First for black managers: Chris Hughton lands PL gong

First for black managers: Chris Hughton lands PL gong

Everton continued their fine home form with a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion courtesy of Gaetan Bong's own goal and an excellent strike from Cenk Tosun.

The 34-year-old has netted 13 league goals for the south coast outfit, including the second in last weekend's win.

"Few clubs give you time these days and I don't think we are that club any more". "For 90 minutes we were strong and played better than Brighton".

A match pitting together two of the Premier League's mid-table clubs never looked likely to provide a feast of entertainment and the visitors' lack of ambition made for a largely drab affair, until a frantic final 30 minutes in which Wayne Rooney missed a penalty and Anthony Knockaert saw red.

"While all the players played really well, I thought he mastered that position today". He kept the ball moving and getting it forward, and kept the flow of the attacks going.

Certainly the best side won.

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"So we only have to put one thing right - our away results".

Schneiderlin was there on the substitutes' bench last week at Burnley but left out completely here by Sam Allardyce even with an injury sustained to Idrissa Gueye on Friday morning.

Asked about Walcott's fitness status at his post-match press conference, Allardyce explained: 'Cramp, so he should be OK.

Brighton remain seven points clear of the relegation zone, but they must still face all of the current top four before the end of the season.

Thus, Hughton becomes Brighton's first ever recipient of a Premier League Manager of the Month award, what with this being their first ever season in the competition an all.

"Apart from possibly the first week of the season, we haven't been in the bottom three".