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SEASON REVIEW: NOVEMBER

1 June 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Anthony Knockaert celebrates the side's win over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

Brighton & Hove Albion continued their good form from October into November, as the Premier League campaign entered its fourth month of the 2017/18 campaign. 

THE OVERVIEW:

Albion secured back-to-back away victories in the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history in their first game of the month, as Glenn Murray’s first-half goal was the difference between the Seagulls and Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

It also meant that the striker had scored in three consecutive top flight matches and moved Chris Hughton’s men up to eighth in the table – the highest position they would occupy all season. 

A game under the lights against Stoke City was next on the agenda for the Seagulls – who went behind when Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting fired the visitors in front. 

Pascal Gross would equalise shortly before the break, but Kurt Zouma restored the away side’s advantage almost immediately at the other end – Jose Izquierdo scored on the hour-mark to mean that the spoils would be shared in a 2-2 draw. 

Five days later Albion travelled to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, and were unlucky not to come away with anything from the contest, as Ashely Young’s long-range drive deflected heavily off Lewis Dunk and into the net after the break.

The month ended with a 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace, with both sides cancelling each other out on the South coast. 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH:

The win over West Ham United during the previous month was backed up by the victory over Swansea City in the side’s next game on the road in the Premier League. 

Murray added to his first goals of the campaign back at the London Stadium and it was a result that saw Albion move comfortably into the top half of the table going into the international break, sealing consecutive away victories for the sole time during the campaign. 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

Chris Hughton said, “It’s a good feeling at this moment – the team have a really good ethic and are working really hard.”


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