As it happened: Crystal Palace land a killer blow late on to secure all three points at Brighton
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22:5914 days ago

That is goodnight from me


22:5614 days ago

FT Brighton 1-2 Crystal Palace

A goal from both of Roy Hodgson's striking options, on either side of half-time, provides catharsis to the Eagles' manager's future.

The result only tells a fraction of the story as Graham Potter will be leaving the Amex Stadium in bitterness.

An extraordinary game that saw both of Crystal Palace's only touches in the opposition box bring goals.

A win that means so much to the fans!


22:5314 days ago

90'+5 Goal! Benteke!!!!!

Ayew carries the ball forward, just like he has done all game, before laying it off to Andros Townsend.

The winger smashes it across the face of goal to the Belgian, who lands a killer blow to Brighton.

The Seagulls have dominated all game from the first to the last minute, but Benteke shines!

22:4914 days ago

Five added minutes

A really entertaining second-half so far with a twist in the tale yet to occur.

Eberechi Eze looks disappointed as he is subbed off for James McCarthy for the remaining passages of play.  

22:4614 days ago

88' Brighton running out of time

There is two minutes plus stoppage time left for Brighton to find a winner in a match that they have dominated and created an entourage of chances in.

A rivalry that means so much to fans, yet neither team can find the net for the second time!

22:4314 days ago

85' rare break for Eze

One thing is for certain and that's that Eze has been almost non-existent in this fixture.

He just had a rare opportunity to surge forward following a short Brighton corner; Veltman bundled him over and took a yellow card as a sacrifice.

22:3914 days ago

80' Not much to say

The game is still hanging in the balance and it looks like Brighton are closest to an elusive second. However, Palace remain strong at the back.

Jahanbakhsh is on via a substitution that sees Pascal Groß come off.

22:3714 days ago

78' Benteke comes on

A straight swap sees Mateta pave way for Benteke to have a chance at breaking the deadlock.

Mateta will be happy with his only contribution of the night.

22:3414 days ago

Growing frustration among the Palace faithful


22:3014 days ago

72' chance for Maupay

Maupay picks the ball up on the left flank and nutmegs Luka Milivojevic, yielding another chance for Brighton to take the lead.

His shot is too tame to trouble the Eagles' goalkeeper...

22:2714 days ago

70' Eagles revert back to shakiness

Crystal Palace have hardly touched the ball this second half. Roy Hodgson will surely be looking to add a few faces to the contest to try and change the scoreline.

Brighton continue to flood the Palace box, Lallana with the latest chance after yet another Burn cross.

22:2514 days ago

68' Lallana comes on

Alexis MacAllister makes way for Adam Lallana via a substitution.

A like for like swap to hopefully change the dynamism of the Brighton attack and find a winner.

22:2214 days ago

64' Welbeck inches away

Brighton have the wind in their sails, MacAllister weaves a ball through to Welbeck but there is too much weight to the pass.

Corner follows, nothing comes of it... 

22:1914 days ago

60' Palace are swamped

Brighton have the taste for a second now, they are playing with their tails up.

Chaotic scenes in the Eagles box leads to an overhaul of shots coming in the direction of Guaita's goal.

No one could find the decisive shot and the game remains 1-1, a break in play after Koyate goes down suits the visitor's gameplan. 

22:1314 days ago

55' Goal! Veltman levels!

Step forward, Veltman. The Brighton midfielder picks up on a loose ball just outside the six-yard box and swings a left-footed shot away from the grasp of Vicente Guaita. He finished a scramble in the box like a seasoned finisher, though it was his first goal in two years...
22:1214 days ago

52' Ayew has been instrumental

Jordan Ayew wins a tackle and a subsequent free-kick to relieve the Eagles defensive pressure.

The wide-man has been ubiquitous tonight, playing a significant role in all areas of the pitch.

22:0614 days ago

47' Brighton create first chance of the second-half

A well-worked Dan Burn cross was stabbed into the penalty area. His cross met a Brighton shot that rebounded off of Welbeck and just wide for a Guaita goal kick.

The Seagulls are trying to work the ball quicker early on...

22:0214 days ago

Second-half is underway

The Seagulls get the ball rolling for the second-half as they look to penetrate a compact Palace defensive block.

For Hodgson and his men, they will be hoping for more of the same...

Danny Welbeck is coming on for Steven Alzate, a switch to help Brighton's attacking endeavours.

21:5214 days ago



21:4814 days ago

HT: Brighton 0-1 Crystal Palace

"Be careful what you wish for"- that was what Hodgson addressed fans of the SE25 club this week.

The Englishman has answered his critics so far, he will be smiling so far tonight after Mateta opened his account in a rare Eagles attack.

Crystal Palace have come to frustrate the Eagles and that they have achieved. A brilliant gameplan so far!

21:4514 days ago

44' Football for Brighton being played too far out for a goal

Brighton have no doubt been the better attacking team of the first-half. However, they're lacking the cutting edge to crop a clear-cut chance or two in the last remaining interventions of the half.
21:4314 days ago

A look back at the goal...


21:4114 days ago

40' Seagulls still conjuring the majority of possession

There is no doubt that Palace are playing with a little bit of a spring in their step now, but Brighton are still creating better chances with more frequency.

