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West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton

The Hammers can move into the top half with a victory over the Seagulls on Friday

West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton

The Hammers can move into the top half with a victory over the Seagulls on Friday

West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton

The Hammers can move into the top half with a victory over the Seagulls on Friday

West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton

The Hammers can move into the top half with a victory over the Seagulls on Friday

West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton

The Hammers can move into the top half with a victory over the Seagulls on Friday

West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton

The Hammers can move into the top half with a victory over the Seagulls on Friday

West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton

The Hammers can move into the top half with a victory over the Seagulls on Friday

West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton

The Hammers can move into the top half with a victory over the Seagulls on Friday

West Ham vs Brighton: Premier League prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV, head to head, odds

West Ham vs Brighton: Premier League prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV, head to head, odds

Winston Reid: West Ham must beat Brighton after Burnley slip-up

Winston Reid: West Ham must beat Brighton after Burnley slip-up

Winston Reid: West Ham must beat Brighton after Burnley slip-up

Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca increases prospect of Everton move by revealing Premier League ambition

Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca has revealed that he wants to work in the Premier League, which could prompt renewed interest from Everton. According to sources in Portugal, Fonseca was among the candidates Everton considered to replace Roberto Martinez in 2016 before appointing Ronald Koeman. Koeman is under pressure following a poor start to the season and Everton were only spared another defeat at Brighton by a late Wayne Rooney penalty. Fonseca may figure on Everton’s wanted list once again if the Toffees decide to sack Koeman, whose team face Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday night before entertaining Arsenal in the Premier League next Sunday. Whether or not Everton come in for him, Fonseca wants to manage in England after guiding Shakhtar to a Ukrainian treble in his first season in charge at the club and impressing in the Champions League this term. Shakhtar produced one of the shocks of the competition so far by beating Napoli in Group F and then earned the praise of Pep Guardiola after a battling 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. They travel to Holland to face Feyenoord on Tuesday night. “All coaches want to go to England and I am one,” said Fonseca in an exclusive interview with Telegraph Sport. “I have this dream and I believe this can happen. I believe a lot this can happen. If it’s soon or not, I have this dream. A number of Everton fans – including the Mayor of Liverpool – have questioned the ability of Ronald Koeman Credit:  Action Images  “I have a big, big passion about the game and the atmosphere in England is amazing. I hope one day to live it. It’s the biggest league in the world. For any coach, to work in England can be amazing. You have the best coaches and the best players.” Fonseca’s Shakhtar contract is due to expire at the end of the season and asked if he has a timescale on when he’d like to come to England, the 44-year-old Portuguese, who speaks perfect English, said: “I hope soon, but I don’t know when. I finish my contract with Shakhtar at the end of this season. They start to try to speak with me and we will see what happens. At this moment I am focussed on our league and the Champions League.” Guardiola is believed to be willing to give Fonseca his personal seal of approval for a Premier League job and the pair have spoken since Shakhtar’s defeat away at City. Fonseca guided Pacos Ferreira to a surprise third-place finish in the Portuguese Primeira Liga in 2013. His work there earned him a move to then-champions Porto, but after selling a number of key players in his first season the club found themselves off the pace and he was sacked in March 2014. Having rebuilt his reputation back at Pacos, Fonseca joined Braga in 2015 and guided them to their first Portuguese Cup success in 50 years with victory over Porto. The club also finished fourth in the league and reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League. He took the Shakhtar job last summer to prove himself outside Portugal, even though the club are homeless after being forced to move out of their stadium in 2014 due to the war in Donbas. Shakhtar are punching above their weight in the Champions League Credit: afp The fact Shakhtar train in Kiev and play games almost 500 kilometres away in Kharkiv, having originally played in front of attendances as low as 600 in Lviv, makes Fonseca’s achievement of winning the Ukrainian Premier League, the Ukrainian Cup and the Ukrainian Super Cup all the more remarkable. “We are in Kiev, training every day but we never play at home,” said Fonesca. “We play in Kharkiv and it’s very difficult. We don’t have our supporters, we must travel every weekend. It’s a one-hour flight and we do that every week. We are all the time in hotels and with the Champions League as well, we just travel all the time. We are all the time flying and in the hotel. For a weekend game, we travel the day before the game. “Now we have more fans watching us because Kharkiv is near to Donetsk. When the war started, many people from Donetsk went to Kharkiv to live. So now we have between 10,000-12,000 per game which isn’t bad. “The first season, we played half of the season in Lviv and it was amazing because sometimes we only had 600 or 1,000 in the stadium. We decided to move to Kharkiv because there are more people from Donetsk and now the people start to go to see the games. It is a strange situation and to live it is not easy, but I knew about it before I signed. “We have a big fight here with Dynamo Kiev, but we won the league for the first time since Shakhtar left Donetsk. That was an amazing thing for the club and the fans. “The goal this season is to win everything in Ukraine again and try to do well in the Champions League. Getting through the group stages would be a big, big, big thing. Everybody in the Ukraine would be very proud of this, not just people from Donetsk.”

Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca increases prospect of Everton move by revealing Premier League ambition

Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca has revealed that he wants to work in the Premier League, which could prompt renewed interest from Everton. According to sources in Portugal, Fonseca was among the candidates Everton considered to replace Roberto Martinez in 2016 before appointing Ronald Koeman. Koeman is under pressure following a poor start to the season and Everton were only spared another defeat at Brighton by a late Wayne Rooney penalty. Fonseca may figure on Everton’s wanted list once again if the Toffees decide to sack Koeman, whose team face Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday night before entertaining Arsenal in the Premier League next Sunday. Whether or not Everton come in for him, Fonseca wants to manage in England after guiding Shakhtar to a Ukrainian treble in his first season in charge at the club and impressing in the Champions League this term. Shakhtar produced one of the shocks of the competition so far by beating Napoli in Group F and then earned the praise of Pep Guardiola after a battling 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. They travel to Holland to face Feyenoord on Tuesday night. “All coaches want to go to England and I am one,” said Fonseca in an exclusive interview with Telegraph Sport. “I have this dream and I believe this can happen. I believe a lot this can happen. If it’s soon or not, I have this dream. A number of Everton fans – including the Mayor of Liverpool – have questioned the ability of Ronald Koeman Credit:  Action Images  “I have a big, big passion about the game and the atmosphere in England is amazing. I hope one day to live it. It’s the biggest league in the world. For any coach, to work in England can be amazing. You have the best coaches and the best players.” Fonseca’s Shakhtar contract is due to expire at the end of the season and asked if he has a timescale on when he’d like to come to England, the 44-year-old Portuguese, who speaks perfect English, said: “I hope soon, but I don’t know when. I finish my contract with Shakhtar at the end of this season. They start to try to speak with me and we will see what happens. At this moment I am focussed on our league and the Champions League.” Guardiola is believed to be willing to give Fonseca his personal seal of approval for a Premier League job and the pair have spoken since Shakhtar’s defeat away at City. Fonseca guided Pacos Ferreira to a surprise third-place finish in the Portuguese Primeira Liga in 2013. His work there earned him a move to then-champions Porto, but after selling a number of key players in his first season the club found themselves off the pace and he was sacked in March 2014. Having rebuilt his reputation back at Pacos, Fonseca joined Braga in 2015 and guided them to their first Portuguese Cup success in 50 years with victory over Porto. The club also finished fourth in the league and reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League. He took the Shakhtar job last summer to prove himself outside Portugal, even though the club are homeless after being forced to move out of their stadium in 2014 due to the war in Donbas. Shakhtar are punching above their weight in the Champions League Credit: afp The fact Shakhtar train in Kiev and play games almost 500 kilometres away in Kharkiv, having originally played in front of attendances as low as 600 in Lviv, makes Fonseca’s achievement of winning the Ukrainian Premier League, the Ukrainian Cup and the Ukrainian Super Cup all the more remarkable. “We are in Kiev, training every day but we never play at home,” said Fonesca. “We play in Kharkiv and it’s very difficult. We don’t have our supporters, we must travel every weekend. It’s a one-hour flight and we do that every week. We are all the time in hotels and with the Champions League as well, we just travel all the time. We are all the time flying and in the hotel. For a weekend game, we travel the day before the game. “Now we have more fans watching us because Kharkiv is near to Donetsk. When the war started, many people from Donetsk went to Kharkiv to live. So now we have between 10,000-12,000 per game which isn’t bad. “The first season, we played half of the season in Lviv and it was amazing because sometimes we only had 600 or 1,000 in the stadium. We decided to move to Kharkiv because there are more people from Donetsk and now the people start to go to see the games. It is a strange situation and to live it is not easy, but I knew about it before I signed. “We have a big fight here with Dynamo Kiev, but we won the league for the first time since Shakhtar left Donetsk. That was an amazing thing for the club and the fans. “The goal this season is to win everything in Ukraine again and try to do well in the Champions League. Getting through the group stages would be a big, big, big thing. Everybody in the Ukraine would be very proud of this, not just people from Donetsk.”

Premier League - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

Soccer Football - Premier League - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton - Amex Stadium, Brighton, Britain - October 15, 2017 Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the match REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Premier League team of the weekend - by Jason Burt

The return of Wilfried Zaha has changed the mood at Crystal Palace and he was outstanding in the victory over Chelsea. But credit really, also, has to go to manager Roy Hodgson who not just gained Palace’s first points of the season but did so by setting up his team bravely to attack the champions. Palace appeared dispirited and lacking in belief. It is incredible how one result and one performance can change that. Goalkeeper - David De Gea: The Manchester United goalkeeper was not over-worked in the goalless draw away to Liverpool but one world-class save stands out and confirmed him as the best in his position in the Premier League, maybe the world, right now. Right-back - Joe Gomez: The 20-year-old is, quite possibly, regarded as Liverpool’s third-choice right-back and may eventually prosper as a centre-half but he was outstanding with his defensive qualities in the goalless draw against Manchester United as he took on Anthony Martial. Centre-back - Lewis Dunk: Brighton's 25-year-old centre-half has forged an impressive partnership with Shane Duffy and has that old-fashioned defensive quality: he is prepared to put his body on the line. He did just that in the draw at home to Everton. David De Gea made some wonderful saves for Manchester United against Liverpool on Saturday Centre-back -Mamadou Sakho: Palace fans were desperate for the club to sign the French international from Liverpool. He has become a cult figure and that status will only grow after his commanding performance against the champions, Chelsea. Left-back - Fabian Delph: Back from the injury that ruled him out of the last two England matches, Delph again showed that he has the intelligence and athleticism to fill in at left-back for Manchester City in their awesome destruction of Stoke City. Midfield - Wilfried Zaha: Zaha has been sorely missed by Palace who are simply not the same team without him. He returned with a match-winning goal against Chelsea with his presence lifting his team-mates. Midfield - Kevin De Bruyne: The midfielder’s ability to pick a pass is quite extraordinary as he provided assist after wonderful assist as Manchester City took apart Stoke. Possibly the most influential player in the Premier League at present. Tom Cleverley scored Watford's winner against Arsenal Midfield - Tom Cleverley: With England’s dearth of central midfielders then Cleverley – if he carries on playing like this – will be forcing himself into contention for the World Cup squad. And why not? Showed energy and skill – and scored – in the win over Arsenal. Forward - Andros Townsend: Pushed up as a striker against Chelsea Townsend forged a devastating partnership with Wilfried Zaha with his running power and dribbling. Maybe we saw a future role for him. Man City will score 10 in a match this season 33:10 Forward - Troy Deeney: The Watford captain only came on as a substitute against Arsenal but he helped turn the game. Deeney bullied the Arsenal defence with his old-fashioned physicality and strength. Forward - Tammy Abraham: Two goals for Abraham in Swansea City’s vital win over Huddersfield Town again raised the question: would Chelsea have not been better keeping him at the club this season as he appears a better option than Michy Batshuayi?

