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2017/18 PLAYER FOCUS: GLENN MURRAY

15 June 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray celebrates after making it 3-0 at the London Stadium.

Glenn Murray finished the 2017/18 season as Brighton & Hove Albion’s top goalscorer, as he found the back of the net on 14 occasions in all competitions.

The 34-year-old finished the campaign with 12 Premier League goals to his name, which topped his previous tally of seven goals that he scored for Crystal Palace in 2014/15.

The forward endured a slow start to the campaign, as he started just two of Albion’s opening eight league matches - coming off the bench on four occasions, without opening his account for the season.

But Murray’s wait for his first Premier League goal of the season ended against West Ham United at the London Stadium, as he glanced home from a Pascal Gross free-kick to break the deadlock.

With the Seagulls winning 2-0, the striker was bundled over inside the penalty area and the referee pointed to the spot - Murray stepped up and extended Albion’s lead to bag his brace.

Murray added further goals against Southampton and Swansea City in the next two games, with his strike at the Liberty Stadium securing back-to-back away victories for the Seagulls.



After a consolation goal against Liverpool in December, Murray notched important goals in games against AFC Bournemouth and Southampton, as Chris Hughton’s men sealed a point in both matches.

Two goals came in the Emirates FA Cup for Murray throughout January, as he fired the winner against Crystal Palace at the Amex, before snatching a late victory over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Murray’s impressive form continued throughout February and into March, as he netted against West Ham and bagged two goals against Swansea at the Amex Stadium.

Albion’s first victory over one of the top six came at the beginning of March, and it was Murray’s close-range header that proved pivotal in the 2-1 victory over Arsenal on the south coast.

Murray’s final goal of the season came against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, before his hard-working performances helped the Seagulls secure their place in the Premier League for another season.


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