Brighton’s afternoon got off to a bad start when Pontus Jansen put the visitors ahead in the 10th minute, a superb inswinging cross form Mikael Damsgaard with a powerful header that flew past Jason Steele.
Kaoru Mitoma equalized 11 minutes later, latching onto a long steel ball and cleverly lobbing over David Raya for his seventh goal in his last 13 games, but his joy was short-lived as Ivan Toni put The Bees back with a minute to spare. returned in Later
Again, the home side came back quickly as Danny Welbeck headed in a Solly March cross at the back post to make it 2–2 in the 28th minute, but they were again behind four minutes into the second half as Ethan Pinnock headed home Brian Mbumo scores at home. Free kick.
Brighton then squandered chance after chance and looked to be headed for defeat until Aaron Hickey was found to have handled the ball after a lengthy VAR review, and Argentina international McAllister fired the resulting spot kick into the net. broke.
The draw moved Brighton to sixth in the table with 43 points, ahead of Brentford on goal difference and one point ahead of Liverpool, who lost 4–1 to Manchester City in the opening kickoff.