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Joy for Hughton, misery for Bilic

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London (AFP) – A double from Glenn Murray gave Brighton manager Chris Hughton plenty to smile about in his 100th Premier League match as a manager as they eased to a 3-0 win over a dire West Ham on Friday.

Murray’s brace - taking his tally to five in seven meetings with the Hammers - and a delightful effort by Colombian international Jose Izquierdo gave Brighton their first away win of the season and the ‘Seagulls’ first in the top flight since 1983.

Rooney rides to Everton’s rescue

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London (AFP) – Wayne Rooney came to Ronald Koeman’s rescue as the Everton striker’s last-gasp penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Sunday.

Everton boss Koeman was on the brink of another damaging defeat after Anthony Knockaert put Brighton ahead eight minutes from full-time at the Amex Stadium.

Rooney rides to Everton’s rescue

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London (AFP) – Wayne Rooney came to Ronald Koeman’s rescue as the Everton striker’s last-gasp penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Sunday.

Everton boss Koeman was on the brink of another damaging defeat after Anthony Knockaert put Brighton ahead eight minutes from full-time at the Amex Stadium.

Tweets and Photos: Arsenal players react to beating Brighton

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Five Things: Tottenham star superb, Liverpool skipper should zip it, Chelsea duo growing in stature

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It was a good weekend for the Premier League’s big guns, with Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and the two Manchester clubs all recording victories.

Harry Kane maintained his impressive form with a double at West Ham, Crystal Palace continue to struggle and Chelsea’s new midfield duo are developing an excellent understanding.

Benitez furious with Hemed’s winner as Newcastle’s winning run ends

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Newcastle United’s three-game winning run came to an end as the Magpies dropped all three points against Brighton at the Falmer Stadium on Sunday.

Rafael Benitez’s side had pipped Brighton to the Championship title last season but the hosts grabbed an important win in the Premier League courtesy of a goal from striker Tomer Hemed.

Michael Owen makes a prediction about Brighton vs Newcastle, Magpies fans won't be happy

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Newcastle travel to Brighton in the Premier League this weekend and both teams will be looking to climb up the table with a win.

Rafa Benitez’s men have improved recently and they will fancy their chances here. However, Brighton have impressed at home and therefore the Magpies will need to be at their best.

Star striker Defoe fires Bournemouth to first win

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London (AFP) – Veteran striker Jermain Defoe scored the winner as Bournemouth came back from a goal down to defeat promoted Brighton 2-1 and claim their first Premier League victory of the season on Friday.

Solly March’s header gave Brighton a 55th-minute lead but Andrew Surman levelled 12 minutes later.

Gross ends Brighton’s 34-year wait for top-flight win

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pascal Gross was Brighton’s hero as the Seagulls clinched their first top-flight win since 1983 with a 3-1 success against West Bromwich Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

German midfielder Gross bagged a brace and laid on the third for Tomer Hemed to give the Premier League new boys their maiden three points since last season’s promotion.

Gross ends Brighton’s 34-year wait for top-flight win

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pascal Gross was Brighton’s hero as the Seagulls clinched their first top-flight win since 1983 with a 3-1 success against West Bromwich Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

German midfielder Gross bagged a brace and laid on the third for Tomer Hemed to give the Premier League new boys their maiden three points since last season’s promotion.

Brighton snap up experienced Schelotto

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London (AFP) – Much-travelled defender Ezequiel Schelotto will provide the experience struggling Premier League newboys Brighton need said their manager Chris Hughton after he signed on Thursday from Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon.

The 28-year-old right-back - born in Argentina but a naturalised Italian who won one cap for the senior side - signed a three year contract for an undisclosed fee with ‘The Seagulls’ who become his ninth club.

Shocker: Miguel Britos Sees Red For Horror Lunge As Brighton Secure First-Ever Premier League Point v Watford (Video)

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At the third time of asking, new-boys Brighton finally broke their duck in the Premier League, returning from Vicarage Road with a share of the points.

However, the Seagulls will be disappointed not to have picked up a win, with Watford playing most of the game with 10 men after Miguel Britos was sent off for a shocking tackle on Anthony Knockaert.

Derby County interested in signing Brighton striker

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Championship club Derby County are linked with a move for Brighton and Hove Albion’s Tomer Hemed.

Brighton are looking to offload the 30-year-old following the arrival of Raphael Dwamena from Swiss outfit FC Zurich. The Rams face competition from fellow Championship clubs Leeds United and Reading, among others, for the Israeli striker’s signature.

