• Brighton forward says Arsenal ‘got what they deserved’
  • Maupay apologises for challenge that led to Leno injury

The Brighton matchwinner Neal Maupay said Arsenal’s players “got what they deserved” after striking late in a match whose headlines he had already been destined to dominate.

Maupay had been at the heart of a troubling incident in the first half when his late challenge on Bernd Leno led to the Arsenal goalkeeper’s departure with what seemed a serious knee injury. He expressed his contrition at half-time, but was targeted by angry opponents after the game had finished and said the result had been punishment for their behaviour throughout.

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