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Kick off 19:45 (UK)

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Your Full Matchday Guide: Brighton and Hove Albion

3 December 2018

Read this handy guide for all you need to know ahead of Crystal Palace’s game away to Brighton and Hove Albion before the match commences at 19.45, including who will referee and an interesting matchday stat.

Live coverage

Commentary will be available via Palace Audio. Fans can pay just £1.49 to hear full commentary on the game or buy a season pass. Find out more here

If you live abroad, find out where you can watch the game with our Worldwide TV Listings.

Alternatively, if you are following from around the world, why not see if there is an official Supporters’ Club meeting to watch the game in your city? Find the nearest one to you here. 

The ref

The referee for this game will be Kevin Friend, who has awarded five penalties from just 22 Palace games. He will have Matthew Wilkes and Simon Beck as assistants and Simon Hooper as the fourth official.

Your matchday stat

Only Mohamed Salah has scored the opening goal of more Premier League games this season than Brighton’s former Palace player Glenn Murray with six and four respectively.

The Palace Preview

Our comprehensive preview contains the full build-up to the game against Brighton, including team news and more. You can read it here.


By car

At the end of the M23, continue onto the A23, heading towards Brighton.

At the roundabout which is the junction with the A27, take the A27 towards Lewes. After approximately four miles you will see the stadium on your right hand side. Leave at the A27 and take the slip road sign posted Falmer (B2123).

At the top of the slip road, turn right to cross back over the A27 and the entrance to the stadium is on the right.

In terms of parking, the Bridge (Car Park B) and Sussex University (Car Park C) have now completely sold out, and there will be no cash sales on the day. Supporters are therefore advised to use public transport wherever possible.

All vehicles accredited to park at the University of Sussex must enter via Stanmer Park, as there will be no entry at Falmer or Knights Gate. Village Way will be extremely busy and congested, and supporters are advised to avoid this area both pre and post-match unless they have pre-booked parking.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Falmer, which is situated right by the stadium. Alternatively, you can avoid Brighton completely by getting a train to Lewes and changing there for Falmer. There are four trains an hour in either direction and Southern Rail have arranged a 22.30 service for Palace fans stopping at Three Bridges, East Croydon, Selhurst, Clapham junction & London Victoria.

Brighton Central Railway Station is over four miles away from the stadium. So we recommend either getting a train, taxi or bus to the stadium.

Included in the cost of your ticket is free bus travel on all Brighton and Hove buses (including services Lewes to Ringmer, Uckfield and Royal Tunbridge Wells). Simply show the driver your ticket for free travel on services that run from 16.15-00.00.

Tickets and programme

Tickets for this game are sold-out to Palace fans. The Brighton ticket office will open at 16.45 and remain open for half an hour after the match finishes. It is advised that fans bring a form of identification with them to the ground.

The Brighton programme costs £3.50 and can be bought from vendors around the outside of the stadium as well as online subject to availability.

Food and drink

There are a range of pies, burgers and snacks available at the AMEX Stadium.


Turnstiles open one and a half hours before kick-off, so for Tuesday’s game they will open at 18.15 and supporters are asked to arrive at the stadium long in advance of kick-off.

If planning to bring banners over 150cm x 150cm to the stadium, you will be required to obtain authorisation from the club in advance. All banners require a valid safety certificate.

To gain authorisation, email supporter services at

Please note that no musical instruments are allowed inside the stadium. This is in accordance with the ground regulations which can be seen at under Terms & Conditions.

If you’re there

As most fans will typically want to avoid the centre of Brighton when it gets busy, why not make a trip to Lewes, just five miles from the stadium?

It is quieter than surrounding areas but is still well stocked with places to visit pre-match as well as being picturesque and historic as a market town founded in the 6th century.

You can call the Brighton and Hove Albion contact line on 0344 324 6282 for any further questions or download their visitor’s guide now for more information.

If you need to know more, head over to our stadium guide where you’ll find a map, useful links and extra stadium information.

