Iwobi, Palhinha shine to help hardworking Fulham avoid defeat against Brighton

Iwobi, Palhinha shine to help hardworking Fulham avoid defeat against Brighton

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 17:11 - 29.10.2023

Fulham dug deep to come back from a goal down and earn a point against Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

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How it happened

After defeating Ajax in midweek, Brighton started positively and could have been ahead inside just seven minutes, as Bernd Leno was forced into a double save from Carlos Baleba and Simon Adingra.

The Seagulls broke the deadlock through Evan Ferguson,as the Irishman netted his fifth in the league this season to put the Seagulls in front midway through the first half, curling a fine finish into the bottom corner with his weaker left foot.

The hosts almost doubled their advantage shortly into the second period, but Lewis Dunk’s delicate free-kick clipped the top of the crossbar.

Just as it seemed like Fulham were heading towards three away league matches without scoring, João Palhinha rifled a powerful shot into the top corner to give the Cottagers a share of the points.