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Manchester United coast past Brighton thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ double

With Bruno Fernandes providing an irresistible spark, the sense of possibility felt tantalising for Manchester United. Brighton are not a team that have been rolled over too many times this season, despite their lowly position, but the ease and panache…

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Mauricio Pochettino and his broken Spurs hit their lowest ebb | David Hytner

Tottenham manager has time to reflect after an awful week in which opponents have played around and through his teamIf looks could kill there would now be a crime scene at the mixed zone in Brighton’s stadium, around the spot where Eric Dier stopped to…

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Harry Kane on target for Tottenham but Pascal Gross earns point for Brighton

It was on this day last year that Brighton ensured their promotion from the Championship. On Tuesday night at the Amex Stadium, they took a small step towards retaining their Premier League status for another season.The fiendish nature of their run-in …

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Arsène Wenger insists he is ‘still the right man for the job’ at Arsenal

• Arsenal manager admits Brighton defeat ended top-four hopes• Four defeats in a row spell worst Arsenal sequence since 2002Arsène Wenger admitted Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four Premier League finish were over after the 2-1 defeat at Brighton. The club …

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Arsenal crash at Brighton to pile more pressure on Arsène Wenger

The chant from the Arsenal supporters cut through the south coast air and it laid bare the bitter frustration and the overall sense of helplessness.“We want Wenger out,” they bellowed. It was the 34th minute, their team was 2-0 down to Chris Hughton’s …

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Roy Hodgson changes tune on Brighton winner after ‘spiteful’ outburst at referee

Despite initial suspicions Crystal Palace manager eventually accepts verdict of new video review system that striker’s goal did not involve any handballRoy Hodgson admitted he had directed “spiteful” words at the referee, Andre Marriner, after watching…

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Glenn Murray leaves it late as Brighton knock Crystal Palace out of FA Cup

It had to be Glenn Murray, the striker who has straddled the rather unusual divide between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace. This FA Cup third round tie was level with less than ten minutes to go when Chris Hughton called for the old-schoo…