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13 December 2017

Despite not featuring at Wembley Stadium since it reopened in 2007 - after four years of reconstruction - Brighton & Hove Albion have played at England’s national stadium three times in the club’s history.

Tonight’s Premier League meeting with Tottenham Hotspur will see the Seagulls play their first game at the new Wembley Stadium, due to Spurs playing their home matches there while their new ground is being built.

Albion’s first trip to Wembley came when Jimmy Melia’s Division One side reached the FA Cup Final in 1983, but a winner could not be found between themselves and Manchester United as the game finished 2-2.

A second visit came just five days later in the FA Cup Final Replay, but this time the Seagulls were blown away as Ron Atkinson’s team ran out 4-0 winners to lift the cup.

Eight years later, the Seagulls returned to Wembley for a Division Two Play-Off Final against Notts County after overcoming Millwall in the semi-finals.

A place in the top flight of English football was up for grabs, but the Magpies sailed into a 3-0 lead before Dean Wilkins scored a consolation goal on a disappointing afternoon for Barry Lloyd’s team.

Roll forward over 26 years and the Seagulls will have their fourth opportunity to secure victory at Wembley, but this time points are on offer, as Hughton’s team look to move up the Premier League table.

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