Nov 1, 2014 at 5.15pm UK at ​Dean Court
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
Greer (25' og.), Pugh (38'), Kermogant (76' pen.)
Cook (84'), Daniels (89'), Kermorgant (96')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Colunga (28'), Baldock (60')
Bennett (41'), Forster-Caskey (68'), Teixeira (72'), Calderon (75'), LuaLua (97')

Live Commentary: Bournemouth 3-2 Brighton & Hove Albion - as it happened

Relive Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates of Bournemouth's 3-2 win over Brighton in the Championship.

Bournemouth went into this evening's Championship match against Brighton & Hove Albion on a five-game winning streak in all competitions.

Eddie Howe's side knew that they would go second with a victory and that's exactly what they did, coming out on top 3-2 to extend Brighton's winless run to 11 games.

Read how it all unfolded at the Goldsands Stadium in our minute-by-minute updates below.

4.46pmEvening folks! Just as the majority of this weekend's Championship games are coming to a close, we start our coverage of a rare Saturday evening game in the second tier. Let's get to the team news...

4.48pmBOURNEMOUTH XI: Boruc; Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels; Pugh, Arter, Surman, Ritchie; Wilson, Pitman
Subs: Camp, Smith, Harte, Gosling, Kermorgant, Fraser, Rantie

4.50pmBRIGHTON XI: Al-Habsi; Hughes, Dunk, Greer, Bennett; Holla, Forster-Caskey, Gardner; Teixeira, Colunga, Baldock
Subs: Walton, Calderon, Chicksen, Ince, McCourt, LuaLua, Mackail-Smith

4.52pmHosts Bournemouth go with the same side that achieved a club-record away victory (0-8) at Birmingham City last week. Brighton should certainly be a little frightened on the day after Halloween.

4.54pmBrighton have four changes in their lineup from last week's draw at Rotherham United. In goal, Ali Al-Habsi makes his debut after joining on loan from Wigan Athletic yesterday to provide cover for the injured David Stockdale. Elsewhere, Aaron Hughes, Joao Teixeira and Sam Baldock come in.

4.56pmBefore we take a closer look at this game, let's just bring you the 10 other full-time scores from the Championship...


Wolves 0-0 Birmingham
Blackburn 3-1 Reading
Blackpool 0-2 Ipswich
Brentford 2-1 Derby
Cardiff 3-1 Leeds
Charlton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Huddersfield 3-0 Nottingham Forest
Rotherham 0-3 Middlesbrough
Watford 3-1 Millwall
Wigan 3-3 Fulham

4.59pmWhat that all means is that Watford are the new league leaders. Bournemouth are chasing their fifth straight win and if they do so, they will go SECOND. Yes, you read that right Cherries fans!

5.02pmBrighton, meanwhile, have stayed 21st, just outside the bottom three. They are without a win in 10 Championship games, but if they put an end to that today they could go as high as 18th.

5.05pmPREDICTION TIME! Just 10 minutes until kickoff at the Goldsands, so it's time for my pre-match prediction. As you'll see in the video below, I go for a 3-1 Bournemouth win:

5.07pmBoth of these sides were in action in the Capital One Cup fourth round in midweek. They also both played Premier League sides, with Bournemouth ousting West Bromwich Albion, while Brighton fell to a narrow defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

5.09pmH2H: Both matches between these two sides finished as a 1-1 draw last season.

5.11pmToday's referee at the Goldsands is Keith Stroud, who was at Anfield on Tuesday for the Capital One Cup tie between Liverpool and Swansea.

James McClean of Wigan Athletic talks to referee Keith Stroud, after the match is called off due to a waterlogged pitch during the Sky Bet Championship match against Sheffield Wednesday on December 18, 2013© Getty Images

5.14pmThe two sides are now out on the pitch. We'll have a minute's silence for Remembrance Day just before kickoff as this is Bournemouth's last home game before then.

0 minKICKOFF! Off we go at a bouncing Goldsands Stadium. Bournemouth are the league's hottest team and their fans will be expecting another victory today against a Brighton side who can't buy a win.

3 minLittle to speak of in the early stages, with Bournemouth seeing more of the ball.

4 minBrighton showcase their passing ability with some neat one-touch stuff that results in a free kick right on the edge of the box after Ritchie slid in on Colunga.

5 minCLOSE! Gardner fires the free kick low and it hits Bournemouth defender Elphick before bobbling just wide of the post. Almost a great start for the visitors!

8 minBy the way, I outlined beforehand what would happen to either side if they won, but what if it's a draw. If Bournemouth's winning run is halted and they gain just a point, they will still climb into the top six and be four points shy of leaders Watford. Brighton will stay 21st with a draw, moving two clear of the drop zone.

11 minIt's surprising to see Brighton as the team who have looked more threatening early on. Given their terrible winless run and the fact they were beaten in midweek, you would have thought they'd be struggling for confidence.

13 minBRIGHTON SUB: That's a blow for the visitors, though, as they are forced into an early change. Hughes landed awkwardly on his ankle and he won't be able to continue. Inigo Calderon replaces him in a straight swap at right-back.

