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Adams Park (ATT 6,126) 28th December 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Rushton

Wycombe Wycombe Wanderers vs Brighton and Hove Albion Brighton

Wycombe 2

J Pittman (27)
J Mousinho (40)

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Brighton 5

G Murray (36, 56, 70, 80)
N Forster (49)

Brighton battle back for victory

Murray helps himself to four in Seagulls romp

Last Updated: 28/12/09 5:58pm

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Murray: Scored four goals

Murray: Scored four goals

Glenn Murray scored four goals as Brighton produced a stunning second-half fightback to thrash fellow strugglers Wycombe 5-2.

Goals from Jon-Paul Pittman and John Mousinho either side of Murray's overhead kick had put Wanderers 2-1 up at the break. But Nicky Forster levelled soon after the break and Murray helped himself to a second-half treble to hand boss Gus Poyet his first win in four games.

Mousinho hit the foot of the post with a long-range shot before Pittman drilled Wycombe ahead from close range in the 27th minute following a goal-mouth scramble.

Equaliser

Murray equalised for Brighton in the 35th minute with a brilliant eight-yard overhead kick from Elliott Bennett's cross, but Mousinho tapped in from two yards to restore the Chairboys' lead four minutes later after goalkeeper Peter Brezovan inexplicably dropped Tommy Doherty's deflected free-kick.

But Forster volleyed in Gary Dicker's cross to equalise four minutes after the break before crossing for Murray to head the Seagulls 3-2 up in the 55th minute.

Murray turned Chris Westwood superbly in the box before firing in Brighton's fourth goal in the 70th minute and then took his season's tally to eight goals by heading in Dean Cox's cross 10 minutes from the end.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19

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