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Premier League clubs to discuss reinstating emergency loan window for U21 players

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Stoppers: Ranking the five goalkeepers with most saves in Europe’s big five league’s this season

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Double Trebles: The five players to score consecutive Premier League hat tricks

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Star turns: Seven Premier League players who shone this weekend

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Premier League Weekly Awards: Bale is back, De Bruyne delights, and Redknapp takes on Roy

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Premier League Team of the Week

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'He was outstanding': Roy Hodgson singles out one Crystal Palace star after Brighton win

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson singled out the ‘outstanding’ Jordan Ayew after Monday night’s dramatic 2-1 win away at Brighton and Hove Albion, while speaking...

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'Take me back to Thorp Arch': Ben White's tweet has some Leeds fans talking

Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to react after Ben White invited his followers to caption a photo of him in training for Brighton. The...

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Report: Southampton plot summer move for exciting Championship talent amid Bertrand fears

According to The Sunday Mirror (14/02, p70), Southampton are interested in snapping up Barnsley talent Callum Styles this summer. It’s claimed that the Saints scouted...

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Southampton and Burnley reportedly have golden chance to sign free agent now

Southampton and Burnley have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Ahmed Musa, with the Birmingham Mail reporting the free agent won’t join West...

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Report: Teen duo could make Leicester debuts in FA Cup, Rodgers thinks one is 'outstanding'

Sidnei Tavares and Vontae Daley-Campbell are in line to make their Leicester City debuts in tonight’s FA Cup clash with Brighton and Hove Albion after...

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'Sheeeeeiiiii...': Liverpool mocked by star of classic HBO drama The Wire

Liverpool found themselves way down in the hole against Brighton on Wednesday night At this moment in time, Liverpool will take anyone’s points if they’re...

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Brighton miss two penalties in West Brom defeat amid VAR free-kick chaos

Almost nothing seems impossible after this. Maybe West Brom really will escape relegation despite still being far from safety. A match featuring two missed penalties by Brighton and one monumental farce triggered by the referee proved yet again that many strange things happen in football. One thing that is certain is Brighton are in a serious fight for Premier League survival, and they need to sharpen their finishing.

Brighton were already trailing to Kyle Bartley’s close-range header when the match lapsed into absurdity just before the half-hour, when Lewis Dunk thought he had struck an equaliser for the visitors, only for his supposed goal to be disallowed, then allowed, then disallowed again.

Related: West Brom beat Brighton after missed penalties and controversy: clockwatch – as it happened

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West Brom v Brighton: match preview

West Brom need to beat Brighton as time ebbs away for them to save their season. Sam Allardyce appears to have finally shored up their defensive problems, only two goals conceded in West Brom’s past four games, with the introduction of Okay Yokuslu as a holding midfielder but Albion are 11 points from the last safe spot and are not scoring enough goals to win matches. Allardyce will hope Brighton are still bearing the scars of a gutting last-minute defeat to Crystal Palace. The incentive of not dropping further into danger should give Graham Potter ample motivation, though. Potter can flex his superior tactical knowledge and deliver a welcome win. Graham Searles

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Brighton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Premier League – as it happened

Excellent goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Christian Benteke, the second coming in time added on, sunk Brighton, who had dominated play

Brighton had 75% possession and Wilfried Zaha wasn’t playing for Crystal Palace. Here’s Nick Ames’s report from the Amex.

Related: Christian Benteke volleys Crystal Palace to smash-and-grab victory at Brighton

Christian Benteke speaks to Sky Sports.

I think it’s a massive result. It wasn’t easy. We scored and they managed to come back. We put our life one the pitch and tried to defend as well as we could. It means a lot. We can be proud, it wasn’t easy. The plan was to be compact. We have been too open. It’s not easy, we have a lot of good players up front. I know my strengths and my qualities, and I have been ready when the gaffer needs me.

Oh Graham. Oh no.

Total goal attempts for the 2 PL games between Brighton & Crystal Palace this season:

Brighton 45 shots (8 on target) - 1 point
Crystal Palace 4 shots (3 on target) - 4 points pic.twitter.com/KZ1Wz8ShqF

What a performance from Jordan Ayew, who set up both goals and defended like a demon. Palace look all but safe on 32 points while Brighton are right back in trouble.

Two sucker punches from Palace strikers, two expert finishes, win the Neil Smillie derby. Graham Potter slumped in his seat when Benteke scored that. Roy Hodgson was exultant and Ray Lewington bellows his delight as Palace take the points.

Wow! Brighton take a free kick quickly. Burn tries to get the ball in but Palace hold their shape well. Ayew takes the ball on, and then it swings back across and Benteke volleys in.

90+2 min: Lallana spreads it wide but the ball is slow to come back in. White comes forward and can’t do anything with it. Palace will take their time over a goal kick.

90+1 min: Five minutes will be added on, and Eze departs the scene for Palace to be replaced by McCarthy,

90 min: White wins another corner with a flick on, and Welbeck misses the next one. The ball not dropping for Brighton but Palace’s defending has been exemplary too.

89 min: Oof. Jahanbakhsh’s shot is deflected wide by Cahill after Welbeck lays off the ball and sets up a shooting chance.

88 min: Veltman’s pass to Lallana is hit too hard. Brighton running out of legs here, and the draw seems highly likely right now.

87 min: Welbeck spins and spreads play. Veltman’s cross comes in and Palace again get back in numbers.

85 min: Cahill, now not so bloody, deals with some Brighton danger. Jahanbakhsh is also stopped in his tracks by Mitchell. Palace have defended well, it has to be said.

84 min: A Brighton short corner flops and Eze speeds away, only for Veltman to bring him down. Yellow card for the Brighton goalscorer.

83 min: Ray Lewington continues to be vocal. No wonder he can get away with just wearing shorts. His boys are hanging on well with Brighton perhaps flagging a little. Graham Potter, in modish scarf, is issuing instructions to his players but ideas seem to have run a little short.

81 min: Brighton sub, off goes Gross who has been quiet, unusually so, and on comes Jahanbakhsh.

80 min: Palace have a long ten minutes ahead though it may well race by for Brighton.

79 min: Benteke finds space and swings in a shot. He had more time than he perhaps realised.

78 min: And still it goes back at Palace’s defence. Joel Ward sweeps up before Ayew, again, buys time by winning a free kick off Burn.

76 min: Palace sub: Mateta off for Benteke. A fine goal but Mateta didn’t do much else in the game.

75 min: Guaita is alert to the danger when Maupay plays in Welbeck, then Veltman cues up Lallana for a shot that he wallops over the ball.

74 min: An actual Palace attack is stopped when Eze’s ball in is headed out by Dunk. The ball goes all the way back to Guaita.

72 min: Nick Willis has his say: “Surely that’s the price you pay for sitting back & protecting a 1-0 lead after half an hour. Jeez, who’d be a Palace fan? I don’t care if they insinuated their way to 6th spot, could you really bear to watch it?(No such worries for me on either count, I’m a Leeds fan)“

Dunk rises to a corner, then Maupay cuts in from the flank and tries to squeeze in a shot from the left. Guiata had spotted the danger.

71 min: Burn gets a decent cross in from the byline, and Lallana’s shot goes over, and seems to come off Cahill. It had looked to be heading in. No corner given though.

70 min: Cahill comes back on in a fresh shirt and two bits of cotton wool shoved up his hooter.

68 min: Brighton change: off goes Mac Allister and one comes Lallana to sprinkle a bit of his creative quality. Gary Cahill meanwhile is being stitched up on the sidelines.

66 min: More last-ditch stuff from Palace as shots rain down, and Riedewald is the latest to throw his body on the line. It’s all Brighton but they still don’t look quite capable of finding the quality. It’s been 19 shots to one. And the score is 1-1.

65 min: Mac Allister has a good chance to play in Welbeck but the ball is overhit, and then Welbeck has another chance when Maupay plays the ball to him but slightly behind him. Brighton win a couple of corners as they push on.

62 min: Palace take an age over this break in play while Koutaye is down. They are happy to take the sting out of the gathering storm from Brighton.

60 min: Brighton now pushing on, and Trossard tries to make incursions from the left and there is chaos in the Palace box as he has two shots blocked, and then Welbeck has a shot blocked. Burn whips one in, and eventually play stops as Kouyate falls to the floor under the impact of that Welbeck shot.

59 min: Any word on Joel Ward? Or Billy Joel?

Joel Veltman and Joelinton have both scored their only Premier League goals of the season against Crystal Palace.

58 min: The Brighton players picked up the ball to take it back to the centre circle. They clearly fancy getting three points from this.

56 min: Oh Roy, oh Ray, that’s the Palace plan up in smoke. And just when Palace were looking solid. A fine finish from the Dutchman.

Welbeck has a sniff of a chance and is tackled just as he shapes to shoot but the ball breaks to Veltman, and he hammers it home for his first goal for Brighton.

54 min: Stephen Crisp emails in: “Wait until Matt Burtz finds out about Neil Smillie’s other career choices. And also that The Rockford Files was the US version of Dixon of Dock Green.”

53 min: Dan Burn has already been a more effective left-back on the overlap than Alzate proved in the first half. He picks up a booking for fouling Ayew, who continues his good work, by sweeping up at the back.

51 min: Roy Hodgson looks nervy on the sidelines but his team have nailed his gameplan so far.

49 min: Veltman is tripped by Milivojevic, who suggest he made no contact. No booking though, suggesting it was appreciated by Kevin Friend as being the Palace man’s attempt to pull out of the tackle. Palace deal well with the resultant free kick.