However, the Eagles have something to defend, causing a headache for Graham Potter on the sidelines.

21:3714 days ago

36' free-kick on the right for Brighton

Veltman dummies Townsend and wins a free-kick on the right flank, giving the Seagulls another opportunity.

A corner comes from it after a Joel Ward block...

21:3214 days ago

31' Palace seek a second

The Eagles have found their fluidity since the goal, it seems that the goal has injected a bit of confidence.

This is the seventh time Brighton have gone a goal down, only once have they found a win from this position.

21:3014 days ago

Mateta Masterclass!


21:2914 days ago

27' Goal! Mateta opens his account

Out of nothing, Ayew finds some space down the right, making a cascading run to the touchline.

He whips a cross into the path of Jean-Phillipe Mateta, who backheels the ball into the back of the net for the Eagles.

That is exactly what Hodgson arrived to achieve, a goal that changes the landscape of the night for the home side.

21:2614 days ago

24' Brighton in total control

Domination in many areas without any real penetration, this has been the story of Brighton's season and it continues here.

A lot of crosses are going into the area, but the ball continues to evade the reach of a Seagull player. 

This is why Brighton find themselves only four points above the dropzone.

21:2014 days ago

19' Incisive football from the Seagulls

searching for a bit of punch to their possession, Veltman teases an inviting ball to Neal Maupay, who gets beaten to the ball by Kouyate.

Some slick football from Brighton almost got them a goal...

21:1614 days ago

14' Visitors need to find their feet

Still soaking up pressure, you can hear Roy Hodgson beckoning his team forward, demanding more confidence on the ball.

The addition of Jairo Riedewald in midfield, along with having both Eze and Townsend on the left side, should urge a fluid outlook.

Despite this, the Eagles look nervous to click into gear, allowing no room for possessive football and transition.

21:1114 days ago

10' Eagles are soaking up the possession

Roy Hodgson has adopted a 'sit back' approach in the first ten minutes, a move that will hopefully prevent their poor record of conceding early goals from continuing.

Alzate is finding himself in really good positions but the Palace defensive block looks characteristically strong.

21:0814 days ago

6' Intervention between Maupay and Veltman

The duo upfront for the Seagulls, who were effective at carving out opportunities in the Aston Villa game, almost linked up.

A poor touch from Maupay ends the attack but Graham Potter will take away a lot of positives from the early interventions.

21:0614 days ago

4' Early corner for the Seagulls

Pascal groß takes the first corner of the game, lofting a deep cross into the Palace box, evading all his teammates.

Brighton have had the lion's share of possession so far, Hodgson will hope they can gain some momentum through attacks on the break.

21:0314 days ago

2' interesting shape for Crystal Palace

Usually, the wide duo of Andros Townsend and Eberechi Eze is on the opposite wing, however, it seems that Townsend is playing on the left with Eze just inside.

Mateta looks to be the lone striker in tonight's game. A compact shape to start with. 

21:0014 days ago


We're underway here at the Amex; Palace are in all white and Brighton in their usual blue strip. 


Strap yourselves in, lets hope it's a good one! 

20:4414 days ago

Just over 15 minutes until the big kick-off...

It's a nerve-racking affair for each set of fans, the Amex Stadium plays host to a rivalry tonight.

Remember to stay tuned here for live updates as we begin the countdown to kick-off and the countdown to the safe return of fans to stadiums in May!

20:1214 days ago

The stage is set for the RIVALRY

Despite fans outside of the match tonight claim it to be a derby, we can confirm that it isn't, but a fierce rival nonetheless.


20:0414 days ago

Still no Wilfried Zaha


20:0114 days ago

Crystal Palace: Confirmed line-up


20:0014 days ago

Brighton: Confirmed line-up


16:1314 days ago

How to watch Brighton vs Crystal Palace live TV and stream

The game is live on Sky Sports Main Event, with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 on Monday evening. If you want to follow it online, VAVEL UK is your best option!
16:0814 days ago

Predicted line-ups

Crystal Palace (4-4-2): Guaita; Van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyate, Clyne; Schlupp, Riedewald, McArthur, Eze; Benteke, Zaha.

Brighton (4-1-3-2): Sanchez; Burn, Dunk, White, Veltman; Bissouma; Alzate, MacAllister, Groß; Maupay, Trossard. 


16:0314 days ago

Team news: Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace will again be without Wilfried Zaha (hamstring), but James McCarthy has returned to training.
15:5814 days ago

Team news: Brighton

Adam Webster (ankle) is being assessed for Brighton & Hove Albion, but Tariq Lamptey remains out.

Danny Welbeck and Alireza Jahanbakhsh are both available for the Seagulls.

15:5314 days ago

Today is about doing it for the fans...


15:4814 days ago

Brighton's Blue Monday

Brighton have never won a Premier League match on a Monday and they face a visit from their fiercest rivals tonight, Crystal Palace.

Meanwhile, the Eagles have won three of their last six league matches at Brighton (D1 L2), as many as they had in their previous 35 trips to the coast.

15:4314 days ago

Kick-off time

Brighton vs Crystal Palace will be played at the Amex Stadium, in Brighton, England. The kick-off is scheduled for 20:00 GMT.
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