Top ten Brighton & Hove Albion moments of 2018

There were a number of high points for Brighton & Hove Albion during 2018 and we've ranked our top ten moments.

Friday, 28th December 2018, 11:00 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:57 am
Albion celebrate Pascal Gross's goal which sealed Premier League survival against Manchester United. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

From the victories over Manchester United and the derby success over Crystal Palace to Jose Izquierdo's wonder goal against West Ham and Florin Andone's stunning solo strike against the Eagles, there have been a number of highlights.

Here we go through our top ten moments. Let us know if you agree!


Albion's Colombian winger curled home a stunning goal into the far top corner in the 3-1 Premier League win over West Ham. It is of the best goals scored at the Amex.
Izquierdo wheels away to celebrate after his stunning goal against West Ham.
Izquierdo on the run in the 3-1 victory against West Ham.
Brighton reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, before losing away to Manchester United. They beat Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Coventry to beat the last eight - here Jurgen Locadia celebrates scoring against Coventry.
Dale Stephens fires home against Crystal Palace.
Glenn Murray scores Brighton's late winner against Crystal Palace.
Brighton produced one of their best performances of the season against Swansea at the Amex, as they defeated their fellow relegation rivals 4-1 to earn a precious three points on the road to safety. Glenn Murray is pictured being brought down for the penalty which gave Albion the lead.
Shane Duffy heads goalwards
Anthony Knockaert scores in the win over Swansea.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez
This narrow victory at St James Park in October saw Brighton earn their first away win in the league for almost a year. Jose Izquierdos strike took a huge deflection off Beram Kayal on its way into the net. Despite an onslaught from Newcastle, Albion held on for all three points.
Beram Kayal got the only goal at Newcastle.
With the score in the relegation six-pointer 1-1 in injury-time, Stoke were awarded a late penalty. Charlie Adams spot-kick was brilliantly saved by Mathew Ryan, before Lewis Dunk denied Adam on the rebound as the Seagulls came away with a massive point.
Mathew Ryan celebrates at the final whistle
Leonardo Ulloa congratulates Mathew Ryan
Arsene Wengers Arsenal had been on poor run heading into the game and early goals from Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray gave Brighton a 2-0 after just half-an-hour. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled a goal back for the Gunners but Albion defended superbly in the second half to claim their first victory against a top-six side.
Petr Cech looks dejected after Albion's second goal
Brighton celebrate Glenn Murray's goal against Arsenal
In only their second league game of the 2018/19 campaign, Albion recorded their second win over Manchester United in a row. Goals from Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross gave Brighton all three points on a memorable day at the Amex.
Albion goalkeeper Mathew Ryan joins in the celebrations after a goal in the win against Manchester United
Yves Bissouma and Gaetan Bong celebrate the win against Manchester United
Perhaps their best display at the Amex to date. The Seagulls were ruthless in front of goal as strikes from Glenn Murray, Leon Balogun and Florin Andone took Albion to victory, despite playing with ten men for an hour after Shane Duffy's red card.
Albion's players celebrate Leon Balogun's goal
Lewis Dunk holds up Andros Townsend
Florin Andone collected a long clearance from Bernardo in his own half, before running the full length of the pitch and emphatically slotting the ball past Wayne Hennessey to give Brighton a 3-0 lead against their bitter rivals.
Andone celebrates his wonder goal
Andone shows how much the goal against Palace meant to him
Brighton secured Premier League survival in May with a 1-0 victory at home to Manchester United. Pascal Grosss header was awarded by goal line technology, with the ball creeping over the line by millimetres. Joyous scenes greeted the final whistle, as Brighton celebrated survival.
Pascal Gross and Anthony Knockaert celebrate
Albion players celebrate Pascal Gross's winning goal