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FACTS AMAZING: ALBION V PALACE

28 November 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion host Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday evening, as the side look to stretch their unbeaten run on home soil to four top-flight matches.

Ahead of the contest with Roy Hodgson’s men, we’ve picked out five facts from previous meetings between the clubs.

1. VAR on the Radar: Last season’s Emirates FA Cup third-round tie between the two clubs was the first match in England to use Video Assisted Referee (VAR). Albion recorded a 2-1 victory on the night, thanks to goals from Dale Stephens and Glenn Murray.

2. Missing the Spot:
 In 1989, referee Kelvin Morton awarded five penalties in a match between the two clubs in a 27-minute spell - a Football League record. Palace were awarded four, missed three of them, but still won the game 2-1.



3. From Seagull to Eagle:
 Club ambassador and legendary Seagulls manager Alan Mullery also had a two-year spell in charge of Crystal Palace, losing both of his matches against Albion before leaving in 1984.

4. All white on the night:
 Albion’s 1-0 victory away at Crystal Palace in October 2005 saw Albion wear an all-white away kit for the first and only time, with both the blue home and red away kits clashing with the Palace’s home strip.

5. Festive double-header:
 The two clubs played each other twice in as many days on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in 1951. Albion won both Division Three South fixtures 2-1 and 4-3 respectively.

A limited number of tickets are available for the match at the Amex on Tuesday 4th December, kick-off 7.45pm.
 
Albion fans are being challenged to continue this season’s impressive record of having sold out every league home match so far.
 
A maximum of two tickets per eligible fan number are available to fans with a purchase history at BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/tickets via the Albion Booking Line on 0844 327 1901 (calls cost seven pence per minute plus your network access charge). 


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