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PREVIEW: BRUNO FIT FOR PALACE GAME

3 December 2018

Bennett Dean
Albion captain Bruno showing his support for the Rainbow Laces campaign.

Brighton & Hove Albion host Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7.45pm, as Chris Hughton’s side look to build on their positive result in Yorkshire over the weekend.

The Seagulls returned to winning ways against Huddersfield Town, as goals from Shane Duffy and Florin Andone sealed a 2-1 victory at The John Smith’s Stadium.

Tomorrow’s visitors also secured three points on Saturday afternoon — James McArthur and Andros Townsend found the back of the net in a 2-0 win over Burnley at Selhurst Park.

The sides met three times last season, twice in the Premier League and once in the Emirates FA Cup, and Hughton’s men will be desperate to win the first of their two guaranteed meetings this time around.

The game is also Albion's dedicated home match for the Rainbow Laces campaign, as the Seagulls promote their equality work and combined commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for all.

TEAM NEWS

Hughton confirmed that Alireza Jahanbakhsh (hamstring) remains the only injured player, with the Albion boss having an otherwise fully-fit squad to select from.

Palace are expected to be without Conor Wickham (thigh), Scott Dann (fitness) and Christian Benteke (knee) for Tuesday’s trip to the south coast.




FORM

The Seagulls play seven matches throughout December and opened the month with a comeback victory over ten-man Huddersfield on Saturday, which moved Albion up to 11th position in the league table.

It was a second away victory of the season for Hughton’s team, following October’s 1-0 win at Newcastle United, but the Seagulls were only able to take one point from three games in November.

Defeats to Everton and Cardiff City came towards the start of the month, before Jamie Vardy’s late penalty denied Albion all three points in a 1-1 draw against Leicester City at the Amex.

The Eagles claimed their first victory in nine Premier League matches over the weekend, as Hodgson’s side dominated the Clarets — recording 29 shots to Burnley’s four.

Palace ended November with a hard-earned 0-0 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford, but five defeats came in their previous seven league matches.

Hodgson’s team moved three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone thanks to their victory over the Clarets, but the Eagles remain six points behind Albion ahead of tomorrow’s game.

LAST TIME WE MET

Albion visit to Selhurst Park towards the end of last season was decided by five first-half goals, three of which came for the hosts in their 3-2 victory over the Seagulls.

Wilfred Zaha and James Tomkins gave Palace a 2-0 lead after just 14 minutes, but Glenn Murray hit back with a goal against his former club just four minutes later.

But Zaha reopened a two-goal advantage for the home side, and despite Jose Izquierdo’s 34th-minute reply, Albion were unable to find an equalising goal.

LAST TIME OUT: ALBION

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1
Zanka 1

ALBION 2
Duffy 45+2
Andone 69

Albion line-up: Ryan; Bruno (Balogun 78), Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; March, Bissouma (Kayal 90+1), Propper, Izquierdo; Gross, Andone (Murray 79).

Subs not used: Steele (GK), Bong, Knockaert, Locadia.




LAST TIME OUT: CRYSTAL PALACE

CRYSTAL PALACE 2
McArthur 16
Townsend 77

BURNLEY 0

Crystal Palace line-up: Hennessy; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; McArthur (Schlupp 78), Kouyate, Milivojevic, Meyer (Puncheon 90+2); Townsend (Sorloth 88), Zaha.

Subs not used: Guaita (GK), Kelly, Ward, Ayew.




PLAYER TO WATCH: Wilfried Zaha

After scoring nine goals for the Eagles in the Premier League last season, Zaha hit the back of the net three times in his opening four matches this season, with all three goals coming away from home.

Despite not adding to his goal tally over the past eight matches, Zaha remains a big threat for Palace in the attacking third, with his pace and trickery causing problems for opposition defences.

The winger, who is frequently played as a centre forward as well, scored twice against the Seagulls last season, and was also on the scoresheet against Albion at the Amex in 2013.

