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Summary

  1. Brighton two points off top of table
  2. Hosts went 4-0 up after 38 minutes
  3. Hemed's chipped penalty opened scoring
  4. Cooper own goal and Hemed made it 3-0
  5. Dunk headed Brighton's fourth

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By Rob Stevens

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

FT: Brighton 4-0 Leeds

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That's all from me this evening, thanks for being with us as Brighton secured a comfortable victory after a first half to forget for Leeds United.

The Seagulls capitalised on a series of mistakes to race into a 4-0 lead and never looked back.

You can read a match report from my colleague Phil Cartwright here.

Remember, you can follow coverage of all the midweek fixtures in the Premier League and Championship via the BBC Sport website.

Goodnight.

Match reaction

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Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens tells Sky Sports: "The first half is probably the best 45 minutes we've played this year.

"Four goals in the first half - it was job done. We can't be too greedy."

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Brighton striker Tomer Hemed (second left) picks up the man of the match award for his two goals tonight.

The Israel international is Albion's top scorer with 11 goals this season and has scored five goals in his last six games.

Match reaction

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Brighton striker Tomer Hemed tells Sky Sports: "It's one of the best games for us this season. We need to work hard every week and continue to get points.

"I missed my last penalty so I'm happy to score and win with my friends.

"We need to play like that every game."

FULL-TIME

Brighton 4-0 Leeds

Referee Peter Bankes blows for full-time.

Brighton secure their second consecutive 4-0 win, and move two points off the top of the table.

The Seagulls have won six of their last eight games in the Championship - while Leeds have one win in 11.

All the damage was done in the first half by the Seagulls.

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Brighton fans get momentarily frustrated as Anthony Knockaert delays mounting another attack.

He eventually picks up a free-kick in the corner and Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor gets a yellow card.

Brighton 4-0 Leeds

We'll have three minutes of added time at the end of the second half.

Not much more for the 1,522 Leeds fans at the Amex Stadium to endure.

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The Seagulls make another trust in a search for a fifth as right-back Bruno bursts down the flank.

His cut-back evades everyone in the box and Leeds clear the danger.

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Brighton have a chance to mount another counter-attack but it peters out as they are happy to keep possession - and secure another clean sheet.

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Brighton should have got their fifth just now.

Jiri Skalak is played in by Bruno and is one-on-one with Marco Silvestri.

But the Czech dithers and, as he tries to round the keeper, Sol Bamba comes back to dispossess him.

SUBSTITUTION

Leeds make their final change, with Luke Murphy coming on for midfielder Toumani Diagouraga.

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Leeds have carved out the better openings in the second half but are not really looking too threatening.

Still, they've kept a clean sheet so far in the second half.

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Brighton sub Jiri Skalak has just blazed a half-volley high over the bar from a narrow angle.

It was rather ambitions by the Czech, who is still looking for his first goal since joining Albion last month.

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There has not been too much cut and thrust from the Seagulls in the second period.

All the damage was done by the home side in the first 45 minutes.

SUBSTITUTION

Brighton 4-0 Leeds

Brighton make their final two changes, with two-goal striker Tomer Hemed being replaced by on-loan Manchester United man James Wilson and Steve Sidwell coming on for Beram Kayal.

Perhaps these two will liven things up.

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SJ McNab: If I were a Brighton fan I'd want a 1/2 refund. Might be 4-0 up at interval but they've done nothing since....

Ah, I think the home fans will be quite content with their evening's entertainment...

SUBSTITUTION

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Leeds respond with a sub of their own as Lee Erwin replaces Souleymane Doukara up front.

SUBSTITUTION

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Brighton make their first substitution of the evening, with striker Sam Baldock being replaced by Czech international Jiri Skalak.

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Mustapha Carayol goes for an ambitious long-range effort which cannons off a defender and into the hands of David Stockdale.

Leeds are having plenty of possession and efforts while Brighton have been very quiet in the second half.

The game is lacking intensity at the moment.

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It has been an evening to forget for Leeds fans so far, with a round trip of almost 520 miles to the south coast.

It looks like the Whites' run in the Championship will extend to one win in 11 games.

The Yorkshire side have never won at the Amex Stadium.

YELLOW CARD (Cooper)

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Leeds centre-back Liam Cooper picks up a caution for a strong challenge on Tomer Hemed.

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The visitors have been on top in the last few minutes, but are lacking a cutting edge.

Mustapha Carayol bursts into the Albion box and the ball falls to Souleymane Doukara, but his short on the turn is well wide.

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Brighton keeper David Stockdale is finally called into action, comfortably gathering a long-range attempt from Lewis Cook.

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Another Leeds set piece from outside the box, and Alex Mowatt goes for goal again.

He goes for the far post with his left-footed effort but it is high and wide.

Albion keeper David Stockdale is still to make a save.

YELLOW CARD (Goldson)

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Another Brighton player in the book.

Leeds winger Lewis Cook drives at the heart of the Brighton defence and is tripped by Connor Goldson.

