A dominant Brighton & Hove Albion display means the Seagulls strengthen their automatic promotion spot following a comfortable 4-1 victory over strugglers Burton Albion.
Chris Hughton was looking for a positive response from his team after their hectic 3-3 draw in London last weekend against Brentford, whilst the Brewers were looking to get back-t0-back victories having beat Wolverhampton Wanderers the previous week.
Brighton got off to their ideal start when Tomer Hemed hit home an Anthony Knockaert cross and continued to dominate play for the first 45 minutes.
The hosts doubled the lead just moments after the break as Sam Baldock smashed the net, and it was 3-0 ten minutes later when Hemed scored his second from the spot.
Nigel Clough’s team had a response in them as loanee Michael Kightly’s free-kick when past David Stockdale, but any comeback was put to bed when Glenn Murray grabbed Brighton’s fourth in the 83rd minute.
Burton Albion sit just two points above the drop in 21st and Brighton & Hove Albion continue to tussle with their promotion rivals Newcastle United.
With one set of supporters satisfied with the result, and the other not so much, here’s how they both reacted on Twitter to the game….
Cracking result today. Solly March what a talent roll on tuesday up the albion #bhafc
— Oakley (@Oaks_1998) February 11, 2017
The big question from today's game, how many players did Solly March nut-meg? #BHAFC
— BHAFC News (@BHAFC_NEWS) February 11, 2017
Cannot tell you how happy I am that Stephens and Baldock came back today ???????? #bhafc
— Cam Chapman (@CamChappers) February 11, 2017
— Kelvyn Brown (@kelvynbrown19) February 11, 2017
NC points out that #bafc weren't dealt too much damage by other results again. Other sides will play on Tuesday, hopes for some more favours
— Joshua Murray (@JoshuaMurrayBM) February 11, 2017
This season seems to be all about looking anxiously at other team's scores
Hope Tuesday's games all go our way with us not playing #bafc
— Adam Drew (@adamdrew1988) February 11, 2017
Let's just move on quickly from that #BAFC
— Liam / Seg (@LMachin97) February 11, 2017