Jobi goal enough for Palace
By Alex Livie. Last Updated: 20/11/05 3:27pm
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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