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Draw disappoints Poyet

3 April 2013

Brighton manager Gus Poyet could not hide his disappointment after the Seagulls dropped two points at home with a goalless draw against Charlton.

Poyet's men were denied victory by a stoppage-time equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest last Saturday and the Uruguayan was wanting them to make amends.

He said: "I was expecting to win. We definitely lost two points today and two last Saturday."

Brighton still hold sixth place in the npower Championship and Poyet made it clear he felt his team deserved to be in a play-off spot, and he added: "Don't take anything away from my players, we deserve to be where we are. The game was not difficult to analyse.

"If I could ask for any more it would be in terms of quality in our final ball. Apart from that, it was all there. It really was one-way traffic and it was a great point for Charlton. I had a feeling they would be defensive and solid, and I can't remember the last time I didn't make a change during a game."

Poyet has challenged his side to bounce back with victory at home to Leicester on Saturday.

He added: "It's the kind of match that I would have liked to be involved in as a player. I hope we are sold out and it's a full house. If we manage to win it will be massive."

Charlton manager Chris Powell confessed to being "as pleased as punch" with his side's hard-earned point.

Powell was delighted with the way the Addicks followed up last Saturday's 3-2 home win over Bolton and said: "I'm really pleased, it was a great point for us.

"Brighton is a tough place to come and I knew we would have our hands full, but I felt we had our tactics right. Our shape was right, the point and a clean sheet is really pleasing for us following our win last Saturday."

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