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Maupay’s late bicycle kick snatches draw for Brighton at West Ham

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Neal Maupay was the hero for Brighton.

A stunning overhead kick by Neal Maupay cancelled out Tomas Soucek’s early goal as Brighton & Hove Albion came back to draw 1-1 at West Ham United in a pulsating Premier League clash on Wednesday.

Hammers midfielder Soucek struck in the fifth minute, guiding a deft glancing header from Pablo Fornals’ corner past Robert Sanchez to give his side the lead.

Brighton came storming back and dominated for much of the second half but struggled to convert their possession and slick passing into goal-scoring chances until Maupay threw himself into the air to fire home Tariq Lamptey’s cross from the right in the 89th minute.

The draw stretches Brighton’s streak to nine league games without a win and leaves them seventh in the table on 19 points, while West Ham remain fourth on 24 points.

Maddison rescues point for Leicester at Southampton
James Maddison scored a second-half equaliser as Leicester City twice came from behind to force a 2-2 Premier League draw with hosts Southampton on Wednesday in a match delayed for 18 minutes by a medical emergency in the crowd.

Jan Bednarek and Che Adams scored first-half goals for the home team either side of a Jonny Evans strike for the visitors to lead 2-1 at halftime.

A medical emergency in the crowd during the break forced a delay to the second period, but once the action got back under way, it was the visitors who were much the brighter as Maddison soon equalised.

The draw moves Leicester up to 19 points, while Southampton are on 15 points.

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