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  • Date:12 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Withdean Stadium
  • Attendance:7,461
  • Wood - pen (62) Murray (70)
Goal!

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94mins

Foul by Adam El-Abd on Ian Goodison, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Kay.

93mins

Elliott Bennett takes a short corner.

92mins

Adam McGurk takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.

81mins

Ash Taylor on for Lucas Akins. Aaron Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Barnes. Free kick taken by Inigo Calderon.

80mins

Ashley Barnes shown a yellow card. Aaron Cresswell receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

78mins

Unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Aaron Cresswell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

77mins

Chris Wood leaves the field to be replaced by Ashley Barnes.

75mins

Corner taken by Aaron Cresswell, save made by Casper Ankergren.

71mins

Glenn Murray grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 2-0 Tranmere.The assist for the goal came from Craig Noone.

70mins

Robbie Weir is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett by Robbie Weir. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren. Adam McGurk comes on in place of Zoumana Bakayogo.

69mins

Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by Tony Warner.

69mins

Robbie Weir gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Dicker. Gordon Greer takes the direct free kick.

64mins

Shot by Lucas Akins. Casper Ankergren makes a fantastic save.

63mins

Penalty scored by Chris Wood. Brighton 1-0 Tranmere.Ian Goodison handles the ball and concedes a .

60mins

Craig Noone comes on in place of Radostin Kishishev.

59mins

Matthew Sparrow goes off and Liam Bridcutt comes on.

59mins

Unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd by Enoch Showunmi results in a free kick. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Elliott Bennett clears the crossbar.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Radostin Kishishev by Robbie Weir. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

52mins

John Welsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray. Radostin Kishishev crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

48mins

Enoch Showunmi produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

47mins

Lucas Akins fouled by Radostin Kishishev, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Robinson.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Aaron Cresswell results in a free kick. Gordon Greer takes the direct free kick.

46mins

The referee shows Enoch Showunmi a yellow card. Enoch Showunmi concedes a free kick for a foul on Casper Ankergren. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

42mins

Matthew Sparrow challenges Andy Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Aaron Cresswell, Glenn Murray makes a clearance.

41mins

Gordon Greer goes into the referee's book. Enoch Showunmi fouled by Gordon Greer, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.

39mins

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

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett by Michael Kay. Elliott Bennett crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

30mins

Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Goodison. Direct free kick taken by Tony Warner.

27mins

Shot from long distance by Matthew Sparrow goes wide of the left-hand upright.

23mins

Radostin Kishishev gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Enoch Showunmi. Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

22mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zoumana Bakayogo on Gordon Greer. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Matthew Sparrow concedes a free kick for a foul on John Welsh. Free kick taken by Tony Warner.

17mins

Mark McChrystal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray. Gary Dicker takes the free kick.

16mins

Matthew Sparrow takes a shot. Save by Tony Warner.

9mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by Michael Kay.

9mins

Zoumana Bakayogo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

8mins

Chris Wood challenges Ian Goodison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Warner.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Goodison on Adam El-Abd. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Matthew Sparrow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Robinson. Andy Robinson takes the free kick.

1mins

The offside flag is raised against Zoumana Bakayogo. Free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

Match Preview

Painter boost for Poyet Brighton boss Gus Poyet could have defender Marcos Painter available when his side go in search of a fourth successive league win against Tranmere at the Withdean Stadium. The Seagulls left-back had to be stretchered off in the 80th minute of Tuesday night's 1-0 win at Brentford after suffering a nasty kick to the head, but is expected to recover in time to retain his place in the starting line-up. Fellow defender Adam El-Abd is pushing for a recall on his return from a two-match ban, and will fight it out with Tommy Elphick for the right to partner Gordon Greer at the centre of Albion's defence. Defender Jim McNulty (ankle) and midfielder Jamie Smith (foot) both remain sidelined as they continue their recovery from long-term injuries. Tranmere boss Les Parry is set to the wield the axe. Rovers were beaten 1-0 at home by relegation rivals Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night and Parry spared only Andy Robinson and John Welsh from criticism. His attempts to bring in a new midfielder on loan failed but Parry will still ring the changes for the daunting clash with Gus Poyet's table-toppers. However, he will first assess the fitness of defenders Ian Goodison and Mark McChrystal, who are struggling with knee and rib injuries respectively. Teenage prospect Dale Jennings has been sidelined with a groin injury for the past month and Parry is wary of rushing him back into action too soon. Marlon Broomes, Alan Mahon and Ryan Fraughan remain long-term absentees, but Rovers are hoping to extend the loan of attacking midfielder Lateef Elford-Alliyu from West Brom.

Formation:442Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

Formation: 433Manager: Les Parry

Tranmere

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

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Match Report

Seagulls still soaring Second-half goals from strikers Chris Wood and Glenn Murray earned runaway leaders Brighton a 2-0 win against Tranmere - their eighth successive home victory. Rovers, now without a win in seven games, defended stubbornly in the first half but Brighton took a stranglehold once they had gone ahead. The Seagulls broke the deadlock after 63 minutes when defender Ian Goodison handled Elliott Bennett`s ball into the box and Wood, on loan from West Brom, stepped up to drill home his eighth goal of the season from the penalty spot to the right of goalkeeper Tony Warner. Brighton keeper Casper Ankergren came to his side's rescue moments later with an important scrambling save to keep out an Andy Robinson effort. But Murray doubled Brighton's lead after 72 minutes with his 18th goal of the campaign, turning skilfully to fire past a static Warner following a long throw into the area. Struggling Tranmere had an early penalty appeal turned down when the on-rushing Robinson appeared to be barged off the ball on the edge of the area by Marcos Painter. Brighton midfielder Matt Sparrow was thwarted by Warner after a through ball and Murray was unable to get sufficient purchase on the rebound. Sparrow had a 25-yard shot saved by Warner after Bennett laid the ball to him midway through the first half. And Bennett struck a low free-kick just wide in first-half stoppage time after Robinson was penalised for obstruction.

Form Guide

    WWLWWW
  • Brighton
  • VS
  • Tranmere
  • LLLDDL

Last Meetings

  • Tranmere
  • 1 - 1
  • Brighton
  • 02/10/2010
  • Brighton
  • 3 - 0
  • Tranmere
  • 27/03/2010
  • Tranmere
  • 2 - 1
  • Brighton
  • 17/10/2009
  • Brighton
  • 0 - 0
  • Tranmere
  • 28/03/2009
  • Tranmere
  • 1 - 0
  • Brighton
  • 20/12/2008
  • Brighton
  • 0 - 0
  • Tranmere
  • 12/02/2008

Top Scorers

Brighton

  • G Murray 17
  • A Barnes 10
  • E Bennett 4
  • I Calderon 4
  • C Wood 4
  • M Sparrow 3
  • C Noone 2
  • F Sandaza 2
  • A El-Abd 1
  • G Dicker 1
  • T Elphick 1
  • L Bridcutt 1
  • M Painter 1

Tranmere

  • E Showunmi 8
  • L Elford-Alliyu 5
  • D Jennings 5
  • J Welsh 4
  • I Goodison 2
  • A Cresswell 2
  • J Labadie 2
  • S Wootton 2
  • Z Bakayogo 1

Goals

Brighton

    • Total goals 88
    • Goals per game 62
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Tranmere

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 40
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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