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Summary

  1. Knockaert scored both Brighton goals
  2. Murray sent off for handball, Forestieri's penalty saved
  3. Owls' Fletcher and Hutchinson also sent off
  4. Dunk headed equaliser into own net
  5. Brighton go two points clear of Newcastle

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By Nathan Middleton

All times stated are UK

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FT: Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

That's all from our coverage tonight.

We're back with you tomorrow at midday for a loaded EFL schedule.

Your early game comes in the form of a London derby as QPR take on Fulham and then the rest of the Football League schedule from 15:00 GMT, before a Yorkshire derby from Oakwell as Barnsley face Leeds in the late Championship match.

Thanks for your company tonight, enjoy your weekend.

FT: Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Brighton boss Chris Hughton told Sky Sports:

"We're all realistic and at 10 men you would settle for 1-1.

"We've got that bit of spirit and quality and today we've shown that.

On Anthony Knockaert: "He's been excellent for us with goals and assists after a difficult time. At this stage of the season 10 goals is a great return for a wide player."

That winning feeling

FT: Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

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The joy and emotion at full-time for the Brighton team.

Can results like this take them back to the top flight?

'What a man to have'

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Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale told Sky Sports: 

"We're lucky to keep him (Knockaert) to be honest.

"To have a magician like him you know you've got something special on your hands. What a man to have in your team."

On the penalty save: "It didn't go in, that's all that matters."

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Glenn Murray
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Here's the penalty incident in pictorial form.

Glenn Loovens' shot was a very powerful one, but Glenn Murray can't really have many complaints about the award of a penalty.

Thankfully for him, his team went onto win the game.

FT: Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert told Sky Sports: 

"I think it was important to come back to winning ways after last week.

"To come back with 10 men and win the game is a great performance and we're lucky to have a keeper like David Stockdale."

'Brighton showed character'

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Matthew Upson

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

A fantastic result for Brighton. What a great win, under the pressure they were under with a man down. All of a sudden, the tide turned with quality and work rate.

They've shown the character you need to get promoted out of this league.

FULL-TIME

Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

A valuable, hard earned three points for Chris Hughton's Brighton despite spending a large chunk of the second-half with 10 men.

Anthony Knockaert's two goals will earn him the headlines but David Stockdale's penalty save and then follow-up stop deserves as much credit.

The Seagulls go top of the Championship, Sheffield Wednesday stay sixth.

RED CARD - Sam Hutchinson

Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

A second yellow card for Sam Hutchinson and Sheffield Wednesday will end this game with nine men on the pitch.

Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Another corner for Sheffield Wednesday and up comes the goalkeeper...

Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Barry Bannan's long ball causes some distress in the Brighton defence but as it falls to Callum McManaman, he drills it over.

SUBSTITUTION

Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Anthony Knockaert's two goals are sending Brighton to the top of the league.

He takes his time in that "jogging but I'm really walking" style and is replaced by Jiri Skalak.

Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Adam Reach with another driving run down the left but this time it comes to nothing.

Brighton looking to break at every opportunity.

Five minutes of injury-time.

RED CARD - Steve Fletcher

Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

I spoke about the tension and it boils over after a Brighton attack.

Steven Fletcher has afters following a challenge from Dale Stephens and leans his head into the Brighton man and is dismissed.

David Stockdale is also shown a yellow card by the referee. It's 10 v 10 now.

Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

We spoke about their recent spurt of late goals and Sheffield Wednesday could really do with another now. 

Black shirts streaming forward.

GOAL - Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Anthony Knockaert

May I just refer you to the entry on 80 minutes...

Sebastien Pocognoli delivers another perfect cross from the left and Anthony Knockaert stretches at the back stick to turn home.

His 10th goal of the season and the Seagulls are heading to the top of the Championship.

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A bit of niggle in the game as we head towards the conclusion.

Lots of appealing, lots of tension.

Sebastien Pocognoli's cross very nearly finds the toes of a stretching Tomer Hemed six yards out.

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If it stays like this, Brighton will remain second but go level on points with leaders Newcastle.

