skip to content
Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.
Foul by Inigo Calderon on Craig Alcock, free kick awarded. Kazenga LuaLua joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Mackail-Smith. Inigo Calderon receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Ryan Bennett takes the direct free kick.
Lee Frecklington concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Navarro. Free kick taken by Marcos Painter.
Marcos Painter fouled by Lee Tomlin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marcos Painter.
Unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Lee Frecklington results in a free kick. Booking for Lee Frecklington for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
David Ball produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant McCann, Marcos Painter manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Lee Frecklington, Ashley Barnes makes a clearance.
Ashley Barnes concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant McCann. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Frecklington is ruled offside. Casper Ankergren takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Matthew Sparrow on Grant McCann, free kick awarded. Grant McCann has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Casper Ankergren.
Shot from just outside the box by Grant McCann misses to the left of the target.
Grant McCann takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Craig Mackail-Smith.
Effort from the edge of the box by Lee Frecklington goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Craig Noone leaves the field to be replaced by Alan Navarro. Matthew Sparrow on for Ryan Harley.
Craig Mackail-Smith produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line, Lee Frecklington manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant McCann by Craig Mackail-Smith. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.
Effort on goal by Ashley Barnes from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Foul by Tommy Rowe on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Ryan Harley scores a goal direct from the free kick from long distance to the top right corner of the goal. Brighton 2-0 Peterborough.
David Ball replaces Paul Taylor.
Liam Bridcutt concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Frecklington. Grant McCann takes the free kick.
Craig Noone takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.
Header from deep inside the area by Craig Noone goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Short corner taken by Lee Frecklington.
Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Blocked by Lewis Dunk.
Inswinging corner taken by Lee Frecklington.
Corner taken by Lee Frecklington from the left by-line, clearance by Ashley Barnes.
Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.
Craig Mackail-Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bennett. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.
Effort from long distance by Ryan Harley goes wide right of the target.
Ryan Tunnicliffe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ryan Harley from left channel.
Ryan Tunnicliffe on for George Boyd.
Gary Dicker sends in a cross.
Mark Little gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes. Lewis Dunk restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Taylor is caught offside. Gordon Greer takes the indirect free kick.
Ashley Barnes challenges Mark Little unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.
Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley from the left by-line, save made by Paul Jones.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Dicker by Tommy Rowe. Inigo Calderon takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley from the left by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith by Ryan Bennett. Free kick crossed left-footed by Craig Noone from right wing, Craig Alcock manages to make a clearance.
Paul Taylor takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Grant McCann takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.
Lee Frecklington takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Ashley Barnes.
Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Lewis Dunk gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Mark Little by Craig Noone results in a free kick. Free kick taken by George Boyd.
Lee Tomlin challenges Liam Bridcutt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.
Ashley Barnes challenges Craig Alcock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Craig Alcock results in a free kick. Gary Dicker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Craig Alcock makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Grant McCann from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Casper Ankergren.
Craig Noone fires in a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brighton 1-0 Peterborough.
Effort from inside the box by Ashley Barnes hits the post.
George Boyd takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Foul by Grant McCann on Liam Bridcutt, free kick awarded. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.
Effort from inside the area by Ashley Barnes misses to the left of the target.
Seagulls soar with victory
Stunning goals in each half from Craig Noone and Ryan Harley fired Brighton to the top of the npower Championship as they beat Peterborough 2-0.
Noone cashed in on some poor Posh defending to lash in the opener and Harley, the recent signing from Swansea, showed his Premier League quality with a fantastic free-kick.
These are heady days for Gus Poyet's side, who continue to enjoy life in their new Amex Stadium.
The Seagulls remain unbeaten, knocked Sunderland out of the Carling Cup to land a plum tie with Liverpool and, having run away with the League One title last season, are now top of another table.
They should have taken the lead in the seventh minute when Noone escaped down the left and pulled the ball back for Ashley Barnes on the penalty spot, but the striker missed the target.
But three minutes later the hosts made the breakthrough they had been threatening.
Noone collected a miskick from Peterborough goalkeeper Paul Jones and was allowed to move inside, shift the ball to his left foot and crash a low drive into the corner of the net from 20 yards.
Peterborough attempted to hit straight back and Casper Ankergren pulled off a fine save to keep out Grant McCann's long-range effort and also denied Paul Taylor.
But their cause was not helped when playmaker George Boyd had to leave the field with an injury 10 minutes before the interval.
Brighton could have gone two goals ahead late in the first half but Lewis Dunk's close-range effort was blocked and Harley put the rebound wide.
Peterborough almost drew level barely 10 seconds after the break when Taylor put Lee Frecklington through to round Ankergren but his shot was cleared off the line by Inigo Calderon.
Full-back Calderon was almost as effective at the other end with a superb run and cross which found Noone, but the winger planted his header over the crossbar.
The second goal came in the 64th minute when Tommy Rowe fouled Barnes 30 yards out and Harley stepped up to curl a stunning free-kick past Jones and into the top corner.
Craig Mackail-Smith had a chance to score against his former club when Noone swung in another cross but the #2.5million striker headed wide.
Peterborough's best opportunity of the second half fell to Rowe but his shot rolled past the post and with it went the visitors' chances of getting back into the game.
"Are Chelsea right to bring back Jose Mourinho?"