in the balance, but the Denmark worldwide wasn't going to wax lyrical about his contribution afterwards.

"It was frustrating and disappointing but that's top-level football".

"They got a lift in the last period of the game, following the penalty miss, and that got them the goal".

But the visitors held firm despite their numerical disadvantage and Vardy added late gloss to the scoreline with an injury-time tap-in, Brighton unable to claim a win that would have seen it go nine points clear of third-bottom Southampton.

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"Now I think they can play with freedom and quality and just think about their play and not about being safe so they can be a risky team".

"I think it will be a risky team". The second was immaterial as at that stage we had put Shane Duffy up front and had to go for it.

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton has insisted that his team "did not deserve to lose" Saturday's Premier League clash with Leicester City at the Amex.

Vicente Iborra's header on 83 minutes and a Jamie Vardy second with the last kick of the game handed the Foxes all three points as they became just the fourth team - along with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea - to win on the south coast this season. "In this league, we are all in the same boat in the bottom half".

"But you've got to put them away in those moments otherwise what can happen is what happened today.I think it's a moment that changes the game". The reality is that nobody knows what it will take to stay up.

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