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2015/16 SEASON REVIEW: FEBRUARY

7 June 2016

Albion's fine form continued in February.


February was a successful month for Brighton & Hove Albion, as they picked up 13 points from six games.
 
Albion recorded their first win by more than a single-goal margin with a 3-0 victory over Brentford at the Amex on 5th February.  Anthony Knockaert's first goal for the club, along with strikes from Tomer Hemed and Jamie Murphy, secured a comfortable victory.



A thrilling battle at home to Bolton followed eight days later, with Chris Hughton’s men edging out struggling Wanderers with a 3-2 win.
 
Goals from Murphy, Hemed and Beram Kayal were enough to edge out the Trotters, who found the target thanks to goals from Emile Heskey and Jay Spearing. The match also saw January signing Jiri Skalak come off the bench to make his debut.
 
A trip to the KC Stadium was up next four days later to face face Hull City, in what turned out to be a cagey goalless stalemate.
 
Steve Sidwell made his second debut for the club after arriving on loan from Stoke City.

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Albion’s fifth and final league defeat of the season came in the form of a 4-1 loss Cardiff City on 20th February. Peter Whittingham’s brace and a goal each from Lex Immers and Anthony Pilkington gave the Bluebirds a convincing victory, while Dale Stephens scored a consolation for Brighton.



However, there was a stunning response three days later, after Hughton’s side smashed four goals past Bristol City to claim a 4-0 win at Ashton Gate.
 
Murphy, Sam Baldock and Hemed, along with Mark Little’s own goal, made it a comfortable evening for the Seagulls.
 
Albion ended the month in style, as Leeds were the second team to be hit for four at the Amex the following Monday.
 
A dominant first-half display from the Seagulls secured the victory, as Hemed’s brace, Lewis Dunk’s header and a Liam Cooper own goal sealed a resounding win.

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