Brighton 2-0 MK Dons

11 September 2010 06:31
Brighton moved to just outside the play-off places on goal difference after overcoming MK Dons.Kazenga LuaLua notched his first goal for the Seagulls with a fierce 25-yard free kick that went through the hands of Dons keeper David Martin. [LNB]The on-loan Newcastle man then sent over a perfect cross for a grateful Glenn Murray to head home number two. [LNB]Jermaine Easter came closest for the visitors but was thwarted by keeper Casper Ankergen as the Dons toiled. [LNB][LNB]Brighton manager Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex:"It's important sometimes to talk about the players because you know they are special. Everyone here was waiting for Kazenga LuaLua to arrive because we know what he gives.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "He was desperate to score a goal. I don't know if he'll score a better one. [LNB]"I think it was our best team performance overall as a group. We defended well and knew we had special players up front who could score goals." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 11 September 2010[LNB] Npower League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Brighton 2-0 MK Dons FT (HT 0-0) LuaLua 49 Murray 75 Brighton 16 Ankergren 04 Elphick 06 El-Abd yellow card 14 Calderon 22 Painter 07 Bennett 10 Sparrow yellow card (Dicker 64) 12 LuaLua yellow card (Smith 86) 25 Kishishev (Bridcutt 89) 09 Barnes 17 Murray yellow card Substitutes 01 Brezovan, 27 Taricco, 11 Baz, 15 Hart, 18 Dicker, 24 Smith, 26 Bridcutt MK Dons 01 Martin 04 Doumbe 06 O'Hanlon 15 Woodards 23 Chicksen (Johnson 83) 16 Hamann yellow card (Guy 60) 22 Leven yellow card 26 Chadwick 08 Easter 10 Baldock (Ibehre 60) 11 Balanta Substitutes 17 Searle, 24 Flanagan, 13 Carrington, 27 Powell, 28 Johnson, 14 Guy, 19 Ibehre Ref: Phil GibbsAtt: 6,683 BRIGHTON MK DONS Possession Brighton 49% MK Dons 51% Attempts on target Brighton 3 MK Dons 0 Attempts off target Brighton 7 MK Dons 2 Corners Brighton 4 MK Dons 6 Fouls Brighton 17 MK Dons 16 Final Result Full Time 90:00+5:07 The referee brings the game to a close. 90:00+4:15 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Angelo Balanta. 90:00+3:42 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the right by-line, Marcos Painter manages to make a clearance. Correction - 90:00+2:02 Elliott Bennett takes the inswinging corner, save by David Martin. 90:00+2:02 Corner from left by-line taken by Elliott Bennett. 90:00+1:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett by Peter Leven. Direct free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt. 88:46 Substitution Liam Bridcutt is brought on as a substitute for Radostin Kishishev. 88:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Mathias Doumbe. Inigo Calderon restarts play with the free kick. 85:26 Peter Leven takes the direct free kick. 85:26 Substitution Kazenga LuaLua leaves the field to be replaced by Jamie Smith. 85:26 Booking Booking for Adam El-Abd. 85:07 Adam El-Abd concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Easter. 83:14 Radostin Kishishev challenges Luke Chadwick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Chadwick takes the direct free kick. 82:23 Substitution Jemal Johnson on for Adam Chicksen. 78:00 Foul by Elliott Bennett on Luke Chadwick, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Peter Leven. 77:32 Unfair challenge on Mathias Doumbe by Elliott Bennett results in a free kick. Mathias Doumbe takes the free kick. 74:10 Assist by Kazenga LuaLua. 74:10 GOAL - Glenn Murray:Brighton 2 - 0 MK Dons Glenn Murray grabs a headed goal from close range. Brighton 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons. 72:30 Jabo Ibehre challenges Radostin Kishishev unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren. 72:07 Lewis Guy fouled by Inigo Calderon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Leven. 69:22 Adam El-Abd challenges Jabo Ibehre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jermaine Easter. 68:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Chicksen by Glenn Murray. Mathias Doumbe takes the free kick. 68:23 Foul by Jabo Ibehre on Adam El-Abd, free kick awarded. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick. 67:13 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Leven, Glenn Murray makes a clearance. 66:46 Unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Ashley Barnes results in a free kick. Peter Leven restarts play with the free kick. 65:10 Booking The referee shows Peter Leven a yellow card for dissent. 65:07 Booking Kazenga LuaLua shown a yellow card. 63:27 Substitution (Brighton) makes a substitution, with Gary Dicker coming on for Matthew Sparrow. 61:58 The assistant referee flags for offside against Dan Woodards. