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Poyet heaps praise on Brighton

25 November 2012

Brighton boss Gus Poyet described his side's performance against Bolton as unbelievable despite seeing a goal from David Ngog deep in stoppage-time deny them victory.

A 54th-minute volley from Spanish defender Bruno Saltor put the Seagulls on course for victory, but Ngog's late strike extended Bolton's unbeaten record under manager Dougie Freedman to five games.

Poyet's side created plenty of chances and were denied by the woodwork three times after Ashley Barnes had a 12th-minute penalty parried by keeper Adam Bogdan.

"I don't think there is a manager in the whole world who can be upset with the players. We are not getting the credit we deserve," he said.

"There is no other team who can play the way we did against Bolton and yet it finished 1-1.

"It's up to a crowd of 26, 000 to tell the rest of the country that we were unbelievable."

Bolton, for whom keeper Bogdan made superb second-half saves to deny Andrea Orlandi and substitute Will Hoskins, have won one and drawn four of five games since Freedman replaced Owen Coyle.

The former Scotland international felt the point could not have been any more hard-earned.

He said: "Brighton were fantastic. I have seen them many times and this was certainly one of the best performances. They will be gutted not to have won.

"When you have one chance, as the one that came our way, you need to take it and David Ngog made no mistake."

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