Friday May 10, 2013 Semifinal Finished Selhurst Park

  1. Championship - Murray injured as Brighton hold Palace

    Championship - Murray injured as Brighton hold Palace

    Glenn Murray was stretchered off as Brighton held Crystal Palace to a goalless draw in their Championship play-off semi-final first leg. More

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    Time:90'
    • Crystal Palace
    • Brighton and Hove Albion
    • 90'+6 FT Crystal Palace 0-0 Brighton.
    • 90'+5 Brighton ending the game with plenty of possession, Palace being forced to sit quite deep.
    • 90'+3 Jedinak, already on a yellow card, clatters into Barnes with a flailing forearm.
    • 90' We are into injury time.
    • 89' Bolasie absolutely thumps the ball at goal from distance, but it flies just wide.
    • 87' Both sides seem to be settling for a draw now. With away goals irrelevant, this result isn't the end of the world for Palace.
    • 85' Brighton sub: Barnes on, Orlandi off.
    • 83' Palace sub: Phillips on, Garvan off
    • 81' Bolasie threatens the Brighton defence with a mazy run, but he is halted.
    • 79' Game becoming even more open now as each side go for what would be a priceless lead.
    • 78' Wilbraham claiming a penalty after Upson appears to manhandle him in the box. Palace had legitimate claims there...
    • 77' Deep cross to Zaha, who claims a penalty for handball. Has to settle for a corner.
    • 76' Brighton just survive as they struggle to deal with a Palace corner. Bolasie keeps the move alive and gets the ball back into the box, but the Gulls scrap it clear.
    • 75' Palace sub: Bolasie on, Williams off.
    • 74' Palace are going to lose another key man here. Williams is limping off with what looks like cramp.
    • 73' Zaha twists and turns his way into the box and Calderon gets across to force a corner.
    • 71' Brighton sub: LuaLua on, Buckley off.
    • 69' Hammond has another go from distance, this time on the volley from Ulloa's knock down. Brighton have found their rhythm again.
    • 68' Hammond drills an effort at goal from 25 yards, but Speroni does well to hang on to it.
    • 67' Kuszczak has been booked for somthing said to the referee.
    • 66' Palace sub: Wilbraham on, Murray off.
    • 65' Glenn Murray is stretchered off. How could this moment turn Palace's season?
    • 63' Bad news for Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray has twisted his knee with no one else around him and has gone down in agony. This could be a vital moment not only in the match, but in Palace's season.
    • 62' Palace well on top now though. Brighton just cannot get out of their own half.
    • 60' Jedinak almost sells Speroni short on the back pass, but Speroni races out and kicks for touch.
    • 58' Almost 1-0 Palace! A free-kick from the left finds the head of Gabbidon, whose header is hacked off the line by Orlandi! So close.
    • 57' Kevin Phillips preparing to come on. He's 39 you know...
    • 55' Chance for Brighton! Hammond leaps highest to head Lopez's free-kick at goal. Speroni spills initially but hangs on to the ball.
    • 54' Brilliant play by Zaha! He twists Calderon inside out and fires a superb low ball across the face of goal, and Williams is centimetres away from getting a touch.
    • 53' Palace are looking a lot stronger in this second half. The Eagles are getting Zaha on the ball a lot more now.
    • 52' Zaha goes down like a sack of potatoes in search of a free-kick on the edge of the box. Referee Michael Oliver isn't fooled and waves play on.
    • 51' Zaha is looking far more of a threat now. And the crowd are responding.
    • 50' Zaha cuts inside Calderon from the left and his low shot is saved by Kuszczak.
    • 49' Zaha finds Moxey in space on the left, but the defender's cross is a poor one and that man Bridcutt clears again.
    • 48' Palace clear and Bridcutt puts it back into the mixer, but Speroni claims.
    • 47' Gabbidon upends Ulloa and Brighton work the free-kick up to Buckley, who earns an early corner in this second half.
    • 46' SECOND HALF. We are back underway.
    • - What did you make of that first half? Can Palace steady the ship, or will Brighton make a breakthrough?
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    • 45' HT Crystal Palace 0-0 Brighton.
    • 45' Palace ending the half strongly.
    • 44' Zaha cuts the ball back to Garvan, but his shot from 20 yards is blocked.
    • 43' Garvan's cross from the left creeps through to Zaha, but the forward cannot bring the ball under control with Bridge in close attention.
    • 42' Moxey misses Bridge's cross and it falls to Buckley, who goes for goal from the angle - but it goes out for a throw. Not one to remember.
    • 41' Calderon catches Williams late, and is straight into the book.
    • 39' Williams cuts in from the left and finds Dikgacoi, who rolls the ball into Murray's feet - but the striker loses the ball again.
    • 37' Jedinak gets a yellow for a foul on Hammond.
    • 36' Zaha seeing plenty of the ball on the right wing, but the forward struggling to have a real influence to far.
