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11 April 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Pascal Gross and Solly March have both returned to training.

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome AFC Bournemouth to the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3pm, for the first of two Premier League matches on the south coast in the space of four days.

Chris Hughton’s side will look to end a run of three defeats in all competitions, as the Seagulls go in search of three much-needed points against the Cherries in their battle to steer clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Albion can take confidence from their Emirates FA Cup semi-final showing against Manchester City last Saturday, whereas Bournemouth will be keen to make amends for their 3-1 home defeat to Burnley.

The sides have already met twice this season — Bournemouth claimed a 2-0 victory at the Vitality Stadium in December, before Albion won 3-1 at the same venue in the FA Cup two weeks later.

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Hughton confirmed that Pascal Gross and Solly March have both returned to training and decisions will be made on the involvement of both players for Saturday’s game.

Bournemouth defender Charlie Daniels will miss this weekend’s game at the Amex due to a knee injury that is likely to keep him sidelined for the rest of the season and part of the 2019/20 campaign.



The Seagulls made a great start to March, winning back-to-back Premier League matches against Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace, before progressing past Millwall in the FA Cup.

But ahead of the semi-final clash against City, defeats to Southampton and Chelsea prevented Hughton’s side from building on their positive form, which kept them outside the drop zone.

The 1-0 defeat at Wembley Stadium extended their search for a victory, but the team’s hard-working performance drew a standing ovation from Albion’s 33,000-plus supporters after the full-time whistle.

The Cherries are also without a victory in three matches — Eddie Howe’s team have lost to Leicester City and Burnley since drawing 2-2 with Newcastle United on the south coast.

A valuable three points were attained from a 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town, but this result followed consecutive defeats to Arsenal and reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.

Bournemouth had previously won back-to-back home matches in 2019 against West Ham United and Chelsea — the Cherries swept aside the Blues in an eye-catching 4-0 victory.


A fortnight after losing 2-0 to the Cherries in the Premier League, Albion returned to the Vitality Stadium to begin their journey in the FA Cup, which resulted in reaching the semi-finals at Wembley Stadium.

Anthony Knockaert broke the deadlock with a clinical finish shortly after the half-hour mark, before Yves Bissouma fired home his first Albion goal to extend his team’s lead going into the break.

Marc Pugh pulled a goal back for the hosts ten minutes into the second half, but Florin Andone headed a third goal for the Seagulls in the 64th minute to reopen a two-goal lead.

Hughton’s side saw out the remainder of the game to book their place in the fourth round of the competition — but Albion’s journey ended with a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City after reaching the final four.


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Albion line-up: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Stephens, Propper, Bissouma (Locadia 82); Knockaert, Murray (Andone 65), Jahanbakhsh (Izquierdo 70).

Subs not used: Button (GK), Burn, Bong, Bruno.

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Bournemouth line-up: Begovic; Clyne (Rico 46), Mepham, Ake, Smith; Brooks, Gosling (Solanke 59), Lerma (Stanislas 71), Fraser; King, Wilson.

Subs not used: Boruc (GK), Simpson, Ibe, Mousset.

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The Manchester United youth graduate has been in fine goalscoring form since the turn of the year, hitting the back of the net six times in 2019 to extend his season tally to 11 goals.

Bournemouth have only lost once this season when King’s name has been on the scoresheet, and the Norway international also scored twice for his country against Spain and Sweden in last month’s 2020 European Qualifiers.

King’s double against Newcastle United last month almost secured three points for Eddie Howe’s team, but former Cherry Matt Ritchie struck late on to take a share of the spoils.

The forward has also hit doubles against Chelsea and Watford this season, both in 4-0 wins for Albion’s south-coast rivals.

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Match Reports


13 April 2019

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Paul Hazlewood
Florin Andone in action against Bournemouth.
  • Dan Gosling, Ryan Fraser, David Brooks, Callum Wilson and Junior Stanislas score for Bournemouth
  • Anthony Knockaert shown a straight red card
  • Albion remain five points clear of the relegation zone
  • The Seagulls are next in action against Cardiff City on Tuesday

Brighton & Hove Albion’s quest for Premier League survival was dealt another blow after a 5-0 defeat to AFC Bournemouth at the Amex Stadium.

A goal each from Dan Gosling, Ryan Fraser, David Brooks, Callum Wilson and Junior Stanislas secured a convincing win for the Cherries, while Anthony Knockaert received a straight red card in the second half for Chris Hughton's team.