16 minSAVE! Al-Habsi's first save as a Brighton player is a strong left hand at his near post after Ritchie burst in from the right flank. Bennett is quite lucky as he appeared to tug Ritchie back when trying to recover.

17 minThat's Joe Bennett, by the way. Brighton now have two Bennetts on their books after completing the month-long loan signing of former player Elliott Bennett from Norwich City this afternoon. The move wasn't completed in time for him to be available this evening, but he should make his debut against Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.

20 minAl-Habsi races off his line to hoof the ball clear with Wilson closing in. Greer looked like he would comfortably get there first, but the in-form Bournemouth striker showed electric pace and in the end Al-Habsi had to be alert.

21 minWell-timed tackle by Elphick as he slides in on Colunga to deny the Brighton winger the chance to cross. The Seagulls had plenty of men forward and those in the middle are a little annoyed at Colunga for not delivering the ball earlier.

23 minIt sounds like a serious injury for Hughes as he has been rushed to hospital to have that ankle checked out.

24 minSHOT! A Bournemouth corner is pinged to the edge of the box where Francis brings the ball under control before unleashing a volley towards the top corner. It's well on its way to the net but Gardner is in the way and flicks the ball out for another corner.


25 minDear oh dear, what a terrible own goal! Francis's cross from the right is a dangerous one that bounces just in front of Greer and he hilariously nods the ball low into the bottom corner. He wasn't in a great position facing his own goal and there were men coming in to finish it at the back post, but still, what comical defending.

27 minBrighton will feel that that's ever so harsh on them given how settled they'd looked in the early stages. Now they'll be chasing the game and with Bournemouth's electric attack, the Seagulls need to be wary of the counter-attack.


28 minBrighton hit back straight away and it's a beautifully-worked goal. Teixeira controls a firm pass into his feet before turning and using the outside of his boot to thread it through to Colunga. Bournemouth try to play offside, but the Brighton forward has timed his run well and rounds Boruc before confidently sliding the ball home.

30 minBack come Bournemouth and Wilson probably should do better with his cutback from the right-hand side of the area. It's a good block from Dunk, though. What a 10 minutes of football that was!

32 minOther times I've watched Brighton games this season I have been impressed with Liverpool loanee Teixeira and that really was superb play to set up the equaliser. The first touch and inch-perfect pass were of the highest quality.

36 minCHANCE! Cook gets up well to meet Ritchie's corner and he probably should do better than flicking it over the top.


38 minThe Cherries retake the lead and it's a controlled finish from Pugh, who scored his first career hat-trick at Birmingham last week. Francis, again, with the cross that deflects high into the sky before going all the way through to Pugh at the back post. It's a difficult one to control, but he does well to keep the volley down and it creeps inside the near post.

41 minSo, as things stand, Bournemouth are going second in the table. It will be five straight wins for the Cherries if they see this through.

44 minHolla with an incisive pass into the box for Baldock, who controls the ball with his back to goal but can't lay it off to a teammate. Brighton's spark from the first 25 minutes or so has died out a little.

45 minThe ball sits up invitingly for Gardner about 25 yards out and he decides to volley at goal. Boruc isn't called into action as the ball bobbles a few yards wide.

45+1 minFour minutes of added time have been signalled after the early injury to Hughes.

45+2 minPoor from Brighton goalscorer Colunga as he feebly clips the ball to the back post from a free kick in a shooting position 25 yards out. HIs teammates weren't quite on the same wavelength and you have to wonder why he didn't shoot.

45+3 minThat's a better set piece from the Seagulls as Forster-Caskey's hoist into the box from out wide is met by Greer, whose flick-on loops and lands on the roof of the net.


6.07pmIt's in-form Bournemouth who lead by one goal at the break then. They took the lead in fortuitous circumstances when Brighton defender Greer oddly decided that heading the ball into his own bottom corner would be a good idea. Brighton hit back straight away, but they go in behind after Pugh's controlled volley in the 38th minute.

6.10pmIf you're just joining us and want a quick first-half recap, then check out our half-time report.

6.12pmWhat was Greer thinking?!

6.14pmIt's definitely going to form at the moment, with Bournemouth on course to make it five wins in a row while Brighton's winless streak in the league will be extended to 11 games!

6.16pmDespite it being an exciting, end-to-end game, there have been just three shots on target. Two of them were goals, the other being a Ritchie shot that was palmed away by Al-Habsi at the near post. Greer's OG doesn't count, of course.

6.18pmBrighton boss Hyypia has already been forced to make one change because of the seemingly serious ankle injury suffered by Hughes. Calderon replaced him and that means that the Seagulls only have two changes left to make. I'm pretty sure we'll see Kazenga LuaLua at some point as he has proven to be a game-changer for Brighton this season.

6.19pmAs for Bournemouth, they have plenty of attacking talent on the bench, if they need it. Yann Kermorgant and Tokelo Rantie both know where the goal is.

