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Brighton & Hove Albion 2 - Manchester City 2

Carling Cup 2nd Round (aet) Brighton win 5-3 on pe

Withdean Stadium

aet Brighton win 5-3 on pens

Attendance: 8,729

Referee: Andy D'Urso

Brighton & Hove Albion
2 - 2
Manchester City
Murray 89 Anyinsah 95
 
Gelson 64 Ireland 108
 
Venue: Withdean Stadium
 
Attendance: 8,729
The Teams
Kuipers
 
 
 
Schmeichel
 
 
Whing
 
 
Cook
 
Zabaleta
 
 
El-Abd
 
 
 
Dunne
 
 
Thomson
 
 
 
Ben-Haim
 
 
Richards
 
 
 
Ball
 
 
Livermore
 
 
 
Kompany
 
 
Murray
 
 
 
Ireland
 
 
Loft
 
 
Anyinsah
 
Johnson
 
 
Elano
Fraser
 
 
Cox
 
Gelson
 
 
Virgo
 
 
 
Sturridge
 
 
Evans
Elphick
 
 
 
Jo
 
 
Caicedo
Substitutes
Sullivan
 
 
 
Hart
 
 
Cox
 
 
 
Elano
 
 
Hart
 
 
 
Garrido
 
 
Robinson
 
 
 
Caicedo
 
 
Anyinsah
 
 
 
Hamann
 
 
Wills
 
 
 
Evans
 
 
Cook
 
 
 
Logan
 
 
Game Statistics
6
Goal Attempts
22
3
On Target
11
4
Corners
7
10
Fouls
9
2
Yellow Cards
46%
%
54%
Comments...
The six changes that Mark Hughes made for tonight's League Cup clash won't have done themselves any favours for their futures having failed to beat Brighton tonight having created shedloads of chances. Cup games are all about getting stuck in and making your advantage count. Something City failed to do. A timely feet on the ground for all concerned and plenty to re-focus upon for Sunday at Wigan.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 24 2008

Time: 11:16PM

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To Alphieblues - I expect your nose bleed has stopped by now but I bet your backside is bruised. What a bump coming back to earth that must have been:-) Seriously tho, commiserations, we did bad as well. Or should I say again!
Gandor
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24/09/2008 23:46:00

Congratulations to Brighton! Enjoy your night!!! 22 shots on goal maybe, but you need to convert them. Sunday cant come quick enough now!
oliverblue
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24/09/2008 23:53:00

We never were good at penalties, good luck to Brighton.
Buzz Lightyear
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25/09/2008 05:40:00

Kasper Schmeichel has omelletteon his face this morning after his comments this summer. You have a long way to go mate.
Johnny Baguette
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25/09/2008 07:01:00

He could have done better at stopping their second goal
Buzz Lightyear
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25/09/2008 08:40:00

Gandor..Not a bad thing to get out of the CC we were still a round behind everyone else and had already played five Uefa Cup matches with another one coming up next week. I can't think of any Premiership club that takes it seriously.... Oh by the way Buzz did he not jump OVER the ball for the first goal ?
alphieblues
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25/09/2008 11:12:00

Yes Alphie:-)
Gandor
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25/09/2008 17:04:00

What gets me about this game is that so few fringe players came forward to strike a claim for a regular game. Sturridge should have thrived in this challenge but seemed to be largely ineffective. Tal Ben Haim did not come over as a reliable defender, getting caught out of position a few times. Obviously a very disappointing game. Last night I couldn't believe it. Tonight I remember all those other times our wonderful City has fallen at hurdles like these. The thing is that the team created enough chances to win comfortably and just did not put them away. But well done Brighton!
Sindbad
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25/09/2008 17:07:00

now that defeat did make me smile :-)
merlin
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25/09/2008 20:36:00

.... and we welcome back Merlin the closet City fan back! Mocking another teams defeat = no class, sunshine!
oliverblue
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25/09/2008 23:23:00

 

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