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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 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40

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