'Unacceptable' - Brighton boss Hughton responds to FA racism investigation


Anthony Knockaert netted his first goal of the season to put the home side ahead on 81 minutes, however Wayne Rooney equalised from the penalty spot nine minutes later after Bruno was penalised for elbowing Dominic Calvert-Lewin from a free kick. The Irons picked up a point away at Burnley, while the Seagulls played out a stalemate with Newcastle.

"I don't think he can be blamed for too numerous goals the Hammers have conceded this season".

Adrian's two outings this term have both come in the Carabao Cup wins over Cheltenham Town and Bolton Wanderers - games in which he kept clean sheets - but he has been an unused substitute in all eight of the Hammers' top flight matches including the recent 1-1 draw with Burnley.

Young Spanish forward Toni Martinez could be included in the matchday squad if Hernandez does miss out having scored 23 goals in 26 appearances for the club's U23 team.

The last meeting between the sides five years ago was memorable for all the wrong reasons for Albion, as they were thrashed 6-0 at Upton Park.

Hughton will take a late fitness call on Ireland global Shane Duffy, after the defender picked up a groin strain against Everton. The Irish worldwide has been at the heart of Albion's fine defensive displays so far this season alongside Lewis Dunk.

"We are all very aware at this particular moment of what does cross the line, certainly anything that is deemed offensive to any individual", he told a news conference on Thursday.

"At home we've acquitted ourselves well". "It's a game away from home, in a big stadium, and irrespective of league positions, we're up against a very talented team".

Chris Hughton will once again be without Steve Sidwell (back injury) and Tomer Hemed (suspended) for the trip to east London.