    • 34' Zaha looks to play in Garvan, but Upson gets across to deal with the danger.
    • 32' Chance at the other end. Brighton break, Bridge cuts back to Orlandi, who slices his shot well wide from the edge of the box.
    • 31' Claims for a penalty against Upson, who appeared to be holding Murray in the box. Upson got away with that.
    • 30' Zaha is tripped by Buckley, who was the wrong side of the Manchester United midfielder.
    • 28' The mood has quietened somewhat inside Selhurst Park. Palace unable to match the intensity of their neighbours.
    • 27' Upson gets his head to Lopez's free-kick, but the former Arsenal defender cannot direct his header at goal and Palace clear.
    • 25' That was outstanding defending by Bridcutt.
    • 24' Chance for Palace! Cross from the right frinds Murray, whose effort is blocked. Dikgacoi then has hit shot blocked brilliantly by Bridcutt.
    • 22' Brighton have enjoyed 63% possession so far.
    • 21' Brighton will be disappointed they are not already ahead. Palace chasing shadows.
    • 20' Orlandi then wastes another chance with a hopelessly over hit free-kick.
    • 19' Brighton chance! Buckley puts an inviting cross in from the right and Hammond attacks it with his head, but Speroni pulls off a very good point blank save. Best chance of the game so far.
    • 18' Jedinak tries an impossible volley, which is blocked.
    • 17' Glenn Murray is cutting an isolated figure in attack as another ball evades him and rolls through to Kuszczak.
    • 16' Orlandi has a shot blocked from 20 yards before Bridcutt drags a shot well wide from even further out.
    • 14' But Brighton are playing with greater self-belief. Not surprising given their recent run.
    • 12' Decent effort for Palace as Williams pulls a shot just wide from 25 yards. Very good effort by the youngster.
    • 10' Palace are struggling to get out of their own half here. The visitors seeing more of the ball and taking the game to Palace.
    • 9' Orlandi shot from 20 yards blocked well by Gabbidon. Brighton opening Palace up at will here.
    • 8' Zaha wins a free-kick for Palace, which relieves some pressure.
    • 6' Brighton have settled and are playing some nice stuff now. Bridge squeezes in a cross and Ulloa flicks a header wide. Chance.
    • 5' Chance for Brighton, but the flag is up. Ulloa knocks down the free-kick to Calderon, who puts over from a couple of yards.
    • 4' Jedinak penalised for a foul on Lopez 30 yards from goal.
    • 3' Superb atmosphere at Selhurst Park tonight, and Palace have started the stronger.
    • 2' Williams picks up the ball on the edge of the Brighton box and drives down the right, but Bridcutt sees the ball out.
    • 1' KICK OFF. We are underway in south London.
    • 19.40 The form guide points towards a Brighton victory today. The Seagulls are unbeaten in nine, wheareas the Eagles stuttered in the closing weeks of the season. Palace won only two of their last 11 games of the season. So this promises to be a very intriguing affair... We are close to kick-off now.
    • 19.35 But centre-half Paddy McCarthy is still out with a groin problem and full-back Jonathan Parr is also on the sidelines due to ankle ligament damage.
    • 19.30 Boss Ian Holloway has no new injury worries following the 3-2 win over Peterborough last weekend which secured Palace's play-off place.
    • 19.25 Crystal Palace forward Dobbie is ineligible for both ties as he is on loan from the Seagulls, and he will also be unable to feature for Palace should they make the final as his loan spell expires next week.
    • 19.20 TEAMS - Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Delaney, Gabbidon, Moxey, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Williams, Zaha, Garvan, Murray. Subs: Price, Ramage, O'Keefe, Bolasie, Moritz, Wilbraham, Phillips. /// Brighton: Kuszczak, Greer, Hammond, Orlandi, Calderon, Ulloa, Upson, Lopez, Bridcutt, Bridge, Buckley. Subs: Ankergren, El Abd, Barnes, Vicente, Painter, LuaLua, Crofts.
    • 19.15 Hello everyone. Welcome to live coverage of this Championship play-off semi final first leg between Crystal Palace and Brighton at Selhurst Park.
  • Summary

    • 90'+6 FT Crystal Palace 0-0 Brighton.
    • 85' Brighton sub: Barnes on, Orlandi off.
    • 83' Palace sub: Phillips on, Garvan off
    • 75' Palace sub: Bolasie on, Williams off.
    • 74' Palace are going to lose another key man here. Williams is limping off with what looks like cramp.
    • 71' Brighton sub: LuaLua on, Buckley off.
    • 67' Kuszczak has been booked for somthing said to the referee.
    • 66' Palace sub: Wilbraham on, Murray off.
    • 65' Glenn Murray is stretchered off. How could this moment turn Palace's season?
    • 46' SECOND HALF. We are back underway.
    • 45' HT Crystal Palace 0-0 Brighton.
    • 41' Calderon catches Williams late, and is straight into the book.
    • 37' Jedinak gets a yellow for a foul on Hammond.
    • 5' Chance for Brighton, but the flag is up. Ulloa knocks down the free-kick to Calderon, who puts over from a couple of yards.
    • 1' KICK OFF. We are underway in south London.

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