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Hard to know what to say about that: felt like utter domination. A drubbing. At one point we were three-nil up, the next we’d been pegged back with a curling fluke (or well struck shot, I’m still not sure) and it was a one goal deficit going into half-time. Even then, according to the stats, it was only four shots apiece, so clearly not how I’d perceived it after the first few minutes.
Think it was Beez who predicted in his preview about how difficult Klopp has found it against Brighton, and Graham Potter in particular. This match was no different. They aren’t just giants who win aerial duels, they commit men forward which leaves their defence exposed but also caused us no end of issues when they were one vs one in defence. They had three big chances to our two. It was a coin flip in the end.
According to Opta, which is the only xG model available at the time of writing, they edged it 1.5 to 1.25; but, in essence suggesting a draw was probably a fair reflection of the chances.
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