47 min: Burn overlaps and loops in a cross. Palace only half clear it, and Welbeck can’t direct the ball goalward.

46 min: Welbeck will partner Maupay in what looks a 4-4-2 with Dan Burn going out to left back. Graham Potter clearly thinking Palace will want to sit on their lead.

Half-time change for Brighton, and it’s Danny Welbeck coming on for Alzate.

The Mateta goal, by the way, was the lesser spotted backheel and double nutmeg, going through both Ben White and Robert Sanchez.

What a finish

Jean-Philippe Mateta has his first Palace goal and it is a beauty

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Matt Burtz gets back in touch: “Update: I’m 39 years old and didn’t know until today that Sanford and Son, which has one of the best theme songs ever, was a remake of Steptoe and Son. It was also intended to be the answer to All in the Family (itself a remake of Till Death Do Us Part, not that I need to tell anyone reading this that fact). Throw in The Office and it’s so much for American exceptionalism, eh?”

Mateta’s goal the shining light of a game lacking in quality, and particularly from Brighton’s attackers. Palace had one meaningful attack and scored from it.

45+1 min: One minute added on to the half. It closes out with Guaita claiming a corner from the skies.

44 min: Ward and Mac Allister clash in the air and fall heavily together to the floor. There will be no need for any concussion protocols as both are OK to continue.

43 min: Ayew, who has excelled at both ends, chases down a clearance, and Palace’s defenders can get some rest. The stats tell us Palace have had just three touches in the opposing box. They have a goal from that, too.

41 min: Ray Lewington looks to be in shorts, too. A man from the old school. Mike Phelan would approve. Mind you, it has been unseasonably warm in the south of England. Roy Hodgson, though, is in club issue jacket. Cast ne’er a clout til May be out, and all that. There’s a lockdown gag in there somewhere.

39 min: Palace seem to be pressing a little higher up the pitch, with the loud encouragement of Ray Lewington ringing in their ears as they do.

38 min: Dan Burn is penalised for clattering into Ayew, who goes down heavily and with a hearty roar.

36 min: Brighton pushing on, Palace sitting back. As might be expected. Townsend fouls Veltman and it’s a free-kick chance to get the ball into the big men. That comes back out to Mac Allister, whose shot is deflected off Joel Ward for a corner.

34 min: Ciaran Crowther gets in touch: “Brilliant ball by Kouyate to Ayew down the right for the goal. Maybe Roy could teach Jurgen Klopp a thing or two about converting midfielders into effective centre halves.”

33 min: It’s probably not outlandish to suggest that Palace may try and sit back on their lead. Mateta will be ploughing a lonely old furrow up there. Meanwhile, Veltman pings a shot wide.

31 min: Matt Burtz emails in: “I rather enjoy your MBMs because I’m forced to make a list of references that this ignorant American is unaware of and needs to look up on Wikipedia later. So far we have Ron Noades, Neil Smillie, Steptoe and Son, and John Gorman. Please keep them coming!”

Well, Matt, I used to work for an American company who didn’t appreciate this kind of stuff so I guess both of us are happier apart now. And thank you.

29 min: There was a moment there when Mateta stopped his celebration because he heard a whistle. No need, mate, there was nothing wrong with that finish.

Well well well. There we have it. Ayew’s burst down the right and beautiful backheel from the striker beyond Sanchez. What a goal!

27 min: Mateta is seen, at last. But sadly that’s for a foul in his own half. Meanwhile Trossard tries to angle in a shot first time but gets his angle all wrong.

25 min: Brighton have this game for the taking. But they do look a tad short of quality in the final not even third, the penalty box. And it’s not as if Palace are not conceding goals. They have let in 42 this season.

23 min: Palace have been not great when it comes to getting the ball forward but look solid enough in attack.

21 min: Graham Potter is on the sidelines, and the suggestion is he’s made some kind of tactical switch. You can tell this by his using his fingers to count the numbers he wants in each department. Think Glenn Hoddle and John Gorman in 1998.

19 min: Brighton put together a neat move which should have brought a goal. Veltman’s pass inside looks destined to be swept in by Maupay but Kouyate steps in front. That was decent defending.

17 min: Townsend goes down under a Dunk charge but the contact was minimal. A flicker of a Palace attack, at least.

15 min: This, it has to be said, is yet to ignite into reminding us why this is one of the hottest rivalries in the world football.

13 min: By the way, Palace had an attack, though one snuffed out by Lewis Dunk’s power.

12 min: The screamer has been identified. From our man on the scene: “It’s [Ray] Lewington doing the screaming. It’s not got a lot more technical than “good boy! good boy!”

11 min: Ward heads away the corner, beating the likes of Lewis Dunk to the punch.

10 min: Mateta can’t have touched it yet. Brighton keep attacking as Mac Allister forces a corner.

9 min: All Brighton, as Alzate has a shot blocked and Bissouma booms the ball over the bar.

7 min: Peter Oh shares two nuggets: “I find it mildly interesting that the Crystal Palace bench features not just one, but two former Liverpool right backs (Nathaniel Clyne and Martin Kelly).”

“This matchup reunites former Ajax Amsterdam teammates and excellent examples of first names that begin with J and are spiced up with a diaresis, Brighton’s Joël Veltman and Palace’s Jaïro Riedewald.”

So there.

5 min: Someone, presumably on the bench, is doing an awful lot of shouting. It doesn’t sound like Roy Hodgson, who when angry sounds like Harry H Corbett railing at Wilfred Brambell in Steptoe and Son.

4 min: Veltman sets off down the flank, Cahill comes across to clear. Brighton pushing on from the start. Palace circumspect so far.

2 min: Mateta is on his own up front for Palace. He’ll hope to have a better night than he did at Leeds a couple of weeks ago where he was, it has to be said, disappointing, though was given sod all service.

1 min: And away we go...all the players take the knee, with no Wilfried Zaha in the Crystal Palace team. He has said, of course, that he will no longer be taking it.

The stats are in.

8 - Brighton have never won a Premier League game on a Monday (D6 L2) – only Hull City (10) have played more games on this day of the week without ever winning in the competition’s history. Ominous. #BHACRY pic.twitter.com/myTR7iaoKh

18/20 - Crystal Palace have lost 18 of their last 20 Premier League games in which Wilfried Zaha hasn’t played, with the Eagles failing to score in 16 of those 18 defeats. Devoid. #BHACRY pic.twitter.com/4b1URtLrMO

The teams take to the field one after the other to follow Covid regulations though did look at reasonably close quarters in the Amex tunnel.

Graham Potter speaks to Sky Sports.

We have played ourselves into a better position. We have to keep going become we don’t have enough points. It’s a big game against our rivals. We know we have to fight. Everyone’s aware of the importance for the supporters. But every game in this league is so big and competitive. It’s the same as every game, really.

Roy Hodgson speaks to the BBC.

The fact that it’s Brighton adds that extra spice because it’s a match very important to the fans - and everyone at the club is aware of that. I think whatever team we’d have played after the last two results, where we’ve been below par, we’d have been anxious to show that we were better than that. It’s important to get out there and show the fans that the last two performances are not what they can expect from us.

More from the archives on that rivalry.

Related: How Brighton v Crystal Palace grew into an unlikely rivalry | Simon Burnton

As it stands - and there is a big ‘if’ here - Brighton fans will be able to see Manchester City at the Amex and Arsenal will travel to the Selhurst Colosseum on the last day of the season.

Related: No spectators at sporting venues in England until 17 May at earliest

That’s Brighton unchanged from their 0-0 draw with Aston Villa but Roy Hodgson ringing the Palace changes after losing 3-0 to Burnley. Scott Dann, Nathaniel Clyne, Patrick van Aanholt, Michy Batshuayi and Christian Benteke have all been dropped. In come Joel Ward, Gary Cahill, Tyrick Mitchell, Andros Townsend and Jean-Philippe Mateta.

And there is still no Wilfried Zaha.

Brighton: Sanchez, Burn, Dunk, White, Veltman, Gross, Bissouma, Alzate, Mac Allister, Maupay, Trossard.
Subs: Steele, Connolly, Lallana, Moder, Jahanbakhsh, Welbeck, Tau, Propper, Zeqiri.

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, Mitchell, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Townsend, Eze, Ayew, Mateta.
Subs: Butland, Van Aanholt, Dann, Clyne, Benteke, McCarthy, Batshuayi, Kelly.

Alan Mullery, Terry Venables, Peter Taylor and Malcolm Allison, Seagulls versus Eagles, the M23. Ron Noades. Neil Smillie. Rather disturbing smells and stains in the away dressing room at the Amex. This is the rivalry that fans of other clubs find it difficult to get a handle on. Since the pair were reunited in the top division in 2017 it’s never quite managed to live up the hype. There’s been two draws in the last three meetings, with the last meeting at Selhurst though the last saw Brighton equalise with a 90th minute penalty goal from Alex Mac Allister.

Tonight’s game can see Brighton climb above Palace, who have not been on a good run. Neither are too thrilling to watch at the moment. Brighton might have beaten Premier League whipping boys Liverpool but draws with Burnley and Aston Villa either side of an FA Cup loss to Leicester has rather slowed down their pull away from the relegation zone. Palace were hopeless against both Leeds and Burnley, two matches played without Wilfried Zaha, who will be missing tonight, too.

The prediction can only be a thrilling 3-3 draw for the ages.

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Christian Benteke volleys Crystal Palace to smash-and-grab victory at Brighton

Goals change games and sometimes leave you questioning your sanity, too. As the clock ticked past 94 minutes there was only one way to frame Crystal Palace’s performance. They had conjured up two shots to Brighton’s 25 and, at that point, taken a single touch in their penalty area.

