A stunning last-gasp penalty save by Mat Ryan has seen Brighton and Hove Albion grab a share of the spoils in a nail-biting 1-1 draw with Stoke City over night.
Ryan dived to the right to deny Charlie Adam’s spot-kick, before Lewis Dunk pushed the loose ball behind for a corner. The spectacular one-two double act was the big talking point post-match.
But the 90th minute miss won’t have won Adam any fans at Bet 365 Stadium, especially after he denied an angry Jese Rodriguez the chance to convert the penalty he earned when fouled by Dale Stephens.
In a pulsating finale, substitute Anthony Knockaert then cleared Mame Biram Diouf’s header off the line to ensure the Seagull’s walked away with a point.
Brighton took the lead through a stunning Jose Izquierdo goal on 32 minutes before Xherdan Shaqiri levelled in the second half with a clinical finish in the 68th minute.
Speaking about the penalty, Brighton manager Chris Hughton told MOTD: "I certainly felt it was not a penalty, but it was a great save by Mat Ryan.
“It was incredibly soft (decision), you've got two players holding each other, if anything my player is pushing him away and the Stoke lad has gone down very easily. I think it's very, very harsh.
"But saying that, both the save and the tackle were excellent, and we needed Mat Ryan again to make a save straight after from the corner. If you ever need a reason for players following up a penalty, Lewis Dunk has showed why with that tackle."
Not kidding when we say you guys are our extra man and what better proof then that moment right there 🔵⚪️ https://t.co/1SxAYdIQ76— Maty Ryan (@MatyRyan) February 10, 2018