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Brighton fans troll the BBC’s Garth Crooks after Stoke

Stoke 1 – Brighton 1

It ended all-square at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

Brighton, who often struggle to find the target, broke the deadlock with a sublime goal just after the half hour.

Colombian winger Jose Izquierdo played two 1-2s to break into the Stoke box, and he produced a cool finish to beat Jack Butland.

Stoke levelled in the second half through their star midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.

After Saturday’s result, Brighton are 14th in the league with 28 points on the board. Stoke are second bottom on 25 points.

Brighton fans troll the BBC’s Garth Crooks

Every Monday for the BBC, Garth Crooks names his Premier League team of the week.

After gameweek 27, two Brighton players made the cut.

At the back Mat Ryan was picked in goal, while Izquierdo was picked in midfield for his goalscoring exploits.

Yet, the pick of Ryan irked some Brighton fans. Did he really deserve a place in the XI? Crooks made the following argument for the Seagulls stopper:

What a penalty save by Mat Ryan. Charlie Adam struck it well, but a strong hand from the Brighton keeper delivered the Seagulls a valuable point against a Stoke side in greater need.

But did Ryan really have a good game at Stoke?

Another note by Crooks was also flagged up by Brighton fans regarding manager Chris Hughton. The BBC pundit argued:

What I don’t understand is why they don’t chant Chris Hughton’s name during their games more. I really don’t get it. If fans don’t chant the manager’s name every now and then, how do you think he feels?

But is that true?

Also see: Everyone saw how Jese reacted to Charlie Adam’s Stoke penalty vs Brighton.

Southampton troll backfires as Liverpool get all three points

Emre Can

Emre Can didn’t get the most flattering review in the Southampton match programme ahead of Liverpool’s game against the club they love buying players from so much – but he managed to make them rather red in the face, with the club describing him as quite hit and miss.

The player, who is suspended for the first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League tie against Porto on Wednesday, put in a good shift, and while the headlines will go to Salah and Roberto Firmino, fans will certainly be hoping Can stays and decides not to move to Juventus on a free come the summer.


One player who did brilliantly today was Roberto Firmino, who once again showed just how good he can be for Liverpool, and just how underrated he is when people talk about the likes of Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.

Klopp was thrilled with his entire side after the game, and noted that they did well both going forward and also at the back, with the return for Virgil van Dijk turning out very well – and Lloris Karius showing Liverpool fans and Klopp how well he can do, and justifying the faith shown in him by his manager.

“It was mature,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “What we wanted to do, we knew about Southampton’s strengths and where they want to play football, and so we wanted to defend there, and we could have done it a little bit better.

“The rhythm was not too good, it was either really fast or really slow, not normal football passing speed.

“But we scored two wonderful goals, and could have scored more in the second half, we had some big chances.

“Southampton did well, that’s their style of play and that’s how they want to sort their problems. We deserved the three points, got a clean sheet and no injuries – nearly perfect.”