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  • English Npower Championship
  • 18 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Amex Stadium
  • Attendance: 24,773
BrightonBrightonvMillwallMillwall
2
  • Lua Lua, 61
  • David López, pen 88
2
  • Wood, 25
  • Wood, 57

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Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Millwall 2.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Millwall 2.

90+3 mins:Attempt saved. Will Hoskins (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90+2 mins:Foul by Josh Wright (Millwall).

90+2 mins:Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

90 mins:Foul by Josh Wright (Millwall).

90 mins:Will Hoskins (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Substitution, Millwall. Darius Henderson replaces Chris Wood.

88 mins:Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Millwall 2. David López (Brighton and Hove Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

87 mins:Penalty conceded by Mark Beevers (Millwall) after a foul in the penalty area.

87 mins:Penalty Brighton and Hove Albion. Craig Mackail-Smith draws a foul in the penalty area.

85 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

84 mins:Foul by Adam Smith (Millwall).

84 mins:Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Corner, Millwall.

80 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

78 mins:Corner, Millwall.

78 mins:Attempt blocked. Shane Lowry (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Will Hoskins replaces Liam Bridcutt.

76 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

75 mins:Shane Lowry (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75 mins:Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).

75 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion).

73 mins:Liam Trotter (Millwall) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Foul by Josh Wright (Millwall).

72 mins:Wayne Bridge (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

69 mins:James Henry (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69 mins:Foul by James Henry (Millwall).

69 mins:Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Foul by Danny Shittu (Millwall).

68 mins:Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

66 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Ashley Barnes replaces Andrew Crofts.

66 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

64 mins:Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion).

64 mins:Josh Wright (Millwall) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Millwall 2. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by William Buckley.

61 mins:Foul by Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion).

61 mins:Josh Wright (Millwall) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Millwall 2. Chris Wood (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

56 mins:David López (Brighton and Hove Albion) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

55 mins:Foul by Liam Trotter (Millwall).

55 mins:Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Foul by Adam Smith (Millwall).

54 mins:Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Foul by Chris Wood (Millwall).

53 mins:Tomasz Kuszczak (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

51 mins:Substitution, Millwall. Liam Feeney replaces Chris Taylor.

50 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

48 mins:Foul by Chris Wood (Millwall).

48 mins:Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Second Half begins Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Millwall 1.

45+5 mins:First Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Millwall 1.

45+2 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

44 mins:Foul by Dean Hammond (Brighton and Hove Albion).

44 mins:Liam Trotter (Millwall) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42 mins:Foul by Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion).

42 mins:Chris Wood (Millwall) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (Millwall) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

39 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Kazenga Lua Lua replaces Lewis Dunk.

39 mins:Foul by Chris Wood (Millwall).

39 mins:Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Dean Hammond (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

32 mins:Attempt missed. Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by David López with a cross.

31 mins:Mark Beevers (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31 mins:Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

31 mins:Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Millwall 1. Chris Wood (Millwall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Smith with a cross.

21 mins:Corner, Millwall.

20 mins:Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

20 mins:Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Foul by Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion).

19 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt missed. William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by David López.

15 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

13 mins:Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

13 mins:Liam Trotter (Millwall) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

1 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Trotter (Millwall) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 18 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Amex Stadium
  • Attendance: 24,773
BrightonBrightonvMillwallMillwall
2
  • Lua Lua, 61
  • David López, pen 88
2
  • Wood, 25
  • Wood, 57

match report

Millwall striker Chris Wood showed exactly why Gus Poyet wants to sign him in January with a superb double but Brighton hit back to snatch a late point from the penalty spot in an entertaining 2-2 draw.

The hosts were trailing by two goals midway through the second half, but substitute Kazenga LuaLua halved the deficit and David Lopez dragged them level with three minutes remaining.

New Zealand striker Wood is expected to leave parent club West Brom in the new year and Seagulls boss Poyet admits he is interested in bringing him back to the south coast, where he had a successful spell on loan a couple of seasons ago.

But Lions manager Kenny Jackett is ready to splash £1million to make Wood's current loan deal a permanent switch to south London and the 21-year-old illustrated why he has become such hot property with an instinctive first-half finish and a cracker after the break.

The visitors had been dealt a blow before kick-off when Wood's strike partner Andy Keogh broke his toe in the warm-up. Liam Trotter was pushed further up front as Jackett reshuffled his line-up, and the midfielder could have opened the scoring in the first minute with a free header but his effort went straight at Tomasz Kuszczak.

Will Buckley headed a corner from Lopez wide in Brighton's first attack, but it was Millwall who struck first in the 26th minute. Shane Lowry crossed from the left and Wood darted in at the near post to get the slightest touch and divert the ball into Kuszczak's net.

Brighton almost hit straight back from a Lopez free-kick but skipper Gordon Greer's looping header came back off the crossbar. However, Poyet had seen enough and made a change with seven minutes of the first half still to go, hauling off defender Lewis Dunk in favour of winger LuaLua.

Brighton improved after the interval and they were denied by the woodwork again in the 54th minute when a free-kick from Lopez crashed against the post.

But barely a minute later Wood doubled Millwall's advantage in stunning style, cutting across the penalty area and curling in a superb shot past Kuszczak and into the top corner.

Yet Brighton pulled one back in the 61st minute when LuaLua turned inside and thumped a fierce drive through a crowd of players and past Lions keeper David Forde.

The Seagulls thought they had levelled when Adam El-Abd prodded the ball goalwards from a yard out but Lowry somehow hacked the ball off the goal-line.

However, they did grab a point with two minutes to go after Craig Mackail-Smith was felled by Mark Beevers and Lopez stepped up to tuck in a dramatic leveller.

team line-up

29Tomasz Kuszczak
6Adam El-Abd
28Wayne Bridge
5Lewis Dunk39
3Gordon Greer
26Liam Bridcutt77
4Dean Hammond
21David López
30William Buckley
8Andrew Crofts66
12Craig Mackail-Smith

substitutes

17Ryan Harley
10Stephen Dobbie
37Solly March
7Will Hoskins77
25Kazenga Lua Lua39
1Peter Brezovan
9Ashley Barnes66

referee

Keith Stroud

team line-up

1David Forde
21Jack Smith
25Adam Smith
12Shane Lowry
3Danny Shittu
16Mark Beevers
14James Henry
6Liam Trotter
4Josh Wright
19Chris Taylor51
39Chris Wood88

substitutes

28Scott Malone
33Maik Taylor
15Liam Feeney51
22Dany N'Guessan
27Karleigh Osborne
11Shaun Batt
7Darius Henderson88

referee

Keith Stroud

match stats

possession %4653
shots on target33
shots off target72
corners93
tackles won00
offsides00