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Match Reports

REPORT: ALBION 3 CRYSTAL PALACE 1

4 December 2018

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Bennett Dean
Leon Balogun wheels away in celebration after scoring with his first touch.
  • Albion seal 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace
  • Glenn Murray, Leon Balogun and Florin Andone all on target for Albion
  • Shane Duffy is sent off in the first half
  • Luka Milivojevic scores a consolation penalty for Palace

Brighton & Hove Albion claimed another memorable derby-day victory at the Amex with a scintillating 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

All three Albion goals came in an incredible opening 45 minutes, which saw Glenn Murray, Leon Balogun and Florin Andone on the scoresheet, despite being reduced to ten men following Shane Duffy’s sending off.
 
Palace captain Luka Milivojevic scored a late consolation with ten minutes remaining to take some gloss off the scoreline, but the Seagulls held on for all three points.
 
Chris Hughton made two changes to the side that beat Huddersfield Town on Saturday with Martin Montoya and Murray replacing Bruno and Andone in the starting line-up.
 
Albion applied some early pressure on the Palace goal and had a couple of early corners that caused the Palace defence problems, before Murray headed wide from Duffy’s delivery into the box.
 
Palace created their first opportunity when Patrick van Aanholt picked out Andros Townsend inside the box, but the latter headed wide from deep inside the box.

 
Murray broke the deadlock when Jose Izquierdo went down following a challenge from James McArthur, and the Seagulls frontman made no mistake in converting from the penalty spot.
 
The Seagulls had another penalty shout just before the half-hour mark when Murray went down under the challenge of James Tomkins, but referee Kevin Friend dismissed the appeals.
 
But amidst the protests Duffy was shown a straight red card after appearing to make contact with his head on Van Aanholt, and Hughton was forced to bring on Balogun in place of Gross.
 
The Nigerian became an instant hero in an incredible three minutes, as he latched onto March’s deflected corner with a sweet right-footed volley to make it 2-0 with 31 minutes played - while Albion were briefly down to nine men.
 
Murray was clearly struggling following his collision with Tomkins, and was replaced by Andone for Albion’s second change.
 
The topsy-turvy first half continued after Bernardo made a superb sliding block on the line to keep out Milivojevic’s strike to stop a certain goal for Palace.

 
The drama wasn’t over there though as Andone latched onto Bernardo’s clearance and surged down the length of the pitch before firing past Wayne Hennessey to end a breath-taking half of football.
 
Andone had an opportunity to get his second and Albion’s fourth just five minutes after the re-start, when he was picked out by Yves Bissouma, but the forward fired wide on this occasion.
 
The visitors began to pepper round the Albion penalty area without any real conviction, as another Townsend strike went wide before Max Meyer sliced his effort off target at the far post.
 
March continued his recent fine form with some tireless running in the second half, and had a chance to make it four, but his effort was blocked by Mamadou Sakho.
 
But the Eagles gained a foothold in the game when Balogun was penalised for a challenge on Wilfried Zaha, and Milivojevic sent Maty Ryan the wrong way to make it 3-1 with ten minutes left.

However, it was too little too late from the visitors and referee Kevin Friend soon blew the final whistle to confirm three points for the Seagulls, which moved them up to tenth in the Premier League table.
 
ALBION: Ryan; Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Bernardo; Izquierdo (Knockaert 49), Propper, Bissouma, March; Gross (Balogun 31); Murray (Andone 35).
 
SUBS NOT USED: Steele (GK), Bong, Kayal, Locadia.
 

1901 CLUB LOTTERY

1ST PRIZE £1000 18360
2ND PRIZE       178802
3RD PRIZE       185729
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1ST GOAL TIME 24 MINS

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Ticket News

IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR TUESDAY

3 December 2018

Paul Hazlewood
The Amex
Brighton & Hove Albion supporters are being advised of the following important travel information ahead of the Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace at the Amex on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm.
 
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 a full matchday service, to and from Falmer. A direct service for Crystal Palace supporters has been arranged after the game to depart from Falmer at 10.30pm, that will stop at Three Bridges, East Croydon, Selhurst, Clapham Junction and London Victoria.
 
Car Parks: The Bridge (Car Park B) and Sussex University (Car Park C) have now completely sold out, and there will be no cash sales on the day. Supporters are therefore advised to use public transport wherever possible.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Parking: We have no local street parking available to football supporters, as all areas have a residents parking scheme in operation, and enforcement officers will be on patrol.
 
The two park and Ride sites at Mill Road and The Racecourse will be operating as usual.
 
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 the 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 free shuttle bus in operation.

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