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PREVIEW: ALBION V BARNET

21 August 2017

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The Carabao Cup.

Brighton & Hove Albion briefly turn their attentions away from the Premier League, as they welcome League Two side Barnet to the Amex, for a Carabao Cup second-round tie.

TEAM NEWS

Chris Hughton is expected to make wholesale changes to the side that lost to Leicester City on Saturday and give a number of fringe players the chance to gain some valuable minutes.

Record signing Jose Izquierdo won't feature for the Seagulls, but Anthony Knockaert will play some part, as Hughton's team look to reach the third round.

Izquierdo, has been unable to train for ten days, while awaiting a work permit and visa, and as a result Hughton wants the Colombian to focus on training this week, ahead of the weekend trip to Watford.

Knockaert, meanwhile, is expected to make his first start of the season, after missing much of pre-season with an ankle injury, and 21-year-old pair Ahannach and Mateju are in line for their Albion debuts.

Hughton has also indicated he will make full use of the squad, which could mean game time for Niki Maenpaa, Gaetan Bong, Connor Goldson, Uwe Huenemeier, Liam Rosenior, Rohan Ince, Richie Towell and Jiri Skalak.

Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown remains ruled out with a hamstring injury, but Hughton hopes to have the forward available again after the international break.

Beram Kayal (broken leg) and Sam Baldock (calf) remain the two long-term absentees for the Seagulls.

Steve Sidwell missed the game at Leicester due to a minor back injury and will come back into contention for Saturday’s trip to Watford. Glenn Murray took a knock to his ankle in the match at the King Power Stadium, but is also expected to be fine for the weekend, with neither player expected to feature on Tuesday night.

Elliott Johnson is ruled out for Barnet with a long-term knee injury he picked up in the Bees’ 1-0 win over Luton Town a few weeks ago.

John Akinde is also ruled out with a knee injury, while Richard Brindley will miss the game with an ankle problem.

FORM

ALBION

Albion are still waiting for their first points in the Premier League this season, after going down to back-to-back 2-0 defeats against Manchester City and Leicester City.

After keeping Pep Guardiola’s men at bay for 70 minutes of the opening day fixture at the Amex, Sergio Aguero’s strike and Lewis Dunk’s own goal gave title challengers City all three points.

The Seagulls were then beaten by the same scoreline against 2015/16 Premier League champions Leicester. Shinji Okazaki’s first-minute strike was followed up by Harry Maguire’s second-half header, to give the Foxes their first win of the season.

Tomer Hemed came closest to getting Albion onto the scoresheet when his long-range effort forced a fine save from Kasper Schmeichel in the second half.

BARNET

The Bees have so far registered one win, one draw and one defeat in their three League Two fixtures to date.

The North Londoners head into Tuesday’s cup clash at the Amex on the back of a 1-0 loss to Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.

Chris Porter’s 75th-minute strike was enough to earn the Cheshire side their first win of the season, as Barnet slipped down to 12th in the table.

That result came after back-to-back victories in the league and cup respectively, as Jack Taylor’s stoppage-time strike secured a 1-0 win over Luton Town, after an impressive 3-1 victory away at Peterborough United in the Carabao Cup first round.

These two results came after a 2-2 draw away at EFL newcomers, Forest Green Rovers on the opening day of the season.


LAST TIME OUT: ALBION

LEICESTER 2
Okazaki 1
Maguire 54


ALBION 0

Albion line-up:
Ryan; Bruno, Dunk, Duffy Suttner; March, Stephens, Propper, Murphy; Gross (Knockaert 62); Murray (Hemed 66).
Subs not used:
Maenpaa (GK), Rosenior, Huenemeier, Bong, Skalak.

LAST TIME OUT: BARNET

CREWE 1
Porter 75

BARNET 0


Barnet line-up: Stephens; Taylor, Tutonda, Nelson, Santos, Clough; Vilhete, Campbell-Ryce (Fonguck 67), Weston (Taylor 53); Coulthirst (Akinola 78), Akpa Akpro.

Subs not used: Ross (GK), Smith, Amaluzor, Izquierdo.


PLAYER TO WATCH: Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor

The former Chelsea youngster is now establishing a place for himself in the Barnet squad following a spell out on loan at Hampton & Richmond last season.

Taylor made the headlines for the Bees this season when his stoppage-time strike secured a 1-0 victory over Luton Town at the Hive on 12th August.

