Tuesday evening’s Premier League action saw Brighton and Hove Albion host strange rivals Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium.
Some understand the rivalry perfectly, others are left scratching their chins slightly and I’ve always been in the latter camp but that’s probably me.
In any event, we took the bragging rights with a pretty comfortable 3-1 victory on the night with goals coming from ever-reliable Glenn Murray (penalty), Leon Balogun and Florian Andone. Palace’s consolation strike came from the penalty spot in the 81st minute but it was clearly one of our best performances of the year as we played 62 minutes with only ten men following Shane Duffy’s red card.
All in all a good night and statistics website Whoscored rated our players incredibly well given Palace had more possession and efforts at goal.
Midfielder Yves Bissouma took their star man award with 7.62, and the top five on the day were completed by Bernardo (7.52), Solly March (7.50), Davy Propper (7.48) and Balogun (7.33).
Martin Montoya and Andone also received 7+ ratings with Murray missing out by 0.01.
By contrast only Andros Townsend received a 7+ rating for the visitors.