Chris Hughton

Brighton fans troll the BBC’s Garth Crooks after Stoke

Stoke 1 – Brighton 1

It ended all-square at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

Brighton, who often struggle to find the target, broke the deadlock with a sublime goal just after the half hour.

Colombian winger Jose Izquierdo played two 1-2s to break into the Stoke box, and he produced a cool finish to beat Jack Butland.

Stoke levelled in the second half through their star midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.

After Saturday’s result, Brighton are 14th in the league with 28 points on the board. Stoke are second bottom on 25 points.

Brighton fans troll the BBC’s Garth Crooks

Every Monday for the BBC, Garth Crooks names his Premier League team of the week.

After gameweek 27, two Brighton players made the cut.

At the back Mat Ryan was picked in goal, while Izquierdo was picked in midfield for his goalscoring exploits.

Yet, the pick of Ryan irked some Brighton fans. Did he really deserve a place in the XI? Crooks made the following argument for the Seagulls stopper:

What a penalty save by Mat Ryan. Charlie Adam struck it well, but a strong hand from the Brighton keeper delivered the Seagulls a valuable point against a Stoke side in greater need.

But did Ryan really have a good game at Stoke?

Another note by Crooks was also flagged up by Brighton fans regarding manager Chris Hughton. The BBC pundit argued:

What I don’t understand is why they don’t chant Chris Hughton’s name during their games more. I really don’t get it. If fans don’t chant the manager’s name every now and then, how do you think he feels?

But is that true?

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