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Albion Night – Premier League Promotion Day – Brighton’s 2-1 Victory against Wigan Athletic

- October 12, 2020

Latest TV Presenter’s, Mark Walker and Yael Breuer, go back into the Brighton and Hove Albion archives and pull out a cracker! The day that Albion got promoted back into the top flight in April, 2017. That day, Brighton managed a 2-1 win over a struggling Wigan Athletic, resulting in a end of match pitch invasion on the final whistle! As the reports on the day read; ‘Championship leaders Brighton were promoted to the Premier League after they beat relegation-threatened Wigan, and Huddersfield then drew at Derby. Brighton had to wait on the result of the 17:00 BST kick-off at Pride Park, before their return to the top flight after 34 years was confirmed. Glenn Murray’s crisp strike from the edge of the area put Albion ahead. Solly March slotted in a second after the break, before Nick Powell’s header made it a nervy final five minutes. Brighton can now start preparing for life in the top division again following their relegation in 1982-83 and subsequent journey down and back up the leagues.’ Watch the match in full with all of the goals and commentary here.

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