The one bright side of an otherwise dark day for the Seagulls was Cardiff City's 2-0 defeat at Burnley, which meant the gap between Albion and the bottom three remained at five points.

Hughton made two changes to the side that lost to Manchester City last week, with Florin Andone and Jurgen Locadia replacing Glenn Murray and Alireza Jahanbakhsh in the starting line-up.

Albion created a chance inside the opening couple of minutes when Yves Bissouma took advantage of some space on the edge of the box, but the Malian midfielder shot wide of the target.

Bournemouth broke forward through Nathan Ake in the early stages, as he got to the byline and played in a cross towards Joshua King, who headed wide after being put under pressure by Bernardo.

Davy Propper then delivered an enticing cross beyond the Cherries defence, which narrowly missed the onrushing Locadia and Andone deep inside the box.

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But it was the visitors that struck first in the 34th minute through Gosling, who took a touch and finished from close-range at the end of a free-flowing Bournemouth move.

Knockaert and Bissouma then linked up well to tee up Dale Stephens on the edge of the area, but the midfielder fired wide with a shot from distance.

Steve Cook then fired at goal from 25 yards, but Maty Ryan was equal to the former Albion defender's ambitious effort.

The second half began with an altercation in the penalty area involving Andone and Chris Mepham, with the latter appearing to move his head towards the Romanian, but referee Kevin Friend gave a yellow card to both players.

Hughton’s men looked to try and get some sort of foothold in the game, as Knockaert drifted a free kick into the area, but Bernardo headed over the bar.

Eddie Howe’s side still carried a threat though, and King got the better of Lewis Dunk down the right and played a cut-back towards Wilson, but Shane Duffy made a brilliant sliding challenge to clear the ball.

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Albion were dealt a hammer blow just moments later when Fraser doubled the visitors’ lead with a looping finish over Ryan after being teed up by Wilson.

Murray and Jose Izquierdo were brought on in a bid to freshen up Albion’s frontline, but the Seagulls were dealt another blow after Knockaert was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Adam Smith with 20 minutes left to play.

Howe’s side effectively killed the game as a contest courtesy of Brooks, who played a one-two with Fraser and fired past Ryan from close-range despite Dunk’s best efforts to intercept the midfielder's shot.

The visitors added extra gloss to the scoreline through Wilson, who showed some good footwork inside the box and fired past Ryan to make it 4-0 in the 83rd minute.

The damage wasn't done though, as Stanislas added a fifth in stoppage time to complete the rout. Albion's attentions now turn to Tuesday's game against Cardiff City - a game which now carries even greater significance in their bid to beat relegation.

ALBION: Ryan; Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Bernardo; Propper (Izquierdo 63), Stephens, Bissouma; Knockaert, Andone (Murray 58), Locadia.

SUBS NOT USED: Button (GK), Bong, Burn, Kayal, Jahanbakhsh.


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Ticket News


12 April 2019

Patrick Sullivan
The pre-match brief for Albion v AFC Bournemouth

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome AFC Bournemouth to the Amex in the Premier League on Saturday 13th April, kick-off 3pm.

The official match sponsor for this fixture is Hanover, the ball sponsor is DC Automobiles and the kit sponsor is Fileder.

Prior to kick-off, a minute’s applause will be held for Albion legend Kit Napier.

Tickets are still available for this match through the season ticket exchange to supporters with a purchase history. Please visit for more information. Tickets will also be available to home supporters on the day.

Travel Information

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All supporters are asked to head to the stadium as early as possible regardless of how they are travelling.

Trains: Southern Rail have informed the club that they will be operating an enhanced service for this match; however, supporters are advised to check with Southern’s website prior to travelling.

Park & Rides: Both Brighton Racecourse & Mill Road will be open from 12pm; however, please note that at Brighton Racecourse they are holding dual events, therefore you will be directed by stewards on arrival.

Car Parks: There are limited spaces remaining at the Bridge (Car Park B), and they are available to purchase online here.

Sussex University (Car Park C) has now completely sold out; however, please note that the University will be holding their applicants event on the day.

All vehicles accredited to park at the University of Sussex must enter via Stanmer Park, as there will be no entry at Falmer or Knights Gate; however, please be aware that due to roadworks along the Southern Ring Road the University will have a traffic light system in operation.

Village Way will be extremely busy and congested, and supporters are advised to avoid this area both pre- and post-match, unless they have pre-booked parking.

Buses: Brighton & Hove Buses will be operating a full Saturday service within our Travel Scheme, therefore free travel is available to supporters on production of a match ticket, but please check on the club's website, for areas within the bus travel scheme.

