By 90Min
September 18, 2018

Brighton manager Chris Hughton has confessed that his side were far from their best during their 2-2 draw against Southampton on Monday evening, but he was also happy with the character they showed to earn themselves a point.

The Seagulls were second best throughout the tie and found themselves two goals down with half an hour left on the clock. Shane Duffy then pulled a goal back before Glenn Murray struck home a penalty right in the dying moments of the match.

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Brighton were particularly poor in the first half of the match and Hughton discussed what was said at half-time to improve the performance levels during the second interval.

"I can say what I need to say, and shout as much as I want, but you've got to have a group of players who realise it themselves." Hughton said, as per The Argus. "There wasn't a player coming in at half-time who didn't realise the team had under performed. You can't get away with it in this division."

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Given just how poor Brighton were for large portions of the match, Hughton was unsurprisingly relieved to pick up a point - although he was quick to point out that he doesn't want to make performing poorly a habit.

"The overriding feeling is one of a team desperate to get back into this game, and great character. The disappointment was the level of performance in the first half, but I was still relatively confident we might go in at 0-0 and change a few things and mentalities.

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"But good character at the end. I don't want to be in that position too often."

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)