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Brighton & Hove Albion v Leeds United Live Commentary, 27/11/2021

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Brighton travel to London to face West Ham United next, while Leeds host Crystal Palace.
There goes the full-time whistle! Brighton will feel disappointed not to have come away with all three points today. They took 20 shots to Leeds' 11 and had a catalogue of chances, but wastefulness from Moder and Maupay, in particular, means they are forced to settle for a draw. Leeds did not play well and can consider this a point gained, but if Burnley beat Tottenham, Bielsa's side will find themselves in the bottom three. It finishes 0-0.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 0-0 LEEDS UNITED
90' + 2' Brighton have plenty of men forward as they desperately chase a winning goal. Leeds are clinging on, however.
90' James is found on the edge of the box and is given time to turn and get into the area, but his eventual shot is high over the bar.
88' POST! What a chance for Brighton! March skips away on the edge of the box and finds half a yard to reverse a low shot towards the near post. It comes off the base of the upright and ricochets off Meslier on the deck, but somehow it stays out!
J. Shackleton
Yellow Card
Leeds United
85' Shackleton hauls Sarmiento back to prevent a Brighton counter-attack and is duly shown a yellow card.
84' POST! The resulting corner comes out to Struijk in the centre of the box and his volley is deflected towards the bottom-left corner, but Sanchez just gets the slightest touch to send it onto the post!
83' SAVE! Brighton get caught trying to play out from the back and the ball is worked to Roberts, who strikes low across goal, but Sanchez sticks a leg out to make a vital save!
J. Sarmiento
J. Moder
Brighton & Hove Albion
82' Moder, who has had several presentable opportunities in this game, is hooked now for Sarmiento.
Y. Bissouma
Yellow Card
Brighton & Hove Albion
81' Bissouma comes across and barges James over as the Leeds forward raced into space. It's a clear yellow card for the Brighton midfielder.
79' WIDE! Forshaw slides the ball into the box for Rodrigo, who back-heels into Roberts and the substitute prods a shot low towards the near post, but can only send it wide!
77' OVER! March makes an almost instant impact, cutting in from the right onto his left foot and lashing an effort at goal from the edge of the box, but it's deflected just over the bar by Struijk!
S. March
T. Lamptey
Brighton & Hove Albion
76' Potter makes a surprising alteration now, replacing the excellent Lamptey with March.
75' Lamptey wins the ball on the right and it's worked to Locadia on the edge of the box, but he snatches at his effort and it's scuffed tamely into the arms of Meslier.
72' SAVE! Struijk plays a lovely ball over the top for Roberts to race onto in behind. The angle is a little sharp but the substitute doesn't have a square option and lashes low across goal, but Sanchez gets down and makes the stop!
70' Roberts has gone up front for Leeds, with James moving out wide as the Welshman's introduction earlier prompted a reshuffle.
J. Locadia
N. Maupay
Brighton & Hove Albion
68' Potter has decided he needs a fresh face up front and replaces the wasteful Maupay with Locadia.
Diego Llorente
Yellow Card
Leeds United
66' Llorente has looked a little off the pace all game and hauls Maupay back, earning himself a yellow card.
64' CHANCES! Shackleton plays a terrible pass straight to Moder, but the midfielder can only steer his shot wide before the Brighton midfielder is found in the box once again, but this time blasts over the bar!
T. Roberts
J. Harrison
Leeds United
63' Bielsa makes a third change as he looks to improve his side's performance, bringing Harrison off for Roberts.
61' The lively Trossard cuts in from the left onto his right foot and tries to bend one into the far corner, but he can't get enough curl on it and sends it wide of the target.
59' Meslier comes out to claim a low cross from the right and it slips out of his grasp, but nobody is there to take advantage and the goalkeeper is able to gather at the second attempt.
57' Rodrigo takes on a speculative effort from distance as the ball comes out to him, but he leans back and smashes it over the bar.
55' SAVE! Dallas drifts into a more central position from left-back and hits a swerving effort at goal from range that Sanchez can only palm awkwardly back into play!
53' Brighton are certainly still on top, with Leeds as yet unable to assert themselves despite the changes.
51' Trossard has looked bright for the hosts, seeing a shot blocked before wriggling past Forshaw and winning a free-kick in a good position to deliver from.
49' Brighton work a superb team move down the left, but it's hauled back for a foul on Shackleton - although it didn't look as though there was any contact. Maupay smashes a shot over the bar once again after the whistle had gone.
46' We're back underway for the second half!
P. Struijk
K. Phillips
Leeds United
46' Surprisingly, Phillips is also replaced, with Struijk coming on for him in Bielsa's second change.
J. Shackleton
Junior Firpo
Leeds United
46' Bielsa makes two half-time changes, bringing Firpo off for Shackleton, who goes to right-back as Dallas switches across to the left.
Potter will be pleased with the chances his side have created - with Lamptey particularly dangerous down the right-hand side - but will be equally frustrated at their wastefulness in front of goal. Bielsa, meanwhile, will be looking for a much-improved Leeds performance in the second half as the visitors seek to punish Brighton for not taking their opportunities. 
