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Christian Benteke volleys Crystal Palace to smash-and-grab victory at Brighton

Crystal Palace took three shots in this game and their utterly dominant rivals attempted 23. Roy Hodgson will not care one jot. Had his side held on for a draw then this would have been perceived as a completely joyless performance, ground out through …

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Christian Benteke volleys Crystal Palace to smash-and-grab victory at Brighton

Crystal Palace took three shots in this game and their utterly dominant rivals attempted 23. Roy Hodgson will not care one jot. Had his side held on for a draw then this would have been perceived as a completely joyless performance, ground out through …

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Trossard earns Brighton first home win of season against Tottenham

This was a priceless win for Brighton, who were better than Tottenham from the start and richly deserved to end their 14-game barren home run.Spurs’ lack of answer to Leandro Trossard’s 17th-minute winner will pose an almighty headache for José Mourinh…

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek denied at death for Fulham in draw at Brighton

A slog in the south coast mist did not leave anyone’s prospects looking much clearer. The smart money at the outset had been on a stalemate between Brighton and Fulham so, in that regard at least, they did not disappoint. Graham Potter’s side are now w…

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Lewis Dunk header salvages point for Brighton against Wolves

Ninety-five minutes of chaos gave way to a solitary image of despair. While friends and foes alike made their way back towards the dressing room, the Wolves substitute Nathan Otasowie sat inconsolably in the corner of a net he should have bulged with t…

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Saka and Lacazette deliver for Arsenal again to leave Brighton in trouble

Maybe, just maybe, Arsenal are edging out of the woods. They had to beat Brighton if suggestions of an upturn were to hold much credibility and, while this was hardly a victory for the ages, an assertive second-half performance did plenty to ease the p…

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Brighton’s Danny Welbeck denies 10-man Sheffield United precious win

The positive for Sheffield United was that they doubled their points haul for the season. The negative was that it is nowhere near enough and they will soon run out of lives, the fine margins failing them at every turn.They were around eight minutes fr…

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Danny Ings penalty leaves Brighton unhappy as Southampton go fifth

Perhaps it was in the script that Danny Ings would come back to make the difference for Southampton, but Brighton are mightily unimpressed that he did. This game was drifting towards an uneventful close, with Jannik Vestergaard having cancelled out a P…

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Arsenal players ‘need to learn humility’, says Maupay after late winner

Brighton forward says Arsenal ‘got what they deserved’Maupay apologises for challenge that led to Leno injury The Brighton matchwinner Neal Maupay said Arsenal’s players “got what they deserved” after striking late in a match whose headlines he had alr…

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Arsenal players ‘need to learn humility’, says Maupay after late winner

Brighton forward says Arsenal ‘got what they deserved’Maupay apologises for challenge that led to Leno injury The Brighton matchwinner Neal Maupay said Arsenal’s players “got what they deserved” after striking late in a match whose headlines he had alr…

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Brighton claim crucial win as Maupay and Leno injury ruin Arsenal’s day

If Mikel Arteta is right, and Arsenal could not afford to slip up here in their pursuit of the European spots, then this was a devastating blow. They had taken the lead through a marvellous goal from Nicolas Pépé midway through the second half and, giv…

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Jürgen Locadia strike enough to steer Brighton to victory over Everton

A mere six weeks ago, Jürgen Locadia suggested he would use the winter months of a bleak first year in England “to think if this is still good for me”. It certainly looks pretty satisfying from Brighton’s point of view now. The suggestion Locadia, a £1…

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Chris Hughton calls on own experience to sustain Brighton’s run in FA Cup

• Hughton won FA Cup twice as a player with Tottenham• Brighton, now five games unbeaten, are gathering steamChris Hughton says he does not believe in omens but for Brighton they are stacking up promisingly. Their most recent season in the top flight b…

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Jürgen Locadia scores on debut in Brighton stroll against Coventry

For Brighton, this win brought a quarter-final place for the first time since 1986 and the suggestion that Chris Hughton finally has the depth at his disposal to combine a tilt at the FA Cup and a successful relegation fight. For Coventry the battle re…