It had been a joyless offering, illuminated briefly and unexpectedly by a sweet piece of improvisation by Jean-Philippe Mateta before the half-hour.

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Roy Hodgson warns Crystal Palace fans about the dangers of overambition

  • Manager cites example of Charlton after Alan Curbishley
  • ‘They kicked downwards. You have to be careful’

Roy Hodgson has asked Crystal Palace supporters who accused the club’s owners of lacking of ambition to be “careful”, in the leadup to the derby with Brighton on Monday night.

Following defeats against Leeds and Burnley and given growing uncertainty over Hodgson’s future, a banner urging Palace to “restore the pride, ambition and vision” was displayed briefly outside the training ground in Beckenham last week. The former England manager’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and Hodgson said he has yet to discuss a renewal with the club’s chairman, Steve Parish.

Related: Brighton v Crystal Palace: match preview

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Brighton v Crystal Palace: match preview

The M23 non-derby derby is back to give armchair aficionados their latest chance to be told by commentators how good it would be to have them back from exile. Brighton, sadly, appear not to share the sentiment, as their record unbeaten run in the Premier League shows no signs of stopping. Graham Potter’s side look likely to extend their stay in the top flight for another season. Crystal Palace’s stay is unlikely to end too but if they record a third poor defeat in succession without Wilfried Zaha then Roy Hodgson might begin to feel a touch nervous of being drawn into a relegation battle. Graham Searles

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Lee Mason is 'past it' and should RETIRE, claims former referees' chief Keith Hackett
The Premier League official was branded a 'f***ing disgrace' and an 'embarrassment' by furious Brighton players after disallowing a goal twice in their relegation six-pointer with West Brom.

Premier League: What we learned this week - from Gareth Bale to VAR and Chelsea's attacking woes
It was the Premier League weekend that saw controversy and conspiracy theories at Stamford Bridge, a brace for Bale and Man City still sailing serenely clear at the top.

Peter Crouch: On Arsenal, ref Lee Mason's disallowed goal, Newcastle and more
PETER CROUCH: Lots for Sportsmail's columnist to digest, from bizarre refereeing decisions, to goalscoring defenders, and the relegation battle heating up at the bottom.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta urges Brazil starlet Gabriel Martinelli to give him a selection headache
The Brazilian has struggled for minutes in recent weeks, and has been an unused substitute in each of the Gunners' last five Premier League matches despite returning to fitness after injury.

Lee Mason meltdown heaps misery on wasteful Brighton who failed to score at West Brom
Lee Mason's moment of madness saw him U-turn without caution or care as he tried to remember whether he had used his whistle before Lewis Dunk's quick free-kick crossed the line.

MARK CLATTENBURG: Brighton's players were right to feel angry with Lee Mason after free-kick fiasco
Mason did not need to wait for West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to be ready, but after correctly allowing Lewis Dunk to take the free kick, the official's second blow of the whistle proved costly.

Michael Oliver to take charge of Albion v Leicester City
Michael Oliver will referee Albion's match at home to Leicester City.

Boris John ready to support World Cup bid
England could jointly host the 2030 World Cup.

Graham Potter tells Albion to 'zoom out' of tough week
Albion have been told to “zoom out” of their nightmare week – and start putting points on the board again.

Moises Caicedo backed to build on solid Albion start
Fans have been told they were given just a taste of what Moises Caicedo is all about.

Newcastle stars ruled out of trip to face Albion in Premier League
Newcastle have lost two key attackers for their trip to the Amex.

Albion hoping injury-hit Leicester can do them favour
Leicester will be without some key players for their trip to the Amex on Saturday (8pm, Sky Sports), but Albion​ will be hoping they can do them a favour by fielding a strong side tomorrow evening against Burnley.

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Michael Owen blasts Liverpool's midfield trio over disappointing loss to Brighton

Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool players are 'mentally fatigued' 

Team News and Predicted Aston Villa Lineup vs Brighton: Grealish and Barkley to Start
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Aston Villa will hope to get into the top four with a win against Brighton in the Premier League. Here's the predicted Aston Villa lineup.

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Winners and Losers of Premier League Matchweek 7 Ft. Bale, and a Sombre Man United
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Matchweek 7 of the Premier League produced some thrilling displays as the league table is starting to take shape.

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Liverpool Have Excellent English Centre-back On Their Transfer Radar: Right Choice For The Club
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Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White could be a target for Premier League champions Liverpool in the January transfer window. White is currently in his first year in the Premier League, but was a target for many clubs in the summer after impressing with Leeds in the Championship last season. As per journalist James Pearce, Liverpool will most likely sign someone in the January transfer window after the unfortunate injury to star defender Virgil van Dijk. He revealed that Ben White was a target for the Merseyside club in the summer and despite the 23-year-old signing a new contract

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Brighton vs Manchester United: 3 Burning Questions Ahead of the Clash
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Brighton vs Manchester United could be an entertaining game with some good football on show. Here are 3 burning questions ahead of the game.

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Greenwood To Start: 4-3-3 Manchester United Predicted Lineup vs Brighton & Hove Albion
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After their poor display against Crystal Palace in their opening match of the Premier League, the Red Devils have another tricky fixture this weekend when they face Brighton at the Amex Stadium. United brushed aside Championship side Luton Town in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, winning 3-0. This weekend’s game against Brighton will be a much tougher fixture for the Manchester club as the Seagulls have defeated United twice in the last five meetings between the two teams. Brighton won their last league game against Newcastle United, winning it 3-0. Let’s take a look at the possible Manchester United

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Havertz and Werner To Start | Team News, Predicted 4-2-3-1 Chelsea Lineup vs Brighton
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Chelsea will begin their Premier League campaign with a clash against Brighton on Monday. Here is the predicted Chelsea lineup.

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Arsenal linked with talented 24-year-old Brighton star – A useful addition for Arteta?

Why Arsenal should sign Yves Bissouma in January According to Brighton and Hove Independent, Arsenal have been linked with a January move for Brighton’s Yves Bissouma. His performances for Brighton this season have attracted the attention of big clubs such as Arsenal and Liverpool. The Gunners, particularly, remain interested in adding a midfielder to their […] More

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Brighton signing this 26-year-old Belgian star would be a fantastic addition to their backline

Why Brighton should reignite their interest in Jordan Lukaku Back in September, Italian outlet Il Messagero (h/t Sussex Live) had mentioned Brighton and Hove Albion among the potential suitors for Lazio full-back Jordan Lukaku. Premier League rivals Leeds United were also understood to be keen on the Belgian international but the player eventually completed a […] More

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Man United signing this upcoming 23-year-old PL star would be quite a long-term investment

Why Man United should go all out for Ben White in January According to Sky Sports, Man United are keeping close tabs on the development of Brighton defender Ben White ahead of the January transfer window.  Premier League rivals Chelsea and Tottenham are also monitoring the 23-year-old, who has made the step up to the […] More

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Brighton reviving interest in their former £18m target would be a smart boost to their attack

Why Brighton signing Youssef En-Nesyri would bolster their attack Back in 2019, a report from the Daily Mail had mentioned Brighton among the potential suitors for Moroccan international striker Youssef En-Nesyri, who was plying his trade with CD Leganes back then. Premier League rivals West Ham were also understood to be in the race to […] More

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A sensible move – Why Man United must go for this 20-year-old rising PL star in the near future

Why signing Tariq Lamptey makes sense for Manchester United According to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Brighton and Hove Independent), Engand legend Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to sign Brighton & Hove Albion’s young full-back Tariq Lamptey. He has been impressed by Lamptey’s season at Brighton and wants United to sign him to strengthen their squad. […] More

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West Ham signing this proven 28-year-old PL star would be a solid addition to their backline

Why West Ham should go back in the market for Lewis Dunk Back in May 2018, a report from the Daily Star had claimed that West Ham were interested in Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back Lewis Dunk. However, no deal materialised and Dunk stayed put at the Amex Stadium despite widespread speculation over his future.  […] More

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Brighton & Hove Albion Game Results for the 2016 – 2017 Season in the Championship

