Brighton and Hove Albion v Crystal Palace, 22 February 2021

Score2-1 to Crystal Palace
RefereeKevin Friend
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAMEX Stadium
Kick-off: 8.00pm Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 8 Brighton and Hove Albion won: 2 Drawn: 3 Crystal Palace won: 3 Brighton and Hove Albion scored: 10 Crystal Palace scored: 10 Crystal Palace had now won on four of their last seven league visits to Brighton and Hove Albion (lost two).

1 Brighton and Hove Albion

Manager: Graham Potter

2 Crystal Palace

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Goals:

Joël Veltman 55 G

Goals:

Jean-Philippe Mateta 28 G
Christian Benteke 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Robert Sánchez
Defender Dan Burn
Defender Joël Veltman
Defender Ben White
Defender/Midfielder Steven Alzate
Defender/Midfielder Lewis Dunk
Midfielder Yves Bissouma
Midfielder Pascal Gross
Midfielder Alexis Mac Allister
Midfielder Leandro Trossard
Forward Neal Maupay

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita
Defender Gary Cahill
Defender Tyrick Mitchell
Defender Jaïro Riedewald
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté
Midfielder Ebere Eze
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Forward Jordan Ayew

Substitutions:

Danny Welbeck for Steven Alzate 46
Adam Lallana for Alexis Mac Allister 68
Alireza Jahanbakhsh for Pascal Gross 81

Substitutions:

Christian Benteke for Jean-Philippe Mateta 75
James McCarthy for Ebere Eze 90

Cards:

Dan Burn 53 Y
Joël Veltman 84 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jason Steele
Defender/Midfielder Jakub Moder
Midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Midfielder Davy Pröpper
Midfielder/Forward Adam Lallana
Forward Aaron Connolly
Forward Percy Tau
Forward Danny Welbeck
Forward Andi Zeqiri

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Defender Nathaniel Clyne
Defender Scott Dann
Defender Martin Kelly
Midfielder James McCarthy
Forward Michy Batshuayi

Comments:

League position: 16th Brighton and Hove Albion had now conceded 200 goals in their 139 games in the Premier League (scored 134). This loss ended Albion's club record run of six consecutive games in the Premier League without defeat (won three). Joël Veltman scored his first goal since playing for Ajax in a 4-1 win at Willem II in the Eredivisie on 6 April 2019.

Comments:

League position: 13th Crystal Palace had now taken 32 points from their 25 games so far in this Premier League season to equal their highest points total at this stage of a season in the division (also in 2015-16). Excluding own goals, Jean-Philippe Mateta became the 12th different player to score for Palace so far in this Premier League season; only Chelsea (15), Manchester City (14) and West Ham United (14) had more different scorers at this stage. This was the Eagles' first win in their last 21 games in the Premier League without Wilfried Zaha in their team (lost 18). Crystal Palace named eight of a possible nine substitutes.