Brighton Defeat West Brom to Complete FA Cup Replays

By: SBAT Staff

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Brighton are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup thanks to a victory away at West Brom. The Premier League club needed extra time to win the game, but eventually the little bit of additional class showed as they won the game 3-1. A game against Derby County awaits them now that the fifth round ties are complete, and Brighton will host this tie so they should fancy their chances of making the quarter finals. 

The Premier League campaign is also going fairly well for Brighton, and they look set to survive in the league yet again this season. Their quest is to establish themselves as a genuine Premier League club and as well as surviving each season, winning a trophy would also go a long way to proving they are a genuine Premier League team. With just three big teams left in the last 16, and Manchester United and Chelsea facing each other in the next round, the door is open for a surprise this season, and Brighton are one of many teams involved. 

West Brom now have to go back to their Championship promotion push in an attempt to get back into the Premier League. They currently hold one of the playoff places, and are just seven points off the automatic spots so that isn't too far away for them to challenge. 

Back to Brighton and on Saturday evening they host Burnley, who are below them in the league standings. This game is live on TV and another chance for Brighton to show they are capable of being in the Premier League for many years to come. A Brighton win at the weekend is priced up at 11/10, while Burnley are available at 14/5 to aid their survival chances.