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Albion v Brighton match preview

5 February 2019

Albion will play Brighton & Hove Albion at The Hawthorns in an Emirates FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday night (ko 8.05pm).

The opposition

Brighton sit in 13th place in the Premier League and are managed by Chris Hughton, who has been at the club since December 2014.

The Seagulls beat AFC Bournemouth 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium in the FA Cup third-round to progress to this stage of the competition, before drawing 0-0 at their American Community Express Stadium against Albion to cause a replay.

Since the first game against Albion, the Seagulls have lost 4-2 to Fulham having led by two goals, and then drawn 0-0 against Watford.

Last time out

Our last meeting with Brighton was a 0-0 draw. Albion travelled to the American Community Express Stadium in this FA Cup fourth-round tie and fielded a rotated side including four Academy graduates and fought to a hard-earned draw.




• The Baggies have lost just two of their last 15 games and have won five of their last six on the road.

• Albion are yet to concede in the two FA Cup games that they have played this season, with Jonathan Bond keeping two clean sheets.

• Last season, goals from Jonny Evans and Craig Dawson helped the Baggies to a 2-0 win over Brighton at The Hawthorns.


• Without a win in five, drawing twice and losing three times, scoring three goals.

• Brighton have failed to score in half of the matches they have played against the Baggies, with 11 games without a goal out of 22.

• Albion have faced Chris Hughton in this round of the FA Cup before, as the Baggies knocked out Hughton's Newcastle United side in 2009-10, beating the Magpies 4-2.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from the first game in this FA Cup fourth-round tie...



Head to head

Albion come out on top in the head-to-head record.

Of the 22 matches that have been played, the Baggies have triumphed nine times, there have been eight draws and Brighton have won on five occasions.

Man in the middle

The referee for Wednesday's match is Paul Tierney, and he'll be assisted by Stephen Child and Daniel Robathan - with Jonathan Moss as the fourth official.

Paul Tierney is yet to referee Albion this season, but has refereed 22 times this season, mostly in the Premier League.

Ticket news

Tickets remain on sale for the Emirates FA Cup fourth-round replay at The Hawthorns on Wednesday, February 6 (ko 8.05pm).

Tickets ares priced at £15 for adults, £10 for seniors, U23s and students, and just £5 for U18s.

Tickets can be purchased online now, in person from the East Stand ticket office, or over the phone on 0121 227 2227. 

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Brighton is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to 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. iFollow subscribers can join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

International supporters who have an iFollow subscription may be able to live stream the game depending on where they are located around the world. To find out, click here.

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

Twitter - @WBA

Facebook - West Bromwich Albion

Instagram - wba 

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Match Reports

Albion 1 Brighton 3 (AET)

6 February 2019

Albion exited the Emirates FA Cup following a battling 3-1 extra-time defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion in their fourth-round replay at The Hawthorns.

Seagulls substitute Glenn Murray converted twice in additional time to settle the encounter and set up a fifth-round meeting against Derby County.

Kyle Bartley had put the Baggies in front in unusual fashion in the 77th minute, hooking the ball home into the net while standing on the byline the other side of a post.

Yet Premier League Brighton levelled late on courtesy of Florin Andone, who capitalised on a defensive misunderstanding, to send the tie into extra time.

Defeat was tough on a much-changed Baggies side, which included four Academy graduates for a large part of the tie - Sam Field, Rekeem Harper, Rayhaan Tulloch and debutant Morgan Rogers - and also played the last 20 minutes with 10 men due to injury to Hal Robson-Kanu.

Robson-Kanu had earlier sent a volley against the crossbar while Leon Balogun also headed against the woodwork for the visitors. 

There's little time to dwell for Albion as they prepare to travel to Stoke City in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend.

The Baggies made seven changes from Saturday, mirroring a similar line-up to the initial meeting against Brighton, with captain Jake Livermore and frontman Jay Rodriguez coming into the starting XI from the goalless first encounter at the Amex Stadium.

Albion started positively and Rodriguez stung the palms of David Button after just eight minutes before again testing the Seagulls stopper from long range shortly afterwards.

Yves Bissouma was first to trouble Jonathan Bond from distance as both sides went on to enjoy further half chances in a lively opening quarter.

Field was on the end of an elbow from Andone which went unpunished, before the visitors enjoyed three good chances in a matter of as many minutes.

Firstly, Bond saved well from Anthony Knockaert before Balogun headed against the crossbar from a subsequent corner, with Andone then dragging an opening across the face of goal.

Yet Albion hit back just before the break and Robson-Kanu himself sent an expertly-taken 20-yard volley against the crossbar, with the tie goalless at the interval.

Craig Dawson came on for Rodriguez at half-time, with the Baggies switching their system.

Bond was called upon to save well from Alireza Jahanbakhsh while Harper fired wide at the other end.

Bissouma sent a chance off target, Field doing likewise as Academy graduate Tulloch, 18, replaced Livermore for his maiden appearance at The Hawthorns.

Dan Burn headed wide from a corner for the visitors before the Baggies finally broke the deadlock.

Hoolahan's inswinging free-kick was headed upwards in the six-yard area and Bartley, standing on the byline the other side of the far post, hooked his leg around to convert.

Tulloch headed narrowly wide before the Seagulls pounced on a defensive mix-up to level matters in the 82nd minute courtesy of Andone's low finish past Bond.

Rogers, at just 16 years of age, was introduced for his senior debut as the tie hung firmly in the balance.

And Robson-Kanu's sweeping effort off target in the closing stages ensured extra-time.

Ahmed Hegazi replaced sub Dawson, with each side allowed a fourth substitution in the additional 30 minutes, although the hosts lost Robson-Kanu to injury in the 99th minute, ensuring they played the remainder of the tie with 10 men.

And from there, Murray scored twice to inflict defeat on a resilient and hard-working Albion and seal Brighton's progress into the fifth round.

Albion: Bond, Mears, Bartley, Adarabioyo, Townsend, Harper, Livermore (c) (Tulloch 63), Field, Robson-Kanu, Hoolahan (Rogers 82), Rodriguez (Dawson 46, Hegazi 91).

Subs: Myhill, Gibbs, Gayle. 

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Ticket News

Ticket details for Brighton battle

6 February 2019

Tickets for Albion's Emirates FA Cup fourth-round replay against Brighton & Hove Albion remain on sale.

The Baggies and the Seagulls played out a goalless draw in the initial tie and will now face off again at The Hawthorns on Wednesday, February 6 (ko 8.05pm).

Tickets are on general sale with seats priced £10 adults, £5 seniors, U23s and students and just £5 for U18s.

Ticket booths located around The Hawthorns will be open from 6.30pm with many taking contactless as well as cash purchases.

Tickets can be purchased online now, in person from the East Stand ticket office or over the phone on 0121 227 2227.

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