Ft: Crystal Palace 0 Brighton 0

FULL TIME. That's it, a goalless stalemate here at Selhurst Park. Thanks for your views tonight, its all to play for back in Brighton on Monday. Hold onto your hats folks!!

90 (+6)
Wilbraham and Upson tussle for the ball on the edge of the Brighton box and the ref gives the foul the Brighton defender's way.

90 (+5)
Zaha runs to the left byline before crossing into the centre but it is over hit and goes over Phillips and Bridge clears.

90 (+4)
Brighton take the free-kick and LuaLua floats a cross in from 35 yards on the left but Speroni gathers.

90 (+4)
Jedinak catches Barnes for a free-kick to Brighton just inside their own half.

90 (+3)
LuaLua and Ward battle for the ball in the left corner and the ref gives it the Palace defender's way.

90 (+2)
Bolasie tries a powerful effort from 22 yards on the right but it sails past Kuszczak's far post.

90 (+1)
Moxey takes the corner but it is over hit and goes out harmlessly for a goal kick on the far side.

Six minutes of added time are announced.

90
Palace win a corner on the left.

89
Brighton punt the free-kick forward and LuaLua crosses into the box from the left. It is better but Gabbidon partially clears before Lopez's cross from the right goes out for goal kick.

88
Ward floats a throughball up for Bolasie but he fouls Upson on the edge of the box.

86
Phillips is on for Garvan for Palace, while Barnes comes on for the injured Orlandi.

85
Orlandi needs treatment on the pitch after he tried to get onto LuaLua's cross.

84
Brighton press and LuaLua tries to cross into the box from the left but it is weak and Ward clears ahead of Orlandi.

83
Dikgacoi puts the throw in into the box and Palace feed the ball to Zaha on the left but he cannot control the ball and it goes out for a throw in to Brighton on the far side.

82
Palace but the free-kick into the box but Greer clears for a throw in 25 yards out on the right. They take and Dikgacoi wins a throw in 12 yards out on the right.

82
Zaha wins a free-kick 35 yards out on the left off Lopez.

80
Brighton press but LuaLua's cross from the left side of the box is cleared by Ward.

79
Moxey puts the corner into the box and Wilbraham heads back across goal but Kuszczak is off his line to gather.

78
Delaney crosses from 20 yards on the right towards Zaha at the far side and he wins a corner on the left.

76
Moxey floats the free-kick into the box but Brighton partially clear. Ward crosses back into the box but Wilbraham's shot is scrambled away.

76
Bolasie is on for Williams for Palace.

Williams is now down injured in the box and is going to be replaced.

74
Moxey wins a throw in 35 yards out on the left. He takes and Zaha wins a corner on the left.

73
LuaLua is on for Buckley for Brighton.

73
Zaha cuts inside from the left and feeds the ball to Dikgacoi in the centre who tries to pass to Wilbraham in the box but Greer intercepts and clears.

72
Ulloa tries to release Hammond into the right side of the box but Speroni is quickly off his line to gather.

70
Hammond tries an effort from 22 yards in the centre but Speroni gets down low to gather.

68
Ulloa presses to the right byline but Moxey wins the goal kick.

67
Wilbraham is on for Murray.

67
Murray is being stretchered off.

65
Murray is getting treatment on the pitch but it is not looking good for him. Kuszczak is booked for arguing with the ref after Murray went to ground, replays show he was caught by Jedinak as they went for the ball and he wanted the Palace man penalised.

64
Moxey floats the corner into the box and Kuszczak punches away ahead of Jedinak. Murray then latches onto the loose ball and turns to shoot from ten yards out but his knee gives way and he falls to the ground in agony.

63
Moxey gets to the left byline and wins a corner.

63
Buckley tries to run to the right byline but Moxey shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

62
Brighton take the throw in 15 yards out on the right but Zaha clears.

61
Jedinak makes a poor back pass and Speroni has to kick for touch under pressure from Ulloa.

59
Palace float the free-kick to Gabbidon who heads at goal from eight yards in the centre. Kuszczak saves onto Orlandi near the line. It hits his hand and he scrambles the ball away.

58
Williams presses in the left corner and wins a free-kick ten yards out off Bridge.

56
Brighton take the corner and win a free-kick 30 yards out on the right. Lopez puts a great ball into the box and Hammond heads at goal from six yards and Speroni saves low down. He is then given offside anyway.

55
The ref awards a corner on the left to Brighton after Orlandi tussles for the ball with Ward.

54
Zaha turns two defenders before putting a cross into the six yard box but it is just too far in front of Williams and Brighton clear.

53
Garvan floats the free-kick into the box but Orlandi heads away before Ward's cross back into the box is easily gathered by Kuszczak.

