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Hughton eyes FA Cup run

5th February 2019, 09:36 by Tom Hill

Brighton manager Chris Hughton is confident the FA Cup is there for the taking this season after a number of high profile exits.

The Seagulls remain in the competition after a 3-1 win over Bournemouth at the start of last month.

They were then held to a goalless draw by West Bromwich Albion and they face the Baggies in a replay on Wednesday night.

A win would put them into the last 16 and Hughton is confident that his team could mount a serious challenge.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham have all exited the competition and Hughton is excited by his team's chances.

He told the club's official website: "There are a lot of Premier League sides out of the competition now, so there is an opportunity for teams to progress.

"You can never go into a game thinking a certain way or that a match will be easy, as soon as you do, you that won’t get through the next round.

"I see it opening up for some who are not the favourites though, and that’s the great thing about this competition."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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