Brighton swat aside Crystal Palace despite playing an hour with 10 men

Tanya Simon
December 8, 2018

Roy Hodgson's side were 1-0 down when Brighton's Shane Duffy was sent off after 28 minutes and then contrived to lose the rest of the match 2-1 against 10 men.

Luka Milivojevic pulled one back in the second half for Palace, but that must have been little consolation for such a decisive defeat.

Brighton showed great character in responding to conceding a first-minute goal at 10-man Huddersfield Town on Saturday by going on to win 2-1.

With barely 25 seconds on the pitch, Balogun's screamer is now rated as the second fastest goal scored by a substitute this season in the Premier League.

Murray scored a penalty in Tuesday night's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, before being forced out after 35 minutes.

In his 300th Palace appearance, Zaha was up against the side he has scored more goals versus than any other. However, Palace have scored only 10 goals, the second fewest goals this season.

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'Florin Andone has come in and got two goals in his first two starts, we are really pleased for him because he's put a lot of work, ' Hughton said at a press conference reported by the club. Zaha has been involved in half of Palace's goals this season.

- Brighton have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League games at the Amex Stadium (W5 D4), winning three of their last four (D1).

McArthur gave away a penalty during the game, which Glenn Murray converted.

"The pattern of the game is impossible to envisage - things happen and you have to deal with them".

Palace head to the south coast to take on Brighton as they look to continue where they left off at the weekend.

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