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The 27-year-old Irishman was making his 100th Burnley appearance and scored in stoppage time to let the Clarets snare a point despite being out-classed on the day in a 1-1 draw.
Brighton and Burnley now both have five points, with the Clarets sitting two places higher in 12th.
Three things we learned
- Maupay delivers — The 23-year-old Frenchman’s chances of success in the Premier League look better by the day, and Maupay’s second top flight goal gave Graham Potter‘s men a 51st minute lead.
- Potter’s passers — At the hour mark, the Seagulls had 62 percent possession, and were passing at 79 percent compared to Burnley’s 63. No surprise they led 1-0.
- Clarets are never dead — Chris Wood came close to getting a point out of nothing, as Sean Dyche‘s men again proved they can look out-of-it all day only to produce a gilt-edged chance. They produced another late, as 50-times capped Republic of Ireland midfielder Hendrick delivered the goods.
Man of the Match: Solly March — The good-crossing wide man delivered again.
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Burnley started the match well, but the second stanza was all about the Seagulls finding a way past Nick Pope.
Maupay nearly scored at the start of the second half, with Pope saving for a corner, and later got on the board for the first time since Opening Day at Watford.
Solly March loves a good cross, and his pass to Maupay at the penalty spot provided a deserved opener.
Credit Pope for keeping Burnley in the match, and Wood probably should’ve had it 1-1 with a redirect and a surprising point for the Clarets. The ex-Brighton striker hit his effort wide of the goal.
Republic of Ireland youth Aaron Connolly, 19, came on late for Maupay to make his Premier League debut.
A fellow Irishman stole his thunder, though, as 50-times capped Hendrick scored on Burnley’s first shot on target.