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PREVIEW: NO FRESH INJURIES FOR HUDDERSFIELD TRIP

29 November 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Jose Izquierdo drives forward with the ball for the Seagulls.

Brighton & Hove Albion open December with a trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3pm, as they look to extend their seven-point gap to the relegation zone.

The Seagulls almost returned to winning ways against Leicester City at the Amex Stadium last weekend, but Jamie Vardy’s late penalty cancelled out Glenn Murray’s opener to earn a share of the spoils.

The draw left Chris Hughton’s team 12th in the Premier League table, five points ahead of the Terriers, who closed the gap with an impressive 2-0 victory away to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The John Smith’s Stadium has proved a difficult place to visit over recent campaigns, but the Seagulls will be desperate to inflict a fifth home defeat on David Wagner’s side this season.


TEAM NEWS

Hughton confirmed that there are no additional injuries leading into this weekend's game, but Alireza Jahanbakhsh remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Dale Stephens will also miss the game, as he serves the second match of his three-game suspension.

The Terriers will have defender Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen back available after being suspended for Sunday’s visit to Wolves, however Chris Lowe remains sidelined with a shoulder injury.




FORM

The Seagulls claimed three victories in October before back-to-back defeats in November, but Hughton’s team managed to collect another point before December came around.

Murray’s seventh Premier League goal of the season looked to have won it for Albion against Leicester last weekend, but Vardy’s spot kick denied the Seagulls from claiming maximum points.

Lewis Dunk found the back of the net twice on journeys to Everton and Cardiff City, but Albion were beaten 3-1 at Goodison Park before Sol Bamba’s 90th-minute winner sealed a 2-1 victory for the Bluebirds.

The Terriers managed just one point from their three matches in October, but Wagner’s team remained unbeaten throughout November, taking seven points from a possible nine.

A 1-0 victory was secured at home to Fulham, before West Ham United shared the spoils on their visit. Aaron Mooy’s brace then bagged a 2-0 victory at Molineux last weekend.

LAST TIME WE MET

Albion welcomed the Terriers to the Amex Stadium at the beginning of March and took the lead through Solly March’s low-driven effort, which hit the post and rebounded off goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.

But the narrow advantage lasted just three minutes — as Steve Mounie intercepted a underhit backpass from Shane Duffy to finish past Maty Ryan to make it 1-1.

Davy Propper received a red card towards the end of the match, leaving the Seagulls with ten men for 16 minutes, but Hughton’s men were able to hold on for a point.

LAST TIME OUT: ALBION

ALBION 1
Murray 15

LEICESTER CITY 1
Vardy 79 pen

Albion line-up: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Knockaert (March 73), Propper, Kayal, Izquierdo; Gross (Andone 82); Murray (Locadia 89).

Subs not used: Steele (GK), Balogun, Bong, Bissouma.




LAST TIME OUT: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

WOLVES 0

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 2
Mooy 6, 74

Huddersfield Town line-up: Lossl; Kongolo, Schindler, Smith; Durm, Billing (Williams 90+3), Hogg (Stankovic 90+3), Mooy, Hadergjonaj; Pritchard (Mbenza 90+3); Mounie.

Subs not used: Hamer (GK), Sobhi, Depoitre, Kachunga.




PLAYER TO WATCH: Aaron Mooy

The Australian midfielder has pulled the strings in the middle of the park for the Terriers since reaching the Premier League — the 28-year-old played 36 times in the top flight last season.

Other than missing one match through injury, Mooy has played every minute of Premier League football for Wagner’s side this term, and opened his goalscoring account last weekend.

Mooy proved the match-winner against Molineux, firing two goals to claim victory, which added to the four goals notched by the Socceroo’s midfielder last season.