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Match Reports

Report: Brighton 3-1 Crystal Palace

4 December 2018

It was a derby day for Palace to forget as 10-man Brighton ran out comfortable winners at the Amex Stadium, scoring three times in the first half to stun Roy Hodgson’s team.

The Seagulls capitalised on a controversial Glenn Murray penalty to set them on their way, but they did suffer a setback following Shane Duffy’s red card. However, that didn’t disrupt the hosts who quickly added a second through Leon Balogun seconds after his introduction off the bench, and then in first half stoppage-time Florin Andone raced away to net the third.

The Eagles did pull one back with 10 minutes to go when Luka Milivojevic netted a penalty of his own to score his third of the campaign, but the damage had been done long before.

After containing plenty of early Brighton pressure, Palace carved out a great opportunity with their first incisive attack on 16 minutes when Max Meyer slipped Patrick van Aanholt in behind the defence but his cross was headed wide by Andros Townsend.

But soon after the flashpoints started coming thick and fast, beginning on 23 minutes when Kevin Friend handed the Seagulls a contentious spot-kick. Following a scramble inside the box involving Jose Izquierdo and a host of Palace defenders trying to clear their lines, the ball ricocheted back into the Colombian‘s path and James McArthur made what seemed to be a decent tackle as he nudged the ball away.

However, Friend deemed it to be a foul, handing Murray the chance to score in his third-straight game against his former club which he duly did, albeit via a flick off the crossbar.

That lit the blue touchpaper, and five minutes later things boiled over when Murray went down softly in the area under a James Tomkins challenge, prompting some heated words between Shane Duffy and Van Aanholt and the Seagulls defender inexplicably headbutting the Palace man, leading to a red card.

Chris Hughton swiftly shuffled his pack and sent on Balogun, and it proved to be an inspired move as seconds later he was celebrating as he volleyed in a half-cleared corner with his first touch to double the hosts’ lead.

They may have been two goals down, but Palace had a man advantage and they nearly used it to good effect when Wilfried Zaha cut the ball back from the byline for Milivojevic to shoot but the skipper saw his attempt cleared off the line by Bernado, however a first 45 to forget for Hodgson’s men would get even worse.

In the fourth minute of injury-time and the Eagle probing around the Brighton box, a hopeful clearance allowed Andone to scamper down the left and beat Tomkins to the ball, push forward and advance into the area before brushing Tomkins off again to squeeze the ball past Wayne Hennessey and virtually end the contest with a half remaining.

After the break, Palace came close to finding a glimmer of hope when Meyer curled wide soon after play resumed but with Brighton sitting back knowing the result was all-but secured, a frustrated Eagles side found themselves camped in their opponents’ half but restricted to speculative long-rangers that ended up amongst the large travelling support.

But with 10 minutes to play, the deficit was reduced when Zaha was brought down inside the box by a Balogun challenge allowing Milivojevic to send Ryan the wrong way from 12 yards, however it would be too little, too late for the visitors who couldn’t set up the grandstand finish they desired.

Brighton: Ryan, Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernado, Gross (Balogun 31), Propper, Bissouma, March, Izquierdo (Knockaert 48), Murray (Andone 34). Subs not used: Steele, Bong, Kayal, Locadia.

Palace: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur (Schlupp 72), Kouyaté (Sørloth 57), Milivojevic, Meyer, Townsend, Zaha. Subs not used: Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Puncheon, Ayew.

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Ticket News

TICKETS: Brighton Away Sold Out

6 November 2018

Tickets for Crystal Palace's game away to Brighton and Hove Albion on 4th December 2018 have now sold out.

The match, which will kick-off at 19.45, will see Palace travel to the South Coast having won twice and drawn twice in their past six fixtures with the Seagulls.

The club will be operating a waiting list for the game, which will be live on the ticketing site shortly.

Tickets are still available for Manchester United away on Saturday 24th November as well as Burnley at home the following week. Both matches kick-off at 15.00. 

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