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Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Yeovil Town

Goals from Kazenga LuaLua and Jesse Lingard lifted Brighton into the Championship play-off places and relegated Yeovil into League One.

LuaLua scored in the 77th minute when his left-wing cross eluded keeper Marek Stech and bounced into the net.

Lingard made sure of victory in the second minute of added time, sweeping home Solly March's cutback from the right side of the penalty area.

Brighton move into sixth place until Reading play Doncaster on Saturday.

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Albion had the better of the first half, although Yeovil came closest to opening the scoring when Ruben Palazuelos smashed a shot against the crossbar from 20 yards out in the 18th minute.

Andrea Orlandi had the best chance at the other end when his glancing header from Will Buckley's cross went wide of the right post on the half hour.

But almost immediately Brighton keeper Tomasz Kuszczak was forced to save down low to his left from a fierce angled drive from Sam Hoskins.

Joe Edwards had the best chance of the second half for Yeovil when his shot from the edge of the box grazed the top of the bar.

But, with 13 minutes left, the deadlock was broken when LuaLua crossed right-footed from the left and watched the ball bounce in front of keeper Stech, into the back of the net.

It was his first goal since the final day of last season when he scored twice to send Wolves down.

As the game moved into added time Brighton increased their advantage when on-loan Manchester United striker Lingard moved into the centre of the penalty area to connect sweetly with March's cross, his third league goal for the club.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset: "Sometimes people don't realise how much it means [to the fans].

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"When you look in their eyes you can see how passionate they are and how supportive they've been.

"The reception we got from the Brighton fans as well was fantastic. They knew we'd given it a right go.

"I had a lump in my throat going to our fans and a lump in my throat going to their fans, when they were clapping us off the pitch."

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 2Bruno
  • 17Ward
  • 4AndrewsBooked at 64mins
  • 3Greer
  • 5Dunk
  • 6StephensSubstituted forForster-Caskeyat 76'minutes
  • 11OrlandiSubstituted forMarchat 64'minutes
  • 19Ulloa
  • 30BuckleySubstituted forLua Luaat 74'minutes
  • 35Lingard

Substitutes

  • 9Rodríguez Sánchez
  • 12Mackail-Smith
  • 14Calderón
  • 16Ankergren
  • 18Forster-Caskey
  • 25Lua Lua
  • 27March

Yeovil

  • 1Stech
  • 2Ayling
  • 3McAllister
  • 8PalazuelosSubstituted forLanzoniat 86'minutes
  • 5Webster
  • 15DuffyBooked at 54mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 19Ralls
  • 9HayterSubstituted forDawsonat 87'minutes
  • 14Hoskins
  • 11LawrenceSubstituted forDavisat 60'minutesBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 7Dawson
  • 10Foley
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 21Davis
  • 23Grant
  • 24Dunn
  • 26Ofori-Twumasi
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
26,901

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home25
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Yeovil Town 0. Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Solly March.
Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).
Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Lewis Dunk tries a through ball, but Solly March is caught offside.
Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson replaces James Hayter.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Matteo Lanzoni replaces Ruben Palazuelos.
Attempt blocked. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gordon Greer.
Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Yeovil Town 0. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen Ward.
Attempt missed. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jesse Lingard.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jake Forster-Caskey replaces Dale Stephens because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Kazenga Lua Lua replaces William Buckley.

Booking

Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bruno.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.
Attempt saved. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Davis with a cross.
Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.
Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Shane Duffy.
Attempt blocked. Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Solly March with a cross.
Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Solly March replaces Andrea Orlandi.

Booking

Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Joe Ralls.
Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Liam Davis replaces Tom Lawrence.
Attempt missed. Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Leonardo Ulloa.
Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).
Attempt missed. Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jesse Lingard with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Marek Stech.
Attempt saved. Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jesse Lingard with a cross.

Booking

Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).
Foul by Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Orlandi.
Attempt missed. Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a fast break.
Attempt blocked. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Ralls.
Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).
James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Offside, Yeovil Town. Jamie McAllister tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.

Second Half

Second Half begins Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Yeovil Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Yeovil Town 0.
William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).
Hand ball by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).
Attempt saved. William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Dunk.
Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Shane Duffy.
goal

As It Stood

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8Nottm Forest44161711765
9Ipswich44171413665
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19Doncaster44111122-2844
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