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90' + 5'
C. Benteke
A. Townsend
1 - 2
J. Veltman
Yellow Card
J. Veltman
1 - 1
D. Burn
Yellow Card
J. Mateta
J. Ayew
0 - 1

Match Stats

74% 25%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 2
Total Passes 715 250
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Brighton travel to face West Brom next, while Palace host Fulham.
There goes the final whistle! Brighton took 25 shots and had over 74% of the ball, but they slip to defeat at the Amex tonight! Mateta opened the scoring with Palace's first effort of the game, producing a sublime, backheeled finish through the legs of Sanchez. Brighton's dominance eventually paid dividends as Veltman equalised in the second half, smashing in at the near post, but Benteke volleyed into the bottom corner deep into stoppage time with Palace's third shot of the match to claim all three points for the visitors! It finishes, somehow, 2-1 to Palace!
C. Benteke
90' + 5' GOAL!!! BENTEKE HAS SURELY WON IT FOR PALACE!!! Despite being on the back foot for almost the entire game, Palace have snatched a victory! Townsend races down the left and crosses to the back post for Benteke, who catches his volley sweetly and arrows it low into the bottom-left corner past Sanchez! It's 2-1 to Palace now!
A. Townsend
90' + 5' Townsend's burst of pace got him into space down the left and he simply floated the ball into a dangerous area for Benteke, who produced an excellent finish!
90' + 3' There are just two minutes of added time to go but Brighton appear to be running out of steam. There's some tired legs out there and they just can't seem to create consistently.
J. McCarthy
E. Eze
90' + 1' Hodgson now replaces Eze with the more industrious McCarthy in midfield as he looks to see the game out with a point intact.
89' BLOCK! Trossard plays a lovely ball through the lines to Welbeck just inside the box. The striker takes it on the half-turn and then lays it off to Jahanbakhsh on his right, but Cahill dives to block the shot and deflects it wide of the post!
86' Brighton are working hard to create something but Palace are proving very difficult to break down. Brighton haven't had a chance in over 10 minutes now as the visitors dig in for a draw.
J. Veltman
Yellow Card
84' Palace have a rare opportunity to break through Eze and Veltman scythes him down in the middle of the pitch, accepting his yellow card in exchange for the prevention of the counter.
A. Jahanbakhsh
P. Groß
81' Potter makes his third change now, taking Gross off for a wide forward in Jahanbakhsh as he gambles in search of a winner.
79' OVER! Benteke gets his first sight of goal as Milivojevic nods the ball into the left side of the box for him, but the substitute striker's left-footed effort is skewed high and wide.
77' There's an angry exchange between Ayew and Burn as the former takes issue with the latter's challenge near the touchline. Frustration seems to be building for Palace, who just can't make the ball stick.
C. Benteke
J. Mateta
75' Hodgson makes a change up front, replacing his side's goalscorer, Mateta, with Benteke. In truth, Mateta has hardly touched the ball aside from his goal.
74' OVER! Brighton progress the ball down the right and it's cut back to Lallana just inside the box, but the midfielder's first-time shot is high and wide of the target! 
72' SAVE! Maupay beats his man out on the left and advances into the box before aiming for the near post from a tight angle, but he doesn't get enough power on it to trouble Guaita and the goalkeeper holds on.
70' OVER! Trossard works the ball cleverly to Burn on the overlap and the defender fires a low ball in that Maupay leaves for Lallana to meet six yards out, but it's over the bar! Brighton are convinced the ball was deflected out of play, but Palace have a goal-kick!
A. Lallana
A. Mac Allister
68' Potter makes a proactive change, replacing Mac Allister with Lallana as his side continue to search for a winning goal.
65' OVER! Brighton work the ball into the box for Maupay, who tries to cut it across for Welbeck to his left, but he plays it behind the substitute. Welbeck tries to lash in on the swivel, but he sends it over the bar!
63' Kouyate is down injured and there's some concern for him on the Palace bench. He'll stay on for now, but it's certainly one to keep an eye on.
61' TRIPLE SAVE! How are Brighton not in front?! Burn - who has ended up on the right wing momentarily - pings a cross to the back post where Trossard tries to divert it at goal from a tight angle, but Guaita saves! It ricochets around in the box and comes back to the Belgian, but his second effort is also parried and then Welbeck rushes onto the loose ball to slot home, but Guaita is there again, before a fourth effort - this time from Mac Allister is finally blocked away!