May-17
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ChampionshipAston Villa 1-1 Brighton & Hove AlbionSun 7 May
Apr-17
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ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Bristol CitySat 29 Apr
ChampionshipNorwich City 2-0 Brighton & Hove AlbionFri 21 Apr
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Wigan AthleticMon 17 Apr
ChampionshipWolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Brighton & Hove AlbionFri 14 Apr
ChampionshipQueens Park Rangers 1-2 Brighton & Hove AlbionFri 7 Apr
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 3-1 Birmingham CityTue 4 Apr
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Blackburn RoversSat 1 Apr
Mar-17
 CompetitionFixtureDate
ChampionshipLeeds United 2-0 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 18 Mar
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Derby CountyFri 10 Mar
ChampionshipRotherham United 0-2 Brighton & Hove AlbionTue 7 Mar
ChampionshipNottingham Forest 3-0 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 4 Mar
Feb-17
 CompetitionFixtureDate
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Newcastle UnitedTue 28 Feb
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 3-0 ReadingSat 25 Feb
ChampionshipBarnsley 0-2 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 18 Feb
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Ipswich TownTue 14 Feb
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 4-1 Burton AlbionSat 11 Feb
ChampionshipBrentford 3-3 Brighton & Hove AlbionSun 5 Feb
ChampionshipHuddersfield Town 3-1 Brighton & Hove AlbionThu 2 Feb
Jan-17
 CompetitionFixtureDate
FA Cup – Fourth RoundLincoln City 3-1 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 28 Jan
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Cardiff CityTue 24 Jan
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Sheffield WednesdayFri 20 Jan
ChampionshipPreston North End 2-0 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 14 Jan
FA Cup – Third RoundBrighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Milton Keynes DonsSat 7 Jan
ChampionshipFulham 1-2 Brighton & Hove AlbionMon 2 Jan
Dec-16
 CompetitionFixtureDate
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Queens Park RangersTue 27 Dec
ChampionshipBirmingham City 1-2 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 17 Dec
ChampionshipBlackburn Rovers 2-3 Brighton & Hove AlbionTue 13 Dec
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Leeds UnitedFri 9 Dec
ChampionshipCardiff City 0-0 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 3 Dec
Nov-16
 CompetitionFixtureDate
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 2-1 FulhamSat 26 Nov
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Aston VillaFri 18 Nov
ChampionshipBristol City 0-2 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 5 Nov
Oct-16
 CompetitionFixtureDate
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 5-0 Norwich CitySat 29 Oct
ChampionshipWigan Athletic 0-1 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 22 Oct
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Wolverhampton WanderersTue 18 Oct
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Preston North EndSat 15 Oct
ChampionshipSheffield Wednesday 1-2 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 1 Oct
Sep-16
 CompetitionFixtureDate
ChampionshipIpswich Town 0-0 Brighton & Hove AlbionTue 27 Sep
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 2-0 BarnsleySat 24 Sep
EFL Cup – Third RoundBrighton & Hove Albion 1-2 ReadingTue 20 Sep
ChampionshipBurton Albion 0-1 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 17 Sep
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Huddersfield TownTue 13 Sep
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 0-2 BrentfordSat 10 Sep
Aug-16
 CompetitionFixtureDate
ChampionshipNewcastle United 2-0 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 27 Aug
EFL Cup – Second RoundOxford United 2-4 Brighton & Hove AlbionTue 23 Aug
ChampionshipReading 2-2 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 20 Aug
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Rotherham UnitedTue 16 Aug
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Nottingham ForestFri 12 Aug
EFL Cup – First RoundBrighton & Hove Albion 4-0 Colchester UnitedTue 9 Aug
ChampionshipDerby County 0-0 Brighton & Hove AlbionSat 6 Aug
May-16
 CompetitionFixtureDate
ChampionshipBrighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Sheffield WednesdayMon 16 May
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ChampionshipSheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton & Hove AlbionFri 13 May

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Brighton were already trailing to Kyle Bartley’s close-range header when the match lapsed into absurdity just before the half-hour, when Lewis Dunk thought he had struck an equaliser for the visitors, only for his supposed goal to be disallowed, then allowed, then disallowed again.

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West Brom v Brighton: match preview

West Brom need to beat Brighton as time ebbs away for them to save their season. Sam Allardyce appears to have finally shored up their defensive problems, only two goals conceded in West Brom’s past four games, with the introduction of Okay Yokuslu as a holding midfielder but Albion are 11 points from the last safe spot and are not scoring enough goals to win matches. Allardyce will hope Brighton are still bearing the scars of a gutting last-minute defeat to Crystal Palace. The incentive of not dropping further into danger should give Graham Potter ample motivation, though. Potter can flex his superior tactical knowledge and deliver a welcome win. Graham Searles

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Brighton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Premier League – as it happened

Excellent goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Christian Benteke, the second coming in time added on, sunk Brighton, who had dominated play

Brighton had 75% possession and Wilfried Zaha wasn’t playing for Crystal Palace. Here’s Nick Ames’s report from the Amex.

Related: Christian Benteke volleys Crystal Palace to smash-and-grab victory at Brighton

Christian Benteke speaks to Sky Sports.

I think it’s a massive result. It wasn’t easy. We scored and they managed to come back. We put our life one the pitch and tried to defend as well as we could. It means a lot. We can be proud, it wasn’t easy. The plan was to be compact. We have been too open. It’s not easy, we have a lot of good players up front. I know my strengths and my qualities, and I have been ready when the gaffer needs me.

Oh Graham. Oh no.

Total goal attempts for the 2 PL games between Brighton & Crystal Palace this season:

Brighton 45 shots (8 on target) - 1 point
Crystal Palace 4 shots (3 on target) - 4 points pic.twitter.com/KZ1Wz8ShqF

What a performance from Jordan Ayew, who set up both goals and defended like a demon. Palace look all but safe on 32 points while Brighton are right back in trouble.

Two sucker punches from Palace strikers, two expert finishes, win the Neil Smillie derby. Graham Potter slumped in his seat when Benteke scored that. Roy Hodgson was exultant and Ray Lewington bellows his delight as Palace take the points.

Wow! Brighton take a free kick quickly. Burn tries to get the ball in but Palace hold their shape well. Ayew takes the ball on, and then it swings back across and Benteke volleys in.

90+2 min: Lallana spreads it wide but the ball is slow to come back in. White comes forward and can’t do anything with it. Palace will take their time over a goal kick.

90+1 min: Five minutes will be added on, and Eze departs the scene for Palace to be replaced by McCarthy,

90 min: White wins another corner with a flick on, and Welbeck misses the next one. The ball not dropping for Brighton but Palace’s defending has been exemplary too.

89 min: Oof. Jahanbakhsh’s shot is deflected wide by Cahill after Welbeck lays off the ball and sets up a shooting chance.

88 min: Veltman’s pass to Lallana is hit too hard. Brighton running out of legs here, and the draw seems highly likely right now.

87 min: Welbeck spins and spreads play. Veltman’s cross comes in and Palace again get back in numbers.

85 min: Cahill, now not so bloody, deals with some Brighton danger. Jahanbakhsh is also stopped in his tracks by Mitchell. Palace have defended well, it has to be said.

84 min: A Brighton short corner flops and Eze speeds away, only for Veltman to bring him down. Yellow card for the Brighton goalscorer.

83 min: Ray Lewington continues to be vocal. No wonder he can get away with just wearing shorts. His boys are hanging on well with Brighton perhaps flagging a little. Graham Potter, in modish scarf, is issuing instructions to his players but ideas seem to have run a little short.

81 min: Brighton sub, off goes Gross who has been quiet, unusually so, and on comes Jahanbakhsh.

80 min: Palace have a long ten minutes ahead though it may well race by for Brighton.

79 min: Benteke finds space and swings in a shot. He had more time than he perhaps realised.

78 min: And still it goes back at Palace’s defence. Joel Ward sweeps up before Ayew, again, buys time by winning a free kick off Burn.

76 min: Palace sub: Mateta off for Benteke. A fine goal but Mateta didn’t do much else in the game.

75 min: Guaita is alert to the danger when Maupay plays in Welbeck, then Veltman cues up Lallana for a shot that he wallops over the ball.

74 min: An actual Palace attack is stopped when Eze’s ball in is headed out by Dunk. The ball goes all the way back to Guaita.

72 min: Nick Willis has his say: “Surely that’s the price you pay for sitting back & protecting a 1-0 lead after half an hour. Jeez, who’d be a Palace fan? I don’t care if they insinuated their way to 6th spot, could you really bear to watch it?(No such worries for me on either count, I’m a Leeds fan)“

Dunk rises to a corner, then Maupay cuts in from the flank and tries to squeeze in a shot from the left. Guiata had spotted the danger.

71 min: Burn gets a decent cross in from the byline, and Lallana’s shot goes over, and seems to come off Cahill. It had looked to be heading in. No corner given though.

70 min: Cahill comes back on in a fresh shirt and two bits of cotton wool shoved up his hooter.

68 min: Brighton change: off goes Mac Allister and one comes Lallana to sprinkle a bit of his creative quality. Gary Cahill meanwhile is being stitched up on the sidelines.

66 min: More last-ditch stuff from Palace as shots rain down, and Riedewald is the latest to throw his body on the line. It’s all Brighton but they still don’t look quite capable of finding the quality. It’s been 19 shots to one. And the score is 1-1.

65 min: Mac Allister has a good chance to play in Welbeck but the ball is overhit, and then Welbeck has another chance when Maupay plays the ball to him but slightly behind him. Brighton win a couple of corners as they push on.

62 min: Palace take an age over this break in play while Koutaye is down. They are happy to take the sting out of the gathering storm from Brighton.

60 min: Brighton now pushing on, and Trossard tries to make incursions from the left and there is chaos in the Palace box as he has two shots blocked, and then Welbeck has a shot blocked. Burn whips one in, and eventually play stops as Kouyate falls to the floor under the impact of that Welbeck shot.

59 min: Any word on Joel Ward? Or Billy Joel?

Joel Veltman and Joelinton have both scored their only Premier League goals of the season against Crystal Palace.

58 min: The Brighton players picked up the ball to take it back to the centre circle. They clearly fancy getting three points from this.

56 min: Oh Roy, oh Ray, that’s the Palace plan up in smoke. And just when Palace were looking solid. A fine finish from the Dutchman.

Welbeck has a sniff of a chance and is tackled just as he shapes to shoot but the ball breaks to Veltman, and he hammers it home for his first goal for Brighton.

54 min: Stephen Crisp emails in: “Wait until Matt Burtz finds out about Neil Smillie’s other career choices. And also that The Rockford Files was the US version of Dixon of Dock Green.”

53 min: Dan Burn has already been a more effective left-back on the overlap than Alzate proved in the first half. He picks up a booking for fouling Ayew, who continues his good work, by sweeping up at the back.

51 min: Roy Hodgson looks nervy on the sidelines but his team have nailed his gameplan so far.