Parking: We have no local street parking available for football supporters, as all areas have a residents’ parking scheme in operation, and enforcement officers will be on patrol.

Seagull Travel: Seagull Travel will be running their usual matchday services from various locations, and spaces are available to pre-book via their website.

Drop-offs & Pick-ups: There will be no pick-ups or drop-offs along Village Way, or at the Woollard Way (entrance to the Bridge car park), and supporters are advised to use our official drop-off and pick-up point located at University of Sussex, where our drop-off point is in Car Park 5, located by the Sports Hall.

This drop-off/pick-up point is a short walk through the underpass to the Amex Stadium. There is also a free shuttle bus in operation.

Opening and Closing Times

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The Club Superstore will be open from 9am and will close at 6pm after the game. The shop is also closed during the match.

The ticket office will open from 9am until half-time. The ticket office will be closed during the second half and will re-open for 30 minutes after the match.

Dick’s Bar is open from 12pm until kick-off and then after the match until 7.30pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.

All concourses will open at 1pm. East, South and West concourses will close at 6.30pm post-match. The North concourse will close at 7.30pm

All the 1901 Club Lounges and restaurants will open at 12.30pm.

All restaurants will close at 7pm. All lounges will close at 6.30pm, except for Mayo Wynne Baxter and iTalk, which will both close at 7.30pm.

Please note all bars will stop serving 15 minutes before the scheduled closing time.

The Fanzone and food outlets will be open from 12pm. The outside bar will close at 2.15pm.

In the 1901 Club lounges, Dick’s Bar and concourses, the TV screens will be showing Tottenham Hotspur v Huddersfield Town pre-match, and Manchester United v West Ham United post-match.


Outside the stadium, club partners iTalk will be available to talk about their broadband’s services to supporters, with Sussex Police also at the stadium to talk to supporters interested in job opportunities in the Police Force.

On the bandstand, Unihorn will be entertaining supporters in the build-up to the match.

Ticket Office

Please note tickets are available for this match through the season ticket exchange to supporters with a purchase history. Please visit for more information.

Tickets will also be available to home supporters on the day.

Club Superstore

Saturday is the last of our 10% off days for season ticket holders and members for this season. Season tickets/members cards must be scanned at till point to get access to your discount in-store.

The two external retail outlets will be open for this fixture. They are situated at the south-east approach T-junction, and north-west corner, stocking a range of souvenirs.


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In the build up to the match, Hope Powell will be pitch side to talk about Albion’s upcoming FA Women’s Super League match against Arsenal taking place at the Amex on Sunday 28th April.

Free tickets for this match can be claimed by all season ticket holders and members, with general admission tickets available from just £1 for juniors and concessions and £3 for adults at

1901 Club Lounge Dress Code


We would like to take this opportunity to remind members that the dress code for the 1901 Club is smart business attire for all guests, male and female.

Acceptable attire includes smart jeans, smart boots, clean trainers and canvas shoes. Please note that ripped jeans, shorts and flip-flops are not permitted. Hospitality guests dining in either restaurant will still be required to wear shoes; trainers will not be permitted in dining areas.

Men must wear a collared shirt or polo shirt. Football shirts, polo-neck and turtleneck sweaters are not acceptable.

Only guests aged under 14 may wear Brighton & Hove Albion replica shirts. Away team colours or shirts are not permitted under any circumstances. Please ensure your guests are aware of and adhere to the dress code as entry will not be permitted if they are not dressed accordingly.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to reseat 1901 Club members or their guests in general admission areas of the stadium if refused admission to the 1901 Club.

Prohibited Items

In light of recent high-profile incidents where a range of items – including capped water bottles – have been thrown onto the pitch at a number of matches around the country, we are reminding all Brighton & Hove Albion and visiting supporters that bottles with tops on them are prohibited at the Amex Stadium.

Our stewards will be strictly enforcing this policy, and bottle tops will also be removed from drinks sold inside the stadium.

The full list of prohibited items can be found here.

Download Albion’s App

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Our brand-new match predictor is now live on Albion’s app. Download here for iPhone or here for Android and predict the score and the man of the match for the chance to win a signed shirt.

Other Information

Although not applicable for this fixture, the Brighton Main Line Improvement Project will be undertaking works from Three Bridges to Brighton and Three Bridges to Lewes over several weekends up to May 2019. Don’t miss the match, plan ahead – sign up for alerts at

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