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  • Date:22 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Withdean Stadium
  • Attendance:7,261
  • Murray (27) Wood (40)
    Murray (47) Sandaza (90)

Live Commentary

92:19 +2.19

A goal is scored by Francisco Sandaza from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brighton 4-0 Plymouth.


Inswinging corner taken by Craig Noone from the right by-line, Glenn Murray has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.


Matthew Sparrow is brought on as a substitute for Elliott Bennett.


Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Elliott Bennett.


Kari Arnason goes off and Karl Duguid comes on.


Francisco Sandaza replaces Ashley Barnes.


Rory Fallon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Inigo Calderon. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.


The referee shows Kari Arnason a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.


Chris Clark takes a inswinging corner.


Inswinging corner taken by Chris Clark from the left by-line, Gordon Greer makes a clearance.


Stephane Zubar receives a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Stephane Zubar results in a free kick. Elliott Bennett restarts play with the free kick.


Stephane Zubar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick.


(Brighton) makes a substitution, with Craig Noone coming on for Chris Wood.


Rory Fallon on for Luke Young. Liam Bridcutt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Zubar. Marcel Seip takes the direct free kick.


Foul by Carl Fletcher on Gary Dicker, free kick awarded. Elliott Bennett takes the free kick.


Glenn Murray grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Brighton 3-0 Plymouth.

46:25 +1.25

Joe Mason fouled by Inigo Calderon, the ref awards a free kick. Carl Fletcher has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Casper Ankergren.


Shot from deep inside the area by Ashley Barnes clears the bar.


Chris Wood takes a shot. David Button makes a save.


A goal is scored by Chris Wood from 30 yards to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 2-0 Plymouth.


Header from close in by Ashley Barnes misses to the left of the target.


Corner taken by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by James Paterson.


Glenn Murray gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 1-0 Plymouth.The assist for the goal came from Chris Wood.


Carl Fletcher takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.


Foul by Elliott Bennett on James Paterson, free kick awarded. Carl Fletcher restarts play with the free kick.


Effort from deep inside the area by Ashley Barnes misses to the left of the goal.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcel Seip by Glenn Murray. Free kick taken by Carl Fletcher.


Booking for Curtis Nelson for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Curtis Nelson. Liam Bridcutt delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by David Button.


Kari Arnason concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Bridcutt. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.


Foul by Kari Arnason on Marcos Painter, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.


Gordon Greer fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Dicker takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Mason by Gary Dicker. Chris Clark takes the free kick.


Elliott Bennett takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Luke Young.


Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by David Button.


Marcel Seip concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliott Bennett. Elliott Bennett takes the direct free kick.


Elliott Bennett produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.


Foul by Liam Bridcutt on Joe Mason, free kick awarded. Chris Clark takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Paterson returns for Pilgrims Plymouth boss Peter Reid will have Jim Paterson available for the trip to league-leaders Brighton. The 31-year-old has missed the last three games, all defeats, while on compassionate leave in Scotland but returned to training this week and will be in the squad. Paterson could even go straight back into the starting line-up after his replacement, Karl Duguid, limped out of the 3-1 defeat against Tranmere before half-time on February 12. Defender Onismor Bhasera is making good progress in his rehabilitation from a knee problem but the game is likely to come too soon for him. Winger Yala Bolasie will complete a three-match ban following his sending-off against Yeovil on February 1 for an off-the-ball incident. The Pilgrims will be hoping to end a run of five consecutive league defeats. Craig Noone returns to the Brighton squad for the visit of his former club. The winger was cup-tied for Saturday's 3-0 FA Cup defeat at Stoke, but will be back to face the side he left in January. Midfielder Matt Sparrow (knee) and striker Chris Wood (foot), who missed out at the Britannia Stadium, are expected to train ahead of the match and should be fit. Casper Ankergren returns in goal and Adam El-Abd should reclaim his place in defence, while 16-year-old midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey could be among the substitutes again. Alan Navarro (cruciate) is back in training but not ready for first-team action yet, Jamie Smith (foot) and Jim McNulty (ankle) are still out and Radostin Kishishev remains unavailable for personal reasons.

Formation:433Manager: Gustavo Poyet


Formation: 433Manager: Peter Reid


  • Casper Ankergren
  • Inigo Calderon
  • Gordon Greer
  • Adam El-Abd
  • Marcos Painter
  • Elliott Bennett
  • Liam Bridcutt
  • Gary Dicker
  • Ashley Barnes
  • Chris Wood
  • Glenn Murray
  • SUBS
  • Peter Brezovan
  • Tommy Elphick
  • Matthew Sparrow
  • Chris Holroyd
  • Francisco Sandaza
  • Mauricio Taricco
  • Craig Noone



Match Report

Murray double downs Argyle Glenn Murray took his goal tally to 16 with a goal in each half as league leaders Brighton swept to their fifth successive home league win with a 4-0 success over Plymouth. Plymouth's defeat was their seventh on the trot and leaves them rooted to the bottom of the table following their 10-point deduction for calling in the administrators. Murray put the Seagulls ahead with a simple finish in the 28th minute as Plymouth were caught deep in their own box and the striker slipped the ball under goalkeeper David Button after Chris Wood's pass took a ricochet. Murray set up Ashley Barnes just before the break with a hanging cross to the far post, but the former-Plymouth striker headed inches wide. Wood doubled Brighton's lead four minutes before the interval with goalkeeper Button getting a hand to his shot from 25 yards, but being unable to keep it out. Murray rifled his second three minutes after the interval with a smart swivel-and-shot into the roof of the net. Button thwarted a goalbound effort from Wood and Murray also had a shot blocked as Brighton dominated. Substitute Francisco Sandaza sealed Brighton's comfortable victory in the third minute of stoppage time with a cool finish after a throughball from Gary Dicker.

Form Guide

  • Brighton
  • VS
  • Plymouth

Last Meetings

  • Plymouth
  • 0 - 2
  • Brighton
  • 21/09/2010
  • Brighton
  • 2 - 1
  • Plymouth
  • 31/01/2004
  • Plymouth
  • 3 - 3
  • Brighton
  • 30/08/2003
  • Plymouth
  • 0 - 3
  • Brighton
  • 10/12/1994
  • Brighton
  • 1 - 1
  • Plymouth
  • 20/08/1994
  • Brighton
  • 2 - 1
  • Plymouth
  • 30/03/1994

Top Scorers


  • G Murray 14
  • A Barnes 8
  • I Calderon 4
  • M Sparrow 3
  • E Bennett 3
  • C Wood 3
  • C Noone 2
  • A El-Abd 1
  • G Dicker 1
  • T Elphick 1
  • F Sandaza 1
  • M Painter 1


  • J Mason 5
  • R Fallon 2
  • R Patterson 2
  • S Zubar 2
  • C Fletcher 1
  • C Clark 1
  • K Arnason 1
  • L Summerfield 1
  • O Bhasera 1
  • Y Bolasie 1



    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 52
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 36
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins