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18 September 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion travel to the Vitality Stadium for the second time in five days, as they take on Bournemouth in the third round of the Carabao Cup tomorrow evening.

The Cherries came from behind to seal victory in the Premier League on Friday evening, after goals from Andrew Surman and Jermain Defoe cancelled out Solly March’s headed opener.

Chris Hughton’s team will be looking to record an improved result this time around, as they target a place in the Carabao Cup fourth round.

Summer signings Jose Izquierdo, Ezequiel Schelotto and Tim Krul could be handed their first starts for the club, while Jayson Molumby and Dessie Hutchinson are both included in the matchday squad.

Izzy Brown has returned to training, but Sunday’s game against Newcastle United is more realistic in terms of the winger making his return from injury.

Gaetan Bong (thigh) has recovered from injury and is available, but Steve Sidwell, Beram Kayal and Sam Baldock all remain sidelined.

Steve Cook could return to action for Bournemouth after picking up an injury against Arsenal, but striker Callum Wilson remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Junior Stanislas is also closing in on a return for the Cherries, but Tuesday evening’s game could come too soon for the winger.



: The Seagulls reached the Carabao Cup third round after beating League Two opponents Barnet at the Amex in August, when James Tilley scored his first senior goal.

Hughton’s team head to the Vitality Stadium on the back of Friday night’s Premier League defeat against the Cherries, which followed their first league win at the Amex the previous Saturday.

Albion gave an impressive performance on home soil, as goals from Pascal Gross (2) and Tomer Hemed secured a historic 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Shortly before the season’s first international break, Albion picked up their opening point of the campaign, in a goalless draw against Watford at Vicarage Road.

The season began with back-to-back 2-0 defeats for the Seagulls, firstly against Manchester City at the Amex, before Leicester City sealed a comfortable win at the King Power Stadium.

BOURNEMOUTH: The Cherries booked their place in the Carabao Cup third round after beating Championship opponents Birmingham City 2-1 at St Andrew’s in August.

Goals from Ryan Fraser and Marc Pugh overturned a first-half deficit, as Eddie Howe’s team held on for victory to set up Tuesday evening’s game against the Seagulls.

In the Premier League, Bournemouth sealed their first points of the season against Albion on Friday evening, after opening the season with four successive defeats.

Their season began with a 1-0 defeat against West Brom at the Hawthorns, before Watford claimed all three points at the Vitality Stadium, in a 2-0 win for Marco Silva’s team.

After taking the lead against Manchester City, the Dorset Club fell to a 2-1 defeat in stoppage time, which came before a 3-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.


Surman 67
Defoe 73


March 55

Bournemouth line-up: Begovic; Smith, Francis, Ake, Daniels; Fraser (Ibe 65), Artur, Surman, Pugh; Defoe (Afobe 78), King (Gosling 90+3).

Subs not used: Boruc (GK), Mings, Cook, Mousset.

Albion line-up: Ryan; Rosenior, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner; Knockaert (Izquierdo 76), Propper, Stephens, March; Gross (Murray 77); Hemed.

Subs not used: Maenpaa, Huenemeier, Goldson, Schelotto, Murphy.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Jermain Defoe

The clinical striker signed for the Cherries this summer, and scored his first goal for the club on Friday evening, as he found the bottom corner in the 73rd minute to make the difference against the Seagulls.

Despite having few opportunities in front of goal, Defoe took his first clear-cut chance to put the Cherries in front, before going off to a standing ovation from Bournemouth’s jubilant supporters.

Known for his sharpness in front of goal and pace in behind opposition defences, Defoe currently occupies seventh position in the all-time Premier League goalscoring table, with 158 goals for West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Sunderland.

The forward has also scored 20 goals in 57 international appearances for England, with his strike against Slovenia in 2010 sealing qualification to the knockout stages of the World Cup in South Africa.

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Match Reports


19 September 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Connor Goldson in action against Bournemouth.
  • Albion are eliminated from the Carabao Cup
  • Joshua King scores the only goal of the game in extra time
  • Tim Krul and Ezequiel Schelotto make their Albion debuts
  • Dessie Hutchinson also plays his first senior game for the club

Brighton & Hove Albion exited the Carabao Cup at the third round stage after a 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth, in an otherwise defensively resolute display at the Vitality Stadium.