Premier League team of the weekend - by Jason Burt

The return of Wilfried Zaha has changed the mood at Crystal Palace and he was outstanding in the victory over Chelsea. But credit really, also, has to go to manager Roy Hodgson who not just gained Palace’s first points of the season but did so by setting up his team bravely to attack the champions. Palace appeared dispirited and lacking in belief. It is incredible how one result and one performance can change that. Goalkeeper - David De Gea: The Manchester United goalkeeper was not over-worked in the goalless draw away to Liverpool but one world-class save stands out and confirmed him as the best in his position in the Premier League, maybe the world, right now. Right-back - Joe Gomez: The 20-year-old is, quite possibly, regarded as Liverpool’s third-choice right-back and may eventually prosper as a centre-half but he was outstanding with his defensive qualities in the goalless draw against Manchester United as he took on Anthony Martial. Centre-back - Lewis Dunk: Brighton's 25-year-old centre-half has forged an impressive partnership with Shane Duffy and has that old-fashioned defensive quality: he is prepared to put his body on the line. He did just that in the draw at home to Everton. David De Gea made some wonderful saves for Manchester United against Liverpool on Saturday Centre-back -Mamadou Sakho: Palace fans were desperate for the club to sign the French international from Liverpool. He has become a cult figure and that status will only grow after his commanding performance against the champions, Chelsea. Left-back - Fabian Delph: Back from the injury that ruled him out of the last two England matches, Delph again showed that he has the intelligence and athleticism to fill in at left-back for Manchester City in their awesome destruction of Stoke City. Midfield - Wilfried Zaha: Zaha has been sorely missed by Palace who are simply not the same team without him. He returned with a match-winning goal against Chelsea with his presence lifting his team-mates. Midfield - Kevin De Bruyne: The midfielder’s ability to pick a pass is quite extraordinary as he provided assist after wonderful assist as Manchester City took apart Stoke. Possibly the most influential player in the Premier League at present. Tom Cleverley scored Watford's winner against Arsenal Midfield - Tom Cleverley: With England’s dearth of central midfielders then Cleverley – if he carries on playing like this – will be forcing himself into contention for the World Cup squad. And why not? Showed energy and skill – and scored – in the win over Arsenal. Forward - Andros Townsend: Pushed up as a striker against Chelsea Townsend forged a devastating partnership with Wilfried Zaha with his running power and dribbling. Maybe we saw a future role for him. Man City will score 10 in a match this season 33:10 Forward - Troy Deeney: The Watford captain only came on as a substitute against Arsenal but he helped turn the game. Deeney bullied the Arsenal defence with his old-fashioned physicality and strength. Forward - Tammy Abraham: Two goals for Abraham in Swansea City’s vital win over Huddersfield Town again raised the question: would Chelsea have not been better keeping him at the club this season as he appears a better option than Michy Batshuayi?

Premier League team of the weekend - by Jason Burt

The return of Wilfried Zaha has changed the mood at Crystal Palace and he was outstanding in the victory over Chelsea. But credit really, also, has to go to manager Roy Hodgson who not just gained Palace’s first points of the season but did so by setting up his team bravely to attack the champions. Palace appeared dispirited and lacking in belief. It is incredible how one result and one performance can change that. Goalkeeper - David De Gea: The Manchester United goalkeeper was not over-worked in the goalless draw away to Liverpool but one world-class save stands out and confirmed him as the best in his position in the Premier League, maybe the world, right now. Right-back - Joe Gomez: The 20-year-old is, quite possibly, regarded as Liverpool’s third-choice right-back and may eventually prosper as a centre-half but he was outstanding with his defensive qualities in the goalless draw against Manchester United as he took on Anthony Martial. Centre-back - Lewis Dunk: Brighton's 25-year-old centre-half has forged an impressive partnership with Shane Duffy and has that old-fashioned defensive quality: he is prepared to put his body on the line. He did just that in the draw at home to Everton. David De Gea made some wonderful saves for Manchester United against Liverpool on Saturday Centre-back -Mamadou Sakho: Palace fans were desperate for the club to sign the French international from Liverpool. He has become a cult figure and that status will only grow after his commanding performance against the champions, Chelsea. Left-back - Fabian Delph: Back from the injury that ruled him out of the last two England matches, Delph again showed that he has the intelligence and athleticism to fill in at left-back for Manchester City in their awesome destruction of Stoke City. Midfield - Wilfried Zaha: Zaha has been sorely missed by Palace who are simply not the same team without him. He returned with a match-winning goal against Chelsea with his presence lifting his team-mates. Midfield - Kevin De Bruyne: The midfielder’s ability to pick a pass is quite extraordinary as he provided assist after wonderful assist as Manchester City took apart Stoke. Possibly the most influential player in the Premier League at present. Tom Cleverley scored Watford's winner against Arsenal Midfield - Tom Cleverley: With England’s dearth of central midfielders then Cleverley – if he carries on playing like this – will be forcing himself into contention for the World Cup squad. And why not? Showed energy and skill – and scored – in the win over Arsenal. Forward - Andros Townsend: Pushed up as a striker against Chelsea Townsend forged a devastating partnership with Wilfried Zaha with his running power and dribbling. Maybe we saw a future role for him. Man City will score 10 in a match this season 33:10 Forward - Troy Deeney: The Watford captain only came on as a substitute against Arsenal but he helped turn the game. Deeney bullied the Arsenal defence with his old-fashioned physicality and strength. Forward - Tammy Abraham: Two goals for Abraham in Swansea City’s vital win over Huddersfield Town again raised the question: would Chelsea have not been better keeping him at the club this season as he appears a better option than Michy Batshuayi?

WATCH: Mat Ryan makes brilliant double save to rescue Brighton

The Australian goalkeeper saved his team with a superb double block in the dying stages of the match to heap more pressure on Ronald Koeman

