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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

The American Express Community Stadium, home of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club (Getty Images)
The American Express Community Stadium, home of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club (Getty Images)

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This year sees Manchester City try to defend their crown and claim a historic fourth title in succession. Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering City, who also won the Champions League and FA Cup last season, will have to see off Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and the rest to claim an unprecedented sixth league title in seven years.

Meanwhile Luton Town are making their first appearance in the Premier League, having risen from non-league in an incredible decade of progress. They followed Championship winners Burnley and second-placed Sheffield United in earning promotion to the top flight.

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Brighton & Hove Albion FC 4 - 1 Crystal Palace FC

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

17:01

Brighton come away with a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium. It was a nightmare start from the Eagles as Dunk headed home a Gross corner after just a few minutes, and it was always going to be an uphill battle from there. The Seagulls doubled their lead later in the half through Hinshelwood, before Buonanotte struck a third just a few minutes later, and Brighton went into the break with a 3-0 lead. De Zerbi’s side controlled the game after half-time, but a superb header from Mateta saw Palace pull one back. However, a late Joao Pedro goal sealed the three points for Brighton in what was an emphatic victory for the South Coast outfit. Up next for Brighton is a trip to Tottenham next Saturday, while Palace will be desperate to bounce back in their next fixture, a London derby against Chelsea. That’s all for today, goodbye!

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:56

FULL-TIME: BRIGHTON 4-1 CRYSTAL PALACE

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:54

Welbeck goes into the book in the final few minutes of the game for Brighton.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:53

The fourth official has indicated that there will be a minimum of four minutes of added time at the end of the game.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:51

Brighton make another change in the final moments of the match, with Fati coming on to replace Igor.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:51

Substitution João Pedro Junqueira de Jesus Adam David Lallana

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:48

Assist Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:48

Brighton are sitting a little deeper after conceding as they look to hold onto their lead, but they are showing a threat on the counter-attack. The Eagles need to be careful not to concede again, but Hodgson will be desperate to see his side find another in the final few minutes.

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16:44

Hodgson makes an attacking change with Edouard coming on to replace Hughes.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:43

Substitution Facundo Valentín Buonanotte Carlos Noom Quomah Baleba

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:43

Substitution Tariq Kwame Nii-Lante Lamptey Pervis Josué Estupiñán Tenorio

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:43

Gilmour drives through the Palace midfield unchallenged and exchanges passes with Hinshelwood. Brighton recycle possession and continue to look for an opening. The Seagulls aren't taking as many risks as we saw in the first half and are focusing on keeping the ball rather than searching for a fourth goal.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:38

Palace now have the wind in their sails after pulling a goal back. Hughes breaks down the left and swings in a cross, but it evades everyone and Brighton are able to win it back. They push forward at pace with Welbeck and it's worked back into the centre of the pitch where the Seagulls keep hold of possession. The Eagles need to make the most of it when they break into the final third.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:35

Assist Joachim Christian Andersen

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:33

Goal Jean-Philippe Mateta

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:32

Van Hecke looks to spot the run of Buonanotte but it's intercepted and Palace clear. Dunk steps out of defence to intercept and Brighton regain possession. Palace have struggled when winning the ball back, gifting it back to the Seagulls too often.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:32

Substitution Evan Joe Ferguson Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:27

Franca spots the run of Lerma inside the Brighton box and finds him with a lofted pass. The Palace midfielder delays on the ball and lays it into the path of Ayew on the overlap. He looks to fire a cross into the box, but Dunk is there to intercept and the Seagulls are able to clear the danger.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:25

Munoz is the latest Palace player to go into the referee's book.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:24

Palace win the ball back and look to break. Wharton finds Ayew with a superb pass and he flicks it straight to Franca, but Brighton win it back shortly after through Igor. The Eagles need to look after possession better when they break into the final third. Palace's passing accuracy in the opposition half stands at 57.8 per cent.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:23

Shortly after coming off the bench, Franca goes into the book for a late challenge on Ferguson.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:18

Substitution Michael Akpovie Olise Matheus França de Oliveira

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:18

It's bad news for Palace as despite only coming on at half-time, Olise has signalled to the bench that he can no longer continue. The French forward heads straight down the tunnel and the Eagles will have to make a substitution. Play resumes with Hodgson's side temporarily down to ten men.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:17

Gross is brought down by Hughes and Brighton now have an opportunity from a free-kick. Seconds before, Joao Pedro is clattered to the floor by Lerma and is in some pain, but he's back on his feet shortly after. Buonanotte plays it short to Gross who looks to test Henderson from range, but his shot is blocked. It falls straight to Gilmour, and his strike is deflected behind for a corner.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:15

Wharton finds Mitchell on the left-hand side and the Palace left-back looks to deliver into the box, but it deflects off Hinshelwood and goes behind for a corner. Olise takes and whips the ball into the penalty area towards Richards, but it's headed away from danger. It falls to the feet of Hughes who attempts to find Olise out wide, but his wayward pass goes out for a throw-in.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:12

Palace are pressing a little higher up the pitch in the second half. The Eagles had a little bit of joy winning the ball back in advanced positions in the first half, and they will be hoping to create some chances in the same way before the game is over. Olise coming off the bench will certainly give them more creativity in attack.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:10

Brighton get the second half under way at the Amex Stadium!