49 min: Veltman is tripped by Milivojevic, who suggest he made no contact. No booking though, suggesting it was appreciated by Kevin Friend as being the Palace man’s attempt to pull out of the tackle. Palace deal well with the resultant free kick.

47 min: Burn overlaps and loops in a cross. Palace only half clear it, and Welbeck can’t direct the ball goalward.

46 min: Welbeck will partner Maupay in what looks a 4-4-2 with Dan Burn going out to left back. Graham Potter clearly thinking Palace will want to sit on their lead.

Half-time change for Brighton, and it’s Danny Welbeck coming on for Alzate.

The Mateta goal, by the way, was the lesser spotted backheel and double nutmeg, going through both Ben White and Robert Sanchez.

What a finish

Jean-Philippe Mateta has his first Palace goal and it is a beauty

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Matt Burtz gets back in touch: “Update: I’m 39 years old and didn’t know until today that Sanford and Son, which has one of the best theme songs ever, was a remake of Steptoe and Son. It was also intended to be the answer to All in the Family (itself a remake of Till Death Do Us Part, not that I need to tell anyone reading this that fact). Throw in The Office and it’s so much for American exceptionalism, eh?”

Mateta’s goal the shining light of a game lacking in quality, and particularly from Brighton’s attackers. Palace had one meaningful attack and scored from it.

45+1 min: One minute added on to the half. It closes out with Guaita claiming a corner from the skies.

44 min: Ward and Mac Allister clash in the air and fall heavily together to the floor. There will be no need for any concussion protocols as both are OK to continue.

43 min: Ayew, who has excelled at both ends, chases down a clearance, and Palace’s defenders can get some rest. The stats tell us Palace have had just three touches in the opposing box. They have a goal from that, too.

41 min: Ray Lewington looks to be in shorts, too. A man from the old school. Mike Phelan would approve. Mind you, it has been unseasonably warm in the south of England. Roy Hodgson, though, is in club issue jacket. Cast ne’er a clout til May be out, and all that. There’s a lockdown gag in there somewhere.

39 min: Palace seem to be pressing a little higher up the pitch, with the loud encouragement of Ray Lewington ringing in their ears as they do.

38 min: Dan Burn is penalised for clattering into Ayew, who goes down heavily and with a hearty roar.

36 min: Brighton pushing on, Palace sitting back. As might be expected. Townsend fouls Veltman and it’s a free-kick chance to get the ball into the big men. That comes back out to Mac Allister, whose shot is deflected off Joel Ward for a corner.

34 min: Ciaran Crowther gets in touch: “Brilliant ball by Kouyate to Ayew down the right for the goal. Maybe Roy could teach Jurgen Klopp a thing or two about converting midfielders into effective centre halves.”

33 min: It’s probably not outlandish to suggest that Palace may try and sit back on their lead. Mateta will be ploughing a lonely old furrow up there. Meanwhile, Veltman pings a shot wide.

31 min: Matt Burtz emails in: “I rather enjoy your MBMs because I’m forced to make a list of references that this ignorant American is unaware of and needs to look up on Wikipedia later. So far we have Ron Noades, Neil Smillie, Steptoe and Son, and John Gorman. Please keep them coming!”

Well, Matt, I used to work for an American company who didn’t appreciate this kind of stuff so I guess both of us are happier apart now. And thank you.

29 min: There was a moment there when Mateta stopped his celebration because he heard a whistle. No need, mate, there was nothing wrong with that finish.

Well well well. There we have it. Ayew’s burst down the right and beautiful backheel from the striker beyond Sanchez. What a goal!

27 min: Mateta is seen, at last. But sadly that’s for a foul in his own half. Meanwhile Trossard tries to angle in a shot first time but gets his angle all wrong.

25 min: Brighton have this game for the taking. But they do look a tad short of quality in the final not even third, the penalty box. And it’s not as if Palace are not conceding goals. They have let in 42 this season.

23 min: Palace have been not great when it comes to getting the ball forward but look solid enough in attack.

21 min: Graham Potter is on the sidelines, and the suggestion is he’s made some kind of tactical switch. You can tell this by his using his fingers to count the numbers he wants in each department. Think Glenn Hoddle and John Gorman in 1998.

19 min: Brighton put together a neat move which should have brought a goal. Veltman’s pass inside looks destined to be swept in by Maupay but Kouyate steps in front. That was decent defending.

17 min: Townsend goes down under a Dunk charge but the contact was minimal. A flicker of a Palace attack, at least.

15 min: This, it has to be said, is yet to ignite into reminding us why this is one of the hottest rivalries in the world football.

13 min: By the way, Palace had an attack, though one snuffed out by Lewis Dunk’s power.

12 min: The screamer has been identified. From our man on the scene: “It’s [Ray] Lewington doing the screaming. It’s not got a lot more technical than “good boy! good boy!”

11 min: Ward heads away the corner, beating the likes of Lewis Dunk to the punch.

10 min: Mateta can’t have touched it yet. Brighton keep attacking as Mac Allister forces a corner.

9 min: All Brighton, as Alzate has a shot blocked and Bissouma booms the ball over the bar.

7 min: Peter Oh shares two nuggets: “I find it mildly interesting that the Crystal Palace bench features not just one, but two former Liverpool right backs (Nathaniel Clyne and Martin Kelly).”

“This matchup reunites former Ajax Amsterdam teammates and excellent examples of first names that begin with J and are spiced up with a diaresis, Brighton’s Joël Veltman and Palace’s Jaïro Riedewald.”

So there.

5 min: Someone, presumably on the bench, is doing an awful lot of shouting. It doesn’t sound like Roy Hodgson, who when angry sounds like Harry H Corbett railing at Wilfred Brambell in Steptoe and Son.

4 min: Veltman sets off down the flank, Cahill comes across to clear. Brighton pushing on from the start. Palace circumspect so far.

2 min: Mateta is on his own up front for Palace. He’ll hope to have a better night than he did at Leeds a couple of weeks ago where he was, it has to be said, disappointing, though was given sod all service.

1 min: And away we go...all the players take the knee, with no Wilfried Zaha in the Crystal Palace team. He has said, of course, that he will no longer be taking it.

The stats are in.

8 - Brighton have never won a Premier League game on a Monday (D6 L2) – only Hull City (10) have played more games on this day of the week without ever winning in the competition’s history. Ominous. #BHACRY pic.twitter.com/myTR7iaoKh

18/20 - Crystal Palace have lost 18 of their last 20 Premier League games in which Wilfried Zaha hasn’t played, with the Eagles failing to score in 16 of those 18 defeats. Devoid. #BHACRY pic.twitter.com/4b1URtLrMO

The teams take to the field one after the other to follow Covid regulations though did look at reasonably close quarters in the Amex tunnel.

Graham Potter speaks to Sky Sports.

We have played ourselves into a better position. We have to keep going become we don’t have enough points. It’s a big game against our rivals. We know we have to fight. Everyone’s aware of the importance for the supporters. But every game in this league is so big and competitive. It’s the same as every game, really.

Roy Hodgson speaks to the BBC.

The fact that it’s Brighton adds that extra spice because it’s a match very important to the fans - and everyone at the club is aware of that. I think whatever team we’d have played after the last two results, where we’ve been below par, we’d have been anxious to show that we were better than that. It’s important to get out there and show the fans that the last two performances are not what they can expect from us.

More from the archives on that rivalry.

Related: How Brighton v Crystal Palace grew into an unlikely rivalry | Simon Burnton

As it stands - and there is a big ‘if’ here - Brighton fans will be able to see Manchester City at the Amex and Arsenal will travel to the Selhurst Colosseum on the last day of the season.

Related: No spectators at sporting venues in England until 17 May at earliest

That’s Brighton unchanged from their 0-0 draw with Aston Villa but Roy Hodgson ringing the Palace changes after losing 3-0 to Burnley. Scott Dann, Nathaniel Clyne, Patrick van Aanholt, Michy Batshuayi and Christian Benteke have all been dropped. In come Joel Ward, Gary Cahill, Tyrick Mitchell, Andros Townsend and Jean-Philippe Mateta.

And there is still no Wilfried Zaha.

Brighton: Sanchez, Burn, Dunk, White, Veltman, Gross, Bissouma, Alzate, Mac Allister, Maupay, Trossard.
Subs: Steele, Connolly, Lallana, Moder, Jahanbakhsh, Welbeck, Tau, Propper, Zeqiri.

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, Mitchell, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Townsend, Eze, Ayew, Mateta.
Subs: Butland, Van Aanholt, Dann, Clyne, Benteke, McCarthy, Batshuayi, Kelly.

Alan Mullery, Terry Venables, Peter Taylor and Malcolm Allison, Seagulls versus Eagles, the M23. Ron Noades. Neil Smillie. Rather disturbing smells and stains in the away dressing room at the Amex. This is the rivalry that fans of other clubs find it difficult to get a handle on. Since the pair were reunited in the top division in 2017 it’s never quite managed to live up the hype. There’s been two draws in the last three meetings, with the last meeting at Selhurst though the last saw Brighton equalise with a 90th minute penalty goal from Alex Mac Allister.

Tonight’s game can see Brighton climb above Palace, who have not been on a good run. Neither are too thrilling to watch at the moment. Brighton might have beaten Premier League whipping boys Liverpool but draws with Burnley and Aston Villa either side of an FA Cup loss to Leicester has rather slowed down their pull away from the relegation zone. Palace were hopeless against both Leeds and Burnley, two matches played without Wilfried Zaha, who will be missing tonight, too.

The prediction can only be a thrilling 3-3 draw for the ages.

