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Mike Williamson takes a shot. Blocked by Adam El-Abd.
Vurnon Anita takes a inswinging corner.
The ball is crossed by Sylvain Marveaux, clearance by Gordon Greer.
Nile Ranger takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Will Hoskins gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 2-0 Newcastle.The assist for the goal came from Moreno David Lopez.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Sammy Ameobi. Direct free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Kazenga LuaLua goes wide left of the goal.
Short corner worked by Moreno David Lopez.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Davide Santon on Kazenga LuaLua. Moreno David Lopez delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Vurnon Anita.
Andrew Crofts joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dean Hammond.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Moreno David Lopez from the right by-line.
Wayne Bridge takes a shot. Blocked by James Tavernier.
Sammy Ameobi challenges Liam Bridcutt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Bridge takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Barnes on Paul Dummett. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Paul Dummett.
The ball is sent over by Sammy Ameobi, save made by Casper Ankergren.
Unfair challenge on Vurnon Anita by Dean Hammond results in a free kick. Rob Elliot takes the direct free kick.
Sylvain Marveaux takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Liam Bridcutt. Corner taken by Vurnon Anita from the left by-line, Nile Ranger has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
Will Hoskins is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rob Elliot takes the free kick.
Sylvain Marveaux joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gabriel Obertan.
Will Hoskins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Mackail-Smith.
The ball is swung over by Sammy Ameobi, Adam El-Abd makes a clearance.
Centre by Kazenga LuaLua, clearance by James Tavernier.
Kazenga LuaLua produces a cross, Rob Elliot makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Moreno David Lopez by Shola Ameobi results in a free kick. Shola Ameobi is sent off by the referee. Liam Bridcutt takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Moreno David Lopez, clearance made by James Tavernier.
(Brighton) makes a substitution, with Kazenga LuaLua coming on for Andrea Orlandi.
The ball is crossed by Craig Mackail-Smith, Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
Craig Mackail-Smith is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Effort on goal by Nile Ranger from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Wayne Bridge challenges Sammy Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Vurnon Anita.
Andrea Orlandi takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
The ball is swung over by Andrea Orlandi, clearance made by Mike Williamson.
A cross is delivered by Vurnon Anita.
Foul by Shola Ameobi on Gary Dicker, free kick awarded. Shola Ameobi receives a caution. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.
Gabriel Obertan crosses the ball, clearance made by Adam El-Abd.
Paul Dummett comes on in place of James Perch. Mehdi Abeid goes off and Nile Ranger comes on.
The ball is crossed by James Tavernier.
Gael Bigirimana concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrea Orlandi. Andrea Orlandi takes the direct free kick.
Mehdi Abeid receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Andrea Orlandi is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Vurnon Anita has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Ashley Barnes challenges Gael Bigirimana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gael Bigirimana takes the free kick.
Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.
Wayne Bridge crosses the ball, A goal is scored by Andrea Orlandi from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 1-0 Newcastle.Assist by Wayne Bridge.
Gael Bigirimana delivers the ball.
The ball is delivered by Sammy Ameobi, Wayne Bridge makes a clearance.
Davide Santon crosses the ball, clearance made by Gordon Greer.
Ashley Barnes concedes a free kick for a foul on Sammy Ameobi. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Vurnon Anita from left channel.
James Tavernier crosses the ball, clearance by Gordon Greer.
The referee cautions Dean Hammond for unsporting behaviour.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Vurnon Anita, Ashley Barnes manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Gael Bigirimana. Save by Casper Ankergren.
Gabriel Obertan crosses the ball, blocked by Adam El-Abd.
Centre by Moreno David Lopez.
The offside flag is raised against Ashley Barnes. James Perch takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Moreno David Lopez, save made by Rob Elliot.
Gael Bigirimana challenges Liam Bridcutt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Andrea Orlandi, save by Rob Elliot.
Craig Mackail-Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.
Moreno David Lopez delivers the ball, clearance made by James Perch.
