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Result: Sheffield Wednesday ruin Sami Hyypia's Brighton debut

Brighton & Hove Albion suffer a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in Sami Hyypia's first game in charge of the Seagulls.

Sheffield Wednesday began their season with a 1-0 victory away at Brighton & Hove Albion to heap misery on Sami Hyypia in his first game in charge of the South Coast club.

The game began in a rather scrappy manner and Jake Forster-Caskey was booked in the 10th minute for a late challenge.

Brighton's best chance of the half fell the way of Kazenga LuaLua after good work by Chris O'Grady, but Kieren Westwood saved well.

Shamir Fenelon then fired a shot towards goal, but Westwood was also equal to his effort.

Sheffield Wednesday rarely threatened in an attacking sense, but a moment of quality from Giles Coke gave the visitors the lead shortly before the break. The midfielder struck a long-range effort with his left foot which curled beyond the reach of David Stockdale.

Just five minutes after the break, things went from bad to worse for the home side as Andrew Crofts was shown a straight red card for a rash challenge.

The home side continued to push for an equaliser, and O'Grady was denied by a Westwood save following neat build-up play between Will Buckley and Gordon Greer.

Brighton's frustration was evident as LuaLua was cautioned late on for dissent and Wednesday held on to secure an important opening-day victory.

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A general view of The Amex, or Falmer Stadium, home to Brighton & Hove Albion on September 21, 2011
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