Brighton fans react on Twitter to victory over rivals Crystal Palace

Florin Andone of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at American...

The Seagulls ran out 3-1 winners over the Eagles in Tuesday night's M23 derby at the Amex Stadium. Some Brighton fans could not contain their joy online.

Florin Andone of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at American...

The latest instalment of the M23 derby has seen Brighton come out on top.

On Tuesday night, the Seagulls ran out 3-1 winners over Crystal Palace in their Premier League clash at the Amex Stadium.

The first half proved bittersweet for Chris Hughton's charges, scoring three unanswered goals against their rivals but also going down to ten men.

 

Glenn Murray fired the Seagulls ahead against his former club from the penalty spot on 24 minutes but Shane Duffy was sent off for a headbutt on Patrick van Aanholt shortly after.

Leon Balogun then doubled Brighton's lead on 31 minutes with his first touch after coming off the bench, before fellow substitute Florin Andone grabbed a third on the stroke of half time.

Glenn Murray of Brighton and Hove Albion scores a penalty for his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at American Express...

Although Eagles midfielder Luka Milivojevic notched up a penalty consolation nine minutes from time, Roy Hodgson's side could not make the most of their man advantage in the end.

Following the conclusion of the match, some Seagulls supporters took to Twitter to celebrate their three-point haul over their enemies:

Aside from giving Brighton's fans bragging rights, the result also sees the south coast side up to 10th in the Premier League table.

Leon Balogun of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at American...

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