Brighton & Hove Albion: Volcanic Ash

Sheffield Wednesday 3 Brighton & Hove Albion 1

The Albion lost again at Hillsborough in a game that saw Matthew Upson’s debut at centre half and a straight red card for Ashley Barnes. Albion coach Charlie Oatway was also sent to the stand along with Owls manger Dave Jones after a touchline bust-up.

Leroy Lita headed Wednesday in front after just five minutes and just half an hour later Danny Pugh fired home a free kick from a tight angle to double the advantage. It was Barnes’s challenge that resulted in the free kick and his sending off.

Leo Ulloa had a couple of good chances for the Seagulls then, 10 minutes into the second half, Andrea Orlandi scored from the edge of the area to put Albion back in with a fighting chance.

But it was just two minutes later that Tomasz Kuszczak flapped at a corner and Michail Antonio steered the ball home in the goalmouth scramble.

This was an afternoon the Albion will quickly want to get out of their system.

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