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Mee Reflects On Brighton Draw

23 November 2015

Ben Mee felt the Clarets had the more clear-cut chances in the 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion.

In a frenetic start, Andre Gray cancelled out Bobby Zamora’s strike with a penalty after the Seagulls forward had given the visitors a lead inside a minute.

But having bounced back from that early setback, Mee, who was making his 150th appearance for the club in all competitions, was disappointed not to have picked up three points.

He said: “It’s disappointing not to win the game but they’re a decent side and they’re on an unbeaten run as well.

“We wanted to start fast and we knew they would come and try to start quickly because they have done in every game they’ve played.

“We were disappointed to concede so early but it’s how you react and we did so really well. We created a number of opportunities after the penalty.

“I think we created the more clear-cut chances. They knocked the ball around really well as Brighton teams usually do.

“They work well as a unit but we’re disappointed not to get the three points.”

Michael Keane was adjudged to have been having his shirt pulled in the area by Lewis Dunk, and Mee was pleased to see the award for a foul that is often overlooked by officials.

“I thought it was a penalty. I could hear the rip on his shirt from where I was. They’re not usually but they should be given because he’s going to knock that back into the danger area.

“It’s been a brilliant start for us. We’re on an unbeaten run at the minute but it’s a long season with lots of games as everyone knows.

“We’re in with a shout and we’re fighting up there for top spot. We’ll be going to Cardiff now next week in the right frame of mind to win another game.”

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