Belfast Telegraph

Murray gives Brighton that little bit extra

West Brom 1 Brighton 3

At the double: Glenn Murray
At the double: Glenn Murray

By Nick Mashiter

Glenn Murray sent Brighton into the FA Cup fifth round after they finally saw off West Brom.

The striker climbed off the bench to score twice in extra time and clinch a 3-1 fourth-round replay win.

The Seagulls will host Derby next week after coming from behind to win at The Hawthorns.

Kyle Bartley's bizarre goal opened the scoring late on.

But Brighton's Florin Andone levelled with eight minutes left having escaped a first-half red card following an elbow on Sam Field.

Leon Balogun and West Brom's Hal Robson-Kanu hit the bar in the first half for either side in front of just 8,645 at The Hawthorns.

Against the run of play the Baggies opened the scoring with as Bartley tapped in while most of his body was behind the post.

Andone levelled with eight minutes of normal time left when he drilled under Bond following Dawson's slip.

It meant extra time and Albion finished with 10 men after Robson-Kanu limped off with the Baggies having made all their substitutes before Murray proved the difference.

The forward struck in the 104th minute as he bundled in from close range.

He then sealed victory, lifting past Bond from close range.

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