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Derby County travels to the coast of South East England for the duel with Brighton & Hove Albion. A spot in the sixth round of the FA Cup is at stake and as both teams were eliminated last year in the third round, the hunger for success will be big.
Brighton & Hove Albion:
In the fourth round of the FA Cup, Brighton & Hove Albion had a great deal of trouble with West Bromwich Albion. The team from the Championship held The Seagulls in Brighton at a 0-0 draw and forced the team of Chris Hughton in the replay of last week also to an extension. After the regular playing time, it was 1-1, with Brighton striker Florin Andone just eight minutes before time for the tying lead. In the extension, Hughton brought veteran Glenn Murray into the field. The experienced striker, like Jürgen Locadia and Davy Pröpper, did not have a place in the starting line, but in his twenty minutes of playing time he was worth gold.
At the same time as the Locadia, who had also fallen in, Murray scored the 1-2 after his inning. Just before the end of the extension, the Englishman decided the game with an unsustainable shot in the upper corner. Despite his 35 years, Murray still does not seem to know. In the Premier League, he already scored ten goals this season, and he managed to keep our compatriot Locadia on the bench for a long time. In recent weeks, however, Locadia has been positioned on the left wing of Brighton and with that, both attackers now have a place in the base of The Seagulls.
Also in the most recent league game against Burnley both players were drawn by Hughton. However, they could not prevent the number 15 of the Premier League winning 1-3 at the American Express Community Stadium. Despite the defeat, Brighton is still in the more than deserving fourteenth position in one of the best leagues in the world.
Two years ago Derby County played against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Championship. Since The Seagulls were promoted to the Premier League, however, the two teams did not face each other anymore. Derby has the great goal of promoting as quickly as possible to the highest level of England, just like Brighton. With a seventh position and as many points as number six Middlesbrough, Frank Lampard’s team is well on the way to reach the playoffs this season.
Last weekend, however, two expensive points were lost on a visit to Ipswich Town. The number last of the Championship was an early backlog and was certainly no less than The Rams this match. The 1-1 draw was therefore a more than just result in my eyes. Lampard also saw that his team had left it in Ipswich: “Although we did not lose, we gave a 0-1 lead away from the number last of the competition. By not playing well we have given Ipswich this possibility ‘.
In the previous round of the FA Cup, The Rams did not seem too good for the day either. On visiting Accrington Stanley, coming in the League One, it was very difficult to win 0-1. Only ten minutes before time Martyn Waghorn made the liberating opening goal. Despite a red card from Jayden Bogle a few minutes after this goal, the victory was pulled over and Derby is now in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Brighton vs Derby head to head matches
10.03.17 CHA Brighton Derby 3 : 0
06.08.16 CHA Derby Brighton 0 : 0
02.05.16 CHA Brighton Derby 1 : 1
12.12.15 CHA Derby Brighton 2 : 2
03.03.15 CHA Brighton Derby 2 : 0