Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers

Match info: Championship at Amex Stadium

Date: 24/11/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: M Haywood Att: 26,455

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Brighton

Bruno 54

1
vs
1

Bolton

David Ngog 90+6

FT (ht: 0-0)

  • Last Updated: November 24 2012, 20:06 GMT

Brighton boss Gus Poyet described his side's performance at Bolton as unbelievable despite seeing a goal from David Ngog deep in stoppage-time deny them victory at home to Bolton.

Bolton salvaged a 1-1 draw
Bolton salvaged a 1-1 draw

A 54th-minute volley from Spanish defender Bruno Saltor put the Seagulls on course for victory, but Ngog's late strike extended Bolton's unbeaten record under manager Dougie Freedman to five games.

Poyet's side created plenty of chances and were denied by the woodwork three times after Ashley Barnes had a 12th-minute penalty parried by keeper Adam Bogdan.

"I don't think there is a manager in the whole world who can be upset with the players. We are not getting the credit we deserve," he said.

"There is no other team who can play the way we did against Bolton and yet it finished 1-1.

"It's up to a crowd of 26,000 to tell the rest of the country that we were unbelievable."

Poyet admitted to being hard-pushed to think of another game when his side had been so dominant and not won.

He added: "It should have been one of the greatest nights at the Amex. I can't remember being involved in a game like that.

"I didn't think that an equaliser was coming, and don't want to complain about there being 20 or 30 seconds more added-time.

"I am proud and absolutely delighted with what we have done. We were so superior, it's incredible the way we played."

Bolton, for whom keeper Bogdan made superb second-half saves to deny Andrea Orlandi and substitute Will Hoskins, have won one and drawn four of five games since Freedman replaced Owen Coyle.

The former Scotland international felt the point could not have been any more hard-earned.

He said: "Brighton were fantastic. I have seen them many times and this was certainly one of the best performances. They will be gutted not to have won.

"When you have one chance, as the one that came our way, you need to take it and David Ngog made no mistake.

"It was all about the character and determination that we showed. We didn't give up."

Bolton complained of a handball which was not given in the build-up to Brighton's goal, but Freedman refused to make an issue of it.

He said: "I can't blame the referee. He has to turn up and referee on a part-time basis and is trying his best.

"Until we have a situation when there's professional mentoring I can't say a bad word.

"It's so pleasing that we are becoming a harder side to beat."


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