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Goodness knows what they made of this in India – although Ronald Koeman is probably more concerned of the reaction in Monaco, where Everton’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, resides. Having given the manager a vote of confidence going into the international break, after Everton’s woeful start to the season, Moshiri had added an important caveat: the fans “deserve better”. That already amounts to the ultimate get-out for a club owner navigating a line between publically supporting a manager and giving himself sufficient wriggle-room to still make a change if he has to and when Anthony Knockaert scored his first-ever Premier League goal, with just eight minutes to go, all eyes moved to the touchline and to Koeman. Despite his protestations, and his dismissive reaction when questioned about Everton’s significant spending last summer, Koeman has to be under pressure. The Dutchman has laid out his ambition at the club and is falling alarmingly short of that with a team that is simply failing to impress. This fixture was moved to a 1.30pm Sunday kick-off but was not shown live in the UK. Instead it was only Star Sport in India who picked up the Premier League’s invitation and until the last 10 minutes it really was a poor advert for the league and its continued plans for global expansion. But then, as ever with the Premier League, even the dullest of encounters can explode into life and there was a hectic, controversial finale which ultimately ended in a draw. Brighton celebrate French midfielder Anthony Knockaert's goal Credit: AFP It leaves both Brighton and Everton on eight points from eight matches and while Chris Hughton’s newly-promoted side will begrudgingly take that return – even if the manager understandably said it felt like a defeat – it is frankly not good enough for their opponents. The result leaves Everton in 16th place, with Brighton two places above on goal difference, and an even more damning statistic is the fact that the last away win in the league for Koeman’s side was back on January 21 at Crystal Palace. Everton will point to a difficult fixture list at the start of this campaign but they have now played Burnley at home and Brighton away in their last two matches and taken just a point – and that was grabbed through a 90th-minute penalty award when the desperation was becoming extreme. Everton did not deserve to lose but the games do not get any easier with Europa League matches against Lyon, Arsenal in the league and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. The direction of their season in three competitions could well be decided in the next few weeks. Brighton keeper Matthew Ryan manages to deck not just Phil Jagielka but Shane Duffy as well Credit: Getty In a sense Wayne Rooney sums them up. The 31 year-old was deployed as a central striker and struggled. He appeared off the pace and out of touch and, in the second-half, complained vehemently that he was fouled when all that happened was he sloppily lost possession to gift Brighton a chance. And yet Rooney scored and had the coolness to roll the ball into the net to salvage a point with what was his last kick of the game before he was substituted. That goal also meant that only Frank Lampard (39), Andy Cole (38) and Alan Shearer (37) have scored against more different clubs in the Premier League than Rooney. Brighton are No 36 for him. Not that he deserved the headlines. He, like Everton, like Koeman have to do better than this. The penalty was a gift. It came from a free-kick with Brighton captain Bruno sticking out an arm and catching Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Although the home fans reacted angrily it was the right decision by referee Michael Oliver. In need of inspiration: Ronald Koeman ponders Credit: Action Images via Reuters Brighton claimed for penalties of their own – the ball striking Michael Keane’s arm as he blocked a powerful Lewis Dunk shot and Leighton Baines nudging Pascal Gross as they vied for a cross – while Everton claimed they should have had another, when the game was goalless, for a challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Davy Propper was perhaps fortunate only to be cautioned for a studs-up tackle on Idrissa Gueye. But there was precious little difference between the sides and how Hughton must rue the lack of an effective striker with Tomer Hemed suspended and Glenn Murray struggling. Brighton’s defence is rock-sold, though, with Dunk and Shane Duffy – although he, worryingly, went off injured – and record-signing Jose Izquierdo certainly made a difference when he came on as a substitute. Knockaert went agonisingly close as his goal-bound shot struck Keane but the Frenchman, the Championship player of the year, the fans favourite, did make the breakthrough. Bruno was involved in that also, bursting forward to cross low, picking out Izquierdo whose first-time shot was also blocked by Keane. It rebounded to Morgan Schneiderlin who was painfully slow to react with Gross closing him down and the ball squirted to Knockaert who knocked it past Jordan Pickford. It seemed destined to settle it but Everton fought back and, in fact, almost snatched it at the end through substitute Kevin Mirallas, only for goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to deny him with a superb double save. That would have been hard on Brighton and relief for Koeman. Instead it finished in an unsatisfactory draw. 3:25PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:24PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 3:24PM GOAL! 1-1! Wayne Rooney has popped up with a late equaliser for Everton. Brighton 1 - 1 Everton (Wayne Rooney, 90 min) 3:21PM 90+ mins All exciting stuff here, now, terrific goalmouth scramble as Everton try everything to bundle it over the line. Mirallas having a couple of efforts beaten out by the hero Matt Ryan. Brighton hold firm, and that is the end of the match. First half was a wet weekend at the seaside, second half was a decent laugh. Quality highly questionable. Jason Burt will be here in just a minute to give you his thoughts. Cheers! 3:20PM 90+ mins Mirallas trips Gross, who was on the break, and takes the yellow. 3:19PM 89 mins It was a perfect penalty from Wayne. Right in the corner. Koeman now takes Rooney off and brings on Davies. 3:17PM Rooney from the spot! It's 1-1 3:16PM PENALTY EVERTON! Knockaert with a cynical foul to stop an Everton break. Hauls Niasse down. Clear yellow, accepts it without comment. That gives Everton a freekick. Siggy delivers it in. Bruno pushes Calvert-Lewin out the way from the freekick! Idiotic! Oliver has no hesitation. 3:15PM 86 mins Here's that man Izquierdo Mena again, he's causing all sorts. He slips it inside to Brown who lashes it at goal 3:13PM 85 mins Koeman out? He cannot have many more games left to play with. His response is to throw on Mirallas, Baines off. Brighton bring on Isaiah Brown for Glenn Murray. 3:11PM GOAL! 1-0. Anthony Knockaert has put Brighton ahead in the dying minutes! Izquierdo has been the difference maker since he came on and he has caused havoc in the Everton area here. Bruno got down the right, cut it to Iz.  He finds space, drills the shot at goal, and the desperate Evertonians parry it only as far as Knockaert. He has time to pick his spot, he slots it home, and the place goes wild! Brighton 1 - 0 Everton (Anthony Knockaert, 82 min) 3:09PM 81 mins Mind you, Gross is now sinned against in his turn! He's in the area, just about to receive the ball, and Baines knocks him over! 3:07PM 79 mins Everton argue for a penalty, and with just cause. Gross tugs back Sigur Ros and that's a spot-kick all day long to my mind. 3:04PM 76 mins Brighton go close again from the corner! Knockaert chips it in, headed back out but straight to the same player. He lashes it at goal from the narrow angle. Everton in desperate straits.  