59' Brighton try to work a short corner to the edge of the box but it's straight to Eze. However, the midfielder gives it straight back to Brighton and the hosts have Palace penned into their own third.
57' Brighton have been quicker and sharper since the break and, after plenty of endeavour, they've finally got themselves on the scoresheet. They look buoyed by the goal and are already in search of a second.
J. Veltman
55' GOAL!! BRIGHTON ARE LEVEL!! Gross plays the ball into the box for Welbeck, but Mitchell is there to hold the substitute off. He loses his footing as he tries to turn away with the ball, however, and it breaks to Veltman on the right side of the box, who smashes a left-footed effort past Guaita at the near post! It's 1-1 now!
D. Burn
Yellow Card
53' Burn feels he's won the ball after sliding in on Ayew, but the referee takes a different view of the challenge and books the Brighton defender instead.
52' Ayew intercepts the ball near the halfway line and plays it to Mateta with the intent to break, but the goalscorer's touch is loose and he's dispossessed. Palace don't have too many of those opportunities.
50' Palace haven't lost any of their last 22 Premier League games when leading at half-time (W18 D4), since a 4-3 defeat to Liverpool in January 2019.
48' WIDE! Burn - now at left-back - pings a cross into the middle for Gross, whose header is blocked by Cahill. It falls to Welbeck, however, who tries to guide it inside the near post, but he places it wide!
46' We're back underway for the second half!
D. Welbeck
S. Alzate
46' Potter makes an attacking change at the break, replacing Alzate with an extra striker in Welbeck and shifting to a back four.
Potter will be ruing, once again, his side's inability to convert good performances into something tangible. Despite enjoying the better of the first half, his team trail at half-time and now have to break down a stubborn, well-organised outfit in the second period. Meanwhile, Hodgson will be pleased with his side's improvement from their last game and the efficiency with which they have executed his game-plan.
There goes the half-time whistle! Brighton have dominated the game, with more possession and more chances, but they've lacked a cutting edge in the final third. Palace, meanwhile, have been on the back foot for much of the half but Mateta took their one chance superbly, backheeling through the legs of Sanchez to open his goalscoring account for his new club. It's 1-0 to Palace at the break.
44' There's a brief delay in proceedings as Mac Allister and Ward are both down after contesting an aerial ball. It looks like an awkward landing, but both players appear to be fine and can carry on without serious treatment.
42' Brighton will be ruing their wastefulness in the final third up to this point. They have had over 72% of the ball and taken six shots, but have failed to find the target with any of them. Meanwhile, Palace lead having scored from their only shot.
40' Ward looks long towards Mateta, who is making a run in behind, but the timing of the pass is off and the flag goes up for offside.
38' Brighton haven't won any of the last 12 Premier League games in which they've conceded the first goal (D3 L9), since a 2-1 comeback victory against Arsenal in June 2020.
36' Gross takes a free-kick from the right that's half-cleared to the edge of the box where Mac Allister meets it and has a pop at goal, but it's charged down and Palace get it away!
34' WIDE! Brighton work it around sharply in the Palace third and it's laid off to Veltman on the edge of the box. The defender tries to curl it into the top-right corner with one touch and catches it well, but he can only strike it just wide!
32' Mateta's opener is the first goal Brighton have conceded on home soil in the Premier League in 344 minutes, since Neves' penalty for Wolves at the start of January. The striker is the 12th different player to score a Premier League goal for Palace this season - excluding own-goals, only Chelsea (15) Manchester City and West Ham (14 each) have more different scorers in the competition this campaign.
30' Brighton push men forward to try and level the scores, but Gross takes on an ambitious shot from outside the box and sends it harmlessly over the bar.
J. Ayew
28' Ayew showed great athleticism and determination to power past Burn on the wing before putting the ball into a dangerous area for Mateta's ingenious finish! 
J. Mateta
28' GOAL!!! WHAT A FINISH BY MATETA!!! Ayew bursts past Burn on the right and drives a low cross towards the near post, where Mateta has White for company. The striker produces a wonderful piece of skill, however, spinning White and backheeling a shot through Sanchez's legs with just one touch! That's his first goal for the Eagles! Palace have hardly had a chance, but they lead 1-0!
27' WIDE! Trossard has a go from the right side of the box and aims for the near post with his left foot, but he can't keep it on target and drags it wide!
