Brighton boss Hughton frustrated with Crystal Palace defeat: 2 equalising chances


Hughton admitted the goals his team conceded in the 3-2 defeat to Palace were uncharacteristic, and was left frustrated after a below-par first-half performance at Selhurst Park.

The Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Brighton will be broadcast live on NBCSN.

John Moss pointed to the spot after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Hugo Lloris but the challenge appeared to come outside the box, with Ilkay Gundogan making no mistake from 12 yards.

Crystal Palace are in a precarious position entering in the final stretch of matches in the Premier League.

Over the intervening years there have been countless more incidents to keep the fires burning - whether it be the regular crowd trouble, one game bizarrely containing five penalties - majority missed - and a pile of human excrement reportedly being left on the Palace dressing-room floor before their Wilfried Zaha-inspired 2-0 play-off victory en route to Wembley and the Premier League in 2013. The positive, last week, was what Palace manager Hodgson hailed "the best we've played going forward for a long time". I don't really buy into it, but I read stuff on Twitter and think "half of you lot don't even watch me play". Because the two players up front caused the Bournemouth defence all sorts of problems, ' said the ex-England boss. Antonio Conte is expected to leave the club in the summer so there's a danger a lot of their players could be winding down but they could end the season with an FA Cup winners medal.

Roy Hodgson expects to have Christian Benteke and Alexander Sorloth available this weekend in a boost to Crystal Palace's hopes of Premier League survival.

All five goals came in the first half with Brighton twice conceding from corners to allow Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkins to score before being sloppy again for Zaha's second.

Swansea drop to 17th despite taking a point from Everton, with Jordan Ayew's second-half goal enough to earn the Swans a deserved share of the spoils after Kyle Naughton's unfortunate own goal had seen them fall behind. Defeat for Brighton on Saturday would leave them probably needing one more win and they finish with games against Tottenham, Burnley, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool.

'It is a big game for the fans and because of the table it makes it bigger, ' admits skipper Lewis Dunk. Their lack of recent wins can be attributed to a punishing run of games and this looks a big opportunity to claim a much-needed three points.

Luther Blissett was speaking at Watford FC for one of Show Racism's the Red Card educational workshops with young people from local schools.