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    Leeds United vs Brighton & Hove Albion *** Official Match Thread ***


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    Leeds v Brighton


    Sky Bet Championship

    Venue: Elland Road
    Date: Saturday 18th March 2017
    Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
    Referee: Lee Mason
    Assistants: Andy Halliday, Matthew Wilkes
    Fourth official: Stephen Martin



    Leeds will be without suspended midfielder Kalvin Phillips and right-back Luke Ayling for Brighton's visit.

    Charlie Taylor is expected to return at left-back while Lewie Coyle and Tyler Denton are both injured.

    Brighton captain Bruno is fit after he had limped off against Derby with a groin injury.

    But the Seagulls are still without fellow defenders Shane Duffy (ankle), Sebastien Pocognoli (groin) and Gaetan Bong (knee).

    Norway centre-back Vegard Forren, who joined last week, will play for the under-23s before coming into contention.

    MATCH FACTS

    • Leeds have lost their last six league games against Brighton; only against Derby (nine defeats) have they lost more consecutive against a single opponent.
    • Only against Wolves in 1989 (nine) and Brentford in 1926 (nine) have the Seagulls enjoyed a longer winning run than they have against Leeds (six).
    • Chris Wood has scored in a league-high 19 different Championship matches this season, while Brighton striker Glenn Murray is joint-second with 14 (also Tammy Abraham).
    • Leeds United have won 20 Championship games this season - more than their final tally of wins in each of the last six league seasons.
    • Brighton have the oldest average starting XI age in the Championship this season (28y 261d old).
    • Anthony Knockaert has had a hand in nine goals in his last nine Championship appearances for Brighton (three goals, six assists).


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