53
Palace press again and Ward wins a free-kick 35 yards out to the right of goal off Bridcutt.

51
Zaha takes the corner short to Williams who passes back but Bridcutt then dis-possesses Zaha, who goes to ground. The crowd want a free-kick but the ref awards a goal kick.

50
Zaha runs to the edge of the box again and wins a corner on the left.

49
Bridge heads out for a Palace throw in 25 yards out on the right. They take and the ball eventually falls to Zaha 30 yards out on the left. He runs to the edge of the box before shooting at goal but his low effort lacks power and Kuszczak easily gathers.

Zaha has switched to the left wing, with Williams now on the right as Palace try to unlock the Brighton defence.

48
Lopez takes the corner but Palace partially clear before Bridcutt's cross back into the box from the right is gathered by Speroni.

47
Brighton win a free-kick just inside the Palace half. Lopez punts it forward to Buckley near the left byline but Ward tackles for a Brighton corner on the left.

46
Brighton re-start the game, no changes at the break.

The teams are coming back on the pitch.

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now have Palace 9/4 to win, 5/4 for the draw and Brighton 15/8 to triumph. What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best.

HALF TIME. The teams go in all square. Brighton have had the better half but Palace are starting to threaten through Zaha, who looks a class act. Stay with us for the second period.

45 (+1)
Zaha presses down the right flank and crosses into Garvan on the edge of the box but his shot is charged down by Greer who clears.

One minute of added time is announced.

45
Brighton break down field and Speroni has to be quickly off his line to gather from Ulloa.

45
Palace take the throw in and press forward and Garvan pass to Zaha to the right side of the box but he can not control it and Upson clears.

44
Bridge presses down the left flank and wins a throw in 20 yards out. Brighton take and feed the ball to Buckley at the far post who tries an effort from a tight angle but it goes out at the far side for a Palace throw in.

43
Palace take the free-kick on the halfway line on the left and Williams floats it into the box but it is over hit and rolls out for a goal kick.

42
Williams is caught late by Calderon who is booked.

42
Palace press but Zaha is tackled by Upson on the edge of the box and the Seagulls clear.

41
Bridge tries to pass to Orlandi 25 yards out on the left but it runs out for a Palace throw in near their own box.

40
Brighton take the free-kick but Dikgacoi wins the ball before releasing Zaha down the right flank but Upson tackles.

39
Palace float the free-kick towards Murray to the right of the box but Upson heads away before Jedinak is booked for fouling Lopez.

38
Zaha wins a free-kick just inside the Palace half off Bridge. Everything is coming through him for the hosts.

37
Zaha wins a throw in 35 yards out on the right. They take and Williams floats the ball towards the box but Upson clears.

35
Zaha tries to release Murray into the right side of the box and Upson has to put it out for a throw in five yards out on the right. They take towards Dikgacoi at the near post but Kuszczak is there to collect the ball.

34
Brighton come again and Ulloa tries to get onto a throughball but Gabbidon gets a touch and Speroni clears.

33
Brighton break quickly forward with a slick passing move and feed the ball to Orlandi but he slices his effort wide from 22 yards to the left of goal.

32
Palace float the free-kick upto Murray on the right edge of the box and he wins a throw in 12 yards out. They take and Zaha floats a great cross to Willaiams at the far post but he cannot get his head fully on it and Brighton clear.

31
Zaha wns a free-kick off Buckley just inside the Palace half.

29
Palace press and Murray tries to latch onto a pass into the right side of the box but Kuszczak is quickly off his line to gather.

28
Lopez floats the free-kick into the box and Upson heads in the centre but it is not on target and Ward clears.

27
Orlandi wins a free-kick 25 yards out on the left off Jedinak.

25
Palace take the throw in 10 yards out on the right. Zaha crosses into the box and first Murray and then Dikgacoi have shots blocked and Brighton clear.

24
A rare Palace attack sees Zaha press to the right of the box and Bridge has to tackle and concede a throw in.

23
It is all Brighton and this time Orlandi crosses from the left but Gabbison again clears the box.

22
Brighton come again and Orlandi wins a throw in 12 yards out on the left. They take and Lopex crosses into the box but Gabbidon clears.

21
Brighton win a free-kick 30 yards out on the right. Orlandi floats the ball into the box but it is over hit and goes out harmlessly for a goal kick.

20
Buckley gets to the right byline and puts in a great cross to Hammond in the centre. He heads at goal and Speroni makes a great point-blank save to push the ball away.

19
Palace take the free-kick but Gabbidon is dis-possessed by Buckley who clears.

18
Palace take the throw in and win another. They take and Garvan wins a free-kick just inside the Brighton half in the centre.

