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Withdean Stadium (ATT 7,273) 20th November 2005 - Kick off 13:30 Ref: M Fletcher

Brighton Brighton and Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace C Palace

Jobi goal enough for Palace

By Alex Livie.   Last Updated: 20/11/05 3:27pm

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Jobi McAnuff climbed off the bench to net an injury time winner for Crystal Palace at Brighton.

Palace twice came from a goal down before McAnuff netted a deflected winner in stoppage time.

Leon Knight netted a brace to twice put the struggling Seagulls in the ascendancy, but his feat was matched by Dougie Freedman and McAnuff scored late on to hand Iain Dowie's men all the points.

Brighton are scrapping for points at the foot of the table and they came out with real purpose and were rewarded when Knight put them in front on 22 minutes with a deft finish.

The advantage did not last long, as Freedman hauled The Eagles level on the half hour.

The home side fought back and were handed a chance to take the lead on 53 minutes, with Gary Borrowdale penalised for hauling back Jake Robinson in the box.

Knight stepped up to take the spot kick, but his effort lacked conviction and he was fortunate to see the effort squirm under the body of Gabor Kiraly and over the line.

Freedman came to the fore once again on the hour, with the forward skipping away from Guy Butters before planting a shot into the bottom corner.

Brighton had Gary Hart sent off late on and as Palace pressed forward, the home side's defences were breached in stoppage time as McAnuff's effort from the edge of the area took a slight deflection on its past Alan Blayney.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Watford 45 88
2 Bournemouth 45 87
3 Middlesbrough 45 84
4 Norwich City 45 83
5 Ipswich Town 45 78
6 Derby County 45 77
7 Brentford 45 75
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 45 75
9 Blackburn Rovers 45 64
10 Charlton Athletic 45 60
11 Birmingham City 45 60
12 Nottingham Forest 45 59
13 Cardiff City 45 59
14 Sheffield Wednesday 45 59
15 Leeds United 45 55
16 Huddersfield Town 45 54
17 Fulham 45 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 45 51
19 Reading 44 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 45 46
21 Rotherham United 44 42
22 Millwall 45 41
23 Wigan Athletic 45 39
24 Blackpool 45 25

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