Brighton defender Connor Goldson: Coventry made it tough

The Argus

Brighton and Hove Albion head coach Chris Hughton was delighted for new signing Jurgen Locadia after the forward netted a debut goal.

The Dutchman had not played first-team football for more than two months but he opened the scoring against the League Two Sky Blues, before headers from Connor Goldson and Leonardo Ulloa sealed the Seagulls' spot in the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time in 32 years.

Albion, whose most recent quarter-final appearance came during the 1985/86 campaign, have arguably been handed the most favourable tie of the round.

'From our point of view, we've been very fortunate this season that we haven't had a lot of injuries and when that's the case you have a lot of players pushing to play, ' said Hughton, whose team have been drawn away to Manchester United in the last eight of the cup.

"To get off the mark in your first game, I'm sure will give him a lift".

Asked if he had a squad capable of lifting the cup this season, Hughton replied: "I have no idea".

'There has been that mainstay of the team but a lot of competition around that and it's always hard for me to pick a team'. A home win at [1.38] looks banker bet material to me but backing Brighton -1 on the handicap at 11/10 on the Betfair Sportsbook appeals just as much. "We'll see who we get in the draw to tonight and see if we can get to Wembley".

Tibet: Fire reported at sacred Jokhang Monastery
China has ruled Tibet with an iron fist since Chinese troops marched in in 1950, in what Beijing terms a "peaceful liberation". Barnett said he received calls from distraught Tibetans mourning the apparent destruction of one of their most sacred sites.

Jonson Clarke-Harris snatched a late consolation for the League Two side but they never truly threatened to deny Chris Hughton's men a fourth match unbeaten in all competitions.

City manager Mark Robins was pleased with his players' display on the south coast and hopes it can help kick-start a promotion push.

"But we've been given a good opportunity and it's up to us to take that one".

"I think first and foremost, you've got to understand the age of our team - we're very, very young", said Robins.

"We've watched enough games of them and they have made progress so far to this stage, and of course a big win against Stoke in a previous round, so that you can't take lightly", he added.

"And it was important for us to do that".

Related News:



Most liked

Analyst's Rated Stock: International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Finally, Willis Investment Counsel raised its stake in International Business Machines Corporation by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. The technology company reported $5.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $5.17 by $0.01.

John-Henry Krueger wins short-track silver, ends USA medal drought
The Canadian set a time of 1 minute, 24.650 in the Gangneung Ice Arena ahead of Team USA's John-Henry Krueger's 1:24.864. Dominik Kubalik and Michal Jordan scored in regulation time for the Czechs, who edged South Korea 2-1 in their opener.

Eric Hosmer leaves KC for 8-year deal with Padres
With Hosmer joining the Padres as a four-time Gold Glove victor at first base, Myers will push to the outfield, according to Lin. The Padres made a huge splash late on Saturday night when they signed Eric Hosmer to an eight-year deal, according to sources .

PGA: Tiger Woods misses cut at Riviera; Cantlay, McDowell lead
Fifteen players were separated by five shots going into the final round, though the task gets tough with Watson's history. Tiger Woods is playing the Honda Classic , his third PGA Tour start as he tries to build up his game for the Masters .

National Hockey League fans ejected for comments at black player
After the game, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz spoke about the incident, calling it "digusting". Smith-Pelly didn't speak with reporters after Washington's 7-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks .

Deputies stop 2 Sacramento teens from possible sex trafficking trade
Miracle noticed the ticket from Sacramento to NY was purchased online, the credit card was in a different name and something else. Sanderson notified the girls' parents after. "I fully believe she probably prevented these girls from becoming victims".

System Shock remaster put on hold after raising $1.3 million on Kickstarter
The project went on to successfully raise $1.35 million from its Kickstarter campaign , surpassing its original $900,000 goal. The platform's image isn't looking any better today with the news that Nightdive Studios' update on System Shock .

Tripura Election 2018: Chumki, the transgender voter votes for the 1st time!
During 1988-1993, the Congress in alliance with the tribal-based political party-Tripura Upajati Juba Samity-governed the state. Brisk polling is underway for 59 seats of the 60-member Tripura assembly.

FA Cup Recap: Rochdale earn late draw, force replay against Tottenham
Meanwhile Rochdale chairman Chris Dunphy said: "I was on the pitch last (Thursday) night, it's like a snooker table". However, the home side wasn't finished. "I don't think we were used to the pitch", explained Hill .

Four killed in Russian church shooting
The attack took place in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000 people on the Terek River delta on the border with Chechnya, Tass said. The injured include two members of local security services and two civilians, also women, the Interfax news agency said.

'Do not test Israel's resolve', Netanyahu warns Iran
That was the most serious confrontation yet between Israel and Iranian-backed forces based across the border. Netanyahu brandished what he said was part of an Iranian drone sent from Syria last weekend.

Your HomePod Could Really Use This Leather Coaster
However, unlike the HomePod which left behind prominent white circles, the Sonos One left behind four small marks. According to Apple , the marks are not permanent and can be removed by wiping and cleaning the furniture.

John Terry keen on coaching role at Chelsea?
Fulham dented Villa's automatic promotion chances and enhanced their own with a hard-earned three points at Craven Cottage . Wolves are now 13 points ahead of Aston Villa after drawing on Saturday with Preston.

WWE Drops Two Pay-Per-View Events
It has originally been expected that the show would be Raw exclusive, after flying under the blue banner last May. WWE initially split the roster into two brands back in the summer of 2016 when they also presented the WWE draft.

Dow Futures Dip More Than 80 Points, what does the future hold?
Hess added $1.68, or 4 per cent, to $43.80 and Occidental Petroleum picked up $2.01, or 2.9 per cent, to $70.19. Most analysts believed that the recent pullback was not linked to economic fundamentals.