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28 August 2018

Linton Rogers
Albion host Southampton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

Brighton & Hove Albion open their Carabao Cup campaign against Southampton at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday evening - kick-off 7.45pm - as Chris Hughton’s side enter the competition in the second round.

The Seagulls came up against south-coast opposition in the third round of the Carabao Cup last season, but AFC Bournemouth claimed a 1-0 victory after extra time at the Vitality Stadium.

The Saints exited the competition in the second round against Wolverhampton Wanderers, as the Premier League newcomers claimed a 2-0 win at St Mary’s.


Both sides could make a host of changes for the cup tie at the Amex, with Albion and Southampton in Premier League action against Fulham and Crystal Palace respectively over the weekend.

Lewis Dunk remains sidelined for the Seagulls, but could return for the visit of the Cottagers. Jose Izquierdo, Bruno and Florin Andone are also unlikely to feature.

For the Saints, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will be missing through suspension, after picking up two yellow cards against Leicester City on Saturday.


The Seagulls occupy 13th position in the Premier League after three matches, as Hughton’s team sit on three points thanks to their 3-2 victory over Manchester United.

Albion were well beaten on the opening day of the season against Watford, but their impressive display at Anfield on Saturday - where they lost 1-0 to Liverpool - could have arguably deserved a point.

The Saints opened the season with a goalless draw against Burnley at St Mary’s, but two defeats have since followed for Mark Hughes’s team.

A 2-1 defeat to Everton came at Goodison Park, before Harry Maguire’s injury-time header inflicted another 2-1 loss, as Leicester City took all three points away on the south coast.


The sides shared a 1-1 draw in the Premier League back in January, as Jack Stephens fired home in the second half to cancel out Glenn Murray’s opener at St Mary’s.

Murray opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 14th minute, but the hosts applied pressure after the break and Stephens applied a clever finish on James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick to level the game.

Leonardo Ulloa was introduced late on and almost connected with Solly March’s free-kick, but neither side could find a winner as the spoils were shared in Hampshire.


Salah 23


Albion line-up: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Balogun, Bong; Knockaert (Locadia 75), Stephens, Propper, March (Jahanbakhsh 75); Bissouma (Gross 79); Murray.

Subs not used: Button (GK), Suttner, Bernardo, Kayal.


Bertrand 52

Gray 56
Maguire 90+2

Southampton line-up: McCarthy; Cedric, Vestergaard, Hoedt, Bertrand; Elyounoussi (Romeu 79), Lemina, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Long (Armstrong 86), Ings (Austin 69).

Subs not used: Gunn (GK), Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Davis.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Charlie Austin

After starting Southampton’s opening two matches of the season, Charlie Austin was placed on the bench for Leicester City’s visit and was introduced as a second-half substitute.

The forward will be keen to prove a point in cup competition for the Saints, as the 29-year-old competes with Danny Ings and Shane Long for Southampton’s forward berths.

Austin fired seven goals in 24 Premier League matches last season, however the striker is yet to repeat the goalscoring form which saw him net 18 times for Queens Park Rangers during the 2014/15 campaign.

The Saints forward has shown his eye for goal over the years, and Mark Hughes will be desperate to see Austin achieve similar success, as they visit the Amex Stadium in cup competition.

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Match Reports


28 August 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Alireza Jahanbakhsh fires towards goal against Southampton.
  • Albion are knocked out of the Carabao Cup
  • Charlie Austin scores the decisive goal at the Amex Stadium
  • Will Collar, Ben Barclay, Viktor Gyokeres and David Button make their first-team debuts
  • Albion return to Premier League action on Saturday against Fulham
Brighton & Hove Albion were knocked out of the Carabao Cup at the second round stage after a 1-0 defeat to Southampton at the Amex Stadium.
Substitute Charlie Austin came off the bench to score a late winner for Mark Hughes’s side, which settled a cagey cup tie between the two Premier League clubs.
Chris Hughton rotated his squad and gave David Button, Will Collar, Ben Barclay and Viktor Gyokeres their debuts, while club-record signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh was handed his first start.
There was a nervy moment for the Albion defence in the opening ten minutes when Button was forced into a reaction save to keep out Mohamed Elyounoussi’s header, before Barclay cleared away Maya Yoshida’s follow-up strike.
Down the other end, Yves Bissouma drove forward into space only to see his right-footed shot go over the target.
Gyokeres was next to run at the Saints defence, as he made a surging run forward, but the Swede also saw his strike rise over the bar.
Jahanbakhsh was next to try his luck on his full home debut, but the winger saw his long-range attempt narrowly miss the target.
The long-range shots kept coming, this time courtesy of Southampton’s Stuart Armstrong, who fired just past David Button’s near post.
Markus Suttner was then forced to divert Manolo Gabbiandini’s dangerous cross wide and over the bar, in a lively first half hour.
The Italian was involved in the thick of the action again, and forced Button into a fine two-handed stop to his left-hand side.
Soon after, some good link-up play involving Steven Davis and Armstrong resulted in the latter’s curling effort narrowly clearing the top corner.
Elyounoussi took advantage of a lapse in concentration in the Albion defence and took aim from distance shortly after the re-start, but Button was on hand to make a comfortable save.
Following a spell of Saints pressure, Bissouma broke forward down the right flank and picked out Gyokeres, and the Swede’s effort was pushed away by Angus Gunn.
Pascal Gross had two bites of the cherry when his first effort was blocked before he fired the rebound over with his left foot.
James Ward-Prowse then tested Button with a swerving set-piece, but the Seagulls shot-stopper was equal to the strike and pushed it clear.
Jahanbakhsh and Beram Kayal both saw their shots blocked down the other end in a spell of Albion pressure, before Gyokeres forced Gunn into a save at his near post.
Both sides were creating chances, as Davis whipped in an enticing cross towards substitute Sam Gallagher, but the latter couldn’t make contact with his attempted diving header.
Gallagher was denied by Button again moments later, while Jahanbakhsh was thwarted by Gunn straight down the other end.
Southampton were nearly gifted the lead when Button was caught out by Gallagher, who rolled the ball to Austin in space, but Bernardo was there to make a crucial block on the line.
But the Saints broke the deadlock in the 88th minute with the two substitutes combining, as Austin nodded home Nathan Redmond’s cross to put Mark Hughes’s side in front.
Aaron Connolly was introduced late on in a final roll of the dice for the Seagulls, but Hughes’s men held on to secure a place in round three.
ALBION: Button; Collar, Barclay, Bernardo, Suttner; Jahanbakhsh, Kayal (Connolly 90), Bissouma, Gyokeres; Gross (Propper 63); Locadia.
SUBS NOT USED: Steele (GK), Balogun, Montoya, Stephens, Knockaert.
1ST £350 4550
2ND £50  1341
3RD £25  2094

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28 August 2018

Paul Hazlewood
The Amex.
Additional parking is available for tonight’s Carabao Cup tie against Southampton at the Amex tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.
This will be located in the Sussex University multistory car park, which can be found by following directions to Stanmer park from the A270.
Parking costs £15 and must be booked in advance at

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