Chris Hughton delighted as Brighton’s attacking options improve

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Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton will be a happy man going into the Watford game on Saturday as the club’s attacking options improve markedly.

Glen Murray, who missed Brighton’s 1-0 win over Barnet in the English League Cup on Tuesday due to an ankle knock, is set to return to the first team.

Five Things: Manchester United “dream team” runs riot, Conte smiling as Chelsea beat Tottenham

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The second weekend of the new Premier League season provided plenty of talking points.

Manchester United’s second impressive victory, Jese’s starring role for Stoke against Arsenal and Chelsea’s Wembley success over Tottenham Hotspur were amongst the week two highlights.

Sportslens takes a look at five big talking points from this week’s Premier League games.

On This Day in Football: The first substitute, Carli bags gold for USA

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Football substitutions can be traced as far back as the 1860s. For example there have been several mentions of the word ‘substitute’ in old reports from matches held by Eton College and the Charterhouse School.

But these were mainly replacements for players who failed to show up or arrived at the game injured and unable to play.

Brighton sign Colombia winger Izquierdo in record deal

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London (AFP) – Premier League newboys Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday signed Colombia international winger Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge in Belgium for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal, the English club announced.

Brighton had agreed terms with Brugge and Izquierdo more than a week ago, but had to apply for work permit clearance in order to secure a UK work visa and register the transfer, which breaks the club’s record fee paid for the third time this summer.

Brighton sign Colombia winger Izquierdo in record deal

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London (AFP) – Premier League newboys Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday signed Colombia international winger Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge in Belgium for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal, the English club announced.

Brighton had agreed terms with Brugge and Izquierdo more than a week ago, but had to apply for work permit clearance in order to secure a UK work visa and register the transfer, which breaks the club’s record fee paid for the third time this summer.

Leicester boss happy as wantaway winger inspires victory over Brighton

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Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare praised Riyad Mahrez after the winger led Leicester to a 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday.

Mahrez has been the subject of transfer speculation throughout the summer, with AS Roma having three bids rejected, but he was the standout performer as Leicester comfortably saw off newly-promoted Brighton.

Brighton trio sign contract extensions

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Brighton and Hove Albion’s Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Anthony Knockaert have all signed new contracts, the club has confirmed.

Centre-back Dunk and winger Knockaert have signed five-year extensions while Duffy has extended his stay with the Seagulls by four years.

“Lewis, Shane and Anthony were key members of our promotion-winning side last season, and I fully expect them to be important members of the team once again this season,” said manager Chris Hughton.

Brighton receive boost to land Leeds United star

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Premier League newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly interested in signing Leeds United striker Chris Wood this summer.

The Seagulls have Glenn Murray and Tomer Hemed in their ranks to lead the line but manager Chris Hughton is looking to add a prolific goal scorer to his attacking arsenal.

Man City: Slick Citizens Battle To Victory Against New-Boys Brighton (Video)

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Title favourites Manchester City battled to victory against Premier League new-boys Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

The Citizens, not surprisingly, totally dominated throughout the game, but came up against an organised, hard-working Brighton side.

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Gabriel Jesus started up front in tandem with Sergio Aguero, and the Brazilian produced some moments of pure class during the game.

Aguero gets Manchester City up and running at Brighton

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City confirmed their status as Premier League title favourites with a professional 2-0 win at promoted Brighton and Hove Albion in their opening game on Saturday.

While rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool made uncertain starts to the campaign, City dominated their game against the division’s new boys.

Aguero gets Manchester City up and running at Brighton

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City confirmed their status as Premier League title favourites with a professional 2-0 win at promoted Brighton and Hove Albion in their opening game on Saturday.

While rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool made uncertain starts to the campaign, City dominated their game against the division’s new boys.

Liverpool clash with Manchester United tops Sky Sports’ October coverage

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Premier League fans are in for a treat during October and November as Sky Sports screens seven big head-to-heads between last season’s top six over the two months.

Sky Sports Premier League will show 22 matches from England’s top tier, with Liverpool’s clash against Manchester United on Saturday October 14 the standout fixture.

Brighton on brink of club record Izquierdo signing

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London (AFP) – Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion are on the verge of signing Colombia winger Jose Izquierdo from Belgian side Club Brugge, Seagulls manager Chris Hughton said Thursday.

Brighton broke their transfer record by signing Dutch midfielder Davy Propper for a reported fee of around £6 million ($7.

Brighton on brink of club record Izquierdo signing

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London (AFP) – Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion are on the verge of signing Colombia winger Jose Izquierdo from Belgian side Club Brugge, Seagulls manager Chris Hughton said Thursday.