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Christian Benteke volleys Crystal Palace to smash-and-grab victory at Brighton

Goals change games and sometimes leave you questioning your sanity, too. As the clock ticked past 94 minutes there was only one way to frame Crystal Palace’s performance. They had conjured up two shots to Brighton’s 25 and, at that point, taken a single touch in their penalty area.

It had been a joyless offering, illuminated briefly and unexpectedly by a sweet piece of improvisation by Jean-Philippe Mateta before the half-hour.

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Roy Hodgson warns Crystal Palace fans about the dangers of overambition

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Roy Hodgson has asked Crystal Palace supporters who accused the club’s owners of lacking of ambition to be “careful”, in the leadup to the derby with Brighton on Monday night.

Following defeats against Leeds and Burnley and given growing uncertainty over Hodgson’s future, a banner urging Palace to “restore the pride, ambition and vision” was displayed briefly outside the training ground in Beckenham last week. The former England manager’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and Hodgson said he has yet to discuss a renewal with the club’s chairman, Steve Parish.

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Brighton v Crystal Palace: match preview

The M23 non-derby derby is back to give armchair aficionados their latest chance to be told by commentators how good it would be to have them back from exile. Brighton, sadly, appear not to share the sentiment, as their record unbeaten run in the Premier League shows no signs of stopping. Graham Potter’s side look likely to extend their stay in the top flight for another season. Crystal Palace’s stay is unlikely to end too but if they record a third poor defeat in succession without Wilfried Zaha then Roy Hodgson might begin to feel a touch nervous of being drawn into a relegation battle. Graham Searles

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The Premier League official was branded a 'f***ing disgrace' and an 'embarrassment' by furious Brighton players after disallowing a goal twice in their relegation six-pointer with West Brom.

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It was the Premier League weekend that saw controversy and conspiracy theories at Stamford Bridge, a brace for Bale and Man City still sailing serenely clear at the top.

Peter Crouch: On Arsenal, ref Lee Mason's disallowed goal, Newcastle and more
PETER CROUCH: Lots for Sportsmail's columnist to digest, from bizarre refereeing decisions, to goalscoring defenders, and the relegation battle heating up at the bottom.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta urges Brazil starlet Gabriel Martinelli to give him a selection headache
The Brazilian has struggled for minutes in recent weeks, and has been an unused substitute in each of the Gunners' last five Premier League matches despite returning to fitness after injury.

Lee Mason meltdown heaps misery on wasteful Brighton who failed to score at West Brom
Lee Mason's moment of madness saw him U-turn without caution or care as he tried to remember whether he had used his whistle before Lewis Dunk's quick free-kick crossed the line.

MARK CLATTENBURG: Brighton's players were right to feel angry with Lee Mason after free-kick fiasco
Mason did not need to wait for West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to be ready, but after correctly allowing Lewis Dunk to take the free kick, the official's second blow of the whistle proved costly.

Michael Oliver to take charge of Albion v Leicester City
Michael Oliver will referee Albion's match at home to Leicester City.

Boris John ready to support World Cup bid
England could jointly host the 2030 World Cup.

Graham Potter tells Albion to 'zoom out' of tough week
Albion have been told to “zoom out” of their nightmare week – and start putting points on the board again.

Moises Caicedo backed to build on solid Albion start
Fans have been told they were given just a taste of what Moises Caicedo is all about.

Newcastle stars ruled out of trip to face Albion in Premier League
Newcastle have lost two key attackers for their trip to the Amex.

Albion hoping injury-hit Leicester can do them favour
Leicester will be without some key players for their trip to the Amex on Saturday (8pm, Sky Sports), but Albion​ will be hoping they can do them a favour by fielding a strong side tomorrow evening against Burnley.

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Michael Owen blasts Liverpool's midfield trio over disappointing loss to Brighton

Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool players are 'mentally fatigued' 

Team News and Predicted Aston Villa Lineup vs Brighton: Grealish and Barkley to Start
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Aston Villa will hope to get into the top four with a win against Brighton in the Premier League. Here's the predicted Aston Villa lineup.

The post Team News and Predicted Aston Villa Lineup vs Brighton: Grealish and Barkley to Start appeared first on Mad About EPL.

Winners and Losers of Premier League Matchweek 7 Ft. Bale, and a Sombre Man United
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Matchweek 7 of the Premier League produced some thrilling displays as the league table is starting to take shape.

The post Winners and Losers of Premier League Matchweek 7 Ft. Bale, and a Sombre Man United appeared first on Mad About EPL.

Liverpool Have Excellent English Centre-back On Their Transfer Radar: Right Choice For The Club
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Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White could be a target for Premier League champions Liverpool in the January transfer window. White is currently in his first year in the Premier League, but was a target for many clubs in the summer after impressing with Leeds in the Championship last season. As per journalist James Pearce, Liverpool will most likely sign someone in the January transfer window after the unfortunate injury to star defender Virgil van Dijk. He revealed that Ben White was a target for the Merseyside club in the summer and despite the 23-year-old signing a new contract

The post Liverpool Have Excellent English Centre-back On Their Transfer Radar: Right Choice For The Club appeared first on Mad About EPL.

Brighton vs Manchester United: 3 Burning Questions Ahead of the Clash
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Brighton vs Manchester United could be an entertaining game with some good football on show. Here are 3 burning questions ahead of the game.

The post Brighton vs Manchester United: 3 Burning Questions Ahead of the Clash appeared first on Mad About EPL.

Greenwood To Start: 4-3-3 Manchester United Predicted Lineup vs Brighton & Hove Albion
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After their poor display against Crystal Palace in their opening match of the Premier League, the Red Devils have another tricky fixture this weekend when they face Brighton at the Amex Stadium. United brushed aside Championship side Luton Town in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, winning 3-0. This weekend’s game against Brighton will be a much tougher fixture for the Manchester club as the Seagulls have defeated United twice in the last five meetings between the two teams. Brighton won their last league game against Newcastle United, winning it 3-0. Let’s take a look at the possible Manchester United

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Havertz and Werner To Start | Team News, Predicted 4-2-3-1 Chelsea Lineup vs Brighton
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Chelsea will begin their Premier League campaign with a clash against Brighton on Monday. Here is the predicted Chelsea lineup.

The post Havertz and Werner To Start | Team News, Predicted 4-2-3-1 Chelsea Lineup vs Brighton appeared first on Mad About EPL.

Arsenal linked with talented 24-year-old Brighton star – A useful addition for Arteta?

Why Arsenal should sign Yves Bissouma in January According to Brighton and Hove Independent, Arsenal have been linked with a January move for Brighton’s Yves Bissouma. His performances for Brighton this season have attracted the attention of big clubs such as Arsenal and Liverpool. The Gunners, particularly, remain interested in adding a midfielder to their […] More

The post Arsenal linked with talented 24-year-old Brighton star – A useful addition for Arteta? appeared first on Media Referee.

Brighton signing this 26-year-old Belgian star would be a fantastic addition to their backline

Why Brighton should reignite their interest in Jordan Lukaku Back in September, Italian outlet Il Messagero (h/t Sussex Live) had mentioned Brighton and Hove Albion among the potential suitors for Lazio full-back Jordan Lukaku. Premier League rivals Leeds United were also understood to be keen on the Belgian international but the player eventually completed a […] More

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Man United signing this upcoming 23-year-old PL star would be quite a long-term investment

Why Man United should go all out for Ben White in January According to Sky Sports, Man United are keeping close tabs on the development of Brighton defender Ben White ahead of the January transfer window.  Premier League rivals Chelsea and Tottenham are also monitoring the 23-year-old, who has made the step up to the […] More

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Brighton reviving interest in their former £18m target would be a smart boost to their attack

Why Brighton signing Youssef En-Nesyri would bolster their attack Back in 2019, a report from the Daily Mail had mentioned Brighton among the potential suitors for Moroccan international striker Youssef En-Nesyri, who was plying his trade with CD Leganes back then. Premier League rivals West Ham were also understood to be in the race to […] More

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A sensible move – Why Man United must go for this 20-year-old rising PL star in the near future

Why signing Tariq Lamptey makes sense for Manchester United According to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Brighton and Hove Independent), Engand legend Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to sign Brighton & Hove Albion’s young full-back Tariq Lamptey. He has been impressed by Lamptey’s season at Brighton and wants United to sign him to strengthen their squad. […] More

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West Ham signing this proven 28-year-old PL star would be a solid addition to their backline

Why West Ham should go back in the market for Lewis Dunk Back in May 2018, a report from the Daily Star had claimed that West Ham were interested in Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back Lewis Dunk. However, no deal materialised and Dunk stayed put at the Amex Stadium despite widespread speculation over his future.  […] More

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  • Sat, 27 Feb 2021 17:09:19 +0000: Brighton miss two penalties in West Brom defeat amid VAR free-kick chaos - Brighton & Hove Albion | The Guardian

    Almost nothing seems impossible after this. Maybe West Brom really will escape relegation despite still being far from safety. A match featuring two missed penalties by Brighton and one monumental farce triggered by the referee proved yet again that many strange things happen in football. One thing that is certain is Brighton are in a serious fight for Premier League survival, and they need to sharpen their finishing.

    Brighton were already trailing to Kyle Bartley’s close-range header when the match lapsed into absurdity just before the half-hour, when Lewis Dunk thought he had struck an equaliser for the visitors, only for his supposed goal to be disallowed, then allowed, then disallowed again.