This game has been bad. Decision not to put it on TV totally vindicated.— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) October 15, 2017 3:03PM 75 mins Izquierdo Mena robs it off Rooney, who is furious, thinks he''s been fouled. Izquierdo Mena cracks it at goal. Effort! Beaten behind for a corner. 3:02PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:01PM 73 mins Wayne rolls back the years with a lovely bit of play, turning away from his man and playing a beaut of a cross in. Calvert-Lewin is in perfect position but his technique lets him down.  Uwe Hünemeier on for Duffy. And Izquierdo Mena on for Solly March. 2:58PM 70 mins Duffy down, hurt, unrelated to that. 2:57PM 69 mins Good freekick into the box. Duffy leaps, batters Pickford. Offside. La vie est belle. 2:56PM 68 mins Gueye comes off, Niasse on.  2:56PM 67 mins Sigurdsson hits it. Over the wall but half a goal width wide of the post. What's happened to this lad since he's moved to Goodison? 2:55PM 66 mins Bit of a soft foul from Brighton, giving the Toffeemen a handy freekick. Gylfi, Wayne and Leighton stand over the ball. 2:52PM 64 mins From the second of those corners, Duffy rises like a salmon, albeit a salmon in heavy boots, and heads wide. 2:52PM 61 mins This Propper's asking for it, he's now been involved in another contact with Gueye that ends with the Everton guy flat on his back. Brighton enjoying a bit of a moment. Couple corners. 2:51PM 59 mins Gross, to March, but the cross is no good.  2:47PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:47PM 58 mins Much more enjoyable game now, it's opened up, played at a good pace. Some tackles going in. Minute or two prior to that shot where he slipped, Vlasic had cracked a decent effort at the goal. Also, Calvert-Lewin had found space for a header, but could not trouble the keeper. 2:45PM 56 mins Nice move from Everton, Vlasic into the box. He spins and shoots, but slips on the turf. Hard lines, that. Decent play 2:44PM 55 mins Ridiculous tackle from Propper. Studs up stamp on the shin of Gueye, as clear a red card as you will ever see and the Everton player is lucky he's not on his way to casualty. Just a yellow card. 2:38PM 47 mins When Vlasic and Sigurdsson get together, there are vague hints of a better tomorrow for Everton. The former sends the latter in here, okay cross, Duffy blocks. 2:36PM 46 mins Couldn't find any biscuits, so I've had a cup of tea and a Topic. Wayne? 2:17PM 45 mins Wayne! WAYNE! Biscuit. That's the half. It's nil nil. 2:17PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:16PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 2:15PM 42 mins I'm looking forward to my half time cup of tea and a biscuit, as indeed I suspect is Wayne Rooney, who has trudged around like a hungover man being made to go to Westfield by his better half on a weekend afternoon. 2:11PM The shot count is similar Brighton and Everton are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in five shots to the hosts' three. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:11PM 39 mins Stephens has an effort from distance but gets it all wrong. 2:11PM 37 mins March gets in behind Holgate, but dear old Phil J has read it, and tidies up. The game is even now. Everton were on top for the first 20, Brighton are now at parity, at least, but neither side has much in the way of quality. 2:06PM Brighton hit back Brighton have their first shot at goal, while Everton have registered four efforts so far. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:05PM 33 mins This was a good little period for Brighton, they had a couple of corners. Dunk reckoned he should have a penalty for that block by Keane. I think not. Bit of class from Rooney, vision and touch for a no-look lay off. Gueye wallops a shot at goal. 2:03PM 31 mins Closest Brighton have come! A decent freekick, clearly a training ground job, finds Knockaert unattended at the edge of the box. He cracks it at goal. It's blocked. Dunk has a chance from a narrow angle, but the rangy number five wouldn't be the Seagulls' first choice to finish, and sure enough, he cannot. Keane blocks it, fair and square I'd say, although some Brighton folk think he used the hand. 2:01PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:01PM Everton enjoying plenty of touches of the ball so far Everton have had 252 touches of the ball compared to 162 by Brighton. Brighton vs Everton 1:59PM 26 mins Shame Glenn Murray didn't time that run better, it was a nice ball from Solly March. 1:57PM 25 mins A decent Brighton attack flounders on an offside call against Murray. 1:56PM 22 mins Schneiderlin dives at the feet of an opponent. I don't mean he tries to win a penalty, I mean he just sort of lies in front of him like a very expensive French draft excluder. The opponent falls over, Everton get the freekick, which is nice. Gylfi Sigurpuss gets another chance to try a dead ball in. He's getting better with them. Dominic Calvert-Lewin heads it over, but he was never looking like scoring. 1:51PM 20 mins And here's Sigurdsson with a nice corner, well struck, and dangerous. Bundled away. 1:50PM 19 mins More like it! Sigurdsson links cleverly with Vlasic, they lay it off to Gueye and he hits a nice crisp shot. Smart save Ryan. Behind for a corner. 1:49PM 18 mins I hope Everton got a receipt for that one hundred billion dollars that they spent in the summer, because this looks a limited team. 1:49PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 1:49PM Neither Brighton or Everton are testing the goalkeepers so far Tense opening quarter of an hour at Amex Stadium, as Brighton and Everton struggle to get shots on goal Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 1:46PM 14 mins They're both okay. 1:46PM 12 mins Duffy kicks Rooney. Sigurdsson’s freekick in... Mega keeper blast! Ball's lofted into the Brighton area. Goalkeeper Ryan comes hurtling out, this kid means business. He's laid out Phil Jags AND his own player, Duffy, in one fell swoop! 1:44PM 11 mins Brighton vs Everton 1:43PM 10 mins Here's Brighton on the front foot down the left. Schneiderlin in the enforcer role, trying to break up play. Decent defensive energy from Koeman's side. Once Everton win position though, they just... grind to  a halt. There are no runners. They just sort of wheel into position, by which time Brighton have got two lines of four and are solid as a bit of Brighton rock. 1:40PM 9 mins Atmosphere is absolutely excellent, fair play to those Sussex boys and girls. Nothing much to tell you about football-wise 1:39PM 8 mins Baines gets on the ball, looking to add a bit of drive and quality. It's head tennis at the moment. 1:36PM 5 mins I am enjoying the fight being shown by Brighton, here's Suttner snapping at the heels of Holgate and winning it. Brighton's only attacking/creative suggestion so far, however, has been to hit that long diagonal ball up towards their front two. 1:34PM 3 mins Brighton are getting a chance to play it around a bit, and their fans are roaring them on. Now they try to hit a long ball. 442 for them. 1:32PM 2 mins Phil Neville says that Vlasic and Calvert-Lewin being deployed out wide gives Everton the width and pace they have been sadly lacking. 1:31PM 1 mins There's an early freekick for Everton  but an awful delivery. 