46 minKICKOFF! We're back underway on the South coast. Can Brighton respond and put a stop to Bournemouth's winning run, or will the Cherries see it through and climb to second in the table?

48 minFrancis, who is one of the most attacking full-backs in the league, fires a shot goalwards that flies a couple of yards wide of the post. If Bournemouth don't achieve promotion this season, I reckon there could be quite a bit of interest in the right-back.

51 minIt's been a slow start to the second half. Bournemouth will be glad that they haven't had to withstand any kind of Brighton onslaught.

53 minWilson is not only a rapid striker, he's also extremely strong and outmuscles Dunk on the right wing. Pitman and Pugh are both in the box, but his cross instead finds the covering Greer.

55 minThis goal still separates the two sides:

56 minSAVE! Many people are surprised to see Boruc in the Championship with Bournemouth after his performances for Southampton last season. He shows his class with a fine save low to his right from Dunk's powerful header. The centre-back has already netted five times this season.

59 minCHANCE! Surman slips in the middle and Brighton have a two-on-one situation coming forward. Teixeira is played in on the right and he cuts inside Cook before taking too long to shoot. What a waste.


60 minAll the Bs as Baldock equalises for Brighton against Bournemouth! It's the most route one of all route one goals as Al-Habsi's clearance is flicked on and Baldock runs clear before drilling a left-foot half-volley past Boruc for his first Brighton goal.

63 minSUBS: Both sides in action on the sideline, with LuaLua replacing Colunga for Brighton, while Kermorgant and Ryan Fraser come on for Pitman and Ritchie for Bournemouth.

65 minI said earlier that LuaLua could be a game-changer and he's already had an impact, using his pace to get past Francis before his low cross reaches Gardner at the back post and he can only fire well over.

67 min

67 minPugh with a shot from 25 yards that is fairly tame and can be watched wide by Al-Habsi.

68 minBOOKING! Forster-Caskey with a cynical, late challenge on Fraser and that's an easy booking for Stroud to dish out.

71 minBOOKING! A third Brighton player into the book as Teixeira picks up a stupid yellow for not retreating 10 yards from a corner.

73 minPenalty-box pinball in the Brighton box as the visitors block several Bournemouth shots and crosses. The Cherries will undoubtedly be the side who have more of the ball in the final 20 minute or so, but Brighton should be threatening on the break.

73 minBRIGHTON SUB: Hyypia makes his final change as he takes off Baldock for Craig Mackail-Smith. That's both Brighton goalscorers off now.

75 minBOOKING! Calderon becomes the fourth Brighton player to be yellow-carded.



76 minThe Frenchman makes no mistake with a firm low penalty into the corner. It was brilliant from Wilson to earn the spot kick as he produced a clever turn in the box before getting his body in front of the ball and Dunk had already decided to go for the ball and couldn't stop himself going through the striker.

79 minHave Brighton got anything left? They've done well to hit back twice already this evening, but it will be ever so tough to do so again.

82 minRemember, Brighton have made all three of their substitutions. Bournemouth still have one to make.

84 minBOOKING! The most blatant booking you'll ever see as Cook trips up Mackail-Smith with a tap tackle after the Brighton striker had stolen the ball and was streaking clear down the wing.

86 minElphick with a superb clearance and a brave one too right under his own crossbar as Brighton begin to apply more and more pressure.

87 minToday's attendance at the Goldsands Stadium is 10,166, with 1235 visiting Seagulls.

89 minBOOKING! Bournemouth left-back Daniels is cautioned for delaying the taking of a free kick. Not long to go now. Bournemouth are about to go second.

90+1 minSIX minutes of added time are signalled. Plenty of time for Brighton to grab an equaliser.

90+3 minArter attempts an ambitious arcing (enough As?!) ball over the top for Wilson when it probably would have been better to keep the ball.

90+3 minCHANCE! Pugh's clearance hits Calderon before dropping kindly for the Brighton right-back to cross. It's low to the near post and Mackail-Smith is there, but he can only prod it wide.

90+4 minBOURNEMOUTH SUB: Howe makes a time-wasting change in injury time, bringing on Gosling for Wilson, who has failed to score for the sixth straight game.

90+6 minBOOKING! Kermorgant trips up Teixeira in the Brighton half. This will be Brighton's last chance to hoist it forward.


7.13pmBournemouth win their sixth straight game in all competitions, their fifth in the league, to climb up to second in the table. By the way, Brighton winger LuaLua was booked for Brighton just before the final whistle because he kicked the ball away in frustration.

7.15pmBrighton played arguably one of their best games of the season today, but it wasn't enough to earn a point against high-flying Bournemouth. They stay 21st and are just a point above the drop zone.

7.18pmEach side now has two games in the next seven days before a two-week international break. For Bournemouth, both of them are on the road at Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough, while Brighton return to The Amex for two home games against Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers.

7.21pmTime for us to say goodbye, thanks for joining SM. If you haven't seen the rest of today's results yet, click here to see all the scores from across England and Europe. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

A general view of Dean Court, or the Goldsands Stadium, home to AFC Bournemouth on July 21, 2013
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