Southampton’s third-choice goalkeeper may face Arsenal again — years after conceding five

Neal Maupay did a shushing gesture after he dramatically rescued a draw for Brighton at Southampton with an equaliser within the eighth minute of added time. 
Perhaps he realised the flak that may have come his means – and for his workforce – had he not took a contact, turned and struck in. Instead the participant who was taking criticism was Alex McCarthy, the Southampton goalkeeper, who let within the late leveller – and angered his supervisor, Ralph Hasenhuttl, for not making him conscious of the extent of an harm he was carrying. 
McCarthy, enjoying with a hamstring harm, was powerless to cease Maupay’s aim and it left fuming Hasenhuttl questioning the professionalism of his participant. The Southampton supervisor stated: “I had one change and we couldn’t take it as a result of he didn’t say something. 
“This is for me not acceptable. But I didn’t understand how powerful it (the harm) is. If may do it again, I’d change it.”
Brighton, in distinction, had used up all their subs – and have been all the way down to 10 males by the closing levels when Leandro Trossard was injured. Maupay although, stunningly, made lightning strike twice. 
For the second time in 4 days, he scored late on away to safe a 1-1 draw for ten males – having accomplished precisely the identical in opposition to West Ham United on Wednesday. On that event, it was an overhead kick after Adam Lallana had gone off injured. Maupay was gutsy to maintain going right here and, in the long run, fortune favoured the courageous. 
The leveller at St Mary’s papered over the cracks, although, for Brighton who have been second greatest to vigorous Southampton. Brighton have equalled the membership file winless run within the prime flight, with this being the tenth in a row. It may and may have been worse although. 
Armando Broja, the 20-year-old Albania ahead, on mortgage from Chelsea, calmly gave Southampton the lead and issues have been trying grim for Graham Potter’s males. Potter’s males although needs to be given credit score for what number of instances they’ve fought to the top this season. 
Potter stated: “What I don’t doubt within the gamers is their character, spirit, willingness to maintain going to the top.” 
Southampton gamers regarded shattered on the finish with no shouting afterwards within the dressing room – regardless of the strain between supervisor and goalkeeper. 
Brighton’s robust begin to the season means they’re nonetheless within the prime half however they regarded disjointed right here with out injured captain Lewis Dunk on the again. Trossard needed to be stretchered off together with his elbow harm however Potter thinks it won’t be as unhealthy because it appears. 
St Mary’s has remained an ungainly place to go to this season, with just one workforce – Wolves – successful right here in eight. Ralph Hasenhuttl, their supervisor, has remained in communication with the board usually in regards to the takeover speak nonetheless surrounding the membership – and additional funds can be a welcome assist. 
“It’s a horrible feeling,” Hasenhuttl stated, reflecting on this outcome. “It was pointless.” 
In Dunk’s absence with a knee harm, Potter began with a again three plus wing-backs – and so they got issues aplenty. Southampton raced out of the blocks with Robert Sanchez, the visiting goalkeeper, rescuing his workforce with a double save from Broja then Che Adams. 
Broja scored after taking a cushioning contact to evade Shane Duffy then steering in from 12 yards, from a flick-on by Nathan Redmond. Brighton have been largely at fault themselves as they gave away possession when making an attempt to play out from the again from Sanchez. 
Southampton carried on trying the extra harmful facet – and Maupay blew one of the best Brighton probabilities, taking pictures large then having a close-range effort stored out by McCarthy. He had the final snigger although from 10 yards after Jakub Moder’s free-kick was not cleared. “He simply doesn’t quit,” Potter stated about Maupay. “The tougher you’re employed, the luckier you get.”

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