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Glenn Murray | Forward | #17

Team: Brighton & Hove Albion
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/25/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 176

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It's five losses in six home games in the PL for Swansea after visiting Brighton took all three points away from the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea walked off the field at the end of the first half with a chorus of boos echoing in their ears after a flat performance in the first half. They never looked like threatening the promoted side's rearguard even after the Seagulls took the lead. Brighton scored, yet again, through Glenn Murray, who met a deep cross from Anthony Knockaert with his head after 29'. Swansea's Fernandez ducked out of the way of the cross to gift the opportunity. The Swans were a tad better after the interval with Ryan making one good stop from Tammy Abraham. The youngster also hit the bar in injury time. The home fans seems to have turned on Swansea's hierarchy with chants of "Get out of our club" audible at the final whistle. Brighton are up to eighth. Nov 4 - 1:16 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Low-scoring Southampton travelled to defensively tight Brighton on Sunday and predictably, a 1-1 draw was the result.

Pre-match Pellegrino's headache was how to replace Mario Lemina in the starting line-up. He chose to drop Davis back to a midfield 2 and give Boufal a start as a reward for his winning goal in GW9. Long and Yoshida also lost their spots to JWP and Hoedt respectively. The changes worked and Southampton took an early lead. JWP's free-kick hit the post and Davis beat all the static defenders to head home the rebound. Both sides proceeded be being overly ponderous and little happened but errors until Gross got free on the right and delivered a cross to Murray to head home after 51'. Forster perhaps could have kept it out. Both defences negated any attacks afterwards with Dunk making a notable block on a Gabbi shot. A fair result for a poor game which improved a little in the second half.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 29 - 11:41 AM

Brighton and Hove Albion shocked West Ham at the London Stadium in the first game of Gameweek 9 with an emphatic 3-0 win.

Brighton took an early lead thanks to a header by the man we all expected to lead their scoring charts this term, Glenn Murray. Egged on by a huge travelling contingent, Pascal Gross lofted in a free-kick towards the penalty area and the unmarked Murray power his header past a hapless Hart. The goalkeeper could have had complaints with his defence for the first but he can look to himself for allowing the second go in just before half-time. Brighton record signing José Izquierdo curled a shot deftly beyond Hart in response to decent pressure by the Hammers to send his side into the break 2-0 up. Hart should have kept it out. The home boo boys only got more to complain about in the second period after Murray grabbed his brace from the spot after winning it himself after colliding with Zabaleta. It was the Seagulls' first top flight win on the road since 1983.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 20 - 5:08 PM

All summer, it was known the Chris Hughton was in the market to sign a new striker to replace, rotate with, or play second-string to Glenn Murray. However, they failed to make the desperately needed addition.

First name on the wanted-list was Deportivo frontman Florin Andone, but that deal was always known to be contingent on the La Liga side signing Lucas Perez from Arsenal. When the Spaniard moved, the deal seemed in line to go through until another Deportivo deal collapsed and Brighton were left high and dry. A late move for Spurs' Vincent Janssen also failed when the player turned down the personal terms offered by Albion. Brighton will struggle for goals this season unless Murray (currently injured), Baldock (injured), or Tomer Hemed (who was expected to leave the club until plans fell through) show that they are capable of consistent performances at PL level - something they have never done before. Expect the Seagulls to eke out a few 1-0 wins between now and January if they are to stave off relegation.
Source: The Argus
Sep 4 - 4:37 AM

Chris Hughton has played down growing concerns that Glenn Murray is set for an extended spell on the sidelines.

The Brighton striker suffered an ankle injury at Leicester City in game week two, but despite the initial optimism that Murray would recover in time to face Watford, swelling around the joint ultimately ruled him out. With Sam Baldock [calf surgery] still at least a month away, there was talk that Hughton would be forced back into the transfer market, but further tests reveal Murray’s injury is not as serious as first thought: "It now depends on how things settle down. It is expected he will be out for a matter of weeks." The player himself took to social media to dispel rumours that he had been ruled out for around three months: "Have I? That’s news to me." If the 33-year-old fails to recover in time for the visit of West Brom after the break, then Israel international Tomer Hemed is likely to lead the Seagulls attack.
Source: The Argus
Aug 31 - 5:02 AM

Brighton and Hove Albion were shutout for the second straight match as they suffered a 2-0 at Leicester City.

Chris Hughton's side were unable to produce a positive result following last week's 2-0 defeat by Manchester City. The Seagulls fell behind inside a minute when Shinji Okazaki scored from close range after goalkeeper Mathew Ryan spilled a strike from Riyad Mahrez. Despite the poor start the visitors appeared to have equalized through Glenn Murray but the striker saw his goal disallowed for offside. The rest of the match was titled in favor of Leicester as Harry Maguire made it 2-0 early in the second half. While Hughton tried to get his side back in the match with the introduction of Anthony Knockaert and Tomar Hemed, who did force a fine saw from Kasper Schmeichel, Brighton couldn't mount a comeback.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 19 - 1:40 PM

Brighton are still on the look-out for a new striker in the current window in order to help them cope with the step up to the PL, according to manager Chris Hughton.

