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Summary

  1. All the action from Brighton & Hove Albion v Leeds United
  2. Leeds' Phillips red carded as Murray makes it 1-0 to the hosts from the spot
  3. Hemed with a second penalty for Brighton after Bartley pulled down Dunk in the box

Live Reporting

By Katie Whyatt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight!

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Thanks for joining us on the live blog tonight - it wasn't shameful for Leeds to lose to Brighton, but perhaps the manner of the performance was a little frustrating at times. 

    We'll be back on Tuesday evening, when Leeds host Reading. 

    Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

  2. ROB GREEN: We've shown we can compete

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Rob Green

    They played well and it's hard to play against them when they have such width. It was a storm that settled down when we had ten men and we wanted to keep pushing in the last five minutes - then they got the second penalty. It wasn't the quickest start from us but the first penalty was the first save I had to make. 

    What you're looking for as players and a squad is character, grit, determination and effort, come together as a group and fight. The team won't be 100% consistent - that's the nature of being young.

    We've shown we can compete against the supposed fancied teams and it's getting that out of everyone on a consistent basis. Numbers can be an issue when the games are coming thick and fast, but we still have room for improvement - which is a beautiful thing. We'll have bumps in the road and the test is coming through. 

  3. ROB GREEN on the penalties

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Rob Green

    You go back to this modern argument of holding in the box, and you're looking at it and saying you don't mind if the refs are consistent - there's holding from every set piece that referees don't see. 

    He [Dunk] realises he's not getting the ball, goes down and it's given - I said I'm getting pushed and the referee said he can't look at me during the game.

    Either everyone walks around with their hands by their sides, or you need more officials with more pairs of eyes. I'm not saying they're not penalties, but consistency would mean you were giving twenty a game. 

  4. GARRY MONK: Team adjusted well to changes

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Garry Monk

    The second penalty - it was our own mistake. It's irrelevant now, but I guess you could give nine or ten a game of those. To come away from a team top of the league, feeling like it's your own downfall - credit to the players for following the plan as we adjusted, but we've lost the game and are disappointed with our performance. We have to take the feeling we have right now and use that to motivate us. 

    It's not clear why Pontus Jansson came off, so we'll assess the players' recoveries tomorrow. 

  5. GARRY MONK: We mastered our own downfall

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Garry Monk

    I think you have to apportion a lot of the blame on our side - you have to be your best here and we never gave ourselves the opportunity to do that because of our own mistakes. You have to come through the first twenty minutes and then impose yourself, and we never recovered from the penalty. We talked about what to expect in the first 20 minutes here, but the sending off changed that and we could never put our best selves on there. 

    Thye recovered well and adapted to the changes, which was the only positive. I can't really remember the situations carefully off the top of my head, but we will study the goals and mistakes, respond as we always do. 

  6. What went wrong for Leeds?

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Not being quick enough, not closing down enough, sloppy passing in a midfield lacking movement. We did it with ten men and we didn't fold. We're not soft anymore. They dug in and showed character, and last season's Leeds would have felt sorry for themselves. There were lots of below-par performances for Leeds but they didn't roll over. 

  7. Leeds too defensive at times

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Chris Wood was isolated and we were too defensive - he was up against three defenders and there was no way we were going to get the ball to him. We improved second half in that respect and it worked when we showed grit and passion to push this game as far as it could go. But sloppy defending gave it away. 

    It's not all doom and gloom - Brighton have gone top against an out-of-sorts Leeds. Let's move on now, forget about this one. Get back to winning ways ASAP - Tuesday night gives them a chance to do that. 

  8. CHRIS HUGHTON: We deserve to be top

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    Chris Hughton

    I thought it was a game we deserved to win - even before the penalty, we were the better side, but you need to back it up with goals. These are a very good Leeds side and we knew they'd be hard to break down. 

    Both penalties were put away very well. I think the most pleasing thing for me was how we dealt with the qualities Leeds have got - you have to be resolute, have wide players who can do a defensive job and attack, give a good, all round performance against one of the top teams. 

