• Albion 5 (FIVE) - 0 Norwich City, 29.10.2016

    How would you script the perfect home match?

    The tension of a crucial fixture against a close rival?

    Plenty of goals?

    A hat-trick?

    A clean sheet?

    An unlikeable away manager, to jeer?

    A pantomime villain, or two, in the opposition ranks, to boooooooo?

    Comedy errors from the opposition keeper?

    Whoever had the task of writing this one did an utterly fabulous job. What a thoroughly magnificent afternoon to be an Albion fan.

    The Seagulls came into this in good shape, but Norwich City, with their Premier League squad fully intact, sure to present a stern challenge. The Canaries had matched the Albion's results to date, albeit by scoring, and conceding, a lot more goals - their attacking options such that 8m Alex Pritchard, stolen from under Albion noses in the summer, rarely gets a start.

    Alex Neill's City have been impressive going forward, if shaky at the back. Neill though, has been far less impressed, however, with the Albion's own methods. His pre-match assessment of Chris Hughton's side provoked a little ire, and plenty of amusement, amongst the blue and white.

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