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MURRAY'S POSITIVE PERSPECTIVE

1 March 2017

The forward remained confident after Albion's defeat to the Magpies.


Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray expressed his frustration following a 2-1 defeat to promotion rivals Newcastle United last night, but was keen to put matters into perspective after the result.

Murray gave Albion the lead from the penalty spot in the 14th minute, before Mohamed Diame’s strange equaliser and Ayoze Perez’s strike gave the Magpies all three points.

He said, “We’re obviously disappointed. We lost the game against the club that’s the closest to us in the division.

“It’s going to hurt right now, but come Thursday morning, that will be gone and we’ll be looking towards Nottingham Forest.

“It’s one of those things. We’re still second in the table, and unfortunately we got beaten by the team that’s closest to us.

“But they’ve got hard fixtures and we’ve got hard fixtures to come too. I’m sure there will be lots of ups and downs in that time and it’ll be an exciting run in.”

Albion’s leading goalscorer took his tally to 17 for the season with his goal from the penalty spot and felt referee Robert Madley made the correct decision to award the spot-kick.

“It was a penalty after a coming together in the box.  There are lots of those in the box and sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t. I just think it was a bit clumsy more than anything.

“I then just picked my corner and went for it.”

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The forward felt positives can be taken from the performance and that their quest for three points was derailed by Diame’s freakish goal.

“We were quite compact, worked hard as a team, shuffled well and kept their main threat off the ball [Jonjo Shelvey].

“We worked hard to do that, then a fluke has got them back into the game and all of sudden they’ve got the momentum.

“We’ll bounce back on Thursday morning and go again.”

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