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Palace late-show earns the victory at rivals Brighton

Brighton lost their unbeaten home league record at the Amex Stadium and missed the chance to top the Championship after a 3-1 defeat to local rivals Crystal Palace, two late goals sealing the win for the visitor's. And to add insult to injury it was Glenn Murray, last season's top scorer for Brighton, who scored in stoppage time.

Seagulls boss Gus Poyet was more disappointed because of the team which inflicted the defeat.

"I'm sad because it was Palace, if it was any other team I would welcome this because it brings people back down to earth, because we are not as good as we looked in the table," said Poyet.

"As a team if you don't want to lose one game it's against Palace, but we did and we have to take it.

"But it's good for me, I learned more in this game than from games we win."

"I'm not happy for Palace but I'm happy for Glenn, he's a good lad," added Poyet.

"The problem is we cannot seem to play for 90 minutes. I started playing in 1992, and from then until now the game has always lasted 90 minutes."

Palace boss Dougie Freedman was able to celebrate the end of a three-match losing streak in the league in the best possible way.

"We left it late to score but I felt 3-1 was a fair reflection of the game," he said.

"It's fantastic for our fans, a great result. They have been through a lot.

"Glenn played very well as he has done since he has been here. He's a wonderful player and a wonderful addition to our squad.

"But it's about Crystal Palace, not the Glenn Murray show. It's a good night for Crystal Palace."

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