Fulham 4 Brighton & Hove Albion 2
Albion not only threw away a two-goal lead but spurned a number of first-half chances that could have seen them four goals in front by half time.
Glenn Murray put the Albion ahead after just three minutes after good work by Martin Montoya.
Then Murray doubled Albion’s lead after latching on to a loose ball after a spectacular effort from Pascal Gross.
Davy Propper had the chance to make it 3-0 before the break but smashed an effort against the bar.
Murray almost completed a first-half hat-trick just before the break but his effort went just wide.
Fulham showed their intent very early in the second half with Calum Chambers scoring from 20 yards following a corner two minutes in.
Ten minutes later Albion’s Amex tormentor Aleksandsar Mitrovic pulled the home side level as he bundled the ball home from a corner.
Albion were shell-shocked, none more so than when Mitrovic slotted past Maty Ryan again, to give Fulham an improbable lead.
It was all Fulham apart from one effort from Murray.
With 11 minutes left, Luciano Vietto put the game to bed as he scored Fulham’s fourth goal of the second half.
Chris Hughton will have his work cut out to rally his troops for Watford’s visit to the Amex on Saturday (2 February) and the historians will be scratching their heads to remember when Albion last threw away a two-goal lead quite so emphatically.
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