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[Guardian Football] Brighton & Hove Albion 1-3 Burnley: Premier League – as it happened

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Chris Wood’s double earned Burnley three precious points in their battle against Brighton

Report: Wood strikes twice in win at Brighton

Well, history told us not to expect too many goals from this fixture. But we got them, with some added controversy thrown in for free. Brighton are within their rights to feel aggrieved over the penalty non-decision, but Burnley were worth their win on balance, just that little bit more staunch in defence, more clinical up front. And of course the luck was with them tonight, as it arguably wasn’t against Southampton last week. These things have a habit of coming around. The verdict from the ground is below. Thanks for reading; nighty night!

Related: Chris Wood strikes twice as Burnley benefit from Brighton’s blunders

And now the view of Chris Hughton. “It’s an obvious penalty. At the time we felt, and you saw the reaction of the players, which sometimes gives you a fair idea on the touchline. But when you see it again it’s an absolute blatant penalty. Between the linesman and the referee that’s ten yards away, I can’t believe it’s not given. And of course they go up the other end and get a third goal. What I’m not taking away from is the performance of Burnley, who play a certain way, they do it very well, and they’re in good form at the moment. I thought we tested their goalkeeper, but we didn’t put our chances away and you can’t do that against a good side like Burnley. The penalty would change the momentum of the game, but we conceded poor goals, and that’s not like us. My overriding feeling is one of disappointment at the goals we have conceded.” Hughton was given every opportunity by BT Sport to blow his top and go off on a rant, but he kept his counsel. A class act, isn’t he?

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