skip to content
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam El-Abd on Chris Wood. Brett Pitman fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Peter Brezovan makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Brett Pitman.
Foul by Ryan McGivern on Will Buckley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lewis Dunk.
A cross is delivered by Richard Foster.
Foul by Matthew Sparrow on Yannick Bolasie, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Brett Pitman.
Yannick Bolasie produces a cross, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Brett Pitman.
Outswinging corner taken by Brett Pitman, Header on goal by Chris Wood from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is delivered by Richard Foster.
Yannick Bolasie crosses the ball, clearance made by Inigo Calderon.
The ball is sent over by Yannick Bolasie, clearance by Inigo Calderon.
Foul by Yannick Bolasie on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
The ball is sent over by Yannick Bolasie, clearance made by Lewis Dunk.
Brett Pitman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Neil Kilkenny.
Will Buckley grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brighton 2-0 Bristol City.The assist for the goal came from Lewis Dunk.
Liam Bridcutt crosses the ball, clearance by Cole Skuse.
The ball is sent over by Chris Wood, clearance by Liam Bridcutt.
Inigo Calderon has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal. (Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Kalifa Cisse coming on for Marvin Elliott.
Ashley Barnes produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern.
Foul by Liam Bridcutt on Nicky Maynard, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cole Skuse on Ashley Barnes. Free kick taken by Romain Vincelot.
Ashley Barnes concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Kilkenny. Ashley Barnes goes into the referee's book. David James takes the free kick. Yannick Bolasie is brought on as a substitute for Martyn Woolford.
The ball is swung over by Alan Navarro.
Alan Navarro sends in a cross, Louis Carey makes a clearance. Corner taken short by Matthew Sparrow.
Matthew Sparrow fouled by Neil Kilkenny, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Kilkenny is shown a yellow card. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick.
Martyn Woolford sends in a cross.
Marvin Elliott challenges Alan Navarro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewis Dunk takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Alan Navarro goes over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Matthew Sparrow results in a free kick. Martyn Woolford takes the free kick.
Matthew Sparrow takes a shot. Save by David James. Short corner worked by Matthew Sparrow.
Will Buckley produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Romain Vincelot concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Skuse. Free kick taken by Louis Carey.
Liam Bridcutt concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Wood. Neil Kilkenny restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Nicky Maynard.
Ryan McGivern delivers the ball, Liam Bridcutt makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Sparrow, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewin Nyatanga by Lewis Dunk. Free kick taken by David James.
The ball is swung over by Richard Foster, clearance made by Lewis Dunk.
Will Buckley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lewin Nyatanga takes the free kick.
Foul by Cole Skuse on Romain Vincelot, free kick awarded. Adam El-Abd restarts play with the free kick.
Inigo Calderon scores a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Brighton 1-0 Bristol City.Assist on the goal came from Alan Navarro.
A cross is delivered by Inigo Calderon, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.
The ball is delivered by Martyn Woolford.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Sparrow, Effort on goal by Alan Navarro from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Foul by Alan Navarro on Marvin Elliott, free kick awarded. Marvin Elliott restarts play with the free kick.
Alan Navarro comes on in place of Jake Forster-Caskey.
Will Hoskins is brought on as a substitute for Craig Mackail-Smith.
The ball is swung over by Ryan McGivern, free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Wood on Adam El-Abd. Free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
Corner taken by Jake Forster-Caskey from the left by-line, Effort from 12 yards by Inigo Calderon. Blocked by Lewin Nyatanga.
Corner taken by Matthew Sparrow.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Jake Forster-Caskey results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cole Skuse.
Cole Skuse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Romain Vincelot. Free kick taken by Romain Vincelot.
The ball is crossed by Martyn Woolford, Marvin Elliott produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
The official flags Will Buckley offside. David James takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Matthew Sparrow, clearance made by Neil Kilkenny.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David James.
Ryan McGivern challenges Will Buckley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan McGivern shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.
No LuaLua for Seagulls
Brighton look set to be without Kazenga LuaLua for the visit of Bristol City.
