Roy Hodgson confident Crystal Palace’s trip to Brighton will pass smoothly

• Last season’s fixture marred by crowd disturbances
• ‘Clubs are quick to identify and suspend culprits’

Roy Hodgson is confident Crystal Palace’s potentially combustible fixture at Brighton will not see a repeat of the ugly off-field incidents which marred the weekend’s Premier League programme, with Sussex police keen to demonstrate lessons have been learned from last season’s league meeting between the rivals.

There will be an increased police presence around the Amex Stadium, Brighton and in neighbouring towns on Tuesday night in the hope the fixture passes more smoothly than the corresponding midweek game a little over a year ago.

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via Football | The Guardian

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