Brighton & Hove Albion headed into November on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run, looking to boost their chances of reaching the Premier League with a second unbeaten month in a row.
An emotional celebration followed Steve Sidwell’s 50-yard strike against Bristol City, which went on to win the EFL's Mitre Goal of the Year award. Albion’s players raced to the bench and raised a Brighton shirt with Anthony Knockaert’s name on, in remembrance of the midfielder’s late father.
Jamie Murphy added a second goal at Ashton Gate, after cutting inside and finding the bottom corner from outside the box, and the Seagulls comfortably saw out the remainder of the game to secure maximum points.
Glenn Murray found the back of the net at the Amex to cancel out Nathan Baker’s header that gave Aston Villa a 1-0 lead, but neither side could find a winning goal as the game finished 1-1 on the south coast.
Albion’s striker continued to produce the goods, as goals from Sam Baldock and Murray overturned a 1-0 deficit at home to Fulham. Kevin McDonald gave the Cottagers a first-half lead, but volleys from both of Albion’s frontmen ensured the Seagulls would end the month unbeaten, with another three points towards their promotion charge.