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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Baz by Jake Cotterill. Inigo Calderon restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Cristian Baz from the right by-line.
Simon Carden comes on in place of Ludovic Quistin.
Matthew Sparrow grabs a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. FC United of Manchester 0-4 Brighton.Assist by Gary Hart.
Cristian Baz joins the action as a substitute, replacing Elliott Bennett.
Elliott Bennett finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. FC United of Manchester 0-3 Brighton.Francisco Sandaza provided the assist for the goal.
Francisco Sandaza concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Munroe. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Platt.
Richard Battersby comes on in place of Kyle Jacobs.
Unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett by Jake Cotterill results in a free kick. Adam El-Abd takes the direct free kick.
Carlos Roca takes a shot. Marcos Painter gets a block in.
Jamie Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Radostin Kishishev. Jake Cotterill concedes a free kick for a foul on Radostin Kishishev. Marcos Painter takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Munroe on Elliott Bennett. Free kick taken by Marcos Painter.
Glenn Murray goes off and Gary Hart comes on.
Ben Deegan fouled by Radostin Kishishev, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ludovic Quistin.
The offside flag is raised against Glenn Murray. Indirect free kick taken by Samuel Ashton.
Foul by Inigo Calderon on Ben Deegan, Penalty awarded. Penalty taken by Jake Cotterill and missed.
Carlos Roca has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
Carlos Roca takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan.
Francisco Sandaza is ruled offside. Samuel Ashton restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Deegan by Radostin Kishishev. Free kick taken by Ben Deegan.
Jake Cotterill challenges Elliott Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marcos Painter restarts play with the free kick.
Matthew Wolfenden is brought on as a substitute for Chris Ovington.
Corner taken short by Elliott Bennett.
Inigo Calderon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett.
Mike Norton concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Painter. Marcos Painter restarts play with the free kick.
Nicky Platt produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Inigo Calderon scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. FC United of Manchester 0-2 Brighton.Assist on the goal came from Elliott Bennett.
Unfair challenge on Ben Deegan by Gordon Greer results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Jacobs.
Floated corner taken by Elliott Bennett, Ben Deegan manages to make a clearance.
Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Karl Munroe gets a block in.
Shot from just outside the area by Chris Ovington goes over the bar.
Carlos Roca has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
Effort from just outside the area by Radostin Kishishev goes over the bar.
Mike Norton fouled by Matthew Sparrow, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Jacobs.
Carlos Roca takes a shot. Gordon Greer gets a block in.
Glenn Murray is ruled offside. Samuel Ashton takes the free kick.
Carlos Roca crosses the ball, save by Peter Brezovan.
A goal is scored by Francisco Sandaza from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. FC United of Manchester 0-1 Brighton.Assist on the goal came from Elliott Bennett.
Marcos Painter produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner taken by Ludovic Quistin from the right by-line played to the near post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd by Mike Norton. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.
Inigo Calderon takes a shot. Save made by Samuel Ashton.
Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Samuel Ashton makes a save.
Marcos Painter sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Munroe on Glenn Murray. Elliott Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Kyle Jacobs, save made by Peter Brezovan.
Carlos Roca takes a shot. Blocked by Adam El-Abd.
Francisco Sandaza takes a shot. Nicky Platt gets a block in.
Effort from deep inside the area by Glenn Murray misses to the left of the target.
Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Parker.
The game gets underway.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
No Wright for FC United
FC United manager Karl Marginson will be without suspended duo Scott McManus and Jerome Wright for the visit of Brighton in their FA Cup second round replay.
McManus was dismissed for violent conduct in the original tie, which ended 1-1, after apparently elbowing Brighton substitute Gary Hart in an off-the-ball incident while Wright also misses out after collecting five bookings for the season.
Ludovic Quistin is in line for a return to the matchday squad after missing a large chunk of the season through injury, and Lee Neville is also in contention for return after his recent injury woes.
However, one player who will be missing for Marginson's men is ex-Port Vale and England schoolboy striker Steve Torpey.
The experienced front man remains on the treatment table with a long-term injury.
Adam El-Abd and Jamie Smith are pushing to return to the Brighton squad.
Centre-half El-Abd has been sidelined since he suffered a nasty gash to his thigh against Southampton a fortnight ago and midfielder Smith sprained his ankle in training last week.
But both players have resumed training and could travel to Gigg Lane as the Seagulls attempt to book a south-coast derby clash with Portsmouth in round three.
West Brom loanee Chris Wood is ineligible so Glenn Murray is likely to start alongside Ashley Barnes is attack again.
Goalkeeper Casper Ankergren is expected to be rested once more with Peter Brezovan having played in all Brighton's cup matches so far.
Fringe players Lewis Dunk, Gary Hart, Cristian Baz and assistant boss Mauricio Taricco are all in line for run-outs.
Seagulls soar into third round
Late goals from Elliott Bennett and Matthew Sparrow sealed Brighton's passage into the third round of the FA Cup as they finally saw off FC United of Manchester 4-0 to book a south-coast clash with Portsmouth.
The Seagulls were in cruise control at the break thanks to Fran Sandaza's tap-in and Inigo Calderon's header, with Bennett and Sparrow wrapping things up in the final four minutes.
The Red Rebels, who knocked out Rochdale in the first round and earned a superb draw at the Withdean Stadium, did have their chances with Jake Cotterill missing a second-half penalty, but Gus Poyet's side were worthy winners.
Albion were rewarded for a bright start in the 25th minute when Sandaza converted his second goal of the season from close range after good work from Bennett.
Brighton then struck a crucial second blow on the stroke of half-time when Sandaza crossed for Calderon to head home from two yards.
Carlos Roca went close for the home side after the break before Cotterill blew their golden chance to get back in the game when his 68th minute spot-kick flew wide following Calderon's foul on Ben Deegan.
Bennett showed Cotterill how to do it with four minutes left when he fired home from 10 yards, and Sparrow had the last word in injury-time, heading home Gary Hart's cross.
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