BIRMINGHAM’S man-of-the-match viewed a draw with Albion as a success.

Jack Butland, the 19-year-old England international, produced a stunning late save to deny Dean Hammond as well as a fine stop to keep out Andrea Orlandi’s free-kick earlier in the second half.

He said: “That is what I am here for, to try to help out the team when I can and thankfully it helped us on the way to getting a point.

“Brighton’s away record is incredibly good. We were at home and would have liked to have got more but against a very good Brighton side it is a very good point.”