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Brighton & Hove Albion (0) 1 - 1 (1) Ipswich Town

NPower Championship 2012-13

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Referee: Fred Graham

Manager: Gus Poyet

Amex Stadium 19:45

Attendance: 24,736

Manager: Paul Jewell

Match Number: 3471


 Will Buckley (79)
 Daryl Murphy (26)


Kazenga LuaLuaWill Buckley (62)
Dean HammondGary Dicker (62)
Andrea OrlandiDavid Lopez (75)


 Dean Hammond (48)
 Liam Bridcutt (75)
 Adam El-Abd (89)



Tomasz Kuszczak

Gordon Greer

Adam El-Abd

Inigo Calderon

Wayne Bridge

Dean Hammond

Andrea Orlandi

Kazenga LuaLua

Liam Bridcutt

Ashley Barnes

Stephen Dobbie



Casper Ankergren

Lewis Dunk

Marcos Painter

Ryan Harley

Gary Dicker

David Lopez

Will Buckley

Match Report

Brighton 1 Ipswich 1

Gus Poyet says Brighton have to become accustomed to teams looking to “nick” results at the Amex Stadium, after watching his side held to a draw by struggling Ipswich.

A first-half goal from striker Daryl Murphy gave the visitors the lead against the run of play, before a late Will Buckley goal rescued a deserved point for Brighton.

Poyet said: “I think everyone rates us higher than we think [of ourselves], because of the way teams come here to play. [Teams are saying] 'let’s nick a goal and defend for whatever time is left’. But we need to get used to it . I like it. It’s a compliment.”

It was the second in four days that high-flying Brighton had welcomed a team at the wrong end of the table to the south coast. Birmingham had frustrated Albion at the weekend and Ipswich arrived with an identical game plan.

For all Brighton’s early dominance, it was the visitors who took the lead on 27 minutes, captain Carlos Edwards’ deep right-wing cross finding Murphy at the far post to head home.

Brighton continued to control the game after the break but could not fashion a clear opening. However, their patience was rewarded on 80 minutes when substitute Buckley fired home from close range.

The Ipswich manager, Paul Jewell, told to resign by a fan as he stepped off the team coach at the ground, said: “We have taken a lot of flak and we can’t hide from that. But the lads have shown the spirit is there. We just need a victory and we’ll be on our way.”

Adam Carroll-Smith (Daily Telegraph)

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