Date: 27th January 2018 at 9:01pm
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Following today’s clash between Middlesbrough and Brighton, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Middlesbrough hosted Brighton at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday January 27 for the FA Cup fourth round tie, with the visitors taking a one nil victory courtesy of a 90th minute strike from substitute Glenn Murray.

With Murray being arrested along with his wife earlier in the week, Chris Hughton’s faith in sticking with him obviously paid off on the day.

Teams:

Middlesbrough:

Randolph, Shotton, Ayala (Fry 65), Gibson, Friend, Howson, Clayton, Traore, Braithwaite (Downing 56), Bamford, Fletcher (Assombalonga 56).

Substitutes:

Konstantopoulos, Leadbitter, Johnson, Christie.

Brighton:

Krul, Rosenior, Goldson, Hunemeier, Suttner, Knockaert, Stephens (Propper 45), Kayal, Skalak (Izquierdo 61), Baldock, Hemed (Murray 72).

Substitutes:

Dunk, Maenpaa, Gross, Schelotto.

Speaking to the BBC’s cameras a short time after match day referee Anthony Taylor blew the final whistle, Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis explained.

‘I’m disappointed for the players who have worked so hard again. But we’ve got to be more clinical in the final third. It’s a fortuitous goal they’ve scored, it’s a nightmare for us in respect the players don’t deserve it, exactly the same as against Fulham. I just hope it’s all the bad luck out of the way, because that’s what it’s been. You can’t legislate for that.’

Brighton manager Chris Hughton in his comparative interview explained.

‘I’m really delighted with the application of the players. It was a tight game as we expected, but as the game opened up, we had the better opportunities to work the ball into the final third. As we got towards the end of the game, it looked like it was going to be a replay, which was certainly something both managers would not have wanted – so I’m really delighted to have got the winner.’

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