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PREVIEW: ONLY GROSS TO MISS PALACE AWAY

7 March 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Albion warm up for another 90 minutes of Premier League action.

Brighton & Hove Albion will look to build on their positive result at the Amex last weekend, when Chris Hughton’s side take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, kick-off 12.30pm.

The Seagulls secured their first Premier League victory of 2019 when Florin Andone’s second-half header dispatched Huddersfield Town 1-0 on the south coast, which moved Albion five points clear of the relegation zone.

Saturday’s opponents were the only other side in the bottom half of the table to claim three points over the weekend — Roy Hodgson’s men won 3-1 against Burnley at Turf Moor thanks to strikes from Michy Batshuayi, Wilfried Zaha and an own goal.

Albion claimed a memorable 3-1 victory over the Eagles when the teams met at the Amex back in December, despite playing for more than an hour with ten men after Shane Duffy was sent off.

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TEAM NEWS

Hughton confirmed that Pascal Gross is the only player that will miss the trip to Selhurst Park, as the midfielder continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. Leon Balogun has returned to training for the Seagulls.

For Palace, Pape Souare (shoulder) and Mamadou Sakho (knee) are both expected to miss the game through injury, but Hodgson has an otherwise fully-fit squad to select from.

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FORM

The Seagulls returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a narrow 1-0 win over Huddersfield last weekend, following back-to-back league defeats to Burnley and Leicester City.

Hughton’s team have been successful in the Emirates FA Cup since the turn of the year, beating AFC Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion and Derby County to set up this month’s quarter-final against Millwall.

Albion have also added to their points total with draws against West Ham United and Watford, since their 1-0 victory over Everton towards the end of December.

The Eagles head into Saturday’s match on the back of an impressive 3-1 win at Burnley, but Hodgson’s team had previously lost by the same scoreline when Manchester United visited Selhurst Park.

Another away victory was recorded against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in February, which has helped the Eagles rise to 13th position in the Premier League table after 29 matches.

LAST TIME WE MET

A crazy opening 45 minutes saw Albion race into a 3-0 lead against Palace, despite being reduced to ten men in the 28th minute after Glenn Murray’s opener from the penalty spot.

Just four minutes after Murray’s goal, Duffy was shown a straight red card for an incident involving Patrick van Aanholt, but Albion stunned their opponents when replacement Leon Balogun scored inside a minute of coming on.

In the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time, Florin Andone chased after a long clearance forward from Bernardo, and the Romanian showed unbelievable desire to keep the ball in play before finishing past Wayne Hennessey.

Albion defended admirably in the second half, and despite Luka Milivojevic’s consolation from the penalty spot, Hughton’s side held on for a breathe-taking 3-1 win against their rivals.

LAST TIME OUT: ALBION

ALBION 1
Andone 79

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0

Albion line-up: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Stephens, Propper, Bissouma (Kayal 85); Knockaert, Murray (Andone 57), Jahanbakhsh (Izquierdo 78).

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

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LAST TIME OUT:
CRYSTAL PALACE

BURNLEY 1
Barnes 90

CRYSTAL PALACE 3
Bardsley 15 og
Batshuayi 48
Zaha 76

Crystal Palace line-up: Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Dann, Van Aanholt; Zaha (Townsend 79), Kouyate, Milivojevic, Meyer (McArthur 71), Schlupp; Batshuayi (Benteke 83).

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

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PLAYER TO WATCH: Michy Batshuayi

After spending time on loan at both Borussia Dortmund and Valencia during 2018, Batshuayi joined the Eagles on loan from Chelsea until the end of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

The striker signed for Chelsea after prolific spells at Standard Liege and Marseille, but chances for the Belgian proved limited, prior to his involvement at last summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Following substitute appearances against Fulham and West Ham United, Batshuayi has started three consecutive matches for Palace, scoring twice in away victories over Leicester and Burnley.

With the support of Zaha and Jeffery Schlupp from the wings, the 25-year-old will be looking to build on his recent form when Albion arrive at Selhurst Park this weekend.

