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Antony Sweeney produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Sam Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. Elliott Bennett takes the free kick.
Steven Haslam joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Murray.
Gary Dicker challenges Antony Sweeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Gary Dicker.
Cristian Baz comes on in place of Kazenga LuaLua.
Centre by Evan Horwood, James Poole finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Hartlepool 3-1 Brighton.Evan Horwood provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Inigo Calderon on James Poole. Inigo Calderon receives a yellow card. Strike comes in from Neil Austin from the free kick. Andy Monkhouse sends in a cross, save by Casper Ankergren.
Handball decision goes against Glenn Murray. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
Header from deep inside the penalty area by Antony Sweeney goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Gary Liddle by Liam Bridcutt results in a free kick. The referee red cards Liam Bridcutt for professional foul. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.
Andy Monkhouse delivers the ball. Corner taken by Paul Murray from the left by-line to the near post, Matthew Sparrow makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Andy Monkhouse. Paul Murray takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Gordon Greer.
The ball is crossed by Kazenga LuaLua, Jake Kean makes a save.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Monkhouse. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.
Paul Murray fouled by Liam Bridcutt, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
Matthew Sparrow on for Radostin Kishishev.
Gary Liddle grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 2-1 Brighton.Assist on the goal came from Sam Collins.
Gary Dicker challenges Gary Liddle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.
Radostin Kishishev gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Antony Sweeney. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
(Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with James Poole coming on for James Brown.
Neil Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Kazenga LuaLua. Free kick taken by Gary Dicker.
Gary Liddle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Dicker. Gary Dicker restarts play with the free kick.
Evan Horwood crosses the ball, Inigo Calderon manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Sam Collins. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
Joe Gamble leaves the field to be replaced by Leon McSweeney.
Ashley Barnes is penalised for a handball. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Murray on Ashley Barnes. Peter Hartley receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Elliott Bennett.
The ball is swung over by Kazenga LuaLua, Gary Dicker gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 1-1 Brighton.The assist for the goal came from Kazenga LuaLua. Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Austin on Kazenga LuaLua. Gary Dicker takes the direct free kick.
Kazenga LuaLua delivers the ball, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Kazenga LuaLua, Gary Liddle manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Neil Austin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Radostin Kishishev.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by Inigo Calderon. Kazenga LuaLua replaces Adam El-Abd. Direct free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Inswinging corner taken by Joe Gamble from the left by-line.
Gordon Greer takes a shot. Jake Kean makes a save.
Corner from left by-line taken by Elliott Bennett.
Evan Horwood delivers the ball.
Centre by Antony Sweeney.
The ball is delivered by Neil Austin, Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Elliott Bennett sends in a cross, clearance made by James Brown.
Centre by James Brown, clearance by Adam El-Abd. Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood.
A cross is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Evan Horwood on Elliott Bennett. Gary Dicker takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by James Brown, Casper Ankergren makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood, Gordon Greer manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Inigo Calderon from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Neil Austin finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hartlepool 1-0 Brighton.Andy Monkhouse provided the assist for the goal.
Neil Austin finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Hartlepool 1-0 Brighton.The assist for the goal came from Antony Sweeney. Outswinging corner taken by Elliott Bennett, save made by Jake Kean.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Evan Horwood, save made by Casper Ankergren.
Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.
Handball decision goes against Glenn Murray. Jake Kean takes the direct free kick.
Joe Gamble concedes a free kick for a foul on Radostin Kishishev. Gary Dicker takes the direct free kick.
Gary Liddle concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Bridcutt. Free kick taken by Radostin Kishishev.
Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Elliott Bennett.
The referee starts the match.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The first half comes to an end.
The match has reached full-time.
Humphreys banned for Pools
Hartlepool caretaker manager Mick Wadsworth is without Ritchie Humphreys for the visit of league leaders Brighton.
It is the first time in Humphreys' career he has been absent through suspension after he was sent off in the FA Cup draw to non-league minnows Vauxhall Motors and serves the second game of his three-match ban.
Striker James Brown has returned to full training following an ankle injury sustained in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy game against Northampton in August and is likely to be included in the Pools squad to face Gus Poyet's men.
Fellow striker Adam Boyd could also be recalled to the squad after a back problem and Peter Hartley may start if he shrugs off an illness.
Colin Larkin is unlikely to feature after struggling with a back injury.
Kazenga LuaLua returns to the Brighton squad.
The winger was ineligible for last weekend's goalless FA Cup draw against Woking under the terms of his loan from Newcastle.
Fran Sandaza and Alan Navarro are still on the sidelines but boss Gus Poyet has an otherwise fully-fit squad to choose from.
Spanish striker Sandaza has resumed training after a month out with a thigh problem but the trip will come too soon while Navarro remains a long-term absentee with a cruciate injury.
Poyet made six changes to his starting line-up against Woking so LuaLua, goalkeeper Casper Ankergren, defenders Adam El-Abd and Gordon Greer and midfielders Elliott Bennett and Radostin Kishishev could all return.
Seagulls stunned by Pools
Leaders Brighton suffered a 3-1 humbling at Hartlepool as their lead at the top was cut to six points.
It was only Albion's second league loss of the season, but the home side were full value for victory.
Pool took the lead on 23 minutes, Neil Austin starting and finishing the move. His firm tackle on halfway won possession and he kept charging forward after feeding James Brown.
When Brown's deep cross was nodded across goal by Antony Sweeney, the right-back had an empty net in to nod into.
Brighton started the second half well and levelled when lively substitute Kazenga LuaLua crossed for Gary Dicker to fire home.
But Gary Liddle restored the lead in the 71st minute with a low shot after Sam Collins' long throw was not cleared.
Five minutes later, Liddle was on the receiving end of a strong challenge from Liam Bridcutt and the visiting midfielder was sent off by referee Russell Booth.
The points were sealed after 84 minutes when Leon McSweeney's cross was headed in by James Poole.
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