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Rodriguez feels great after he 'opens the can' in Albion career
David Rodriguez has admitted he was thrilled to get off the mark in English football.
But he was just as happy when team-mate Dale Stephens also opened his Albion account – with a dramatic late leveller.
Rodriguez scored his first goal for the Seagulls in the 3-3 thriller at Blackburn.
He said: “As we say back in my country, I’ve ‘opened the can’ and it’s a great feeling.
“I’m delighted for myself but even more so because I helped us get an important point.”
Albion threw away the advantage given them early on by the ex-Celta attacker and trailed twice.
But Stephens secured a potentially precious point with his 88th-minute header in the Seagulls’ long-awaited game in hand.
Rodriguez added: “We wanted to win because this was a match which could have helped put us in a very good position.
“But, given the way the game went, a point is good for us.
“The fact we scored almost in the last minute will give us a real boost for the next match.”
Albion’s assistant head coach Nathan Jones said: “We started very well, we didn’t play particularly well.
“We didn’t defend as we normally do as a Brighton team.
“But we showed a lot of character.
“To come back and get a point here, that will be a big point – I guarantee it.”
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