'Our joy is always short lived' - Familiar problem for Brighton leaves fans frustrated after West Ham draw

Brighton fans have been left frustrated after watching Graham Potter's side drop points from a winning position once again.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 10:23 pm
Updated Saturday, 15th May 2021, 10:44 pm
Substitute Said Benrahma levelled the scoring late on with a fine, curling effort his first goal for the club(Photo by Ian Walton - Pool/Getty Images)

A superb late goal from Danny Welbeck looked to have given Albion a rare win at home over West Ham, who were in desperate need of a win to keep their Champions League qualification hopes alive.

However, substitute Said Benrahma almost immediately levelled the scoring with a fine, curling effort — his first goal for the club.

Brighton were already safe from relegation, so a win wasn't vital, but fans are concerned about their tendency to let three points slip through their grasp after taking the lead.

The 2-1 defeat against Wolves last week, and the draw today, means Albion have dropped a record 25 points from winning positions this season.

"80 minutes of pure boredom followed by another two points dropped from a winning position," wrote fan page, 'We are Brighton', on Twitter after the final whistle.

"Potter & Brighton not knowing how to manage a lead is as big a problem as xG [expected goals] and misfiring strikers."

Here is what other fans on Twitter had to say after the late equaliser.

@allcontents_ac: "Playing negative football and hoping to cling on one goal, the drawing from a winning position typical Brighton. Sums it up."

@ConnorWhiten: "We are the king of giving away lead."

@kenniechuchu: "Only had one job to do, defend your lead."

@ELBadgers: "Again in last five mins, how many points lost this season in the part of the game?"

@alice_tripp15: "Our joy is always short lived."