Glenn Murray’s header rescues a point for Brighton against Southampton

This evenly matched contest in which the visitors took an early lead only to be pulled back in the second half will not trouble the headlines for long. Nor will the result change the perceptions as to where these two clubs, just one point apart in mid-table, fit in the emerging Premier League picture.

Brighton & Hove Albion came into this game no longer everyone’s favourites for relegation after a solid start to the Premiership season, culminating in the thumping of West Ham United at the London Stadium 10 days ago. Southampton, for their part, were still troubled by a sense of uncertainty. Indeed if you include Claude Puel’s reign then the jury has been out on the Saints for longer than the average fraud trial.

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