Tim Krul made several fine saves on his debut for the Seagulls, but Bournemouth’s pressure ultimately told, as Joshua King’s 99th-minute strike in extra time sealed a narrow victory.

Chris Hughton made ten changes to the side that lost 2-1 to the Cherries the previous Friday, as Dessie Hutchinson was handed his senior debut and Ezequiel Schelotto also made his first appearance.

Jose Izquierdo had the first chance of the game when he cut inside from the left and forced a fine save from Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

Lys Mousset and Brad Smith both had early chances for the hosts, but neither shot caused Krul too much concern in the Albion goal.

Mousset had another opportunity to break the deadlock early on following a sweeping move, but his attempt went over.

Bournemouth continued to look lively and pressed forward once again through Jordon Ibe, however the former Liverpool man’s strike sailed harmlessly over the crossbar.

Albion then had a great chance to go in front when Jiri Skalak’s low, driven strike was palmed away by Boruc into the path of Jamie Murphy, who agonisingly fired wide from inside the six-yard box.

Izquierdo made another run in from the right flank and saw his strike flash across the face of goal.

Some brilliant defending from Connor Goldson kept Bournemouth at bay moments later, as his perfectly-time challenge denied Benik Afobe a shot at goal.

Krul was called into action just before the break and he made a fine one-handed stop to keep out Junior Stanislas’s shot that was heading for the far corner.

The Cherries were denied by the woodwork just seconds after the re-start, as Stanislas hit the post on the follow-up, after Krul's fine reactions kept out Afobe’s effort.

Murphy had his second golden opportunity of the game after capitalising on Steve Cook’s sloppy backpass, but Boruc diverted the shot inches wide with his foot.

Stanislas then squandered a brilliant chance to score for the Cherries, but saw his shot go high and wide of the target after he had latched onto Ibe’s ball across the box.

Lewis Cook then took aim from the edge of the box, but Krul continued his impressive display with another brilliant save to keep out the midfielder’s effort.

The hosts edged closer to making the breakthrough, but Skalak cleared Mousset’s header off the line.

Krul was called into action yet again to deny Afobe from inside the box, before Schelotto blocked Marc Pugh’s shot as Albion’s defence stood firm.

Ryan Fraser was next to try his luck from distance, but Krul made a comfortable save.

Extra time began with the hosts continuing their momentum, as King raced to the byline and teed up Afobe, whose shot flashed across the face of the goal.

Bournemouth’s constant pressure ultimately told, however, and the two substitutes, Pugh and King, combined before the latter slotted the ball past Krul from close range.

Adam Smith could have doubled Bournemouth’s advantage in the second period of extra time, but shot wide after arriving late in the box.

Krul looked to top off a fine performance on his debut with a goal, as he rushed forward in the dying moments to get on the end of a corner, but the Cherries cleared the danger and claimed a place in round four.

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Ticket News


30 August 2017

Paul Hazlewood
The Vitality Stadium

Tickets for Brighton & Hove Albion’s Carabao Cup third round tie against AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium go on sale this Thursday.

The match takes place on Tuesday 19th September, kick-off 7.45pm, and Albion have received a full allocation of 1,325 tickets.

Beneath are the on-sale dates for the match, with information on how many points are required. Tickets will go on sale online from 9am and by telephone from 2pm at each on-sale date.

On Sale Dates Points Required
Thursday 31st August STHs with 217 Season Ticket Holder Points
Friday 1st September STHs with 188 Season Ticket Holder Points*
Tuesday 5th September All remaining STHs*
Thursday 7th September Bronze/YS+ Members*
Friday 8th September Supporters with a previous purchase history*

*subject to availability

Fans attending the game will be allocated ten points.

Supporters can secure their tickets on the selected dates from 9am online and 2pm via the Albion Booking Line at 0844 327 1901**

Tickets for Albion’s visit to the Vitality Stadium are priced as follows:

Categories Prices
Adults £10.00
Seniors (66+) £7.00
Full-Time Students* £7.00
Under-21s  £3.00

*Student tickets must be collected from the Amex with proof of eligibility,  if not held on our records. Students are those that study full time (21 hours or more) and are enrolled in a course that lasts for at least a year. They must also have a valid NUS card.

**There is a £1.50 per ticket booking fee for telephone sales, while a charge of £1 per ticket applies to online purchases.

Seagull Travel are running a coach to this fixture with a number of pick-up points across East and West Sussex. A full list of pick-up locations and bookings can be found here, along with prices.

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