For all of the dialogue this week a few tactical revolution at Manchester United below Ralf Rangnick, the clearest illustration of his so-called ‘gegenpress’ and its effectiveness was on show 180 miles south yesterday.
Similar identify, identical type, on a a lot tighter price range. One of Rangnick’s disciples from their time with RB Leipzig, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton aspect are the Premier League’s urgent kings.
For 97 minutes yesterday, Saints performed Brighton off the park and made them look damningly common. But on 98 minutes, the so-called wasteful striker Neal Maupay equalised to finish hopes of a highly-impressive win.
Neal Maupay scored a 98th minute equaliser as Brighton rescued a point at Southampton
The Frenchman had scored a spectacular overhead kick to salvage a draw midweek
It was the second time this week that Maupay had rescued a point for Brighton and though it’s now 10 winless matches for Brighton, they may very well be essential attracts.
Especially when noting that this was a richly-undeserved point. Southampton’s off-the-ball work nullified what’s often an easy-on-the-eye passing sport for Graham Potter’s Brighton.
Time and time once more on this match, Southampton’s intense urgent sport allowed them to nick the ball from Albion in harmful areas and spring quick counter-attacks.
Armando Broja put Southampton forward with a sensible end within the first half
The Saints appeared to have ended a three-match run with no win on Saturday
The sample was set from the opening minutes and Saints might need been a aim forward if not for strong goalkeeping by Brighton’s Robert Sanchez.
In the fourth minute, possession modified palms on the half-way line and Che Adams threaded in Armando Broja, who raced into the field and was denied by a powerful Sanchez save.
The Spanish goalkeeper denied Broja once more minutes later – together with his ft this time – then a heroic block from Shane Duffy prevented a goalbound shot by Tino Livramento.
Southampton’s stress continued, Adams and Nathan Tella each going shut, and it took effectively over 20 minutes for Brighton to have a significant probability of their very own when Alex McCarthy saved from Enock Mwepu’s long-range strike.
Until Maupay scored eight minutes into harm time as Southampton needed to accept a draw
Graham Potter’s males have now did not win of their final 10 Premier League outings
MATCH FACTS AND PLAYERS RATINGS
SOUTHAMPTON (4-2-2-2): McCarthy 7.5; Livramento 7.5, Lyanco 7, Salisu 6, Walker-Peters 6.5; Romeu 7.5, Ward-Prowse 7; Redmond 6.5, Tella 6 (Elyounoussi 84); Adams 7, Broja 8 (A Armstrong 81).
Subs not used: Lewis, Stephens, Long, Perraud, Smallbone, Diallo, Walcott.
Goals: Broja (29)
Booked: Tella, Elyounoussi.
Manager: Ralph Hasenhuttl 8.
BRIGHTON (3-4-2-1): Sanchez 6; Veltman 6 (Moder 78), Duffy 5, Burn 5; Lamptey 5 (March 63, 6), Mwepu 6.5, Bissouma 7, Cucurella 7.5; Trossard 6.5, Gross 6 (Connolly 55, 6); Maupay 7.5.
Subs not used: Scherpen, Steele, Mac Allister, Locadia, Roberts, Richards.
Goals: Maupay (90+8)
Referee: Anthony Taylor 7.
And simply as the Seagulls have been beginning to develop into the match and look comfy, there it got here.
Saints gained the ball again, through Lyanco, and inside seconds they have been in on aim.
Nathan Redmond performed Broja into the same position to the place he shot straight at Sanchez early on, however this time there was no mistake.
Broja noticed the commanding Duffy working in the direction of him and about to fly right into a deal with, did a Cruyff flip, and prodded residence previous Sanchez.
Words don’t do justice to the composure and switch from Chelsea loanee Broja, 20.
One fan on Twitter joked that he had despatched Duffy sliding all the way in which again to his disastrous Celtic mortgage final time period.
Born in Slough, Broja is an Albanian worldwide and that was his third Premier League aim of the season.
He ought to have made it 4 shortly after half-time, although.
From one former Chelsea man to a Blues loanee, Livramento squared the ball to Broja who, this time, couldn’t discover a clear connection and pulled a shot broad from about 12 yards out.
Brighton, often so assured in possession, struggled to play passing strikes and that was largely attributable to Saints’ urgent sport.
They set traps everywhere in the area which allowed them to steal the ball and spring into racing assaults.
It was the 77th minute earlier than Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy made a save which was greater than catching apply.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton are with no Premier League win since November 5
The Saints squandered a collection of possibilities to place the sport to mattress against Brighton
Neal Maupay discovered area within the field and shot laborious and low, however the one-cap as soon as England goalkeeper McCarthy made a heroic save together with his ft.
Maupay’s issues in entrance of aim are effectively documented however this was one other probability he actually ought to have buried.
Their attacking push was thwarted considerably by a five-minute stoppage enforced as Leandro Trossard was wheeled off the pitch on a stretcher together with his proper arm in an orange, protecting brace.
Brighton lost Leandro Trossard to what appeared like an arm harm late within the sport
The Belgian needed to be stretchered off the pitch together with his arm in a protecting brace
The Belgian appeared to land awkwardly after a good coming along with Redmond. It provides to Brighton’s harm disaster, to go along with the very fact of their first-choice again three, two of them are injured and now Duffy shall be suspended for selecting up a fifth yellow of the season.
As 10 minutes have been signalled for harm time, Brighton began to bother Saints with a flurry of testing crosses.
And, within the 98th minute, Maupay popped up within the field, latching on the top of a unfastened ball to attain an important equaliser.