Apr 13, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Riverside Stadium
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion

Leadbitter (27'), Smallwood (29')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Stabilin Orlandi (60'), López (76')
Ulloa (44'), Hammond (75')

Result: Brighton & Hove Albion too strong for Middlesbrough

Result: Brighton too strong for Middlesbrough
© PA Photos
Second-half goals from Andrea Orlandi and David Lopez Moreno help Brighton & Hove Albion beat Middlesbrough 2-0 away from home in the Championship.

Brighton & Hove Albion have registered a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium in the Championship.

Chances were few and far between in the opening minutes, with Richard Smallwood's shot that was saved by Casper Ankergren in the 11th minute the first real effort by either side.

Brighton were making the attacking moves at the Riverside, while their hosts were resorting to committing fouls to stop the Seagulls.

The pattern continued for the rest of the first half that left much to be desired from both sides, with Andrew Halliday's effort from close range for Middlesbrough on 43 minutes giving hope of a more entertaining second 45 minutes.

Indeed, the second half started on a bright note as Scott McDonald shot just wide from inside the area for the home team.

However, it was Brighton who surged ahead on the hour mark through Andrea Orlandi, who latched onto Dean Hammond's pass to slot home from inside the Middlesbrough six-yard box.

Orlandi had a decent chance to add to his tally in the 74th minute from the edge of the area, but this time he failed to keep his shot on target.

Two minutes later David Lopez Moreno made it 2-0 to Brighton when he made the most of a Liam Bridcutt pass from just inside the 18-yard box.

Brighton boss Gus Poyet watches on during the third round tie with Newcastle on January 5, 2013
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