1:31PM Koeman looking a bit dishevelled Unshaven. Anyway. To footblal. 1:28PM Gross Point Blank Pascal Gross has been involved in 4 of Brighton’s 5 #PL goals and created 15 chances so far: 8 more than any of his teammates #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/FiSs8DHEqU— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 1:26PM The players are coming out at Brighton. It's 16th v 17th and you'd have to say that this is a fixture both clubs would dearly love to win. Big deal for both teams, big day in the career of Ronald Koeman. 1:22PM Koeman "We need to be ruthless. Critics? Ah, that's okay. That is football. You get critics, if you don't win." Everton have had a tough run of fixtures, haven't they? Things surely have to get easier over the next couple of months. Assuming he can keep his job, like. 1:21PM Referee! Referee! It's child whistler Michael Oliver, about whom each and every commentator is contractually obliged to note that he is 32 years old. So young! SO YOUNG!! 1:01PM Teams! Teams! Brighton: Ryan, Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner, March, Stephens,  Propper, Knockaert, Gross, Murray. Subs: Krul, Bong, Hunemeier,  Izquierdo, Schelotto, Brown, Molumby. Everton: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Vlasic, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney. Subs: Williams, Mirallas, Martina, Klaassen, Stekelenburg,  Davies, Niasse.  Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)  12:59PM Toffees! Toffees! | Team news is in... pic.twitter.com/llI0QZv9t2— Everton (@Everton) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Seagulls! Seagulls! Here's how #BHAFC line up against @Everton at the Amex for today's @premierleague game. #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/HJ3CBYokDK— BHAFC (@OfficialBHAFC) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Knockaert! Knockaert! TEAM NEWS Three changes to the @OfficialBHAFC line-up as Suttner, Murray & Knockaert come in for Bong, Izquierdo & Brown.#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/8D0dFart6S— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:57PM Rooney! Rooney! TEAM NEWS Wayne Rooney returns to the starting Everton XI, along with Jagielka & Holgate, in place of Niasse, Williams & Martina#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/YG80icPCu3— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:55PM Good afternoon sports fans We welcome you to our live of Brighton v Everton, kicking off at 1.30pm. The team news is incoming. 12:53PM Our match preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Brighton and Everton. When is it? Today, Sunday 15 October. What time is kick-off? 1.30pm What TV Channel is it on? Er, well, here's the thing. Despite it being moved to the convenient 1.30pm Sunday slot, it isn't being shown on UK TV. 20 best players in the Premier League: August 2017 Why was it moved then? The Premier League decided not to move it back to the traditional 3pm Saturday slot after neither Sky Sports or BT Sport jumped at the offer of showing it live. If you're in India, you're in luck. It will be shown live at 6pm in Mumbai as India’s Star Sports picked it up.  What's the team news? Phil Jagielka will return from injury for Everton after being sidelined since the Manchester United game. Seamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie, however, remain ruled out.  Brighton will be missing Sam Baldock, Tomer Hemed and Beram Kayal. Hemed is serving the second of a three-match suspension. Phil Jagielka is expected to return to the Everton line-up Credit: Reuters What are the odds? Brighton to win 23/10 Draw 23/10 Everton 7/5 What's our prediction? Ronald Koeman's men to turn a corner and pick up a slender 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Goodness knows what they made of this in India – although Ronald Koeman is probably more concerned of the reaction in Monaco, where Everton’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, resides. Having given the manager a vote of confidence going into the international break, after Everton’s woeful start to the season, Moshiri had added an important caveat: the fans “deserve better”. That already amounts to the ultimate get-out for a club owner navigating a line between publically supporting a manager and giving himself sufficient wriggle-room to still make a change if he has to and when Anthony Knockaert scored his first-ever Premier League goal, with just eight minutes to go, all eyes moved to the touchline and to Koeman. Despite his protestations, and his dismissive reaction when questioned about Everton’s significant spending last summer, Koeman has to be under pressure. The Dutchman has laid out his ambition at the club and is falling alarmingly short of that with a team that is simply failing to impress. This fixture was moved to a 1.30pm Sunday kick-off but was not shown live in the UK. Instead it was only Star Sport in India who picked up the Premier League’s invitation and until the last 10 minutes it really was a poor advert for the league and its continued plans for global expansion. But then, as ever with the Premier League, even the dullest of encounters can explode into life and there was a hectic, controversial finale which ultimately ended in a draw. Brighton celebrate French midfielder Anthony Knockaert's goal Credit: AFP It leaves both Brighton and Everton on eight points from eight matches and while Chris Hughton’s newly-promoted side will begrudgingly take that return – even if the manager understandably said it felt like a defeat – it is frankly not good enough for their opponents. The result leaves Everton in 16th place, with Brighton two places above on goal difference, and an even more damning statistic is the fact that the last away win in the league for Koeman’s side was back on January 21 at Crystal Palace. Everton will point to a difficult fixture list at the start of this campaign but they have now played Burnley at home and Brighton away in their last two matches and taken just a point – and that was grabbed through a 90th-minute penalty award when the desperation was becoming extreme. Everton did not deserve to lose but the games do not get any easier with Europa League matches against Lyon, Arsenal in the league and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. The direction of their season in three competitions could well be decided in the next few weeks. Brighton keeper Matthew Ryan manages to deck not just Phil Jagielka but Shane Duffy as well Credit: Getty In a sense Wayne Rooney sums them up. The 31 year-old was deployed as a central striker and struggled. He appeared off the pace and out of touch and, in the second-half, complained vehemently that he was fouled when all that happened was he sloppily lost possession to gift Brighton a chance. And yet Rooney scored and had the coolness to roll the ball into the net to salvage a point with what was his last kick of the game before he was substituted. That goal also meant that only Frank Lampard (39), Andy Cole (38) and Alan Shearer (37) have scored against more different clubs in the Premier League than Rooney. Brighton are No 36 for him. Not that he deserved the headlines. He, like Everton, like Koeman have to do better than this. The penalty was a gift. It came from a free-kick with Brighton captain Bruno sticking out an arm and catching Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Although the home fans reacted angrily it was the right decision by referee Michael Oliver. In need of inspiration: Ronald Koeman ponders Credit: Action Images via