• Recent late goals vs Leeds

    One thing we really do not need tonight is another late, last-minute Leeds goal, but it would be nice to see a last-minute Albion winner.

    In Brighton's current spell in the Championship there has been a number of memorable encounters with THE Leeds United, with a few of these involving late to last-minute goals, for both sides:

    In the memorable first meeting between the Albion and Leeds at the Amex, it was a nightmare first half for Gus Poyet's men as Leeds went in 2-0 up at the break. It became absolute fantasy stuff in the second half as, by the closing minutes, the game had been turned around and the Albion had a 3-2 lead courtesy of two sublime goals from Craig Mackail-Smith and a penalty from Ashley Barnes.

    The dream started to turn back into a nightmare when, after two minutes of the four minutes added time had been played, Ross McCormack scored Leeds' equaliser, which stopped Brighton from returning to the top of the Championship. #FFS

    But events later that season meant that Leeds had the last laugh, as Brighton won the reverse fixture at Elland Road, courtesy of a delightful last minute goal. Albion took the lead in the 77th minute when Craig Mackail-Smith scored from Vicente's corner, only for the poorly-marked Luciano Becchio to score from a Leeds corner two minutes later. #FFS

    In the first minute of added on time, Vicente passed the ball to Alan Navarro, who scored from outside the box to win the game for the Seagulls, and continued their unbeaten start to 2012 and climb up the table.

    One year later in the fondly remembered 2012-13 season, Brighton and Leeds met again at Elland Road, for the game that would seal the play-off semi-final place, and thus promotion (or so we all seemed to think at the time ).

    It all started so well as Will Buckley cooly slotted the ball past Paddy Kenny in the first 10 minutes, it got even better as Rudolph Austin clattered into Ashley Barnes and was sent off, putting Leeds down to 10 men. But Albion couldn't find the crucial second goal, and in the 72nd minute Inigo Calderon appeared to throw El-Hadji Diouf down to the ground in the box to give Leeds a spot kick, with Calde also getting sent off. El-Hadji Diouf scored the Penalty.

    Diouf became the panto villain soon after as he was also sent off for acting like a total bell-end by grabbing his bell-end, in front of the Brighton fans in celebration, making it a 9 v 10 contest and restoring the numerical advantage for the Seagulls.

    This numerical superiority was made to count as that man from Argentina, Leonardo Ulloa, headed in Vicente's cross in the 88th minute, winning the game, sealing the play-off place, and confirming that Leeds had the last laugh about the 3-3 game at the Amex back in 2011...

    Or so we thought...

    After the play-off disappointment and the subsequent bitter end of the Poyet era, there was a new man in the hot seat - a man who drank Sangria and had stubble like Barney Rubble - Oscar Garcia, who took charge of his first game, which was also the first game of the season.

    Nothing much really happened in the first 10 minutes, but a move involving some Barcelona-esque passing lead to Leo Ulloa latching on to Andrea Orlandi's pass to score the opening goal in the 13th minute. Six minutes later Leeds equalised through the scourge that is Ross McCormack. Brighton were close to gaining the lead again, and earning another 2-1 win with a late goal, when Will Buckley's header was saved by Paddy Kenny, but right at the end of the game, Luke Murphy ran into the box (controlled the ball with his hand or arm which distracted the defence) and finished, giving Leeds the 2-1 win with another last-minute goal. #FFS

    Who will have the last laugh tonight...
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      carteater -
      Hey who edited this ( and made it better )
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