Danny Welbeck shines but Brighton are frustrated by Burnley in stalemate

It may have been an essential early battle at the bottom of the table between two teams searching for results, but neither Brighton nor Burnley were able offer anything new as they departed to the international break with a limp 0-0 on a cold Friday night in Brighton.

Although so much of the talk earlier this season centred around the overwhelming number of goals sprinkled across the opening weeks of competition, neither team can relate. Brighton returned home having produced ample promising performances while failing to record a league win since 20 September, their pleasing fluidity in midfield so often crumbling upon sight of goal.

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