Reuters Brighton claimed for penalties of their own – the ball striking Michael Keane’s arm as he blocked a powerful Lewis Dunk shot and Leighton Baines nudging Pascal Gross as they vied for a cross – while Everton claimed they should have had another, when the game was goalless, for a challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Davy Propper was perhaps fortunate only to be cautioned for a studs-up tackle on Idrissa Gueye. But there was precious little difference between the sides and how Hughton must rue the lack of an effective striker with Tomer Hemed suspended and Glenn Murray struggling. Brighton’s defence is rock-sold, though, with Dunk and Shane Duffy – although he, worryingly, went off injured – and record-signing Jose Izquierdo certainly made a difference when he came on as a substitute. Knockaert went agonisingly close as his goal-bound shot struck Keane but the Frenchman, the Championship player of the year, the fans favourite, did make the breakthrough. Bruno was involved in that also, bursting forward to cross low, picking out Izquierdo whose first-time shot was also blocked by Keane. It rebounded to Morgan Schneiderlin who was painfully slow to react with Gross closing him down and the ball squirted to Knockaert who knocked it past Jordan Pickford. It seemed destined to settle it but Everton fought back and, in fact, almost snatched it at the end through substitute Kevin Mirallas, only for goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to deny him with a superb double save. That would have been hard on Brighton and relief for Koeman. Instead it finished in an unsatisfactory draw. 3:25PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:24PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 3:24PM GOAL! 1-1! Wayne Rooney has popped up with a late equaliser for Everton. Brighton 1 - 1 Everton (Wayne Rooney, 90 min) 3:21PM 90+ mins All exciting stuff here, now, terrific goalmouth scramble as Everton try everything to bundle it over the line. Mirallas having a couple of efforts beaten out by the hero Matt Ryan. Brighton hold firm, and that is the end of the match. First half was a wet weekend at the seaside, second half was a decent laugh. Quality highly questionable. Jason Burt will be here in just a minute to give you his thoughts. Cheers! 3:20PM 90+ mins Mirallas trips Gross, who was on the break, and takes the yellow. 3:19PM 89 mins It was a perfect penalty from Wayne. Right in the corner. Koeman now takes Rooney off and brings on Davies. 3:17PM Rooney from the spot! It's 1-1 3:16PM PENALTY EVERTON! Knockaert with a cynical foul to stop an Everton break. Hauls Niasse down. Clear yellow, accepts it without comment. That gives Everton a freekick. Siggy delivers it in. Bruno pushes Calvert-Lewin out the way from the freekick! Idiotic! Oliver has no hesitation. 3:15PM 86 mins Here's that man Izquierdo Mena again, he's causing all sorts. He slips it inside to Brown who lashes it at goal 3:13PM 85 mins Koeman out? He cannot have many more games left to play with. His response is to throw on Mirallas, Baines off. Brighton bring on Isaiah Brown for Glenn Murray. 3:11PM GOAL! 1-0. Anthony Knockaert has put Brighton ahead in the dying minutes! Izquierdo has been the difference maker since he came on and he has caused havoc in the Everton area here. Bruno got down the right, cut it to Iz.  He finds space, drills the shot at goal, and the desperate Evertonians parry it only as far as Knockaert. He has time to pick his spot, he slots it home, and the place goes wild! Brighton 1 - 0 Everton (Anthony Knockaert, 82 min) 3:09PM 81 mins Mind you, Gross is now sinned against in his turn! He's in the area, just about to receive the ball, and Baines knocks him over! 3:07PM 79 mins Everton argue for a penalty, and with just cause. Gross tugs back Sigur Ros and that's a spot-kick all day long to my mind. 3:04PM 76 mins Brighton go close again from the corner! Knockaert chips it in, headed back out but straight to the same player. He lashes it at goal from the narrow angle. Everton in desperate straits.  This game has been bad. Decision not to put it on TV totally vindicated.— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) October 15, 2017 3:03PM 75 mins Izquierdo Mena robs it off Rooney, who is furious, thinks he''s been fouled. Izquierdo Mena cracks it at goal. Effort! Beaten behind for a corner. 3:02PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:01PM 73 mins Wayne rolls back the years with a lovely bit of play, turning away from his man and playing a beaut of a cross in. Calvert-Lewin is in perfect position but his technique lets him down.  Uwe Hünemeier on for Duffy. And Izquierdo Mena on for Solly March. 2:58PM 70 mins Duffy down, hurt, unrelated to that. 2:57PM 69 mins Good freekick into the box. Duffy leaps, batters Pickford. Offside. La vie est belle. 2:56PM 68 mins Gueye comes off, Niasse on.  2:56PM 67 mins Sigurdsson hits it. Over the wall but half a goal width wide of the post. What's happened to this lad since he's moved to Goodison? 2:55PM 66 mins Bit of a soft foul from Brighton, giving the Toffeemen a handy freekick. Gylfi, Wayne and Leighton stand over the ball. 2:52PM 64 mins From the second of those corners, Duffy rises like a salmon, albeit a salmon in heavy boots, and heads wide. 2:52PM 61 mins This Propper's asking for it, he's now been involved in another contact with Gueye that ends with the Everton guy flat on his back. Brighton enjoying a bit of a moment. Couple corners. 2:51PM 59 mins Gross, to March, but the cross is no good.  2:47PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:47PM 58 mins Much more enjoyable game now, it's opened up, played at a good pace. Some tackles going in. Minute or two prior to that shot where he slipped, Vlasic had cracked a decent effort at the goal. Also, Calvert-Lewin had found space for a header, but could not trouble the keeper. 2:45PM 56 mins Nice move from Everton, Vlasic into the box. He spins and shoots, but slips on the turf. Hard lines, that. Decent play 2:44PM 55 mins Ridiculous tackle from Propper. Studs up stamp on the shin of Gueye, as clear a red card as you will ever see and the Everton player is lucky he's not on his way to casualty. Just a yellow card. 2:38PM 47 mins When Vlasic and Sigurdsson get together, there are vague hints of a better tomorrow for Everton. The former sends the latter in here, okay cross, Duffy blocks. 2:36PM 46 mins Couldn't find any biscuits, so I've had a cup of tea and a Topic. Wayne? 2:17PM 45 mins Wayne! WAYNE! Biscuit. That's the half. It's nil nil. 2:17PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:16PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 2:15PM 42 mins I'm looking forward to my half time cup of tea and a biscuit, as indeed I suspect is Wayne Rooney, who has trudged around like a hungover man being made to go to Westfield by his better half on a weekend afternoon. 2:11PM The shot count is similar Brighton and Everton are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in five shots to the hosts' three. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:11PM 39 mins Stephens has an effort from distance but gets it all wrong. 2:11PM 37 mins March gets in behind Holgate, but dear old Phil J has read it, and tidies up. The game is even now. Everton were on top for the first 20, Brighton are now at parity, at least, but neither side has much in the way of quality. 2:06PM Brighton hit back Brighton have their first shot at goal, while Everton have registered four efforts so far. