Brighton striker Murray shocked by Knockaert's winning goal at Crystal Palace

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray said Anthony Knockaert's goal was worthy of winning any game but joked he was shocked to see it fly into the top corner.

Saturday, 9th March 2019, 4:16 pm
Updated Saturday, 9th March 2019, 5:20 pm
Glenn Murray. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Knockaert scored the winner in the Premier League match with a stunning 20-yard strike into the far top corner after 73 minutes.

It gave the Seagulls a 2-1 victory after Murray's opener had been cancelled out by Luka Milivojevic's penalty.

Asked about Knockaert's winner on Sky Sports after the game, Murray said: "I've seen him do that a number of times in training and it always misses the target to be fair.

"When it came off I was quite shocked but it was a superb finish and a goal worthy of winning any game.

"It's a huge result for us. We've come off the back of some poor form and got a crucial win last weekend and to back it up this week with three points is big for us."

Murray came into the starting line-up as a late replacement for the injured Florin Andone, having originally been named on the bench.

He said: "I wasn't meant to be starting today. Unfortunately for Florin five minutes before kick-off he felt his groin a little bit so I got drafted in late and it was nice to get a goal."

Murray's goal was his 100th in the league across his two spells with the Seagulls but he said: "Things like that don't bother me yet, it's something to look back on. I just like to get three points."