A point for Sheffield Wednesday moves them to fourth.

But can either side take three?

YELLOW CARD

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

With Anthony Knockaert in your team you always have a chance.

The Brighton winger's mazy run is ended by Tom Lees who is shown a yellow - nothing comes from the free-kick.

SUBSTITUTION

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Jamie Murphy off and Solly March on for Brighton, with Steve Sidwell also coming onto the pitch for Oliver Norwood. Fresh legs in the midfield.

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

90 seconds of respite for Brighton as they manage to keep hold of the ball.

Substitutes being readied by either side.

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

In the context of the game, this is a very, very good chance for Brighton.

A free-kick into the box finds the head of Tomer Hemed but he is unable to direct his effort on target from eight yards.

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Steven Fletcher
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More late drama on the way at the Amex Stadium?

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Adam Reach's delivery is causing all sorts of problems in the Brighton area.

The ball nearly falls to Steven Fletcher and then a one-two sets up Barry Bannan but the Owls midfielder slices an effort with the outside of his boot.

A number's game

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Conor McNamara and Matthew Upson have just been discussing Sheffield Wednesday's unusual squad numbers. Striker Steven Fletcher wearing number six, for example. And their substitute goalkeeper wearing number two.

Let's not even go there.

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Brighton attack
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Chris Hughton's in discussions with his staff trying to plot how they're going to play with 10 men.

Since Glenn Murray dismissal the Owls have had pretty much all of the ball.

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Matthew Upson

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

It was a long pause and I didn't fancy him to score. It's a fantastic second save from David Stockdale.

PENALTY SAVED!

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

A quite simply, stunning save and then another.

Fernando Forestieri's first effort is stopped by David Stockdale and then as the Italian tries to turn home the parried shot, Stockdale turns it wide again.

Ten-man Brighton are still right in this.

David Stockdale
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PENALTY & RED CARD

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A handball in the box means Sheffield Wednesday have the chance to take the lead.

Glenn Murray is the man who stops the shot and he is sent off!

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

A couple of corners for Sheffield Wednesday in front of their fans and all of a sudden they seem on top and Brighton unable to clear.

Another corner is worked short, which is deflected out for another corner.

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

First effort on target in the second half from the Owls but Ross Wallace's low free-kick never really looks like testing David Stockdale, who sees it all the way.

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Nikul11: I'm an Arsenal fan with an admiration for Brighton and Chris Hughton. Brighton thoroughly deserve promotion, as does Chris Houghton!  

Chris Hughton
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A CHANCE! An actual chance.

Good strength by Brighton striker Tomer Hemed to work space for the cross and he floats it into Jamie Murphy in space, but his downward header bounces into the ground and then straight at the goalkeeper.

It's slowly beginning to open up, this game.

SUBSTITUTION

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Sam Winnall's first start for Sheffield Wednesday doesn't last an hour as he is replaced by Steven Fletcher.

The new signing from Barnsley has struggled to get into the game up top, like the majority of his team-mates.

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Matthew Upson

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

The game's opening up nicely and both teams are looking a little bit more adventurous with their forward passing.

Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Just saw how could Shane Duffy can be in an attacking sense and then a crucial defensive header to stop a Sheffield Wednesday at the other end. 

As Brighton begin to work the ball around, the Owls get 11 men behind the ball.

YELLOW CARD

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Wednesday's Sam Hutchinson tracked Tomer Hemed all the way to the side of the box but his mistimed tackle trips the Israel striker who would've raced away.

The left-wing free-kick is then inches over the top from Shane Duffy, who should probably have done better with that.

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Glenn Murray
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It's 15 goals in 25 games for Glenn Murray since he returned to Brighton but he's had even a glimpse of goal so far, but for a weak effort in the first couple of minutes.

After that promising opening to the second half from the hosts, the game is lacking any rhythm again.

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Dan Edwards: Sheff Wed for play-offs, 6th currently and not in top gear. If they can get it together and turn draws into wins could push on.