A Crystal Palace fan goes viral overnight after hilariously taunting Brighton fans in video footage currently doing the rounds.
Graham Potter’s side left it late against the Eagles as Joachim Andersen’s own goal cancelled out Conor Gallagher’s strike in what played out to be a dramatic 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium.
In the first half, the Seagulls were denied an opener on two occasions within a chaotic few minutes in which they missed a penalty and then had a goal disallowed.
Pascal Gross produced a poor spot kick, being kept out by Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland after VAR adjudged Joel Veltman to have been fouled by Will Hughes at a corner.
Shortly after, Neal Maupay put the ball into the back of the net, only for Brighton’s celebrations to be quickly stopped after referee Robert Jones went to the pitchside monitor and reversed his decision, ruling Maupay had knocked the ball out of Butland’s hands.
Brighton started strong in the second half, again nearly taking the lead again when Jakub Moder’s back-heel went over Butland before striking the top of the bar.
Against the run of play, Palace broke the deadlock through on-loan Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, who got his his seventh Premier League goal of the season. And these were the scenes as the goal went in…
Conor Gallagher’s goal live from the AMEX stadium. 🎥🤩 pic.twitter.com/dKYJjlsszd
— Chelsea Loan Army (@CFCLoanArmy_) January 14, 2022
The Palace fan who came and taunted the Brighton end after Palace went 1-0 up🤣 pic.twitter.com/pu1uLeeVgM
— Aaron (@CoachAzza) January 14, 2022
It looked like it was going to be another night to forget for Potter, but just like the reverse fixture at Selhurst Park earlier in the season, Brighton got a late goal, equalising with three minutes left on the clock thanks to Maupay working his magic.
He made his way into the box, going past Joel Ward, and his low cross was turned into his own net by Palace defender Andersen as the hosts finally got some points out of the game.
The draw, prior to the rest of the weekend’s action, sees Brighton go up to eighth, while Crystal Palace also climb the table into 11th.
Brighton: Sanchez (7), Veltman (7), Burn (7), Webster (7), Moder (7), Lallana (6), Gross (5), Cucurella (7), Mac Allister (7), Maupay (7), Trossard (7).
Subs: Lamptey (6), Welbeck (6), March (7).
Crystal Palace: Butland (8), Ward (6), Guehi (6), Andersen (7), Mitchell (6), Hughes (6), Schlupp (7), Gallagher (7), Olise (6), Edouard (6), Eze (6).
Subs: Milivojevic (6), Mateta (6), Benteke (n/a).
Man of the match: Jack Butland.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Vieira said: “I think it is important to analyse all the game and a draw at half-time was good for us. The second half was good. I am happy with the draw and the point we took back home.
“Brighton were really dominant but they were getting frustrated because they couldn’t create many chances and they took more risks as the game went on. We were patient and we defended well, and we are going back with a point.
“Jack Butland was the man of the match. I am delighted for him. He is working hard every single day; He needed a chance, and he was at his best today and that allowed us to go home with the points.”
Speaking to Sky Sports, Graham Potter said: “I thought we were fantastic, first half especially. Can’t get much more dominant that.
“Overall, the performance and character of the team to recover from the setback of missing a penalty and conceding, to come back, really pleasing.
“It is football and all you can do is focus on the quality of our performance which was really, really pleasing. Overall, in the game I thought we were the better team.
“I can’t be anything but pleased with how we went about our work tonight.”
When asked if it was a point gained or a missed opportunity, Potter added: “Both. At the end of the game, you have to take what you have. The thing we have to take forward is the performance.”
Twitter users reacted as a Crystal Palace fan goes viral after hilariously taunting Brighton fans…
@jchow_1: Absolute scenes from the Amex last night! World class limbs… from which I’m still in pain!! *Honourable mentions to Gallagher, Hughes, the pitch invader & the person who took this video. 😂 #cpfc
@jdmcpfc1990: Limbs. Shout out to the geezer who ran on the pitch, slips on his arse, nearly gets hit with a smoke up, but keeps his composure and gets up to give it to the Brighton fans 😂 #cpfc
@CTuckey99: Whoever the bloke is that ran on the pitch i salute and love you
@longlivewilliam: fucking love itttttt
@Nick_CPFC: I don’t know what’s more incredible in this video. The Palace fan celebrating in the Brighton end or the Palace fan who made it back into the away end.
@liamb0117: Oh my god Will Hughes shag me
@Jay_Rodrigues09: Will Hughes fucking loves it don’t he
@cpfcbailey: Whoever that fan is who ran on, you’re a hero
@g10eob: HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA THAT IS THE BEST THING IVE EVER SEEN
@WhyteleafeEagle: Great run hope he didn’t get nicked
@DeanBinns: When didn’t any Brighton fans run on the pitch and punched him instead of calling him a wanker strange club
@PvfcB: When fans make fake scenarios in there head when they play a rival most of the time they imagine doing this