Crystal Palace were well beaten by Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday night.

The Seagulls stunned Roy Hodgson’s side with a flurry of goals in the first half to ensure that they were able to comfortably take three points away from the clash with their rivals.

Brighton went 1-0 up after 24 minutes as Glenn Murray converted calmly from the penalty spot.

Four minutes later, however, the hosts were down to 10 men. In a bizarre incident off the ball, Shane Duffy appeared to headbutt Patrick van Aanholt, which saw the defender given his marching orders.

This did not deter Brighton, though, and they went 2-0 up courtesy of substitute defender Leon Balogun.

Palace were keen to get in at half-time with just a two-goal deficit to overcome but were unable to do so. In the fourth minute of stoppage time at the end of the half, Florin Andone made it 3-0 to the hosts.

The Eagles were more solid in the second half but still struggled to create. They did pull a goal back, nevertheless, as Luka Milivojevic netted a consolation penalty.

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