LuaLua limped out of last weekend's 1-1 FA Cup draw against Wrexham with a hamstring injury and, although the problem is not serious, is unlikely to be fit in time for Saturday.
Fellow winger Craig Noone (hamstring) is still out but Albion's injury list is clearing up with defenders Adam El-Abd, Marcos Painter and Mauricio Taricco (all hamstring), winger Vicente Rodriguez (thigh) and striker Will Hoskins (knee) pushing to return.
Skipper Gordon Greer is still suspended but fellow centre-half Lewis Dunk is back from a two-match ban for collecting 10 yellow cards.
Midfielder Gary Dicker (broken leg) and defender Tommy Elphick (Achilles) are long-term absentees.
Bristol City will be without the suspended Stephen Pearson.
Pearson, who signed on permanently at Ashton Gate last week, was sent off during the 1-0 FA Cup third-round defeat at Crawley last weekend and serves a one-match ban.
Meanwhile, Robins manager Derek McInnes is sweating over the fitness of midfielder Marvin Elliott, who is still struggling with a hamstring injury picked up during the 1-0 victory over Millwall on January 3.
Kalifa Cisse is likely to fill in if Elliott continues to miss out, while defender Liam Fontaine remains sidelined with a knee problem that could keep him out of action until next month.
New signings Ricky Foster and Chris Wood are in line for debuts this weekend after arriving from Aberdeen and West Brom recently.
Seagulls flying after win
Inigo Calderon and Will Buckley found the net to help Brighton extend their unbeaten run to three matches with a 2-0 victory over Bristol City.
In a match lacking goalmouth action, the hosts scored in either half to condemn their guests to a second straight defeat.
Both sides had struggled against lower-league opposition in the third round of the FA Cup last weekend, with Brighton being held to a home draw by Blue Square Premier side Wrexham and City going down 1-0 to npower League Two's Crawley.
But if supporters of either team had been hoping for an impressive response from their players they were let down, as the match lacked verve and excitement.
Brighton took the lead after a turgid opening half-hour when Calderon beat David James with a curling effort from 25 yards.
And Will Buckley settled the game with 18 minutes left, collecting Lewis Dunk's pass to round James and slot home.
City had the first effort on goal after seven minutes, with midfielder Marvin Elliott firing wide from the edge of the area, but opportunities were sparse in the opening quarter-hour.
Calderon had a pot-shot blocked by Lewin Nyatanga at the other end after 18 minutes, as neither side could find the necessary rhythm to break the other down.
Brighton's players wanted a penalty when Craig Mackail-Smith tangled with Nyatanga in the area and went to ground midway through the first half, but referee Keith Stroud remained unmoved.
And that proved to be the last action the former Peterborough forward saw as Mackail-Smith was forced off through injury after the incident, with Will Hoskins coming off the bench in his place.
Moments later the Seagulls' injury troubles worsened as Jake Forster-Caskey was withdrawn, with Alan Navarro replacing the 17-year-old midfielder, and the substitute was immediately involved in the action - hitting a 16-yard effort harmlessly over the crossbar.
The match was in dire need of a moment of quality to spark it into life and it got just that after 37 minutes thanks to Calderon.
The Spaniard picked up the ball 30 yards from goal and unleashed a strike that beat James to the visiting keeper's right.
It was the first effort on target from either side and was enough to give the hosts the half-time lead, although the Seagulls could have been two-up but for a fingertip save from James to turn Ashley Barnes' effort out for a corner.
Brighton started brightly after the interval, with Buckley shooting over the bar from 20 yards after 48 minutes and Navarro followed suit with a similar attempt five minutes later.
With a quarter of the game remaining the match finally started to open up, with Calderon and Barnes firing wide before the hosts made sure of victory after 73 minutes.
Dunk split the City defence in two with a pin-point pass, Buckley ran onto the throughball and, with James helpless, the midfielder had the simple task of skipping past the former England stopper and slipping the ball into the back of the net.
The visitors had to wait until the final minute for their first and only effort on target, and even then Brett Pitman could not beat Peter Brezovan in the Brighton goal.
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk