Murray hails Brighton's character after Fulham draw

Glenn Murray equalises from the penalty spot. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Glenn Murray equalises from the penalty spot. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Striker Glenn Murray praised Brighton's character after the Seagulls fought back from 2-0 down to draw with Fulham this afternoon.

Murray netted after 67 and 84 minutes to earn Albion a point to move on to three goals for the season. Fulham had led 2-0 through goals from Andre Schurrle and Aleksandar Mitrovic, after Pascal Gross had a penalty saved at 0-0.

Murray said afterwards: “I’m sure it was a good game for the neutral but we’re a little bit disappointed to only come away with a draw.

“We felt hard done by to be two goals down, given the balance of play, especially with the penalty we missed in the first half at 0-0.

“We were on the front foot, but Fulham took control from that moment – we then showed some good character to fight back and secure a point.”

Brighton's next game is at Southampton on September 17 and Murray said: “I think we can go into the international break on a high after today – we had two good performances against Manchester United and Liverpool and then we showed good heart today to get a point.

“We haven’t lost at home since January and it’s good to keep the run going – we can take some momentum into the next few weeks now after the way we finished the game today.

“The key to getting back into the game was looking at ourselves at half-time, because we were a little disappointed with the latter stages of the first half.

“At two goals down you’ve got nothing to lose and we threw ourselves at the game to get back into it.”

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