17
Buckley wins a free-kick just inside the Brighton half on the right off Dikgacoi. They take but Moxey wins a Palace throw in just inside the Brighton half.

16
Lopez fires the free-kick into the box but Murray heads away. The ball falls to Bridcutt who tries an effort from 20 yards in the centre but his low shot is way wide.

15
Ulloa is felled by Moxey for a Brighton free-kick 30 yards out on the right.

14
Ulloa tries to latch onto a long ball into the left side of the box but Speroni is quickly off his line to gather.

13
Palace take the throw in and Zaha wins another throw in near the halfway line on the right. They take again and Williams tries an effort from 22 yards on the right which just flashes past Kuszczak's right post.

12
Lopez floats the free-kick into the box but Jedinak wins a throw in on the far side for Palace. There is a bit of a battle with Buckley and the ref calls the pair over for a talking to.

11
Buckley presses down the right flank and wins a free-kick off Williams 16 yards out.

10
Brighton take the throw in short and Bridge crosses into the box but Gabbidon is there to clear.

9
Palace take the throw in but Brighton break clear and Orlandi wins a throw in 15 yards out to the left of the Palace box.

8
Dikgacoi wins a free-kick just inside the Brighton half on the right. They take and win a throw in 22 yards on the left.

7
Bridge gets to the left byline before crossing into the centre but Ulloa heads wide from close range when he should have done better.

5
Ulloa is fouled for a free-kick 35 yards out to the left. It is floated in to Ulloa at the far post but he is flagged offside trying to head the ball back across the face of goal. Replays show he was on and is unlucky.

4
Moxey wins a throw in 20 yards out on the left. Palace takes and Garvan floats a cross into the box but Kuszczak is quickly off his line to gather.

3
The game is scrappy in the middle at present, its fast and furious but neither team can keep possession.

2
Palace press early on and Williams tries to get to the right byline but Bridcutt tracks back and shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

1
Palace get the game underway.

Max, a Brighton fan, says: "Most people if you post this may think i am going to be biased. But i think it will be a very close game. Palace have great players in their team, Zaha, Murray(former Brighton player will get a bit of stick tonight) and Bolasie on the bench, I think Brighton will win 2-1, but you never know, what could happen in the play-off. But then at the Amex we beat them 3-0 in the league so i think it will be a nice 2-0 win and then Wembley which would be nice." Too true - I'm a Bradford City fan and we're going back there for a second time next Saturday, can't wait!! Cheers for your view Max, enjoy the game!

MY VIEW - Palace and the Seagulls shared 3-0 home wins in the league this term and I fancy Palace to triumph at home again. Let's go for the same scoreline for a third time - Palace to win 3-0 which pays a handsome 25/1 with Sky Bet! What are your views? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com

FIRST VIEW - Chris Green from Huddersfield says: "I'm going to be supporting Brighton this evening because they are by far the better of the two teams. This match won't be easy for the Seagulls though because Palace have an impressive home record, however if they perform to the potential and put Palace on the back foot from the first whistle, I think they'll win 2-0. Palace have some decent players too, so I'm not ruling them out of the tie before it has even begun, but if they are to have a chance of getting to Wembley, they must show their qualities in both play-off semi final matches; otherwise, Brighton will reach the final instead." Cheers Chris, discuss....

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 6/4 for a Palace win, 23/10 for the draw and 19/10 for a Brighton victory. What are your views / predictions - send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and i will post up the best.

Referee - Michael Oliver (Northumberland).

Teams - Brighton: Kuszczak, Calderon, Greer, Upson, Bridge, Bridcutt, Lopez, Hammond, Buckley, Ulloa, Orlandi. Subs: Ankergren, El-Abd, Crofts, Barnes, Vicente, Painter, LuaLua.

Teams - Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Delaney, Gabbidon, Moxey, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Garvan, Williams, Murray, Zaha. Subs: Price, Bolasie, Phillips, Wilbraham, O'Keefe, Ramage, Moritz.

Welcome to Selhurst Park where Crystal Palace host Brighton in the first leg of their Championship play-off. What do you think the outcome will be tonight - can Ian Holloway's side capitalise on home advantage or will Gus Poyet's team prevail? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the evening.

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9 Blackburn 8 0 13
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13 Millwall 8 0 11
14 Brentford 8 -4 11
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16 Cardiff 8 -1 9
17 Wigan 7 1 8
18 Brighton 8 -2 8
19 Rotherham 8 -4 8
20 Birmingham 8 -7 7
21 Bolton 8 -6 5
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23 Blackpool 8 -7 2
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