Leeds United –Brighton & Hove Albion: Brighton’s Aspirations Take Another Blow (2-2)

Brighton’s poise and panache are pushing a bid to reach Europe next year. A stylish approach produced another game full of goals, but the outcome aligned with a frustrating streak of form.

Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.

Both the camps in this clash are well aware of the precarious status of management. But short-term change has not pushed either club astray from highly contrasting developments in the medium term.

Leeds United are back in the top flight, where such an institution belong, but the delirium at this status has worn off since their return to the Premier League in 2020. A little over a year ago, Jesse Marsch took over the reins from Marcelo Bielsa. He secured safety on the final day of last season, but the disappointments of a short-lived stint have now laid the same challenge at the feet of Javi Gracia.

The dread of the drop is turning into a faint memory for Brighton. The drainage of talent from the south coast swept Graham Potter to affluent quarters in west London, but

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