    Related: West Brom beat Brighton after missed penalties and controversy: clockwatch – as it happened

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  • Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:45:13 +0000: West Brom v Brighton: match preview - Brighton & Hove Albion | The Guardian

    West Brom need to beat Brighton as time ebbs away for them to save their season. Sam Allardyce appears to have finally shored up their defensive problems, only two goals conceded in West Brom’s past four games, with the introduction of Okay Yokuslu as a holding midfielder but Albion are 11 points from the last safe spot and are not scoring enough goals to win matches. Allardyce will hope Brighton are still bearing the scars of a gutting last-minute defeat to Crystal Palace. The incentive of not dropping further into danger should give Graham Potter ample motivation, though. Potter can flex his superior tactical knowledge and deliver a welcome win. Graham Searles

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  • Mon, 22 Feb 2021 22:11:02 +0000: Brighton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Premier League – as it happened - Brighton & Hove Albion | The Guardian

    Excellent goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Christian Benteke, the second coming in time added on, sunk Brighton, who had dominated play

    Brighton had 75% possession and Wilfried Zaha wasn’t playing for Crystal Palace. Here’s Nick Ames’s report from the Amex.

    Related: Christian Benteke volleys Crystal Palace to smash-and-grab victory at Brighton

    Christian Benteke speaks to Sky Sports.

    I think it’s a massive result. It wasn’t easy. We scored and they managed to come back. We put our life one the pitch and tried to defend as well as we could. It means a lot. We can be proud, it wasn’t easy. The plan was to be compact. We have been too open. It’s not easy, we have a lot of good players up front. I know my strengths and my qualities, and I have been ready when the gaffer needs me.

    Oh Graham. Oh no.

    Total goal attempts for the 2 PL games between Brighton & Crystal Palace this season:

    Brighton 45 shots (8 on target) - 1 point
    Crystal Palace 4 shots (3 on target) - 4 points pic.twitter.com/KZ1Wz8ShqF

    What a performance from Jordan Ayew, who set up both goals and defended like a demon. Palace look all but safe on 32 points while Brighton are right back in trouble.

    Two sucker punches from Palace strikers, two expert finishes, win the Neil Smillie derby. Graham Potter slumped in his seat when Benteke scored that. Roy Hodgson was exultant and Ray Lewington bellows his delight as Palace take the points.

    Wow! Brighton take a free kick quickly. Burn tries to get the ball in but Palace hold their shape well. Ayew takes the ball on, and then it swings back across and Benteke volleys in.

    90+2 min: Lallana spreads it wide but the ball is slow to come back in. White comes forward and can’t do anything with it. Palace will take their time over a goal kick.

    90+1 min: Five minutes will be added on, and Eze departs the scene for Palace to be replaced by McCarthy,

    90 min: White wins another corner with a flick on, and Welbeck misses the next one. The ball not dropping for Brighton but Palace’s defending has been exemplary too.

    89 min: Oof. Jahanbakhsh’s shot is deflected wide by Cahill after Welbeck lays off the ball and sets up a shooting chance.

    88 min: Veltman’s pass to Lallana is hit too hard. Brighton running out of legs here, and the draw seems highly likely right now.

    87 min: Welbeck spins and spreads play. Veltman’s cross comes in and Palace again get back in numbers.

    85 min: Cahill, now not so bloody, deals with some Brighton danger. Jahanbakhsh is also stopped in his tracks by Mitchell. Palace have defended well, it has to be said.

    84 min: A Brighton short corner flops and Eze speeds away, only for Veltman to bring him down. Yellow card for the Brighton goalscorer.

    83 min: Ray Lewington continues to be vocal. No wonder he can get away with just wearing shorts. His boys are hanging on well with Brighton perhaps flagging a little. Graham Potter, in modish scarf, is issuing instructions to his players but ideas seem to have run a little short.

    81 min: Brighton sub, off goes Gross who has been quiet, unusually so, and on comes Jahanbakhsh.

    80 min: Palace have a long ten minutes ahead though it may well race by for Brighton.

    79 min: Benteke finds space and swings in a shot. He had more time than he perhaps realised.

    78 min: And still it goes back at Palace’s defence. Joel Ward sweeps up before Ayew, again, buys time by winning a free kick off Burn.

    76 min: Palace sub: Mateta off for Benteke. A fine goal but Mateta didn’t do much else in the game.

    75 min: Guaita is alert to the danger when Maupay plays in Welbeck, then Veltman cues up Lallana for a shot that he wallops over the ball.

    74 min: An actual Palace attack is stopped when Eze’s ball in is headed out by Dunk. The ball goes all the way back to Guaita.

    72 min: Nick Willis has his say: “Surely that’s the price you pay for sitting back & protecting a 1-0 lead after half an hour. Jeez, who’d be a Palace fan? I don’t care if they insinuated their way to 6th spot, could you really bear to watch it?(No such worries for me on either count, I’m a Leeds fan)“

    Dunk rises to a corner, then Maupay cuts in from the flank and tries to squeeze in a shot from the left. Guiata had spotted the danger.

    71 min: Burn gets a decent cross in from the byline, and Lallana’s shot goes over, and seems to come off Cahill. It had looked to be heading in. No corner given though.

    70 min: Cahill comes back on in a fresh shirt and two bits of cotton wool shoved up his hooter.

    68 min: Brighton change: off goes Mac Allister and one comes Lallana to sprinkle a bit of his creative quality. Gary Cahill meanwhile is being stitched up on the sidelines.

    66 min: More last-ditch stuff from Palace as shots rain down, and Riedewald is the latest to throw his body on the line. It’s all Brighton but they still don’t look quite capable of finding the quality. It’s been 19 shots to one. And the score is 1-1.

    65 min: Mac Allister has a good chance to play in Welbeck but the ball is overhit, and then Welbeck has another chance when Maupay plays the ball to him but slightly behind him. Brighton win a couple of corners as they push on.

    62 min: Palace take an age over this break in play while Koutaye is down. They are happy to take the sting out of the gathering storm from Brighton.

    60 min: Brighton now pushing on, and Trossard tries to make incursions from the left and there is chaos in the Palace box as he has two shots blocked, and then Welbeck has a shot blocked. Burn whips one in, and eventually play stops as Kouyate falls to the floor under the impact of that Welbeck shot.

    59 min: Any word on Joel Ward? Or Billy Joel?

    Joel Veltman and Joelinton have both scored their only Premier League goals of the season against Crystal Palace.

    58 min: The Brighton players picked up the ball to take it back to the centre circle. They clearly fancy getting three points from this.

    56 min: Oh Roy, oh Ray, that’s the Palace plan up in smoke. And just when Palace were looking solid. A fine finish from the Dutchman.

    Welbeck has a sniff of a chance and is tackled just as he shapes to shoot but the ball breaks to Veltman, and he hammers it home for his first goal for Brighton.

    54 min: Stephen Crisp emails in: “Wait until Matt Burtz finds out about Neil Smillie’s other career choices. And also that The Rockford Files was the US version of Dixon of Dock Green.”

    53 min: Dan Burn has already been a more effective left-back on the overlap than Alzate proved in the first half. He picks up a booking for fouling Ayew, who continues his good work, by sweeping up at the back.

    51 min: Roy Hodgson looks nervy on the sidelines but his team have nailed his gameplan so far.

    49 min: Veltman is tripped by Milivojevic, who suggest he made no contact. No booking though, suggesting it was appreciated by Kevin Friend as being the Palace man’s attempt to pull out of the tackle. Palace deal well with the resultant free kick.

    47 min: Burn overlaps and loops in a cross. Palace only half clear it, and Welbeck can’t direct the ball goalward.

    46 min: Welbeck will partner Maupay in what looks a 4-4-2 with Dan Burn going out to left back. Graham Potter clearly thinking Palace will want to sit on their lead.

    Half-time change for Brighton, and it’s Danny Welbeck coming on for Alzate.

    The Mateta goal, by the way, was the lesser spotted backheel and double nutmeg, going through both Ben White and Robert Sanchez.

    What a finish

    Jean-Philippe Mateta has his first Palace goal and it is a beauty

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    Matt Burtz gets back in touch: “Update: I’m 39 years old and didn’t know until today that Sanford and Son, which has one of the best theme songs ever, was a remake of Steptoe and Son. It was also intended to be the answer to All in the Family (itself a remake of Till Death Do Us Part, not that I need to tell anyone reading this that fact). Throw in The Office and it’s so much for American exceptionalism, eh?”

    Mateta’s goal the shining light of a game lacking in quality, and particularly from Brighton’s attackers. Palace had one meaningful attack and scored from it.

    45+1 min: One minute added on to the half. It closes out with Guaita claiming a corner from the skies.

    44 min: Ward and Mac Allister clash in the air and fall heavily together to the floor. There will be no need for any concussion protocols as both are OK to continue.

    43 min: Ayew, who has excelled at both ends, chases down a clearance, and Palace’s defenders can get some rest. The stats tell us Palace have had just three touches in the opposing box. They have a goal from that, too.

    41 min: Ray Lewington looks to be in shorts, too. A man from the old school. Mike Phelan would approve. Mind you, it has been unseasonably warm in the south of England. Roy Hodgson, though, is in club issue jacket. Cast ne’er a clout til May be out, and all that. There’s a lockdown gag in there somewhere.

    39 min: Palace seem to be pressing a little higher up the pitch, with the loud encouragement of Ray Lewington ringing in their ears as they do.

    38 min: Dan Burn is penalised for clattering into Ayew, who goes down heavily and with a hearty roar.

    36 min: Brighton pushing on, Palace sitting back. As might be expected. Townsend fouls Veltman and it’s a free-kick chance to get the ball into the big men. That comes back out to Mac Allister, whose shot is deflected off Joel Ward for a corner.

