January 31, 2018 / 9:52 PM / a year ago

Soccer-Southampton dominate but held by fellow strugglers Brighton

* Brighton battled out a 1-1 draw at Southampton

* Honours were even in the south coast strugglers’ clash

* Glenn Murray’s 14th minute penalty put the Seagulls ahead

* Southampton took over as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg hit the bar

* Jack Stephens flicked home a 64th minute equaliser

* Southampton at West Brom next, Brighton host West Ham


Jan 31 (Reuters) - Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion, both struggling to keep their heads above water in the fight for Premier League survival, fought out a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s on Wednesday.

Brighton fancied they could earn a crucial win on the road following a bright start which saw Glenn Murray convert from the penalty spot after 14 minutes after Wesley Hoedt had caught Solly March on the ankle in the box.

Southampton largely dominated from then on with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg hitting the bar before Saints’ manager Mauricio Pellegrino really went on the attack after the break, introducing their new record signing Guido Carrillo.

Jack Stephens earned their 64th minute equaliser with his second goal in two games, nudging the ball home from James Ward-Prowse’s mishit free kick, but it was not enough to stop the Saints remaining a point behind Brighton in the danger zone. (Reporting by Ian Chadband; Editing by Toby Davis)

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