National team-mate Maty Ryan will especially know of Mooy’s strengths, having played numerous matches together over recent seasons, including matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Match Reports

REPORT: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 ALBION 2

1 December 2018

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Paul Hazlewood
Florin Andone roars at the Albion fans after scoring the winning goal.
  • Albion come from behind to beat Huddersfield Town
  • Zanka breaks the deadlock inside the opening minute
  • Steve Mounie sent off in the first half
  • Shane Duffy and Florin Andone score to give Albion three points
Brighton & Hove Albion recovered from a goal down to claim a hard-fought 2-1 victory over ten-man Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium.
 
Zanka’s first-minute header gave the Terriers an early lead, but Albion began to assert their dominance on the contest after Steve Mounie’s sending off, and hit back with Shane Duffy’s header and Florin Andone’s first goal for the club.
 
Chris Hughton made three changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Leicester City the previous week, with Yves Bissouma, Solly March and Andone all coming into the side.
 
Albion were 1-0 down inside a minute when Zanka reacted to a misplaced clearance inside the box and rose to beat Maty Ryan to the ball with a header.
 
Hughton’s men came close to an equaliser when Duffy’s header from a corner was punched clear by Jonas Lossl, before Andone’s follow-up strike was blocked by Jonathan Hogg on the line.
 
The Seagulls looked vulnerable at the back, as Alex Pritchard latched onto a loose clearance and Duffy blocked his first attempt before his second effort went wide.
 
March engineered an opening for himself when he cut in off the right flank into a central position, only to see his shot blocked.
 
The Terriers were down to ten men with just over half an hour gone, after Mounie was shown a straight red card by Michael Oliver following a challenge on Bissouma.
 
Replays showed the forward’s studs were up as he contested the ball with the Malian, and Oliver had no hesitation in brandishing the red card.
 
The hosts almost doubled their advantage moments later when Terrence Kongolo saw his header blocked, before penalty appeals were turned down after Pritchard went down inside the area.
 
Aaron Mooy came close with a set-piece from distance just moments later, as Ryan made a fine two-handed stop to tip the free kick around the post.
 
The Seagulls created their best move of the half just shy of the interval as Andone and Bissouma linked up well to tee up Jose Izquierdo, but Lossl comfortably caught the Colombian’s strike.
 
Parity was restored almost on the stroke of half-time, as Duffy’s brilliant towering header from March’s perfectly-weighted cross sent Albion in level at the break.

 
Albion could’ve turned the game on its head inside a minute of the re-start when Lossl made two fine stops to deny both Bissouma and Pascal Gross.
 
Gross was involved in the thick of the action when he spotted March, and Andone fired the latter’s cross just over the bar.
 
Hughton’s men were enjoying a dominant spell and another chance came courtesy of Bissouma, who dragged a shot wide after Izquierdo played a ball in from the left.
 
The chances kept coming and Bissouma had two opportunities in quick succession - his initial free kick hit the wall before he shot over on the follow up.
 
The game was turned on its head in the 69th minute courtesy of Andone, as the Romanian brilliantly nodded home another perfectly-weighted March cross to score his first Premier League goal.
 
The hosts applied pressure in the closing stages, but Albion saw out the rest of the game with relative ease to secure three vital points and climb to 11th in the Premier League table.
 
ALBION: 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.

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Ticket News

SECURE YOUR SEAT FOR HUDDERSFIELD AWAY

27 November 2018

Paul Hazlewood
John Smith's Stadium

A limited number of tickets are available on general sale for Brighton & Hove Albion’s Premier League fixture against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
 
The prices for the game are listed below

Category Price
Adults (18-59) £30
Senior (60+) £20
Junior (Under 18) £15
 
Supporters can secure their tickets for the match on BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/Tickets and via the Albion Booking Line at 0844 327 1901*.
 
There is a £1.50 per ticket booking fee for in person and telephone sales, while a charge of £1 per ticket applies to online purchases.
 
Seagull Travel will be running a coach to this fixturewith a number of pick-up points across East and West Sussex. A full list of pick-up locations and bookings for all upcoming games can be found here, along with prices.
 
*Calls to the Albion Booking Line are charged at seven pence per minute plus your network access charge.

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