It’s not all been plain sailing for the midfielder though, after he was sent off for a second bookable offence in a 2-2 draw away at Forest Green Rovers on the opening day of the season. 

Jack’s older brother, Harry, also plays for Barnet as a defender.

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Match Reports

REPORT: ALBION 1 BARNET 0

22 August 2017

Paul Hazlewood
James Tilley wheels away in celebration.
  • James Tilley's first-ever senior goal secures Albion's place in the third round
  • Jayson Molumby, Ales Mateju and Aaron Connolly make their first-team debuts
  • Chris Hughton named 11 changes to the side that lost to Leicester City
  • Albion now turn their attentions to a league match with Watford on Saturday

Teenager James Tilley was Brighton & Hove Albion’s hero as they reached the Carabao Cup third round.

Hardworking Barnet had proved difficult to break down before 19-year-old Tilley struck eight minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute.

The 19-year-old from Billingshurst, who was making only his third senior appearance, volleyed home after skipper Liam Rosenior had seen his shot blocked.

Barnet went close to equalising when Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro hit the post and they dominated the closing stages, but the Seagulls defended resolutely to secure their first win of the season.

As anticipated, boss Chris Hughton made 11 changes to the side beaten by Leicester City on Saturday. The most eye-catching name in the starting line-up was 18-year-old midfielder Jayson Molumby, who was neat and tidy in possession throughout and involved in the goal.

Albion predictably dominated possession early on, but their only chance in the opening third of the contest came after Richie Towell and Knockeart had combined nicely in midfield. Anthony Knockeart threaded a pass into the path of Tomer Hemed, but Ricardo Santos did enough to prevent it from testing former Whitehawk goalkeeper Craig Ross.

Barnet were quick to funnel men behind the ball when the hosts threatened, but Albion should have scored in the 33rd minute. David Tutonda gave the ball away to Knockeart, who raced into the box and side-stepped a defender to make space but Ross blocked his shot with his left leg.

Knockeart was booked for dissent as the teams left the field at the break and Tilley replaced him at half-time in a double change, which saw Ales Mateju come on for Gaetan Bong to make his senior debut for the Seagulls.

And it took just eight minutes for Tilley to make an impact. Skipper Liam Rosenior was found by Molumby’s inch-perfect pass, as he burst into the penalty area and when his shot was blocked, Tilley was on hand to volley it past Ross from ten yards.

It was a deserved reward for a purposeful start to the second half by the Seagulls, but Barnet should have levelled three minutes later. Jack Taylor’s cross was met by a powerful header from Jamal Campbell-Ryce which Niki Maenpaa brilliantly parried. Ricardo Santos reacted quickest but could only find the side-netting with this close-range header.

The visitors had responded impressively to going behind and went even closer in the 70th minute when Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro thudded a close-range effort against the post, with Uwe Huenemeier getting an important deflection on his effort.

There was a special moment in the 75th minute when 17-year-old striker Aaron Connolly became the first player born in this century to represent the senior side when he replaced Hemed.

Connolly had little chance to impress in the closing stages with Albion forced to protect their lead doggedly, as Barnet pushed more men forward, but thanks to Tilley’s composed finish they will be in Thursday’s draw.

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Ticket News

BUY IN ADVANCE FOR BARNET MATCH

22 August 2017

Bennett Dean
The Amex

Brighton & Hove Albion host Barnet at the Amex Stadium tonight, and there is still time to secure your seat for the Carabao Cup clash, kick-off 7.45pm.

The matchday prices for this game are set at £15 for adults and £7.50 for over-65s and under-18s.

Fans are strongly advised to buy their tickets in advance, either online at the club's ticket site using the print-at-home facility, via the Albion Booking Line on 0844 327 1901 (calls to this number are charged at seven pence per minute plus your network access charge), or in person at the ticket office.

Please note that any fans opting to walk up to the stadium and pay tonight, will not receive any loyalty points for their purchases.

There is a £1.50 per ticket booking fee for telephone and in-person sales, while an additional charge of £1 per ticket applies to online purchases where tickets are collected; online tickets bought through print at home are exempt from booking fees.

Fans are also reminded that subsidised travel is not included in the price of the match ticket, and any rail or bus tickets must be purchased separately.

Seagull Travel will be running a matchday service that can be pre booked, and parking can be bought in Car Park B (Bridge Car Park) and Car Park C (Sussex University).  Park and ride will not be operational for this match.

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