Glenn Murray fires Brighton into FA Cup fifth round after extra time victory at West Brom

Glenn Murray fires Brighton into FA Cup fifth round after extra time victory at West Brom

West Brom 1 Brighton 3 after extra time (1-1 after 90 mins)

An extra-time substitution paid off for Brighton, who will face Derby County at home in the fifth round of the FA Cup after leading scorer Glenn Murray came off the bench to finish off the Championship side with two goals.  

This replay was watched by fewer than 9,000 spectators, which rather reflected the lukewarm approach to the tie in both camps – although there were enough in the ground to generate an unpleasant reaction to the entrance of Brighton’s Gaetan Bong during that extra time period.

Bong was the player who accused West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez of racially abusing him in a match just over a year ago, the FA eventually deciding the charge was unproven.  Some of the home fans greeted him with vile chants making reference to the incident.

Afterwards, Brighton manager Chris Hughton said: “I did not hear what was being chanted but what the authorities have done well in recent years is to pick up on individual cases and it is for them to deal with this.” 

Hughton made no fewer than 10 changes to his latest Premier League line-up, Darren Moore opting for seven and sending on two teenagers from the bench in 18-year-old Rayhaan Tulloch and Morgan Rogers, who is just 16 and had been to school earlier in the day.

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