Knockaert blow – Albion beat rivals Crystal Palace again

Posted On 09 Mar 2019 at 2:47 pm

Crystal Palace 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 2

Albion win again but more importantly they win at Selhurst Park.

There was drama before the start as Florin Andone was injured in the warm up. He was replaced by Glenn Murray who was originally named only as a substitute.

It was almost scripted that Murray would score against his former club. His goal followed a mistake by James Tomkins who missed a header. Murray struck an excellent drive to put Albion in front.

Albion knew they would have to weather the Palace storm.

Four minutes into the second half Davy Propper was adjudged to have tripped Milivojevic in the area and Palace equalised from the penalty spot.

Albion responded well and limited Palace chances while creating a few more themselves, with Alireza Jahanbakhsh going close.

The winning goal came after a long ball out of defence found Anthony Knockaert wide on the right. Knockaert, still with plenty to do, cut inside and released an unstoppable angled drive which flew into the net via the post.

Albion complete a delightful double over Palace and move up to 14th in the Premier League, eight points clear of the relegation places.

The Seagulls take on Millwall next Sunday (17 March) in the FA Cup quarter final, live on BBC1.

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