Davis denies Seagulls victory

Kelvin Davis was the hero for Southampton as his penalty save from Chris Wood held Brighton to a 0-0 draw at St Mary's.

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In a disjointed first half, neither side could produce a clear opening as Jose Fonte and Rickie Lambert went closest for Saints.

The game finally came alive on the stroke of half-time when Adam Lallana was denied a penalty after being hauled down as he stormed in Brighton's box, while Gary Dicker saw a deflected shot go close at the other end.

The second half was similarly hard fought but Brighton spurned a golden chance to snatch all three points on 66 minutes.

Ryan Dickson was adjudged to have fouled Glenn Murray in the Saints area, but West Brom loanee Wood - who scored from the spot last week against Bristol Rovers - saw his well-struck penalty saved by Davis.

Despite a flurry of late end-to-end action, chances remained scarce as the match ended all-square, keeping the Seagulls on top of League One and Saints lurking in the play-off picture.

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