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Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol City

Bristol City hope to spoil the party at Brighton as their hosts know a victory on Saturday will crown them Champions of the Sky Bet Championship.

All you need to know about City's opponents can be found below.


It's been a dream season for the Seagulls, who have the chance to lift the Sky Bet Championship title if they beat City at the Amex Stadium tomorrow. They've enjoyed a neck-and-neck battle with Newcastle United all season, but were the first to secure promotion and now have their eyes set on the number one spot. They've only been beaten once on home soil in the league since September - and that was at the hands of Newcastle - so City know the task in hand is a tough one.


Hughton was appointed in 2014 after previous spells in charge of Newcastle United, Birmingham City and Norwich City. Capped 53 times by Republic of Ireland in his playing days, the bulk of his career was spent at Tottenham Hotspur. A full back, Hughton ended up on the coaching staff at White Hart Lane, even spending time as caretaker manager. Only last season Hughton led Brighton to the brink of the Premier League, only missing out on automatic promotion on goal difference before losing in the play-offs.


Oliver Langford will be in charge of the match, assisted by Mark Russell and Neil Davies. Andy Davies has been named as the fourth official.


The match is ALL-TICKET for away supporters. A limited number of tickets remain for visiting fans, with sales concluding at 2pm.


The match will be shown live at the Bristol Sports Bar & Grill at Ashton Gate - click here to find out more.


Bristol City 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion. November 5th 2016. In front of the Sky cameras, Steve Sidwell scored the EFL Goal of the Year, sending a 50-yard shot past stranded Richard O'Donnell for the opener. Jamie Murphy added a second before half-time for another three points on the road to glory for the visitors.


Sky Bet Championship: 3rd (lost in the play-off semi-final)
FA Cup: Third Round (Lost to Hull City)
EFL Cup: Second Round (Lost to Walsall)


Brighton’s only ever FA Cup final appearance came in 1983, as they were relegated to the Second Division. Their opponents were Manchester United, who won a replay 4-0 after the first game ended in a 2-2 draw. They should have lifted the coveted trophy though – Gordon Smith famously missed a sitter with the last kick of extra time!