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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 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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