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Withdean Stadium (ATT 7,341) 26th December 2005 - Kick off 13:00 Ref: R Styles

Brighton Brighton and Hove Albion vs Queens Park Rangers QPR

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R's sunk on South Coast

By James Pearson.   Last Updated: 26/12/05 4:10pm

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Brighton have pulled away from the relegation zone following a 1-0 win over QPR.

The victory, just their fourth of the Championship campaign, arrived courtesy of Guy Butters' seventh-minute goal.

Things started badly for the home side when skipper Charlie Oatway was stretchered off after just five minutes following a challenge with Marcus Bean.

Just seconds later substitute Richard Carpenter played in a pin-point free kick for Butters to open the scoring.

The chances dried up at The Withdean Stadium, although Alexandre Frutos' deflected shot was well held by Jake Cole.

Brighton thought they had a penalty in the second half when Ian Evatt appeared to handle Dean Hammond's shot, but nothing was given.

Rangers made it a frantic finale with heavy pressure although Paul Furlong was unable to snatch a last-gasp point after volleying over.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Nottingham Forest 3 7
2 Cardiff City 3 7
3 Millwall 3 7
4 Charlton Athletic 3 7
5 Bournemouth 3 6
6 Norwich City 3 6
7 Watford 3 6
8 Middlesbrough 3 6
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 6
10 Sheffield Wednesday 3 5
11 Ipswich Town 3 4
12 Reading 3 4
13 Brentford 3 4
14 Derby County 3 4
15 Blackburn Rovers 3 4
16 Birmingham City 3 4
17 Brighton and Hove Albion 3 3
18 Rotherham United 3 3
19 Leeds United 3 3
20 Huddersfield Town 3 3
21 Wigan Athletic 3 1
22 Bolton Wanderers 3 1
23 Fulham 3 0
24 Blackpool 3 0

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