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:07

Substitution Jeffrey Schlupp Michael Akpovie Olise

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:05

Brighton have managed to find the back of the net three times from an expected goal tally (xG) of just 0.88. The Seagulls have only produced five shots, but De Zerbi's side were clinical in the opening 45 minutes. Hodgson will be demanding so much more from his players after a disappointing first half, and it could be a difficult task to get back into the game. Palace have the likes of Olise, Franca, and Edouard to call upon from the bench and it wouldn't be a surprise to see them make a change shortly after half-time.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

16:04

Brighton go into the break with an emphatic 3-0 lead over Crystal Palace. The Seagulls started superbly with Dunk firing in a header from a corner in the opening few minutes to break the deadlock. De Zerbi's men continued to push with the Eagles struggling to withstand the pressure, and Brighton doubled their lead later in the half as Hinshelwood rose above Mitchell to head into the back of the net. A matter of seconds after play had resumed, Buonanotte curled one past Henderson to score the Seagulls' third after some excellent work from Gross. Palace now have a mountain to climb in the second half if they are to salvage something from this game.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:55

HALF-TIME: BRIGHTON 3-0 CRYSTAL PALACE

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:54

Tempers are starting to flare slightly between the two sides with Schlupp and Gilmour involved in a slight altercation, but the referee quickly puts a stop to things and settles everything down. Shortly after, Lerma charges into Verbruggen and the Brighton faithful aren't happy, but the goalkeeper keeps hold of the ball well.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:50

Ayew finds Munoz on the overlap and the Palace defender delivers towards the edge of the penalty area. Lerma unleashes from outside of the box with his left and it's flying towards the top corner, but van Hecke flings himself in front of it and diverts it behind for a corner. Hughes takes, but Joao Pedro heads away from danger.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:48

The fourth official has indicated that there will be a minimum of six minutes of added time at the end of the first half.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:48

It's been a disappointing performance from Palace from a defensive perspective, conceding three goals, but the Eagles need to show more in the final third too. Hodgson's side have touched the ball inside Brighton's box just once since the game got under way.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:46

Palace will now have an opportunity from a free-kick with Hughes standing over it. It's delivered into the box and flicked on by Joao Pedro, and it falls to Andersen at the back post. He goes to strike it back into the danger zone, but the assistant referee has his flag up. The Palace defender creeped into an offside position.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:43

Chance for Palace to get back into the game! Van Hecke is dispossessed by Schlupp in a dangerous position and he carries the ball into the penalty area. He strikes it towards the bottom corner with venom, but Verbruggen has read the situation well and gets down to his left to palm the ball away.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:40

Hodgson's side haven't reacted well to going behind so early on in the game and Brighton are producing relentlessly in front of goal. The Seagulls are showing no mercy and Palace now have an uphill battle to get back into this one. The travelling supporters certainly aren't happy and are voicing their concerns.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:35

Assist Pascal Groß

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:34

Goal Jack Luca Hinshelwood

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:33

Dunk spots the run of Hinshelwood with a superb crossfield pass. The Brighton wide player fires a delivery into the box, but it's deflected straight to Mitchell. Hinshelwood dispossesses him and goes down under a challenge inside the penalty area, but the referee isn't interested and tells him to get back to his feet.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:28

Guehi is struggling after turning sharply and he's down on the ground for the second time of the game. The medical team are on the pitch and he looks in some discomfort. There is movement on the bench and Guehi might have to be substituted.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:28

Substitution Addji Keaninkin Marc-Israel Guéhi Adam James Wharton

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:27

Joao Pedro turns Guehi superbly, leaving him in his shadow. Brighton work the ball well and Joao Pedro whips it into the penalty area, and Buonanotte looks to guide his header into the corner of the net, but it's straight into the arms of Henderson who makes the stop. The Seagulls forward was unmarked in the box, but he couldn't quite find the back of the net.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:24

The Seagulls are remaining patient in possession as they continue to frustrate Palace, who are struggling to keep hold of the ball. When Hodgson's side do win it back, De Zerbi's men are quick to press and regain the ball once again. The Eagles need to show a lot more to get back in this game.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:21

