Murray content rather than happy with Brighton goal return

Glenn Murray celebrates his equaliser at Arsenal. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Glenn Murray celebrates his equaliser at Arsenal. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray said he was content rather than happy after matching his Premier League goal total from last season in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Arsenal.

Murray netted 12 times in the top flight last season - as well as two cup goals - and has matched the 14 goals again this campaign, with 12 again coming in the Premier League.

The 35-year-old had eight league goals by early December but he has been starved of chances during Brighton's struggles in recent weeks and netted for the first time in ten matches when his penalty earned Brighton a point at Arsenal.

On matching his total from last year, the frontman said: "You want to do as well if not better than the previous year. I alluded to it that I don't think we've created as many opportunities as last year.

"To get this number, I'm content but I wouldn't say I'm happy."

Murray felt the Seagulls got back to what they are good at in the draw with Arsenal and said: “Everyone has been out to call us and give us a hard time through the end of January, February, March.

“I feel as though we’ve pulled together. We’ve got back to basics and back to doing what Brighton are good at which is trying to keep the opposition at bay and then working off the back of that and trying to create chances which I felt we did well."

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