Clinical Seagulls hammer Charlton: Match Review

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League One leaders Brighton showed their promotion credentials with an emphatic 4-0 demolition of Charlton at The Valley.

Inigo Calderon opened the scoring in the first half and second-half strikes from Glenn Murray, Kazenga LuaLua and Matt Sparrow consigned the Addicks to a heavy defeat.

Addicks goalkeeper Rob Elliot produced a stunning double save to deny both Sparrow and Elliott Bennett on 12 minutes.

Pawel Abbott came within inches of heading Charlton in front when he connected with Lee Martin's 20th minute cross but his effort went inches over the bar.

Brighton took the lead six minutes later after Charlton failed to clear from a corner, allowing Bennett to find Gary Dicker on the left of the area and his low cross was smashed home at the back post by Calderon.

The visitors added a second after 62 minutes when Murray capitalised on Johnnie Jackson's poor attempted backpass before firing past Elliot.

Substitute LuaLua's stunning 20-yard shot from a quickly taken short free-kick made it 3-0 nine minutes from time.

And LuaLua turned provider in stoppage time when his cross was headed home by Sparrow as the leaders cemented their place at the top of the table.

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Kazenga LuaLua
League One
Gary Dicker
Pawel Abbott
Johnnie Jackson
Elliott Bennett
Lee Martin
Glenn Murray

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