Brighton 1-1 Middlesbrough: Daily Mirror match report
Published 21:28 01/04/12 By James Masters
Inigo Calderon turned the heat on Brighton’s promotion rivals by insisting: “There’s no pressure on us.”
Albion, going for a second successive promotion, are within touching distance of the Championship play-offs.
And Calderon, who levelled for the Seagulls on 73 minutes, reckons they have nothing to lose.
“We’re just playing football,” he said. “You have to enjoy it, and do your job. Doctors have to operate, it’s life and death, there’s no pressure for us.
“I don’t think anyone expected us to be as high in the division as we are now, so we already did our job by staying in the division.
“Now we’re there, we’re not going to stop, we’ll keep going to the end.”
Brighton have lost just one of their past 16 league games and set about Boro from the start.
Joe Mattock’s fierce drive was parried away by keeper Jason Steele, while Vicente’s rasping free-kick was deflected inches wide.
Boro were lucky to go in level at the break when Alan Navarro miscued a volley from 10-yards. But they improved and were ahead when Marvin Emnes turned in a corner just after the hour. Lukas Jutkiewicz almost made it two when his 20-yard drive hit a post.
Albion were beginning to run out of ideas until Calderon nodded in Kazenga LuaLua’s corner.