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MURRAY HAS NO DOUBTS OVER LATE WINNER

9 January 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Albion's players celebrate Glenn Murray's winner.

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray says he had no doubts about the nature of his winning goal against Crystal Palace and dedicated the victory to the fans, as the side advanced to the fourth round of The Emirates FA Cup.

Murray came off the bench to score the decisive second goal in the 87th minute, as he forced home Uwe Huenemeier’s header to give the Seagulls a 2-1 win and set up a fourth round meeting with Middlesbrough.

He said, “[It touched me] right on the knee, and not on the arm. It looks a bit awkward in real time but it didn't have any contact with my arm.

"I saw Uwe get up at the far stick and I knew he was going to put it back across. I just felt as if it was going to miss the target and that I needed to get something on it, and luckily it went in the back of the net.

"That was one for the fans, it meant a lot to them and it's good to get a win.

"I thought we worked really well first half - we controlled it, created chances and thoroughly deserved the win.”

The Albion frontman is now looking forward to facing Boro, as Chris Hughton's team look to erase the disappoitning memories from their last trip to Teeside - and Murray also stressed the importance of having a good cup run.

"It'll be nice to go up there and try to get some revenge. It'll be a tough game, but hopefully we'll win and be in the next round.

"You never know how far you can go, it's the FA Cup, you have to take it round by round and hopefully we'll get the results to progress as far as possible."


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