10-man Brighton draws with Huddersfield 1-1 in EPL

April 7, 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion's Solly March, centre, celebrates his side's first goal of the game after his shot is deflected into his own net by Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton, England. Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Ten-man Brighton blew an opportunity to take a giant step toward English Premier League safety by squandering a hatful of chances in drawing with Huddersfield 1-1 on Saturday.

Jonas Lossl’s own goal gifted Brighton a lead that lasted just two first-half minutes. Shane Duffy’s loose pass returned the compliment to let Steve Mounie equalize.

Brighton slipped to a fourth consecutive game without a win, with one nervy eye trained on a season-ending run of facing Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool in just nine days.

Huddersfield’s own winless streak extended to five games, but manager David Wagner must have been reasonably satisfied with just a second league point since Feb. 24 and a win at West Brom.

Davy Propper, who spurned Brighton’s first decent chance just a minute in, was red-carded in the final quarter for a studs-up tackle on Jonathan Hogg.

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