Xherdan Shaqiri earns Stoke City point against Brighton & Hove Albion

Paul Lambert believes the 'onus' is on his Stoke side when they face Brighton on Saturday

Paul Lambert believes the 'onus' is on his Stoke side when they face Brighton on Saturday

- Stoke are unbeaten in their last 17 home games against Brighton in all competitions (W9 D8 L0), since losing 1-0 in a second tier match in September 1961.

Stoke City claim an important point with a 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion at the bet365 Stadium in the Premier League.

"Devastated for the players", said Potters boss Paul Lambert.

Substitute Adam had only been on the pitch for around 10 minutes when his spot-kick was superbly saved by Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan before the rebound was somehow cleared by Lewis Dunk.

Izquierdo produced arguably Albion's goal of the season last weekend, and the Colombian put the finishing touch on arguably their best team goal of the campaign to put them in front on 32 minutes.

Stoke fans bayed for the sacking of Mark Hughes not so many weeks ago but maybe some of them will now be wondering what they were letting themselves in for.

The visitors nearly opened the scoring when Shane Duffy knocked down a free kick for the run of Glenn Murray, but he lashed his effort wide from an acute angle under pressure from Ryan Shawcross.

The Seagulls switched off and nearly conceded an equaliser from the restart, as Badou Ndiaye fired a volley just wide of Maty Ryan's right hand post.

The dramatic conclusion came after Jose Izquierdo - a scorer in the reverse fixture that finished 2-2 - had given Brighton a first-half lead with a goal that would not have looked out of place had Barcelona scored it. Davy Propper should have done better in the box as he headed Gross' cross from the right over the bar.

Shaqiri had a quiet opening half, but the Swiss global might have made amends just before the break only to skew a volley of his own over Ryan's goal.

Brighton continued to push for a victor despite being frustrated by the Potters, and they might have found one through Propper, who perhaps should have taken a touch before sending Leonardo Ulloa's knockdown straight into the arms of Butland.

Xherdan Shaqiri levelled in the second half with a brilliantly precise finish, but Adam's failure to make the most of Stoke's late opportunity means they stay 18th, with Brighton three points above.

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