Chris Hutchings v Hull City
(5th January 1985, FA Cup, Goldstone Ground)
The player Ex-Chelsea defender, Chris Hutchings, was signed by Seagulls boss Chris Cattlin in a £50,000 deal, impressing with his solid performances in both full-back positions.
On a frosty pitch, Albion scored a stunning breakaway goal. From a Hull City attacking throw-in in the 48th minute, Brighton cleared with a beautiful defence-splitting ball to Gerry Ryan racing down the right-wing. He cut in and had a half-cleared shot, before Hutchings thundered in to crash the ball home.
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Why this goal mattered
The goal sealed the Tigers’ first defeat in 15 matches. It also ensured Brighton clinched their third win in a row, giving hope for yet another bumper FA Cup run.
Chris joined Huddersfield in December 1987, also playing for Walsall and Rotherham before hanging up his boots. He became assistant to Paul Jewell at Bradford, Wigan, Derby and Ipswich, and succeeded Jewell at each of those clubs. In February 2015, he was sacked as Barnsley assistant manager alongside boss Danny Wilson following poor results.