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No sign of Richie Towell as Brighton fail to go four clear of Newcastle in Championship

Despite scoring in the side’s FA Cup defeat last weekend, the former Dundalk player continues to be ignored for league games.

DESPITE CONJURING HIS first ever goal in English football at the weekend, Richie Towell was again overlooked by Chris Hughton as Brighton suffered a 3-1 defeat away to promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town.

The former Dundalk attacker is still waiting to make a Championship appearance for the Seagulls this season.

The result means his employers missed the chance to move four points clear of Newcastle at the top in a match that saw all four goals scored in the first half.

Huddersfield struck first after nine minutes when Tommy Smith cut in from the left and slotted in through a crowd of players.

Huddersfield v Brighton and Hove Albion - Sky Bet Championship - John Smith's Stadium Source: Richard Sellers

The visitors briefly got back into the game after 20 minutes when Aaron Mooy’s poor header back to goalkeeper Danny Ward was intercepted by Tomer Hemed, who rounded the keeper before scoring.

But two goals in the last nine minutes of the opening period proved decisive.

First, Nahki Wells found the top corner after a neat passing move, his 100th goal in English football.

Elias Kachunga then scored with a header for Huddersfield in first-half stoppage time, just after Glenn Murray had a headed goal correctly disallowed for offside at the other end.

Brighton’s hopes of a comeback were ultimately ended when Lewis Dunk received a second yellow card midway through the second half for a lunge on Isaiah Brown.

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