James Tavernier crosses the ball.
A cross is delivered by Gabriel Obertan, save made by Casper Ankergren.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ashley Barnes. Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Centre by Wayne Bridge.
Centre by Andrea Orlandi, Dean Hammond produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Andrea Orlandi decides to take the corner short.
Centre by Craig Mackail-Smith, James Perch gets a block in.
Poyet pleased with Ba's absence
Brighton boss Gus Poyet is glad not to be facing Demba Ba, but still expects a tough FA Cup third-round encounter with Newcastle despite their woes in the Barclays Premier League.
The Magpies have lost nine of their last 11 matches and could probably do without a return to the scene of their fourth-round defeat in the same competition last season.
In-form striker Ba is also on the verge of joining Chelsea, but Poyet knows his side will still have to be at their best to pull off another giantkilling.
"It's not a great time for Newcastle in the league," the Uruguayan told reporters. "They played on Wednesday night so I'm sure there are plenty of things Alan Pardew will think about.
"That said, it's a cup competition live on TV so I wouldn't be surprised if they play their best team. They should be capable of beating us, they are a good team with great players.
"I'm very glad not to be facing Demba Ba, and if he wants to leave (Papiss) Cisse and company out I will be very happy as well.
"Maybe the fans want to see the best players at the Amex and he (Ba) is an outstanding player who can score from anywhere. It doesn't mean it will be easy, but I'm glad he's not there."
Poyet has long been a thorn in Newcastle's side in the FA Cup, having also scored twice against them for Chelsea in the 2000 semi-final before the Blues went on to lift the trophy.
"I don't know what my relationship with Newcastle is but it looks like I'm going to have it my whole career," he added.
"I think it's great and last year makes it even more interesting. It's another great game for me, our players and our supporters.
"We played Liverpool twice last year and now we play Newcastle again, it's the way the draw is. Me and Newcastle and the FA Cup, there is always a history there.
"I prefer to play Premier League teams and not Championship sides, so it's great for us. When you play against better teams you need to be very good and make it difficult for them as well as hoping for a bit of luck.
"This game is even more interesting because of last year. Newcastle will come here in a different way, they will make it even more difficult and it will be another great game of football for the supporters."
Will Buckley's deflected strike was enough to see off the Magpies in last season's meeting, but the winger is unlikely to play this time due to a hamstring injury.
Right-back Bruno is also likely to sit out with an Achilles injury while fellow Spaniard Vicente is still not fit after a thigh problem.
Jake Forster-Caskey and Romain Vincelot are back with the Seagulls following loan spells and are available, although Poyet is expected to field his strongest side.
Winger Kazenga LuaLua will be hoping to line up against his former club.
Meanwhile, Pardew admits he feels sorry for his beleaguered players as they attempt to drag Newcastle out of an alarming mid-season slump.
The 51-year-old has seen his side ripped apart by injury and suspension in recent weeks, and the lack of strength in depth has been graphically exposed by their damaging run.
Pardew had only five members of what would be considered his strongest team available for Wednesday night's 2-1 home defeat by Everton, and will head into the tricky trip to Brighton with one fewer following midfielder Cheick Tiote's departure for the African Nations Cup.
He said: "I don't feel sorry for myself - I'm not that type - but I really, genuinely, look at Colo [skipper Fabricio Coloccini] and Tim Krul, people like that, and do feel for them.
"They are having to really work hard with players who perhaps shouldn't be in the team in terms of where they are in their careers.
"There's no doubt that Sammy Ameobi, Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier, all those guys, eventually will be Newcastle players, but now in the situation we are in, we really shouldn't be asking them [to play].
"We are playing our hearts out and not getting any results. I don't think even our harshest critic would say we are not really trying.
"There's a good atmosphere in the changing room in terms of the togetherness, but we just need more quality on the pitch.
"When you are coming up against the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton, you are at a disadvantage, but not for lack of effort."
New signing Mathieu Debuchy is unavailable for the game.
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