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Brighton’s Leon Balogun could miss Fulham clash

The Nigeria international center back had been tipped by almost everyone to play his second game in the Emirates FA Cup against West Brom but wasn’t even included in the 18-man squad.
Everton’s Seamus Coleman, second left, clears the ball during the game against Brighton & Hove Albion, during their English Premier League soccer match at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Saturday Dec. 29, 2018. (Mark Kerton-PA via AP)

Juergen Locadia strike gives Brighton win over unlucky Everton

Brighton and Hove Albion’s Dutch striker Juergen Locadia pounced just before the hour as they carved out a 1-0 home win against an unlucky Everton side who hit the woodwork twice in their Premier League clash on Saturday.
Manchester City’s English defender John Stones (C) reacts after Crystal Palace’s first goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on December 22, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Manchester City stunned by Crystal Palace, Arsenal pounce on Chelsea defeat

Manchester City slumped to a second defeat in three Premier League games to hand Liverpool an early Christmas present in the title race as Crystal Palace shocked the Etihad with a 3-2 win on Saturday.
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Leon Balogun: I’m enjoying my stay at Brighton

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun says he’s relishing his spell at the heart of the Seagulls’ backline, highlighting positives from Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Amex Stadium.
Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.

Gernot Rohr under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo

Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr, is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.
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Leon Balogun benched again in Brighton’s defeat to Cardiff

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun watched from the bench as Cardiff fought back from a goal down to trash his Club Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 in the English premier league game on Saturday.
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Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson gets first England call-up alongside Wayne Rooney

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has been called up by England manager Gareth Southgate for the first time as Wayne Rooney is included in a bumper 28-man squad for a friendly against the USA and Nations League clash with Croatia.
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Leon Balogun happy to get more playing time at Brighton

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun is delighted to feature in his second pre-season game for English Premier League club, Brighton & Hove Albion following their Saturday’s 1-1 draw with home side, Birmingham City.

Wilfried Zaha hits brace as Crystal Palace edge Brighton for crucial win

Crystal Palace took a significant step towards preserving their Premier League status with a 3-2 victory over rivals Brighton.

Arsene Wenger wary of AC Milan as Arsenal try to snap losing run

Arsene Wenger said Arsenal must recover quickly if they are to avoid suffering a fifth successive defeat when they visit AC Milan in the Europa League this week.

Arsene Wenger: I can still turn things around at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger insisted he can still "turn things around" at Arsenal despite admitting that the team's top-four hopes are over after Sunday's 2-1 loss at Brighton.

Petr Cech apologises to Arsenal fans after Brighton defeat

The goalkeeper was at fault for both Brighton goals at the Amex Stadium as the Gunners slipped to their fourth straight defeat in all competitions for the first time since 2002.

Alan Smith: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a shadow of his former self

Alan Smith fears Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been affected by the negativity surrounding Arsenal, saying he looks like a shadow of his former self.

Arsene Wenger: Top four ‘almost impossible’ for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has conceded it will be "nearly impossible" for Arsenal to finish in the top four after Sunday's Premier League defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Arsenal fall to third successive Premier League defeat in loss at Brighton

Arsenal fell to their third consecutive Premier League defeat on Sunday as first-half goals from Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray gave Brighton & Hove Albion a 2-1 victory at the Amex Stadium.

Mohamed Salah sets Premier League scoring record

Mohamed Salah was inevitably on the scoresheet as Liverpool took full advantage of the inactivity of their top-four rivals to thrash West Ham United 4-1 at Anfield and provisionally move into second in the Premier League.

Eden Hazard stars as Chelsea return to winning ways

A sublime performance from Eden Hazard solved Chelsea's recent scoring problems in their first victory this year conjuring two goals in a 4-0 win away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

No talks over Moussa Dembele transfer – Brighton’s Chris Hughton

Chris Hughton says there has been no communication between Brighton and Celtic over the transfer of Moussa Dembele.

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