    We maybe could have made more of them being down to ten men and made it more comfortable for ourselves. You'll have the bulk of possession when they're a man down but you're always vulnerable until you get the second goal.

    We have a very competitive squad and Norwood will be disappointed to not have played more. Sidwell is in good form and the tough away games we have, two double headers of three games, means I have to make changes to freshen things up and look for new combinations.

    We deserve to be top by our performances, and we go into some tough away games now trying to keep our level of consistency high.  

  9. Leeds kept working hard

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Warren Aspinall

    Ex-Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

    What I've seen on TV from Leeds - they looked excellent. They were a really attack-minded team and they got their rewards against Villa. They worked hard even when they were down to ten men.

  10. Leeds still organised despite red card

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Gareth Jones

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Leeds still did look organised with ten men - there were some encouraging things. A poor side down to ten men for that long would have lost this game. They changed the formation at the right time. 

    It maybe shows how far Leeds have improved and come on that we're disappointed here. But they haven't delivered in a game they needed to deliver - they need more Villa than Rotherham performances to stay in the top six.

    You need to remember Brighton have spent so much - they lost £24.9 million in their attempt to get into the Premier League last year. 

  11. SEBASTIEN POCOGNOLI: We had to structure right for result

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    SEBASTIEN POCOGNOLI

    I think we started well - we were aggressive without the ball and had the luck to get the penalty and the red card. It's not always easy to play against ten men, but we did the job and kept the clean sheet. 

    You have to find the balance, especially with your full backs - you want to attack, but you have to keep your defensive shape and find the moments. We were lucky to get the penalties - 2-0, and goodnight. 

    This was the perfect game for me to start, against a good team at home. I really enjoy it and want a run to be fit like I can be fit. I can do much better and all the minutes I receive, I try and show I can. I would like to play more but I hope we will do it. It's a long season and the team have stayed winning tonight - and that's the most important thing. We have to learn from last season and do better. 

  12. Brighton never look like conceding

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Warren Aspinall

    Ex-Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

    We kept giving the ball away cheaply second half and so did they, but we've got the clean sheet. Our goal difference is that huge - we have a 17 goal advantage on Reading - and that feels like another point in the buffer. We don't ever look like losing at the moment, or conceding, and we're halfway through the season. 

  13. Leeds need to be less hasty

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Gareth Jones

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    One of Leeds' biggest problems for me, if they're a top six side, is that they have to keep the ball more, take the sting out of their opponent's game. Brighton didn't press but Leeds still didn't really get going enough and they've paid the price for that, missing the chance to go third.

  14. OLIVER NORWOOD: We had to be fluid

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Oliver Norwood

    The important thing was to win the game, and it was about keeping the ball and keeping patient when we had the ball. We haven't started that fast int he last few games and we have to keep moving the ball quickly, disrupting their shape when they were sitting in the 4-4-1-1. 

  15. BreakingFULL TIME: BRIGHTON 2-0 LEEDS

  16. Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Warren Aspinall

    Ex-Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

    Brighton look a bit too casual on the ball - we don't want to concede here. It's a free kick from Leeds that Taylor hoists into the box and they clear. Roofe and Wood - we know they're dangerous, but they haven't shown that. We played better with 11 men and moved the ball more quickly then, causing them problems - Leeds have put more effort in, but we stepped down a gear.

  17. Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Roofe almost brings down a cross in the Brighton area and Leeds win a corner. Dallas sends it in from the left corner flag and it falls to the back post, tipping just off Wood and out for a goal kick. Wood went for goal but should have put it across there. 

  18. BreakingFOUR ADDED MINUTES

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds

  19. Brighton 2-0 Leeds

    Hemed runs at Cooper but lashes it wide. March had pulled two defenders away to open up the space for his team mate. 

  20. BreakingLEEDS SUB: COOPER ON, JANSSON OFF

    Brighton 2-0 Leeds