25' The flag is up to deny Mac Allister now as Alzate tries to play him through on the left. It's not quite coming together in the final third for Brighton at the moment.
23' Alzate beats Ward down the left and tries to loft one into the box, but miscues it slightly and Guaita palms over his own bar! Palace end up with a goal-kick, however, as the ball is adjudged to have gone out of play before the Eagles keeper's intervention.
21' Palace enjoy a rare spell of possession and Townsend looks to scoop the ball over the top for Eze on the left, but it's a hopeful pass and possession is turned over to Brighton.
19' CHANCE! Veltman flashes a low ball across the box towards Maupay near the penalty spot, but the striker somehow fails to make contact with the ball and the chance goes begging!
17' It's all very neat and tidy for Brighton at the moment. They're probing very patiently in their search for an opening and don't appear to be in any great hurry.
15' The ball is worked into the Palace third and Gross has it on the right wing. He looks to float one into the box but gets a little too much on the cross and it sails over everyone and the chance is wasted.
13' Brighton are enjoying more of the ball but it's not quite clicked for them in the final third so far. They haven't caused the Palace defence too many problems yet.
11' Alzate's role so far for Brighton is an interesting one - at times, he's a left wing-back, but on other occasions he tucks in and provides an extra option in more central areas. It's helping the hosts dominate the ball.
9' OVER! Alzate is played in down the left and he cuts onto his right to shoot, but the effort is charged down and breaks for Bissouma on the edge of the box, but the midfielder's follow-up is blazed over the bar!
7' Brighton play it around the back before springing it forward sharply and working it to Maupay in the box, but the striker's first touch is loose and the flag then goes up for offside anyway.
5' Brighton have settled into possession well and are keeping it comfortably at the moment, probing and waiting for gaps to open in the Palace defence.
3' Palace appear to have strayed form their usual 4-4-2 formation tonight, with Eze playing on the left of a midfield three and Townsend and Ayew flanking Mateta in attack.
1' We're underway at the Amex! 
Palace have lost 18 of their last 20 Premier League games in which Zaha hasn’t played, with the Eagles failing to score in 16 of those 18 defeats. The forward's absence will be particularly keenly felt today, as he has scored more goals in all competitions against Brighton than he has against any other opponent in his English club career (7).
Brighton (W3 D3) have gone unbeaten in six consecutive top-flight games for the first time since a run of eight ending in November 1981. The Seagulls have kept as many clean sheets in this current six-game run (5) as they did in their previous 25 Premier League matches.
Palace head coach Roy Hodgson, meanwhile, makes five alterations after losing 3-0 against Burnley in their last fixture. Clyne, Dann, Van Aanholt, Batshuayi and Benteke are all consigned to the bench, with Ward, Cahill, Mitchell, Townsend and Mateta taking their places. James McArthur, Connor Wickham, Wilfried Zaha, Jeffrey Schlupp, Mamadou Sakho, Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson and James Tomkins make up a hefty injury list for the Eagles.
Brighton boss Graham Potter names an unchanged line-up to the one he started in the 0-0 draw against Aston Villa last time out. Florin Andone, Tariq Lamptey, Adam Webster and Solly March are all still sidelined through injury and miss out as a result. 
Crystal Palace substitutes: Jack Butland, James McCarthy, Martin Kelly, Nathaniel Clyne, Michy Batshuayi, Christian Benteke, Scott Dann, Patrick van Aanholt.
Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, Cheikhou Kouyate, Gary Cahill, Tyrick Mitchell; Jairo Riedewald, Luka Milivojevic, Eberechi Eze; Jordan Ayew, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Andros Townsend.
Brighton and Hove Albion substitutes: Danny Welbeck, Aaron Connolly, Jakub Moder, Adam Lallana, Percy Tau, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Davy Propper, Andi Zeqiri, Jason Steele.
Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-1-2): Robert Sanchez; Ben White, Lewis Dunk, Dan Burn; Joel Veltman, Pascal Gross, Yves Bissouma, Steven Alzate; Alexis Mac Allister; Leandro Trossard, Neal Maupay.
Brighton come into this game just two places and four points clear of the relegation zone, albeit with a game in hand on 18th-placed Fulham, and will be keen to extend that gap tonight. Palace, who are just two places and three points better off than the Seagulls, will be wary of getting sucked into a relegation battle themselves after back-to-back defeats and will hope to get back on track with a positive result in Brighton.
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