Striker Danny Welbeck scored a last-minute equaliser for Brighton & Hove Albion after Romelu Lukaku’s goal put Chelsea ahead first. So, after the latest football transfer news from the Blues, in yesterday’s Premier League match result, Brighton held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw away at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, denying the Blues yet another chance to win and not draw (the football news).
In this match, Lukaku nodded his side into the initial home lead of 1-0. Last Sunday, he scored his first goal since September in a 3-1 win over Aston Villa (know the football fixtures). But though he scored yet again here, it wasn’t enough to win over Brighton, just as over Villa then.
Premier League Match Result – Brighton Held Chelsea to a 1-1 Draw Away
Lukaku gave Chelsea the opener in the 28th minute. The 28-year-old connected with midfielder Mason Mount’s corner at the near post, powerfully sending it past opposing goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) conducted a lengthy review but eventually decided to count the goal as valid. They were checking whether Lukaku’s trailing arm fouled Brighton striker Neal Maupay as he moved toward the ball.
The home side claimed for a penalty shortly after half-time when winger Christian Pulisic fumbled over the ball. But that wasn’t before he went down in the box, although a VAR review dismissed these claims.
Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi squandered a glorious chance to double his side’s lead at 55 minutes. He raced away on the counter attack with only one defender and the goalkeeper to beat. However, the 21-year-old failed to accurately find Mount with his final pass.
Moments later, Brighton nearly made Chelsea pay when midfielder Alexis Mac Allister collected a through ball. He took the ball wide around goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. But though he set Maupay up for the finish, the latter couldn’t strike home.
Brighton continued to apply pressure, and they reaped their rewards in stoppage time as Welbeck headed home from a corner. The goal, which neutralized Lukaku’s initial lead, was the first one that the club had ever scored at Stamford Bridge.