This time the free kick is on the edge of the D.

YELLOW CARD (Coyle)

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Leeds right-back Lewie Coyle picks up a booking following a tangle with Brighton winger Jamie Murphy, who was chasing a ball down the flank.

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Leeds boss Steve Evans remains in his technical area looking for a way back into the game.

Alex Mowatt has just had a chance from what is probably Leeds' best move of the game, but he blazes high and wide from just inside the area.

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Simon Tinsley: Once again individual defensive errors mask the true problem at Leeds. Lack of any attacking threat.

Dean Plumley: Leeds knew what the problems were when the transfer window was open and did not address any of them, my heart is breaking.

Darragh Culhane: The first ever Leeds game I went to watch they were 3-0 v Brighton and came back to 3-3, don't think today will be the same.

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A last-gasp challenge denies Brighton their fifth.

Sam Baldock was played through on goal by Dale Stephens and only a last-gasp challenge from Lewie Coyle sends the ball behind.

The striker was just about to pull the trigger from six yards out.

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Leeds threaten from another free-kick.

This time it's Alex Mowatt on set-piece duty and his effort flicks off the top of the wall and goes narrowly over the bar.

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Leeds get a free-kick after Lewis Cook is body-checked by Connor Goldson.

It's about 30 yards out from goal, just to the left hand side.

Souleymane Doukara attempts an ambitious shot, but it hits the bottom of the wall.

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Brighton carve out their first chance of the second half.

Jamie Murphy cuts in from the right and his deflected effort just eludes Anthony Knockaert and Dale Stephens in the box.

The Seagulls have the bit between their teeth.

KICK-OFF

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Leeds get the second half under way. Can they mount an incredible comeback in the second half?

I would love to know what Steve Evans told his charges at half-time.

Leeds winger Mustapha Carayol is on for defender Scott Wootton at the break.

Players back out. It can only get better. Deep breathe everyone #lufc @WYSdaily

Players back out. It can only get better. Deep breathe everyone #lufc @WYSdaily

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The second half is almost upon us.

Will Brighton look for more goals in the second half in a bid to boost their goal difference? They have the lowest goal difference of the sides in the top four, with Burnley, Hull and Middlesbrough well ahead.

Brighton are looking to reach the Premier League for the first time, having last played in the top flight in 1982-83.

The Seagulls were beaten play-off semi-finalists in 2012-13 and 2013-14.

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Gary Birch: I will support the Whites until the end but these players need a reality check. No passion or pride to wear the kit.

Richard Mortimer: LUFC keep finding new lows when you think it can't get any worse. Evans'll be gone by the morning if it's the same in 2nd 45.

Lee Parkinson: I've followed my beloved Leeds through thick and thin and tonight its, well... heartbreaking.

Phil Durrant: Last game BHA score more than three in a league game for over a year, now twice in a few days! Promotion push back on track.

Looking ahead...

Tuesday's football

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Premier League leaders Leicester City are involved in one of five top-flight games taking place tomorrow.

Former Brighton striker Leonardo Ulloa scored their late winner against Norwich on Saturday, and another win over West Bromwich Albion tomorrow will see the Foxes restore their five-point advantage at the top of the table.

BBC Sport will have live text commentary from all five Premier League matches on Tuesday evening, as well as updates from a sizeable Football League programme.

Tumbles, teens and terrific goals...

As we've got a few minutes longer to wait until the second half kicks off, why not take a moment to watch some of the videos currently available to view on the BBC Sport website...

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  • Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal takes a bizarre tumble as part of an argument with the fourth official during Sunday's win over Arsenal.
  • After Marcus Rashford's brace in that match, we look at some other teenagers who have found the net on their Premier League debuts.
  • Pompey Amputees score an amazing goal in the Adult disability category of the FA People's Cup against Swanscombe Tigers.

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Thomas Broadley: Should compensate the superb travelling fans. What an absolute disgrace.

Matt Price: Leeds making Brighton look like Barcelona.

Ian K: 4:0 (so far!) We've had this coming for a while now. Limited options up front and some maybe seeing season out. Not good.

Chris Gibson: Time for Evans to go.

Do you agree with Chris? Or is it just one of those nights for Leeds? Have your say using #bbcfootball.

HT: Brighton 4-0 Leeds

That was a blistering 10-minute spell from Brighton in which they went 3-0 up after Tomer Hemed got the ball rolling from the penalty spot.

Albion have scored four goals for the second time this season, following up their 4-0 win at Bristol City last time out.

The Seagulls look like they will move to two points of league leaders Burnley, unless Leeds can mount an impressive comeback.

HALF-TIME

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Referee Peter Bankes blows the half-time whistle and puts Leeds out of their misery.

It has been a 45 minutes to forget for Steve Evans' side and the travelling supporters.

Brighton have been absolutely clinical in front of goal, punishing Leeds for every error they have made, while visiting keeper Marco Silvestri has made a couple of smart saves too.

Leeds have not tested home goalkeeper David Stockdale in the opening period.