Brighton broke their transfer record by signing Dutch midfielder Davy Propper for a reported fee of around £6 million ($7.

Chelsea agree deal with winger, highly rated player set to complete his summer move

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Chelsea have agreed on a deal with Brighton for the loan transfer of Izzy Brown.

The Premier League champions have also revealed that the highly talented winger has signed a new contract until 2021 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are aware of the fact that Brown needs to play week in week out in order to continue his development and therefore they have decided to loan him out for another season.

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Rooney rides to Everton’s rescue, Gabbiadini saves Saints

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London (AFP) – Wayne Rooney came to Ronald Koeman’s rescue as the Everton striker’s last-gasp penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton, while Manolo Gabbiadini’s brace gave Southampton a 2-2 draw against Newcastle on Sunday.

Everton boss Koeman was on the brink of another damaging defeat after Anthony Knockaert put Brighton ahead eight minutes from full-time at the Amex Stadium.

Rooney rides to Everton’s rescue, Gabbiadini saves Saints

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London (AFP) – Wayne Rooney came to Ronald Koeman’s rescue as the Everton striker’s last-gasp penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton, while Manolo Gabbiadini’s brace gave Southampton a 2-2 draw against Newcastle on Sunday.

Everton boss Koeman was on the brink of another damaging defeat after Anthony Knockaert put Brighton ahead eight minutes from full-time at the Amex Stadium.

Hemed gives Brighton revenge over Newcastle

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Israeli striker Tomer Hemed’s 51st-minute goal earned Brighton and Hove Albion a 1-0 victory over last season’s Championship sparring partners Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Hemed struck early in the second half at the Amex Stadium to give Brighton manager Chris Hughton a first victory over the club he previously managed at the seventh attempt.

Manchester City must find killer instinct, admits Sterling

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling travels to Bournemouth on Saturday aiming to help his team find a much-needed lethal touch in front of goal.

Pep Guardiola’s side dominated their opening two games of the season, but in both their 2-0 win at Brighton and the 1-1 draw with Everton, City failed to turn territorial dominance into a deluge of goals.

Manchester City must find killer instinct, admits Sterling

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling travels to Bournemouth on Saturday aiming to help his team find a much-needed lethal touch in front of goal.

Pep Guardiola’s side dominated their opening two games of the season, but in both their 2-0 win at Brighton and the 1-1 draw with Everton, City failed to turn territorial dominance into a deluge of goals.

Quick-fire Okazaki gets Leicester up and running

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Shinji Okazaki set up Leicester’s first win of the Premier League season as the Japan forward’s quick-fire strike inspired a 2-0 success against Brighton on Saturday.

Okazaki took just 52 seconds to open the scoring at the King Power Stadium and Harry Maguire doubled Leicester’s advantage after the interval.

Quick-fire Okazaki gets Leicester up and running

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Shinji Okazaki set up Leicester’s first win of the Premier League season as the Japan forward’s quick-fire strike inspired a 2-0 success against Brighton on Saturday.

Okazaki took just 52 seconds to open the scoring at the King Power Stadium and Harry Maguire doubled Leicester’s advantage after the interval.

Bitter experience keeps Guardiola grounded

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not get carried away after a 2-0 opening day win at promoted Brighton as he is still stung by the bitter experiences of last season.

A year ago City won their first 10 games in all competitions, beginning with a victory at home to Sunderland, yet finished the campaign empty-handed.

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Premier League Betting Tips: September 9-11, 2017

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Brighton sign Chelsea youngster Izzy Brown

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Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Chelsea starlet Izzy Brown on a season-long loan. Brown, aged 20, signed a new four-year contract running...

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West Ham: Pressure Mounts On Bilic As Dismal Hammers Lose 3-0 To Brighton At London Stadium (Video)

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West Ham found themselves on the end of a 3-0 home defeat courtesy of new-boys Brighton on Friday night, a result which leaves Hammers boss Slaven Bilic under serious pressure.

Brighton opened the scoring after just 10 minutes, with veteran striker Glenn Murray heading home from a Pascal Gross free-kick.

Cup throws up “mad” derby as Blackburn draw Burnley

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The early stages of the Carabou Cup – or the League Cup if you’re a traditionalist – often fails to get the pulses racing.

This year’s second round draw has thrown up some less than inspiring ties, with games such as Brighton versus Barnet and Stoke against Rochdale likely to feature plenty of second string players strutting their stuff in front of lots of empty seats.