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28 July 2018 Venue St Andrew's Attendance Referee Rob Jones

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Birmingham City
1 - 1
FT
Brighton and Hove Albion

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4-3-3
  • 1
    Connal Trueman
    GK
  • 2
    Maxime Colin
    DF
  • 5
    Michael Morrison (C)
    DF
  • 6
    Harlee Dean
    DF
  • 3
    Kristian Pedersen
    DF
  • 7
    Jota
    MF
  • 8
    Craig Gardner
    MF
  • 4
    Maikel Kieftenbeld
    MF
  • 11
    Jacques Maghoma
    MF
  • 10
    Lukas Jukiewicz
    FW
  • 9
    Che Adams
    GK

Substitutes

  • 13
    Jake Weaver
    SUB
  • 12
    Cheikh Ndoye
    SUB
  • 14
    Josh Dacres-Cogley
    SUB
  • 15
    Marc Roberts
    SUB
  • 16
    Wes Harding
    SUB
  • 17
    Viv Solomon-Otabor
    SUB
  • 18
    Charlie Lakin
    SUB
  • 19
    Beryly Lubala
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Garry Monk

4-4-2
  • 1
    Mathew Ryan
    GK
  • 2
    Bruno (C)
    DF
  • 22
    Shane Duffy
    DF
  • 5
    Lewis Dunk
    DF
  • 30
    Bernardo
    DF
  • 11
    Anthony Knockaert
    MF
  • 6
    Dale Stephens
    MF
  • 24
    Davy Propper
    MF
  • 20
    Solly March
    MF
  • 13
    Pascal Gross
    MF
  • 17
    Glenn Murray
    FW

Substitutes

  • 26
    David Button
    SUB
  • 4
    Ben White
    SUB
  • 15
    Yves Bissouma
    SUB
  • 18
    Leon Balogun
    SUB
  • 8
    Viktor Gyokeres
    SUB
  • 10
    Tomer Hemed
    SUB
  • 29
    Markus Suttner
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Chris Hughton

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Match Reports

REPORT: BIRMINGHAM CITY 1 ALBION 1

28 July 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Yves Bissouma celebrates his last-minute equaliser.
  • Albion secure a 1-1 draw at a rainy St Andrew’s
  • Maikel Kieftenbeld’s 25-yard strike gives the hosts the lead
  • Lewis Dunk and Anthony Knockaert test the Birmingham goalkeeper
  • Yves Bissouma levelled the match with a free-kick in the last minute

Brighton & Hove Albion scored in the last minute to secure a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City in the rainy West Midlands.

The conditions set the scene for a scrappy start to the match with both teams struggling to gain a foothold.
 
In the early stages, both teams were limited to half-chances, with the hosts arguably having the better of the play.
 
After seven minutes, goalkeeper Mat Ryan’s misplaced pass out from the back fell to Jota, but the Spanish midfielder could only fire the ball over the bar.
 
Good play from Blues winger Jacques Maghoma out on the left forced the defence back and only a deflection saw the ball narrowly pass wide of Ryan’s post.
 
Albion’s best chance came in the 24th minute when Solly March’s lay-off to Pascal Gross was hit over opposing goalkeeper Connal Trueman’s crossbar.
 
The hosts continued to break well on the counter and in the 31st minute, good play out wide from Che Adams resulted in a cross that has deflected out to the edge of the area and fell nicely to Maikel Kieftenbeld, who unleashed a fine 25-yard strike into the top right-hand corner.
 
Chris Hughton’s half-time team talk has a positive effect on the team at the start of the second-half, as Albion were able to assert more control in the midfield.
 
With 53 minutes on the clock, Pascal Gross beat the offside trap, but Trueman was quick off his line to close him down. The German managed to pull the ball back to Anthony Knockaert, but his effort was blocked by the Blues defence.
 
The Frenchman then tested Trueman for the first time with a 20-yard strike that was parried wide.
 
He was involved in the thick of the action again, when he  sent an enticing ball to the back post, but Lewis Dunk’s effort from just a few yards out was saved by Birmingham’s young goalkeeper.
 
The hosts still managed to carve out a couple of chances of their own, as Adams's shot narrowly wide with Ryan at full stretch, and a close range Jutkiewicz header was blocked by the Albion defence.
 
As the game drew to a close, it looked like defeat was on the cards for the Seagulls, but on the stroke of 90 minutes, new boy Yves Bissouma was brought down on the edge of the area.
 
The Malian managed to dust himself down to rifle a powerful free-kick into the top corner of the goal with the last kick of the game.
 
ALBION: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk (Balogun), Bernardo; Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, March; Gross (Bissouma); Murray (Hemed).
 
SUBS NOT USED: Button, White, Gyokeres, Suttner.

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PAY ON THE GATE AT BIRMINGHAM

27 July 2018

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St Andrew's
Brighton & Hove Albion fans can pay on the gate at St Andrew’s for the pre-season friendly against Birmingham City at St Andrews.
 
The prices are as follows:
 
Ticket Prices  STHs Non STHs
Adults £8 £10
Seniors (65+) £5 £5
19-24-year-olds £5 £5 
13-18-year-olds £5 £5
Under-13s £1 £1

Albion season-ticket holders can purchase their tickets at the season-ticket holder price on production of their card at the turnstiles.

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