Amex Stadium

Next Game

Brighton v Norwich

Friday, 03 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Ewood Park

Last Game

Blackburn 0 - 1 Brighton

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Cup exit frustrates Garcia

Brighton head coach Oscar Garcia was frustrated after losing his first home game in charge as they were beaten at home 3-1 by Newport in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Last Updated: 07/08/13 at 09:23 Post Comment

Oscar Garcia: Frustrated by cup defeat to Newport

Oscar Garcia: Frustrated by cup defeat to Newport

County substitute Danny Crow cancelled out Ashley Barnes' opener before scoring again in the first period of extra time, while Conor Washington added a third to make sure of the result for the club who only secured promotion from the Conference National last season.

"We had many chances to score and win the game but Newport were more accurate than us," he said.

Newport defender Byron Anthony suffered a double fracture of his right leg at the Amex Stadium but Garcia did not think there was any malice in Inigo Calderon's challenge, despite the Spaniard being sent off as a result of the incident.

"It was a 50-50 challenge for me. I've seen it on video and Calderon wants to touch the ball and not injure anybody," he added.

"The red card completely changed the game. It's not easy to play with 10 players."

Newport manager Justin Edinburgh agreed with Garcia and dedicated the win to Anthony.

"There was no malice and I'm really disappointed for Byron because this has taken the gloss off a really great win," said the former Tottenham defender.

"It was not very nice to witness and I had a good view. It is a clean break, not a dislocation, and I've spoken to him on the phone in hospital where he is stable.

"This is without doubt the greatest result for me as a manager and we're dedicating it to Byron."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Israel 0-3 Wales: Gareth Bale's double sends Wales top of Group B

Gareth Bale scored two and set up another as Wales moved to the top of Group B with a 3-0 win over 10-man Israel in Haifa.

Raheem Sterling expects to be fit for Liverpool trip to Arsenal

Raheem Sterling expects to be fit for Liverpool's trip to Arsenal, despite pulling out of England's Turin date.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company