There goes the half-time whistle! Brighton have had the better of a hectic first half, hitting the post through Trossard and Moder, while Maupay was guilty of spurning two gilt-edged opportunities. The hosts failed to convert any of their chances, however, meaning Leeds are still very much in the game. It's 0-0 at the break.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 0-0 LEEDS UNITED
44' After a lengthy spell of treatment, Llorente is taken to the sidelines and is eventually allowed to return to the fray. Thankfully, he appears to be okay.
42' Play is stopped as Meslier signals to the referee that Llorente is down with a head injury. He appears to be struggling and is being attended to by the medical staff.
40' NO PENALTY! Cooper once again inadvertently kicks the ball onto his own arm as he slides in to intercept a low cross, prompting more wild appeals from the home supporters, but the referee awards a corner - nothing more.
37' MISS! Lamptey does superbly once more, getting in behind with a terrific run from deep before firing the ball across goal for Maupay, who is beyond his man, but the striker can't make clean contact with the ball and skews it wide!
35' POST! Brighton hit the woodwork again! Moder beats Llorente to the ball and lashes it towards the near post from the byline where thumps the upright and goes behind!
33' SAVE! Trossard lets fly from range and catches his low strike really well, sending it swerving away from Meslier with power, but the shot remains a little central and the goalkeeper deals with it.
30' The tempo of the game has finally dropped a notch after a hectic start to proceedings, although neither side has yet been able to assert their dominance on the ball.
28' James is looking very isolated up front for Leeds. He has hardly had a touch all game and is struggling to get involved.
26' Raphinha's free-kick deflects towards the back post off the head of Maupay in the Brighton wall, but James can't quite get there in time to redirect it across the face of goal.
25' Trossard gives away a cheap free-kick for a foul on Dallas. The set-piece is in a very dangerous position for a left-footed player to strike or deliver.
22' Forshaw and then Firpo give two free-kicks away in quick succession as they look to curb Brighton's momentum.
20' POST! Trossard gets to the edge of the box on the right and lines up a shot before smacking a fierce effort towards the far corner, but Meslier gets the slightest touch and it cannons off the post!
18' NO PENALTY! A cross is swung into the Leeds penalty area and Cooper arrives to deal with it, but it comes off the defender awkwardly, bouncing off his knee and onto his arm - tucked in against his body. There are bellows from the home crowd for a spot-kick, but the referee isn't interested!
16' This game has been very open so far. Neither side has been able to establish control yet.
14' Brighton gift the ball to Leeds in their own third and Forshaw has a crack but sees the shot blocked before Harrison's follow-up is dragged wide.
12' NO PENALTY! Raphinha opens up his box of tricks and wriggles past Trossard before getting into the box and going down after colliding with the Brighton forward, but the referee waves play on!
10' Maupay tries to make up for his awful miss with an effort from distance, but the shot is tame and Meslier gathers comfortably.
8' MISS! WHAT A MISS FROM MAUPAY!! Lamptey surges down the right and fires a low ball into the middle that finds its way to Maupay, who has the goal at his mercy six yards out, but he somehow steers his shot over the bar! How did he not score?!
Junior Firpo
Yellow Card
Leeds United
5' Firpo dives in late on Lamptey and catches the Brighton wing-back, earning himself an early yellow card.
4' OVER! Brighton put Leeds under some early pressure with crosses into the box and Lamptey finds Moder with a delivery, but the midfielder can only lash over on the volley!
1' The referee blows his whistle and gets the game underway!
Leeds have converted just 6.9 per cent of their shots in the Premier League this season (12 goals from 175 shots) – only Norwich (5.8 per cent) have a lower shot conversion rate than Bielsa’s side this term.
Having won four of their first five Premier League games this season, Brighton are now winless in their last seven (D5 L2) – only bottom-of-the-league Newcastle (13) are on a longer current run without a win than the Seagulls.
Meanwhile, Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa makes three alterations after his men lost 2-1 to Tottenham last time out. Struijk, Klich and Gelhardt are all named amongst the substitutes today, with Firpo, Rodrigo and Raphinha taking their spots in the starting line-up.
Brighton boss Graham Potter makes two changes to the side that were beaten 2-0 by Aston Villa in their last outing. Duffy and Lallana drop to the bench, with Veltman and Maupay, respectively, coming into the side in their places.
Leeds United substitutes: Jamie Shackleton, Pascal Struijk, Joe Gelhardt, Mateusz Klich, Tyler Roberts, Jack Jenkins, Kristoffer Klaesson, Liam McCarron, Charlie Cresswell.
Leeds United (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Stuart Dallas, Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper, Junior Firpo; Adam Forshaw, Kalvin Phillips; Raphinha, Rodrigo Moreno, Jack Harrison; Daniel James.
Brighton and Hove Albion substitutes: Alexis Mac Allister, Enock Mwepu, Jurgen Locadia, Adam Lallana, Solly March, Taylor Richards, Shane Duffy, Jason Steele, Jeremy Sarmiento.
Brighton and Hove Albion (3-5-2): Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster; Tariq Lamptey, Pascal Gross, Yves Bissouma, Jakub Moder, Marc Cucurella; Neal Maupay, Leandro Trossard.
Just six points separate these two sides ahead of kick-off, but a win for Brighton would see them close the gap on fourth-placed West Ham United to just three points - with the Hammers set to face Manchester City on Sunday. Leeds, meanwhile, are just two points clear of the relegation places and will be desperate to put some distance between themselves and the drop zone.
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