Richards is caught in possession and the Seagulls have a chance to attack. Ferguson drops the ball off to Gilmour who drives forward into the opposition half. He spots the run of Hinshelwood in behind the Palace defence, but it's slightly over hit and it goes behind for a goal-kick to Palace.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:17

Yellow Card Addji Keaninkin Marc-Israel Guéhi

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:17

Gilmour receives the ball inside his own half but it's dispossessed, falling to the ground and appealing for a free-kick. The referee waves play on and Schlupp drives towards the box before unleashing from range, but his effort is tame and Verbruggen gets down well to make the stop.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:15

Hinshelwood finds Joao Pedro with a superb throughball, but he can't quite divert his cross to a team-mate in the middle. Brighton now have a throw-in, but it comes to nothing. Joao Pedro's movement and fluidity in attack is causing difficulties for Palace, with Guehi and Andersen unsure whether to follow him or sit deep.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:14

Brighton are keeping the ball well in the early stages of the game, enjoying 74.2 per cent of the possession. Palace are sitting back looking to absorb the pressure and hit them on the counter, but it's all De Zerbi's side at the moment. The early goal was a huge blow to Hodgson's game plan.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:10

Lamptey has been deployed at left-back in today's game with Estupinan dropping to the bench, and it's a big opportunity for the Brighton defender. He's started brightly, using his pace down the left to cause problems for Palace, winning the corner which led to the opening goal.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:09

Brighton look like they could be in as Joao Pedro attempts to poke a throughball beyond the Palace defence, but Munoz dives in front of it to intercept. The players are appealing for a handball on Munoz, but the referee is having none of it. De Zerbi certainly isn't happy and the referee has gone over to have a word with him, and the Brighton manager goes into the book.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:04

Assist Pascal Groß

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

15:02

Hughes gets the game under way for Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium!

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

14:59

The players are making their way out onto the pitch ahead of kick-off.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

14:54

Meanwhile, Hodgson has made two alterations from Palace’s victory over Sheffield United, with two of the Eagles’ key players dropping out. Eberechi Eze fails to make the squad while Olise drops to the bench. New addition Munoz comes in to make his debut after signing in the January transfer window, with Schlupp also named in the starting XI.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

14:54

Unsurprisingly, De Zerbi has made four changes from his side who were heavily beaten away to Luton last time out. In goal, Verbruggen comes in for Steele. At the back, Lamptey is named in the starting XI with Estupinan dropping to the bench. The experienced James Milner fails to make the squad, so Hinshelwood comes into the midfield. In attack, Welbeck is named among the substitutes after starting in their previous fixture, with Ferguson coming in to lead the line.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

14:49

CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Sam Johnstone, James Tomkins, Michael Olise, Matheus Franca, Adam Wharton, Odsonne Edouard, Naouirou Ahamada, Jairo Riedewald, Daviz Ozoh.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

14:49

CRYSTAL PALACE (4-3-3): Dean Henderson; Daniel Munoz, Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen, Tyrick Mitchell; Will Hughes, Jefferson Lerma, Chris Richards; Jordan Ayew, Jeffrey Schlupp, Jean-Philippe Mateta.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

14:49

BRIGHTON SUBS: Adam Webster, Adam Lallana, Jakub Moder, Danny Welbeck, Carlos Baleba, Jason Steele, Pervis Estupinan, Ansu Fati, Benicio Baker-Boaitey.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

14:49

BRIGHTON (3-4-2-1): Bart Verbruggen; Igor Julio, Lewis Dunk, Jan Paul van Hecke; Tariq Lamptey, Billy Gilmour, Pascal Gross, Jack Hinshelwood; Joao Pedro, Facundo Buonanotte; Evan Ferguson.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

14:44

Palace’s most recent result was more positive than today’s opponents, beating Sheffield United 3-2 at Selhurst Park. The Eagles have won two of their last three Premier League matches (L1), as many as in their previous 15 league games combined (D5 L8). Roy Hodgson’s side have struggled so far this season and find themselves just six points above the relegation zone, but a victory today could see them climb to 12th position in the Premier League. Michael Olise has been directly involved in at least one goal in each of his last five Premier League appearances for Crystal Palace (5 goals, 3 assists), so Palace fans will be disappointed to see him starting from the bench.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

14:39

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi will be desperate to see his side bounce back after one of their most disappointing performances of the season last time out. The Seagulls were defeated 4-0 by Premier League strugglers Luton Town away from home, but they are back at the Amex Stadium for today’s game. Brighton are unbeaten in their last nine fixtures on their own turf (W4 D5), which is their longest run without defeat since 2017. De Zerbi’s men failed to score in January from a total of 42 shots in the Premier League.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

14:33

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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

14:00

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