    34 min: Ciaran Crowther gets in touch: “Brilliant ball by Kouyate to Ayew down the right for the goal. Maybe Roy could teach Jurgen Klopp a thing or two about converting midfielders into effective centre halves.”

    33 min: It’s probably not outlandish to suggest that Palace may try and sit back on their lead. Mateta will be ploughing a lonely old furrow up there. Meanwhile, Veltman pings a shot wide.

    31 min: Matt Burtz emails in: “I rather enjoy your MBMs because I’m forced to make a list of references that this ignorant American is unaware of and needs to look up on Wikipedia later. So far we have Ron Noades, Neil Smillie, Steptoe and Son, and John Gorman. Please keep them coming!”

    Well, Matt, I used to work for an American company who didn’t appreciate this kind of stuff so I guess both of us are happier apart now. And thank you.

    29 min: There was a moment there when Mateta stopped his celebration because he heard a whistle. No need, mate, there was nothing wrong with that finish.

    Well well well. There we have it. Ayew’s burst down the right and beautiful backheel from the striker beyond Sanchez. What a goal!

    27 min: Mateta is seen, at last. But sadly that’s for a foul in his own half. Meanwhile Trossard tries to angle in a shot first time but gets his angle all wrong.

    25 min: Brighton have this game for the taking. But they do look a tad short of quality in the final not even third, the penalty box. And it’s not as if Palace are not conceding goals. They have let in 42 this season.

    23 min: Palace have been not great when it comes to getting the ball forward but look solid enough in attack.

    21 min: Graham Potter is on the sidelines, and the suggestion is he’s made some kind of tactical switch. You can tell this by his using his fingers to count the numbers he wants in each department. Think Glenn Hoddle and John Gorman in 1998.

    19 min: Brighton put together a neat move which should have brought a goal. Veltman’s pass inside looks destined to be swept in by Maupay but Kouyate steps in front. That was decent defending.

    17 min: Townsend goes down under a Dunk charge but the contact was minimal. A flicker of a Palace attack, at least.

    15 min: This, it has to be said, is yet to ignite into reminding us why this is one of the hottest rivalries in the world football.

    13 min: By the way, Palace had an attack, though one snuffed out by Lewis Dunk’s power.

    12 min: The screamer has been identified. From our man on the scene: “It’s [Ray] Lewington doing the screaming. It’s not got a lot more technical than “good boy! good boy!”

    11 min: Ward heads away the corner, beating the likes of Lewis Dunk to the punch.

    10 min: Mateta can’t have touched it yet. Brighton keep attacking as Mac Allister forces a corner.

    9 min: All Brighton, as Alzate has a shot blocked and Bissouma booms the ball over the bar.

    7 min: Peter Oh shares two nuggets: “I find it mildly interesting that the Crystal Palace bench features not just one, but two former Liverpool right backs (Nathaniel Clyne and Martin Kelly).”

    “This matchup reunites former Ajax Amsterdam teammates and excellent examples of first names that begin with J and are spiced up with a diaresis, Brighton’s Joël Veltman and Palace’s Jaïro Riedewald.”

    So there.

    5 min: Someone, presumably on the bench, is doing an awful lot of shouting. It doesn’t sound like Roy Hodgson, who when angry sounds like Harry H Corbett railing at Wilfred Brambell in Steptoe and Son.

    4 min: Veltman sets off down the flank, Cahill comes across to clear. Brighton pushing on from the start. Palace circumspect so far.

    2 min: Mateta is on his own up front for Palace. He’ll hope to have a better night than he did at Leeds a couple of weeks ago where he was, it has to be said, disappointing, though was given sod all service.

    1 min: And away we go...all the players take the knee, with no Wilfried Zaha in the Crystal Palace team. He has said, of course, that he will no longer be taking it.

    The stats are in.

    8 - Brighton have never won a Premier League game on a Monday (D6 L2) – only Hull City (10) have played more games on this day of the week without ever winning in the competition’s history. Ominous. #BHACRY pic.twitter.com/myTR7iaoKh

    18/20 - Crystal Palace have lost 18 of their last 20 Premier League games in which Wilfried Zaha hasn’t played, with the Eagles failing to score in 16 of those 18 defeats. Devoid. #BHACRY pic.twitter.com/4b1URtLrMO

    The teams take to the field one after the other to follow Covid regulations though did look at reasonably close quarters in the Amex tunnel.

    Graham Potter speaks to Sky Sports.

    We have played ourselves into a better position. We have to keep going become we don’t have enough points. It’s a big game against our rivals. We know we have to fight. Everyone’s aware of the importance for the supporters. But every game in this league is so big and competitive. It’s the same as every game, really.

    Roy Hodgson speaks to the BBC.

    The fact that it’s Brighton adds that extra spice because it’s a match very important to the fans - and everyone at the club is aware of that. I think whatever team we’d have played after the last two results, where we’ve been below par, we’d have been anxious to show that we were better than that. It’s important to get out there and show the fans that the last two performances are not what they can expect from us.

    More from the archives on that rivalry.

    Related: How Brighton v Crystal Palace grew into an unlikely rivalry | Simon Burnton

    As it stands - and there is a big ‘if’ here - Brighton fans will be able to see Manchester City at the Amex and Arsenal will travel to the Selhurst Colosseum on the last day of the season.

    Related: No spectators at sporting venues in England until 17 May at earliest

    That’s Brighton unchanged from their 0-0 draw with Aston Villa but Roy Hodgson ringing the Palace changes after losing 3-0 to Burnley. Scott Dann, Nathaniel Clyne, Patrick van Aanholt, Michy Batshuayi and Christian Benteke have all been dropped. In come Joel Ward, Gary Cahill, Tyrick Mitchell, Andros Townsend and Jean-Philippe Mateta.

    And there is still no Wilfried Zaha.

    Brighton: Sanchez, Burn, Dunk, White, Veltman, Gross, Bissouma, Alzate, Mac Allister, Maupay, Trossard.
    Subs: Steele, Connolly, Lallana, Moder, Jahanbakhsh, Welbeck, Tau, Propper, Zeqiri.

    Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, Mitchell, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Townsend, Eze, Ayew, Mateta.
    Subs: Butland, Van Aanholt, Dann, Clyne, Benteke, McCarthy, Batshuayi, Kelly.

    Alan Mullery, Terry Venables, Peter Taylor and Malcolm Allison, Seagulls versus Eagles, the M23. Ron Noades. Neil Smillie. Rather disturbing smells and stains in the away dressing room at the Amex. This is the rivalry that fans of other clubs find it difficult to get a handle on. Since the pair were reunited in the top division in 2017 it’s never quite managed to live up the hype. There’s been two draws in the last three meetings, with the last meeting at Selhurst though the last saw Brighton equalise with a 90th minute penalty goal from Alex Mac Allister.

    Tonight’s game can see Brighton climb above Palace, who have not been on a good run. Neither are too thrilling to watch at the moment. Brighton might have beaten Premier League whipping boys Liverpool but draws with Burnley and Aston Villa either side of an FA Cup loss to Leicester has rather slowed down their pull away from the relegation zone. Palace were hopeless against both Leeds and Burnley, two matches played without Wilfried Zaha, who will be missing tonight, too.

    The prediction can only be a thrilling 3-3 draw for the ages.

    Kick-off at 8pm UK time. Join me.

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  • Mon, 22 Feb 2021 22:08:36 +0000: Christian Benteke volleys Crystal Palace to smash-and-grab victory at Brighton - Brighton & Hove Albion | The Guardian

    Goals change games and sometimes leave you questioning your sanity, too. As the clock ticked past 94 minutes there was only one way to frame Crystal Palace’s performance. They had conjured up two shots to Brighton’s 25 and, at that point, taken a single touch in their penalty area.

    It had been a joyless offering, illuminated briefly and unexpectedly by a sweet piece of improvisation by Jean-Philippe Mateta before the half-hour.

    Related: Brighton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Premier League – live!

    Related: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action

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  • Sun, 21 Feb 2021 22:30:12 +0000: Roy Hodgson warns Crystal Palace fans about the dangers of overambition - Brighton & Hove Albion | The Guardian
    • Manager cites example of Charlton after Alan Curbishley
    • ‘They kicked downwards. You have to be careful’

    Roy Hodgson has asked Crystal Palace supporters who accused the club’s owners of lacking of ambition to be “careful”, in the leadup to the derby with Brighton on Monday night.

    Following defeats against Leeds and Burnley and given growing uncertainty over Hodgson’s future, a banner urging Palace to “restore the pride, ambition and vision” was displayed briefly outside the training ground in Beckenham last week. The former England manager’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and Hodgson said he has yet to discuss a renewal with the club’s chairman, Steve Parish.

    Related: Brighton v Crystal Palace: match preview

    Related: Wilfried Zaha declares he will stop taking a knee and instead 'stand tall'

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Brighton & Hove Albion was established and founded in 1901.

The Football Club Manager is: Chris Hughton

The Official Website is: http://www.seagulls.co.uk

The Club Address is as follows:
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Tel: 0344 324 6282
Fax: 01273 878238
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Goal Scorers for 2016 – 2017

17Glenn MURRAYStriker23230
11Anthony KNOCKAERTMidfielder15150
10Tomer HEMEDStriker14113
9Sam BALDOCKStriker12111
15Jamie MURPHYStriker422
20Solly MARCHStriker330
5Lewis DUNKDefender220
6Dale STEPHENSMidfielder220
22Shane DUFFYDefender220
7Beram KAYALMidfielder101
4Uwe HUENEMEIERDefender110
29Richie TOWELLDefender101
14Steve SIDWELLMidfielder110
12Sebastien POCOGNOLIDefender110