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SEAGULLS TV: CARPENTER ON 2005 SPURS CLASH

11 December 2017

Ahead of Wednesday evening’s game against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium, former Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Richard Carpenter spoke to Seagulls TV about the FA Cup meeting between the sides in 2005.

After being drawn against Spurs in the third round of the competition, the Seagulls, who were enjoying life back in the second tier of English football, travelled to White Hart Lane in hope of causing an upset.

Carpenter was instrumental in Albion’s admirable performance in north London, almost giving Mark McGhee’s team the lead when he struck the crossbar from 25 yards.

Ledley King gave Spurs the lead before half-time, but when Albion were awarded a free-kick 25 yards out, Carpenter stepped up and bent a wonderful effort into the bottom corner to level the game.

McGhee’s team were denied a replay at the Withdean Stadium when Robbie Keane scored a world-class goal, as he swivelled inside the penalty area and picked out the top corner on the half-volley.

‘Chippy’ spoke about Albion’s tough-tackling attitude, which took goalscorer Keane by surprise, and commented on the high spirits in and around the first-team squad before their visit to White Hart Lane.

Visit Seagulls TV to watch the feature with Carpenter.

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