Report: Brighton 2 Crystal Palace 1

first_imgBrighton and Hove Albion 2 Crystal Palace 1: Murray downs old club to earn fourth-round spot Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 05:44 1/9/18 Glenn Murray Getty Images Middlesbrough will host Brighton and Hove Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup after Glenn Murray’s late winner against Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray scored a late winner against his old club as Brighton and Hove Albion knocked rivals Crystal Palace out of the FA Cup in Monday’s FA Cup third-round tie.Dale Stephens rifled Brighton ahead midway through the first half with his first goal since December 2016, collecting a pass from Ezequiel Schelotto and smashing past Wayne Hennessey at his near post.After 69 minutes, Bakary Sako lashed a swerving 25-yard drive in off the post to level the contest – his fifth goal of the season taking him joint-top of Palace’s scoring charts this season – but it was not enough. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Video Assistant Referees (VAR) were being trialled for the first time in competitive English football, but match official Andre Marriner did not need to consult the technology after substitute Murray settled the tie with three minutes to play, getting the decisive touch on Uwe Hunemeier’s looping header to score a close-range winner.Championship side Middlesbrough will welcome Brighton to the Riverside in the fourth round.The Seagulls leave it late but Murray’s goal sends @CPFC crashing out of the @EmiratesFACup — The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 8, 2018 KEY OPTA STATS- Brighton have progressed to the FA Cup Fourth Round in eight of the last nine campaigns.- Murray has scored in back to back appearances for Brighton, after netting just once in his previous 10.- It was Stephens’ first FA Cup goal since November 2010, while playing for Oldham Athletic versus Accrington Stanley. read morelast_img

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