EPL: Brighton boss praises team for big win

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Brighton boss- houghton

Brighton boss, Chris Hughton has rained praised on his Brighton side after they picked up a huge 2-1 away win at Crystal Palace on Saturday night.

Anthony Knockaert scored a superb winning goal that took his side level on 33 points with Palace, and more crucially closer to safety.

It was addition to Brighton league victories after a winless start to 2019, therefore easing what had been the growing threat of relegation.

Glenn Murray scored earlier to give them a lead, before Milivojevic’s second-half penalty.

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Speaking after the match,Chris Hughton said;

”The Anthony Knockaert foul, I was very close to it and what you had was two players who went equally for the ball.

”My first impression was neither was going to get booked.

”I felt the right decision was a yellow card.

”Yes, I was going to take him off before the goal and it didn’t change my mind.

”At 1-1 if you had offered me a draw, I would have taken it.

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”We’re the away team.

”They’ve got a penalty so early in the second half, they’re in the ascendancy.

”The team showed great character after that.

”I don’t know if ‘bonus’ is the right word but three points here, particularly with how the second half panned out, is a big win for us.’ the brighton boss said

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