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:05PM 33 mins This was a good little period for Brighton, they had a couple of corners. Dunk reckoned he should have a penalty for that block by Keane. I think not. Bit of class from Rooney, vision and touch for a no-look lay off. Gueye wallops a shot at goal. 2:03PM 31 mins Closest Brighton have come! A decent freekick, clearly a training ground job, finds Knockaert unattended at the edge of the box. He cracks it at goal. It's blocked. Dunk has a chance from a narrow angle, but the rangy number five wouldn't be the Seagulls' first choice to finish, and sure enough, he cannot. Keane blocks it, fair and square I'd say, although some Brighton folk think he used the hand. 2:01PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:01PM Everton enjoying plenty of touches of the ball so far Everton have had 252 touches of the ball compared to 162 by Brighton. Brighton vs Everton 1:59PM 26 mins Shame Glenn Murray didn't time that run better, it was a nice ball from Solly March. 1:57PM 25 mins A decent Brighton attack flounders on an offside call against Murray. 1:56PM 22 mins Schneiderlin dives at the feet of an opponent. I don't mean he tries to win a penalty, I mean he just sort of lies in front of him like a very expensive French draft excluder. The opponent falls over, Everton get the freekick, which is nice. Gylfi Sigurpuss gets another chance to try a dead ball in. He's getting better with them. Dominic Calvert-Lewin heads it over, but he was never looking like scoring. 1:51PM 20 mins And here's Sigurdsson with a nice corner, well struck, and dangerous. Bundled away. 1:50PM 19 mins More like it! Sigurdsson links cleverly with Vlasic, they lay it off to Gueye and he hits a nice crisp shot. Smart save Ryan. Behind for a corner. 1:49PM 18 mins I hope Everton got a receipt for that one hundred billion dollars that they spent in the summer, because this looks a limited team. 1:49PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 1:49PM Neither Brighton or Everton are testing the goalkeepers so far Tense opening quarter of an hour at Amex Stadium, as Brighton and Everton struggle to get shots on goal Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 1:46PM 14 mins They're both okay. 1:46PM 12 mins Duffy kicks Rooney. Sigurdsson’s freekick in... Mega keeper blast! Ball's lofted into the Brighton area. Goalkeeper Ryan comes hurtling out, this kid means business. He's laid out Phil Jags AND his own player, Duffy, in one fell swoop! 1:44PM 11 mins Brighton vs Everton 1:43PM 10 mins Here's Brighton on the front foot down the left. Schneiderlin in the enforcer role, trying to break up play. Decent defensive energy from Koeman's side. Once Everton win position though, they just... grind to  a halt. There are no runners. They just sort of wheel into position, by which time Brighton have got two lines of four and are solid as a bit of Brighton rock. 1:40PM 9 mins Atmosphere is absolutely excellent, fair play to those Sussex boys and girls. Nothing much to tell you about football-wise 1:39PM 8 mins Baines gets on the ball, looking to add a bit of drive and quality. It's head tennis at the moment. 1:36PM 5 mins I am enjoying the fight being shown by Brighton, here's Suttner snapping at the heels of Holgate and winning it. Brighton's only attacking/creative suggestion so far, however, has been to hit that long diagonal ball up towards their front two. 1:34PM 3 mins Brighton are getting a chance to play it around a bit, and their fans are roaring them on. Now they try to hit a long ball. 442 for them. 1:32PM 2 mins Phil Neville says that Vlasic and Calvert-Lewin being deployed out wide gives Everton the width and pace they have been sadly lacking. 1:31PM 1 mins There's an early freekick for Everton  but an awful delivery. 1:31PM Koeman looking a bit dishevelled Unshaven. Anyway. To footblal. 1:28PM Gross Point Blank Pascal Gross has been involved in 4 of Brighton’s 5 #PL goals and created 15 chances so far: 8 more than any of his teammates #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/FiSs8DHEqU— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 1:26PM The players are coming out at Brighton. It's 16th v 17th and you'd have to say that this is a fixture both clubs would dearly love to win. Big deal for both teams, big day in the career of Ronald Koeman. 1:22PM Koeman "We need to be ruthless. Critics? Ah, that's okay. That is football. You get critics, if you don't win." Everton have had a tough run of fixtures, haven't they? Things surely have to get easier over the next couple of months. Assuming he can keep his job, like. 1:21PM Referee! Referee! It's child whistler Michael Oliver, about whom each and every commentator is contractually obliged to note that he is 32 years old. So young! SO YOUNG!! 1:01PM Teams! Teams! Brighton: Ryan, Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner, March, Stephens,  Propper, Knockaert, Gross, Murray. Subs: Krul, Bong, Hunemeier,  Izquierdo, Schelotto, Brown, Molumby. Everton: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Vlasic, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney. Subs: Williams, Mirallas, Martina, Klaassen, Stekelenburg,  Davies, Niasse.  Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)  12:59PM Toffees! Toffees! | Team news is in... pic.twitter.com/llI0QZv9t2— Everton (@Everton) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Seagulls! Seagulls! Here's how #BHAFC line up against @Everton at the Amex for today's @premierleague game. #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/HJ3CBYokDK— BHAFC (@OfficialBHAFC) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Knockaert! Knockaert! TEAM NEWS Three changes to the @OfficialBHAFC line-up as Suttner, Murray & Knockaert come in for Bong, Izquierdo & Brown.#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/8D0dFart6S— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:57PM Rooney! Rooney! TEAM NEWS Wayne Rooney returns to the starting Everton XI, along with Jagielka & Holgate, in place of Niasse, Williams & Martina#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/YG80icPCu3— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:55PM Good afternoon sports fans We welcome you to our live of Brighton v Everton, kicking off at 1.30pm. The team news is incoming. 12:53PM Our match preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Brighton and Everton. When is it? Today, Sunday 15 October. What time is kick-off? 1.30pm What TV Channel is it on? Er, well, here's the thing. Despite it being moved to the convenient 1.30pm Sunday slot, it isn't being shown on UK TV. 20 best players in the Premier League: August 2017 Why was it moved then? The Premier League decided not to move it back to the traditional 3pm Saturday slot after neither Sky Sports or BT Sport jumped at the offer of showing it live. If you're in India, you're in luck. It will be shown live at 6pm in Mumbai as India’s Star Sports picked it up.  What's the team news? Phil Jagielka will return from injury for Everton after being sidelined since the Manchester United game. Seamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie, however, remain ruled out.  Brighton will be missing Sam Baldock, Tomer Hemed and Beram Kayal. Hemed is serving the second of a three-match suspension. Phil Jagielka is expected to return to the Everton line-up Credit: Reuters What are the odds? Brighton to win 23/10 Draw 23/10 Everton 7/5 What's our prediction? Ronald Koeman's men to turn a corner and pick up a slender 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium.

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