Bruno’s blunder is a Brighton body blow as Everton escape with a 1-1 draw | Paul MacInnes

Chris Hughton’s tactics were working perfectly until his captain conceded a late penalty for an inexplicable charge at Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Without having access to Brighton defender Bruno’s inner monologue, or tucking a microphone into his beard, it’s difficult to know what provoked him. Why, at such a crucial moment in the match, did he choose to charge Dominic Calvert-Lewin with an elbow, in his own penalty box? Perhaps the youngster had said something. Perhaps he had tugged surreptitiously at the Spaniard’s doughty chinwear. We’ll never know. But we can be pretty sure that had Brighton’s captain kept his arms down, Everton’s late free-kick would have landed safely in goalkeeper Mathew Ryan’s arms.

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Chris Hughton’s tactics were working perfectly until his captain conceded a late penalty for an inexplicable charge at Dominic Calvert-LewinWithout having access to Brighton defender Bruno’s inner monologue, or tucking a microphone into his beard, it’s difficult to know what provoked him. Why, at such a crucial moment in the match, did he choose to charge Dominic Calvert-Lewin with an elbow, in his own penalty box? Perhaps the youngster had said something. Perhaps he had tugged surreptitiously at the Spaniard’s doughty chinwear. We’ll never know. But we can be pretty sure that had Brighton’s captain kept his arms down, Everton’s late free-kick would have landed safely in goalkeeper Mathew Ryan’s arms. Related: Wayne Rooney penalty rescues Everton from defeat against Brighton Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/oct/15/football-premier-league-brighton-everton-bruno-penalty

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