Late Murray goal sends Brighton into FA Cup fourth round – report & video

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FA Cup: Dale Stephens puts Brighton ahead against Crystal Palace

Glenn Murray scored against his former club as Brighton beat Premier League rivals Crystal Palace to progress to the FA Cup fourth round.

Dale Stephens had given the hosts the lead in the first half with a thumping strike at the near post.

Bakary Sako’s stunning drive from 25 yards had looked to have earned Palace a replay.

But substitute Murray struck from close range following a free-kick to send Brighton through.

It was the first competitive game in England to see the video assistant referee (VAR) technology made available, although it was not used.

Palace players felt a review process should have been triggered after Murray’s winner, with some suggesting he had handballed.

But replays showed the forward had turned in Uwe Hunemeier’s knockdown with his knee.

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Bacary Sako equalises for Crystal Palace

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Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Crystal Palace 1.

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Crystal Palace 1.

Foul by Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion).

James McArthur (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jairo Riedewald (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jairo Riedewald (Crystal Palace).

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Crystal Palace 1. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Uwe Hünemeier with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jairo Riedewald (Crystal Palace).

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Pape Souaré.

Delay in match Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

José Izquierdo (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace).

Foul by Gaëtan Bong (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Sullay Kaikai (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Beram Kayal with a through ball following a fast break.

Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Glenn Murray replaces Tomer Hemed.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

Attempt saved. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Davy Pröpper with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. José Izquierdo (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomer Hemed with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Solly March.

Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Solly March.

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.

Foul by Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Jairo Riedewald (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Crystal Palace 1. Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Uwe Hünemeier (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Solly March with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

Attempt blocked. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Beram Kayal with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Pape Souaré.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Bakary Sako.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Pape Souaré.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Damien Delaney.

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