Dominant Albion held at home by Burnley

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The Seagulls failed to end their poor run of home form in the league against an uninspiring Burnley side who registered only one shot on target.

There were certainly positives for Brighton to take from the game, with Lamptey once again causing real problems down the right hand side and Lallana proving his class with a wonderful display of passing throughout.

Welbeck impressed on his first start for the club, almost registering an assist thirty seconds in. Taking advantage of a Mee mistake Welbeck got in behind, only to see Lamptey put his pass over the bar.

Pope showed why he was called up to the England squad this week with a string of excellent saves to keep Burnley in the game.

Captain Ben Mee indicated to Burnley what they had been missing. Putting in a very impressive defensive performance for his first appearance of the season, following a thigh injury.

A point moves Brighton up to 16th, three points above the relegation zone and four points ahead of Burnley who move off bottom place to 19th.

Graham Potter took the positives, speaking to BBC Sport: “You’ve got to score. That was the only thing missing from our performance. We restricted Burnley to pretty much nothing. We had chances.

“Performance-wise, I’m really happy. We’re always looking to improve. It’s disappointing to only get one point.

“The team gave everything. We were playing a dangerous opponent but we had a good control of things. We tried our best to score.”

Potter may be happy with the performance but that is now no win in thirteen home premier league matches. Going into the international break Albion fans have a reason to be worried.

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