skip to content
Effort on goal by Leon McSweeney from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Shot by Craig Noone from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gordon Greer on Andy Monkhouse. Antony Sweeney takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Peter Hartley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Dicker.
Elliott Bennett goes off and Chris Holroyd comes on.
Steven Haslam takes a shot.
Glenn Murray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Dicker takes a inswinging corner.
(Brighton) makes a substitution, with Agustin Battipiedi coming on for Ashley Barnes. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Dicker from the right by-line, clearance by Sam Collins.
Peter Hartley is cautioned. Peter Hartley challenges Glenn Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Elliott Bennett.
Ashley Barnes is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Ritchie Humphreys on for Paul Murray. Antony Sweeney grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 4-1 Hartlepool.Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Noone on Leon McSweeney. Assist on the goal came from Steven Haslam.
Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Flinders.
Inswinging corner taken by Gary Liddle from the left by-line, clearance by Ashley Barnes.
Inswinging corner taken by Andy Monkhouse from the left by-line.
Goal scored by Glenn Murray from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brighton 4-0 Hartlepool.Assist on the goal came from Gary Dicker.
Craig Noone finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 3-0 Hartlepool.
Elliott Bennett takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
Glenn Murray fouled by Peter Hartley, the ref awards a free kick. Elliott Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcos Painter on Steven Haslam. Direct free kick taken by Joe Gamble.
James Brown is brought on as a substitute for Colin Larkin.
Leon McSweeney on for Joe Gamble.
Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, save by Scott Flinders.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Glenn Murray. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Elliott Bennett.
Foul by Sam Collins on Elliott Bennett, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Dicker.
Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, Adam El-Abd has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
Glenn Murray has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Corner taken by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by Andy Monkhouse.
Effort from deep inside the area by Glenn Murray hits the post.
Glenn Murray is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Peter Hartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray. Gary Dicker takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.
Glenn Murray produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
Craig Noone replaces Chris Wood.
Foul by Gordon Greer on Colin Larkin, free kick awarded. Joe Gamble takes the direct free kick.
Andy Monkhouse fouled by Glenn Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Hartley takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Andy Monkhouse results in a free kick. Liam Bridcutt takes the direct free kick.
Glenn Murray scores a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 2-0 Hartlepool.Assist by Ashley Barnes.
Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Flinders.
Chris Wood fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 1-0 Hartlepool.Elliott Bennett takes a short corner, the assist for the goal came from Gary Dicker.
Corner taken short by Elliott Bennett.
Short corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line,
Glenn Murray takes a shot. Blocked by Evan Horwood.
Adam El-Abd fouled by Andy Monkhouse, the ref awards a free kick. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Wood on Steven Haslam. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Seagulls to check on Sparrow
Matt Sparrow needs a fitness test ahead of Brighton's clash with Hartlepool.
The midfielder was a late withdrawal from last week's win at Bristol Rovers after tweaking a knee ligament in training.
Striker Glenn Murray twisted his ankle on Tuesday but resumed training on Thursday and has been passed fit.
Boss Gus Poyet picked Murray alongside Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes in a bold three-man attack in Bristol and could be tempted to do so again after their 4-2 win.
Veteran midfielder Radostin Kishishev could miss out again with a back problem and Alan Navarro (cruciate), Jamie Smith (foot) and Jim McNulty (ankle) remain long-term absentees.
Hartlepool first-team coach Mick Wadsworth will again be without defender Neil Austin.
The right-back is still struggling with the calf injury he sustained in the 4-0 defeat at Oldham on February 1 which forced him out of the hard-fought 1-0 win over Colchester last weekend.
Pools have no fresh injury or suspension problems to contend with but Wadsworth has options available if he decides to change his starting line-up.
Winger Andy Monkhouse and striker Colin Larkin impressed after coming on as substitutes against the Us and the pair will be hoping to play more prominent roles against the Seagulls.
Loan striker Ryan Donaldson will also be hoping for a recall after scoring for the reserves against Grimsby in midweek.
Murray on fire as Seagulls soar
Glenn Murray scored twice to take his season's tally to 14 as leaders Brighton eased to their fourth successive home league win.
Hartlepool, who have never won at Brighton, were 2-0 down after 17 minutes and have now conceded four goals in each of their last three away games.
Chris Wood, on loan from West Brom, gave Brighton the lead after only 12 minutes by shooting through a crowd of players after Gary Dicker had played the ball into the box from a short corner.
Murray doubled the Seagulls advantage with a tap-in five minutes later following intelligent play from Ashley Barnes.
Murray was unlucky when his shot deflected off the post and the Brighton striker later headed wide following a fine ball to the far post by Elliott Bennett.
Substitute Craig Noone struck Brighton's third eight minutes after the interval from close range, and Murray added his second in the 57th minute with a clinical finish in a one-on-one situation with goalkeeper Scott Flinders.
The Seagulls were caught ball-watching when Pools midfielder Antony Sweeney grabbed a consolation for the visitors in the 63rd minute on the edge of the six-yard box.
© 2004 - 2015 football.co.uk