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Match Reports

REPORT: CRYSTAL PALACE 1 ALBION 2

9 March 2019

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Bennett Dean
Anthony Knockaert fires the winning goal at Selhurst Park.
  • Albion beat Crystal Palace 2-1
  • Glenn Murray and Anthony Knockaert on target
  • Luka Milivojevic equalises from the spot for Palace
  • The Seagulls move eight points clear of the bottom three
Brighton & Hove Albion claimed their first Premier League double over Crystal Palace after a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park.
 
Glenn Murray’s 100th Albion league goal and Anthony Knockaert’s stunning strike either side of Luka Milivojevic’s penalty secured a memorable win, which moved Chris Hughton’s men eight points clear of the relegation zone.
 
Hughton initially made one change to the side that beat Huddersfield Town the previous Saturday, as Florin Andone replaced Murray. But the Romanian injured himself in the warm-up, and Murray came back into the side.
 
Michy Batshuayi had the first chance of the game for Palace, but his deflected shot from the edge of the box was comfortably saved by Maty Ryan in a cagey opening quarter of an hour.

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The Seagulls broke the deadlock in the 19th minute, courtesy of Murray’s 100th league goal for the Albion. The frontman capitalised on a slip from James Tomkins and fired in a superb right-footed strike into the bottom corner past the outstretched Vicente Guaita.
 
Hughton’s men had a strong claim for a penalty turned down moments later when Shane Duffy went down under the challenge of Scott Dann in the box, but referee Craig Pawson waved on play.
 
Palace had a spell of pressure around the Albion box, after James McArthur’s cross ricocheted into Wilfried Zaha’s pass, but the winger’s shot was brilliantly blocked by Lewis Dunk.
 
Ryan and Bernardo then had to be alert to clear away the resulting corner, before Jeffrey Schlupp turned and shot wide from the subsequent ball back into the box. 
 
Batshuayi had an opportunity to restore parity to the scoreline following a one-two with Schlupp, but the Belgian was thwarted by Dunk’s fine challenge.

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Alireza Jahanbakhsh had the first chance after the re-start when he drove into space on the edge of the box, but his right-footed strike was easily saved by Guaita.
 
But the scores were level in the 50th minute when Davy Propper was penalised for a challenge on Andros Townsend inside the box, and Milivojevic sent Ryan the wrong away from the subsequent penalty.
 
Townsend then took advantage of a lapse in the Albion defence, but saw his curling drive sail over the crossbar.
 
Zaha found Milivojevic in space on the edge of the box, but the Palace goalscorer’s shot went harmlessly wide.

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Albion re-took the lead in emphatic fashion through Knockaert, who with his last touch of the game, cut in off the right and saw his fantastic left-footed strike clip in off the post. The Frenchman was then replaced by Solly March for the final quarter of an hour.
 
Jahanbakhsh almost made a trio of fantastic Albion goals with a looping right-footed attempt from distance that just cleared the target.
 
There was still time for one more Palace chance, as Schlupp reacted to a loose ball inside the box, but his volley went over the bar and Albion secured three crucial points against the Eagles.
 
ALBION: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Stephens, Propper, Bissouma; Knockaert (March 75), Murray, Jahanbakhsh (Locadia 90+4).
 
SUBS NOT USED: Button (GK), Burn, Bong, Kayal, Izquierdo. 

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Ticket News

NEXT STAGE OF POINTS WINDOWS FOR PALACE TICKETS

1 February 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Selhurst Park.

Tickets for Brighton & Hove Albion’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park will go on sale to the next eligible set of points holders from 9am on Monday 4th February.

The Seagulls take on Roy Hodgson’s side on Saturday 9th March, kick-off 12.30pm, as they look to record another victory over the Croydon club, following December’s 3-1 win at the Amex Stadium.

Albion have received an allocation of 2,500 tickets for the match against the Eagles.

Please note that all tickets will have the purchaser's name written on them and matching ID will be required for entry to the stadium.

Beneath are the on-sale dates for the next set of priority windows:

Monday 4th February  STHs with 234+ Season Ticket Holder Points
Tuesday 5th February STHs with 213+ Season Ticket Holder Points*
Wednesday 6th February All Season Ticket Holders*

*Subject to availability

Supporters should note that the window opens at 9am for online sales, before telephone lines open at 2pm on the days above - additional windows will be confirmed if tickets remain at the end of the week.

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