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Albion v Brighton match preview

11 January 2018

ALBION will be looking to make it back-to-back wins when they host Brighton at The Hawthorns on Saturday (ko 3pm).

The opposition 

Brighton are currently sat 12th in the Premier League table on 23 points having won five, drawn eight and lost nine of their 22 games so far this season.

The Seagulls have tasted victory from one of their last five league games, though did beat rivals Crystal Palace 2-1 in their FA Cup third round game on Monday night. 

Last time out  

Our most recent game against Brighton was back in September when we were defeated 3-1 at the Amex Stadium.

However, the last time we took on The Seagulls at the Hawthorns it was Albion who ran out 3-1 winners back in April 1993.

James Morrison scores down on the South Coast earlier in the season

Stats

Albion

  • The Baggies have never lost at home to Brighton in a league game (W5, D4).
  • Alan Nyom will play his 50th Premier League game in Albion colours if he makes an appearance against The Seagulls.
  • James McClean will take part in his 100th game for the Baggies on Saturday if picked by manager Alan Pardew.

Brighton

  • The last three matches between the teams have all ended in a 3-1 win to the home side.
  • There hasn't been a goalless draw between Albion and Brighton since February 1983 - a run stretching back nine games.
  • Shane Duffy has made both the most clearances (173) and the most headed clearances (131) in the PL so far this campaign.

From the archive

Here's the highlights of the last time we played Brighton at The Hawthorns from back in 1993...

Head to head 

The head-to-head record makes for good reading if you’re an Albion fan.

The Baggies have won eight, drawn seven and lost five of the 20 meetings between the two sides.

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday’s game is Martin Atkinson, and he’ll be assisted by Stephen Child and Adrian Holmes with Tony Harrington as the fourth official.

Atkinson has officiated just one Albion game so far this season - the 1-0 win at Burnley back in August.

Ticket news

Seats for the match remain on general sale, are are priced at £25 adults, £20 seniors (60+), £15 full-time students and young adults (22 and under) and just £10 juniors (U17s).

Tickets can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Brighton is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to free live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. Join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA

Facebook - West Bromwich Albion

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Match Reports

Albion 2 Brighton 0

13 January 2018

ALBION claimed three vital points with a crucial 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at The Hawthorns.

Baggies captain Jonny Evans handed the hosts a dream start when he headed home a well-worked corner routine after just four minutes.

And it was from another inch-perfect corner 10 minutes into the second half that Craig Dawson nodded in a deserved second in front of a rapturous home crowd.

The important Premier League win, the club's first under Head Coach Alan Pardew, comes on the back of last weekend's FA Cup triumph at Exeter City by the same scoreline, securing back-to-back victories ahead of a trip to Everton next Saturday.

The Hawthorns faithful, superb throughout, produced a cauldron of noise in the build-up to kick-off, amplified by clapper boards on the seats of the home supporters among the 25,240 present.

And they spurred the hosts on to a a flying start as Matt Phillips' corner was flicked on by Jay Rodriguez at the near post and Evans rose unmarked to power his header past Mat Ryan.

Albion were threatening from set-pieces and Dawson headed another Phillips corner off target amid a pulsating start.

Phillips, a constant menance, saw loud penalty appeals waved away after Glenn Murray appeared to block his shot with an arm on the half-hour mark.

The Seagulls applied pressure of their own in the closing stages of the first half, Dawson bravely throwing his body in the way of Lewis Dunk's effort - before the Baggies defender had a good chance of his own at the other end but Ryan raced out to block.

Yet Albion did get a vital second after the interval and, like in the first period, it came via a corner just minutes into the action.

Chris Brunt sent over an inch-perfect delivery in front of the Birmingham Road End and Dawson rose highest on the penalty spot to send his header into the ground and then into the top corner.

Anthony Knockaert blazed over an opening for the visitors before Rondon fired into the side-netting.

And Albion stood firm to close out the match and record a much-needed victory, Gareth McAuley stepping off the bench in the closing stages to make his 200th Premier League appearance for the club.

ALBION: Foster, Dawson (Nyom 81), Evans (c) (McAuley 84), Hegazi, Gibbs, Phillips, Barry, Krychowiak, Brunt, Rodriguez (Livermore 79), Rondon.

Subs: Myhill, Yacob, McClean, Robson-Kanu.

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Ticket News

Brighton on general sale

12 January 2018

TICKETS for Albion’s first home game of 2018 remain on general sale.

The Baggies face Brighton and Hove Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League on Saturday (ko 3pm).

Seats are priced £25 adults, £20 seniors (60+), £15 full-time students and young adults (22 and under) and just £10 juniors (U17s).

Tickets can be bought online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

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