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Martin Cranie challenges Kazenga LuaLua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Martin Cranie. Direct free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.
Sammy Clingan takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Craig Noone manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan, Close range header by Lukas Jutkiewicz goes over the crossbar.
Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.
Carl Baker takes a shot.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Casper Ankergren by Lukas Jutkiewicz. Kazenga LuaLua comes on in place of Ryan Harley. Cody McDonald replaces Clive Platt. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Ryan Harley. Strike comes in from Sammy Clingan from the free kick.
Sammy Clingan produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Ashley Barnes. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.
Carl Baker fouled by Romain Vincelot, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Keogh restarts play with the free kick.
Lukas Jutkiewicz has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
The referee penalises Craig Noone for handball. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Craig Noone from the left by-line.
Ashley Barnes on for Billy Paynter.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Gardner by Inigo Calderon. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan.
Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Romain Vincelot results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Liam Bridcutt.
Gael Bigirimana replaces Conor Thomas.
Gary Gardner has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Bridcutt on Gary Gardner. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan, Billy Paynter manages to make a clearance.
Conor Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Dunk. Lewis Dunk takes the direct free kick.
Chris Hussey concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Noone. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the right by-line played to the near post, Conor Thomas manages to make a clearance.
Chris Hussey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone. Chris Hussey is booked. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Richard Wood on Billy Paynter, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.
Richard Wood is brought on as a substitute for Cyrus Christie.
Craig Noone fouled by Gary Gardner, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by Liam Bridcutt, Romain Vincelot finds the back of the net with a headed goal from just inside the penalty box. Brighton 2-1 Coventry.The assist for the goal came from Liam Bridcutt.
Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, Martin Cranie takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Effort on goal by Inigo Calderon from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Conor Thomas challenges Romain Vincelot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Romain Vincelot on Cyrus Christie. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan from right wing.
Shot by Craig Noone from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Paynter by Sammy Clingan. Shot on goal comes in from Ryan Harley from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Ryan Harley. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Baker on Lewis Dunk. Carl Baker is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line to the near post.
Marcos Painter goes off and Romain Vincelot comes on.
Gary Gardner scores a headed goal from close in. Brighton 1-1 Coventry.The assist for the goal came from Cyrus Christie.
Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save. Richard Keogh concedes an unfortunate own goal. Brighton 1-0 Coventry.
Corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Clive Platt.
Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the right by-line to the near post, Sammy Clingan makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Harley, Lukas Jutkiewicz manages to make a clearance.
Lewis Dunk fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
Conor Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Painter. Marcos Painter takes the direct free kick.
Ankergren set for Seagulls return
Casper Ankergren will be back in goal for Brighton when they host Coventry in the npower Championship.
The Dane has been confined to the bench as Steve Harper spent a one-month loan spell on the south coast but he has now returned to parent club Newcastle.
Left-back Mauricio Taricco is suspended but Brighton's injury problems are clearing up with midfielders Vicente Rodriguez (thigh) and Gonzalo Jara Reyes (knee) back in training allowing manager Gus Poyet to assess their fitness.
Defender Adam El-Abd played for the reserves this week, his first appearance after seven months on the sidelines with a foot injury, but he will not be rushed back.
Fellow centre-half Tommy Elphick (Achilles) and midfielder Gary Dicker (broken leg) are still out.
New loan signing Gary Gardner is in line to make his Coventry debut.
The highly-rated midfielder, 19, signed for the Sky Blues from Aston Villa on Thursday on a deal until January and will likely go straight into manager Andy Thorn's starting XI at the Amex Stadium.
As well as snapping up Gardner, Thorn managed to keep hold of star striker Lukas Jutkiewicz despite speculation linking him with a move elsewhere and the seven-goal marksman will lead the line for City.
Midfielder David Bell will be assessed having missed last weekend's 2-1 defeat to West Ham and Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Cardiff due to a knock sustained in training.
Striker Roy O'Donovan continues to miss out as he recovers from a broken bone in his foot.
Romain keeps Seagulls flying
Substitute Romain Vincelot's first goal for Brighton kept them in the npower Championship play-off hunt with a narrow 2-1 win over struggling Coventry.
The French defender powered home a first-half header to extend the Sky Blues' winless streak to eight games and leave them six points away from safety.
A piece of good fortune helped the Seagulls take the lead seven minutes in when the ball cannoned into the net off Coventry defender Richard Keogh after Craig Mackail-Smith's shot had been saved by Joe Murphy.
The visitors acquired teenager Grant Gardner on loan from Aston Villa on Thursday and reaped the rewards just nine minutes into his debut as he headed them level.
But it was Vincelot, who had replaced the injured Marcos Painter moments after Gardner's equaliser, who grabbed the winner, heading in Liam Bridcutt's free-kick eight minutes before half-time.
The Sky Blues travelled to Brighton having failed to win on their travels this season and they made life difficult for themselves by falling behind early on.
Captain Sammy Clingan played a woeful ball Keogh's way which Mackail-Smith ran on to. The Scotland international's initial effort was parried away by Murphy but the ball ricochet back off the Coventry centre back and rolled into the empty net.
The visitors responded instantly with debutant Gardner powering in a back-post header to equalise two minutes after the opener.
Brighton boss Gus Poyet was then forced into an early substitution when Painter came off for Vincelot after the defender pulled his hamstring.
The Seagulls fans felt they should have been awarded a penalty when Clingan, desperate to make amends for his earlier error, grabbed hold of Billy Paynter as he entered the penalty area, but referee Gavin Ward gave a free-kick on the edge of the box.
That set-piece came to nothing, but it was another free-kick which ensured Brighton regained the lead.
Gardner brought down the lively Craig Noone, presenting Bridcutt with an opportunity to send the ball into the box.
Referee Ward would not allow the Seagulls midfielder to take the free-kick quickly and that proved to be a blessing in disguise as Bridcutt eventually found Vincelot who headed in.
Nobody in a Coventry shirt tracked the Frenchman as he ran into the box and steered his header into the far corner of the net from just inside the penalty area.
Andy Thorn's side continued to be wasteful in front of goal in the second period, failing to profit from Chris Hussey's inviting crosses. Leading marksman Lukas Jutkiewicz was the biggest culprit, firing wide on a number of occasions.
Poyet's side, who had only won once in their last 12 outings, continued to invite their opponents forward but they could not find an end product.
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