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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 Bournemouth 21 39
2 Middlesbrough 21 39
3 Derby County 22 39
4 Ipswich Town 21 38
5 Brentford 21 37
6 Watford 21 35
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 21 31
9 Nottingham Forest 21 30
10 Charlton Athletic 21 30
11 Cardiff City 21 30
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 30
13 Sheffield Wednesday 21 28
14 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
15 Fulham 21 25
16 Birmingham City 21 25
17 Reading 21 25
18 Huddersfield Town 21 24
19 Leeds United 21 23
20 Millwall 22 23
21 Rotherham United 21 21
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 18
23 Wigan Athletic 21 17
24 Blackpool 21 13

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