Superb goals by Glenn Murray and Anthony Knockaert gave the Seagulls a deserved victory at Selhurst.
It’s the end of the road for this report, as Brighton take the spoils in the second M23 derby of the season. Jacob Steinberg was our man at Selhurst Park. Here’s his verdict. Thanks for reading the MBM!
Roy Hodgson’s turn. “We did dominate possession, we had a lot of the ball, and came across a packed defence. It wasn’t easy to create clear-cut chances, though we can’t be accused of not trying to. But the first goal comes from a ball in the swirling wind which makes life difficult for James Tomkins, and sets up beautifully for Glenn Murray. We had high hopes at 1-1, that we would go on to use our possession and territorial advantage to get a second goal. But of course we found ourselves on the end of a magnificent strike, right on the joint, that turns out to be the winning goal. It’s not as though we were outplayed, it’s because we couldn’t turn our possession into chances. Our priority is to stay in the Premier League, but if we can get to a cup semi-final that would be a nice thing to do too.”
Source: Football News
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