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick. 61:11 Matthew Sparrow challenges Jermaine Easter unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Leven. 60:19 Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line, Mathias Doumbe makes a clearance. 59:07 Substitution Jabo Ibehre comes on in place of Sam Baldock. 59:07 Substitution Lewis Guy is brought on as a substitute for Dietmar Hamann. 57:31 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the right by-line to the near post. 56:05 Free kick taken by Dietmar Hamann. 56:05 Booking Booking for Matthew Sparrow for unsporting behaviour. 55:32 Matthew Sparrow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Leven. 53:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Sean O'Hanlon. Tommy Elphick restarts play with the free kick. 52:16 Kazenga LuaLua is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David Martin. 51:02 Foul by Peter Leven on Glenn Murray, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Elliott Bennett, Jermaine Easter manages to make a clearance. 49:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Dietmar Hamann. Sean O'Hanlon restarts play with the free kick. 48:43 Matthew Sparrow provided the assist for the goal. 48:43 GOAL - Kazenga LuaLua:Brighton 1 - 0 MK Dons Kazenga LuaLua grabs a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Brighton 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons. 47:33 Unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Sean O'Hanlon results in a free kick. Matthew Sparrow restarts play with the free kick. 46:32 Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Sean O'Hanlon gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Elliott Bennett. 45:01 The referee gets the second half started. Half Time 45:00+1:07 The first half comes to an end. 44:21 Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Dan Woodards. Free kick taken by Dietmar Hamann. 43:00 Unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Tommy Elphick results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Peter Leven, Glenn Murray makes a clearance. 42:05 Radostin Kishishev produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the net. 41:36 Corner from the left by-line taken by Elliott Bennett, David Martin makes a save. 40:23 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven, clearance by Glenn Murray. 38:37 Headed effort from inside the area by Glenn Murray misses to the left of the target. Correction - 37:04 Kazenga LuaLua concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Leven. Free kick taken by Luke Chadwick. 37:04 Foul by Kazenga LuaLua on Peter Leven, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Luke Chadwick. 34:36 Mathias Doumbe concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Elliott Bennett, Mathias Doumbe makes a clearance. 33:20 Unfair challenge on Marcos Painter by Luke Chadwick results in a free kick. Matthew Sparrow takes the free kick. 32:25 Glenn Murray has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target. 30:15 The referee blows for offside. David Martin takes the free kick. 29:07 Marcos Painter takes a shot. David Martin makes a save. 27:44 Free kick taken by Marcos Painter. 27:44 Booking Booking for Dietmar Hamann for unsporting behaviour. 27:02 Dietmar Hamann concedes a free kick for a foul on Kazenga LuaLua. 23:56 Angelo Balanta fouled by Radostin Kishishev, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Leven has an effort direct from the free kick, Radostin Kishishev gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven, save made by Casper Ankergren. 23:32 Foul by Ashley Barnes on Dietmar Hamann, free kick awarded. Dietmar Hamann takes the free kick. 20:41 Direct free kick taken by Mathias Doumbe. 20:41 Booking Glenn Murray is cautioned. 20:27 Glenn Murray challenges Adam Chicksen unfairly and gives away a free kick. 13:52 Sam Baldock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick. 12:53 Jermaine Easter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren. 11:49 The referee blows for offside. Sean O'Hanlon takes the direct free kick. 9:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Peter Leven. Free kick taken by Elliott Bennett. 9:31 Dietmar Hamann concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. Marcos Painter takes the free kick. 5:58 Sean O'Hanlon challenges Glenn Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Elliott Bennett produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. 5:13 Glenn Murray produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright. 4:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Angelo Balanta on Tommy Elphick. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick. 1:25 Shot by Kazenga LuaLua from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target. 0:00 The match begins. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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