5 Key Moments: Brighton and Hove Albion 3 – 1 Crystal Palace

Tweet Penalty to Brighton  After some poor defensive communication in the box, James McArthur was forced to lunge in and clear the ball but referee Kevin Friend deemed that the Scottish international had fouled Jose Izquierdo and awarded the home side a spot-kick. Having been restored to the line-up after being rested for the weekend, it was Glenn Murray who stepped up and duly dispatched the penalty against his former club to give them the lead.   Duffy see’s red  With the game being a derby, there was always the…

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Match Report: Brighton 1 – 0 Wolves

Tweet Brighton and Hove Albion won their third successive top flight game for the first time in 37 years after a goal from top-scorer Glenn Murray earned the home side a 1-0 win against a Wolves side which has adapted to life in the top flight with relative ease. As expected, it was the visitors who dominated the early proceedings having up to 80% possession at times but, despite having the majority of the ball and some half-chances, it was Brighton who came closest to scoring in the opening 25…

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Cricket’s crossroads: White-ball only contracts

Although big name players are choosing T20 over the County Championship, it can still attract good crowds

Tweet Cricket is at a critical point in its history. Declining County Championship attendances and rising Twenty20 attendances have led to lucrative T20 deals being available to play in tournaments like the IPL and Big Bash. As a result, two of England’s stars Adil Rashid and Alex Hales have signed white-ball only contracts with their counties and will not play in the County Championship. Former England spinner Shaun Udal believes the decision is “disappointing” saying that “they are basically saying that they don’t want to play Test cricket which is…

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