The Seagulls completed the signing of Chelsea's Izzy Brown on-loan already, but Hughton has said that Brown will only be used as a number 10 or out wide. Speaking on the need for a striker, Hughton said: "It’s an incredibly tough league to do well in and score goals when you look at the type of defenders now that you are up against. It’s another area, and of course the toughest area and the most expensive. But we are aware of that. What we have got in Glenn (Murray) and Tomer (Hemed) is two players with good experience at a good level. But we want the best options we can." That suggests that a new arrival may displace last season's top scorer, Murray. The boss didn't rule out securing a striker as part of a loan deal, but admitted it hadn't been their planned strategy to be so reliant on loan agreements - expect more on this soon.
Source: The Argus
Jul 31 - 5:54 PM

Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of Glenn Murray on a permanent basis from Bournemouth.

Murray is joining the Championship club for the second time in his career after spending a period from January 2008 and May 2011 there previously. Eddie Howe permitted Murray to leave Bournemouth on loan for Brighton back in the summer, and Murray has been in sensational form since, scoring 15 times in 28 appearances for the Seagulls. Murray has signed a two and a half year deal at the club.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 31 - 4:10 PM

Bournemouth announced the departure of forward Glenn Murray, who has joined Brighton on a season-long loan deal.

Despite the departure of Matt Ritchie, who left for Newcastle in a £11 million move, Murray was deemed surplus to requirements at the Vitality Stadium following a new deal for Callum Wilson, the emergence of Benik Afobe and the recent signing of Le Havre youngster Lys Mousset. Murray arrived last summer on Deadline Day in a £5 million move from Crystal Palace and went on to score four goals in 23 appearances in all competitions. But now the 32-year-old will join Chris Hughton's Championship, which barely missed automatic promotion into the Premier League on the final day of the season.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 08:10:00 AM

Glenn Murray's 82nd-minute goal pulled Bournemouth out of the relegation zone for its first win in more than two months: a 1-0 victory away at Chelsea.

Murray lost his starting spot last month to Joshua King, but delivered his most impressive showing less than two minutes after coming on as a late second-half substitute. Neither side managed to grab a hold of the game despite multiple chances until Steve Cook chipped a pass across goal that landed at the feet of Murray, who punched it in for the match-winner. Not to go unmentioned, the Cherries recorded their second clean sheet of the season despite an injury crisis at the goalkeeper position. Artur Boruc came back into the lineup despite an injured thigh due to an injury to backup keeper Adam Federici. The former Southampton keeper made seven saves to keep Chelsea off the score sheet as the club had to manage without two centre-halves in Sylvain Distin and Tommy Elphick.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 02:46:00 PM

AFC Bournemouth were clobbered by Manchester City in a 5-1 loss, but Glenn Murray managed to notch his second goal in as many weeks for the lone Cherry score.

It was over before it ever began for Bournemouth as they ran into a Sky Blue side who are scoring for fun right now. After trailing 2-0, the visitors were given a bit of pep from Murray, who drilled a shot into the bottom corner to slice the deficit in half. Two City goals were scored from spilled saves by Adam Federici who looked extremely uncomfortable between the sticks all afternoon. With their team captain center back and top attacking option, Tommy Elphick and Callum Wilson out of the picture, the Cherries could find themselves in relegation trouble but surely there are better days to come than this for them.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Glenn Murray connected on a Matt Ritchie cross in the first half but was denied from the spot in the second half and Bournemouth and Watford were forced to split the points at the Vitality Stadium.

It was a mixed first weekend as the Cherries' lead forward for new boy Glenn Murray. He scored a goal, picked up a yellow card for an ugly-looking tackle and then missed a penalty that could have won his team the match. Bournemouth will be buoyed the fact that they were the more dangerous of the two sides even without their talisman who will be out for at least six months. On the other hand, the Cherries need points in a big way and they will likely view this as two points lost rather than one earned.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 01:10:00 PM

Bournemouth have secured the services of Glenn Murray from Crystal Palace.

The Palace striker was a part of a pretty big rotation and Bournemouth have taken advantage by grabbing him on a fairly good deal. The length of the deal is unknown, but we could find out more in the coming hours. Murray will have some fantasy value if he gets to start next to Callum Wilson, but don't be surprised of he starts his Bournemouth career on the bench.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 02:57:00 PM

Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray is reported to be on the hit-list of Premier League debutants Bournemouth, for a fee in the region of £2 million…

Much of the pre-season talk at Palace has been about players coming in, but one who looks to be on his way out is Glenn Murray. The former Brighton striker was Palace’s top scorer last term, hitting seven goals and providing three assists. Not a huge total perhaps, but to his credit it only took him nine starts to outstrip Palace’s other striking options – all of whom played more. Boss Alan Pardew has been clear in his intention to bring in a center-forward though – adding Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford on loan, but also pursuing Loic Remy and Charlie Austin. Murray might be the least suited to the counter attacking style that did well for Pardew last season, or perhaps the only one he can get a fee for. Bournemouth see Murray as an ideal foil for their top scorer last season Callum Wilson, who signed a new four year deal this week.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 07:14:00 AM

Glenn Murray continues to thrive as Crystal Palace's lone striker.

Murray's career at Selhurst Park looked to be over under Neil Warnock, but he has been thrown back in the starting XI by Alan Pardew (initially because of injuries to Marouane Chamakh, Yaya Sanogo and Fraizer Campbell) and has four goals in his last four Premier League games. Aside from a very poor fantasy week against QPR (committing five fouls and picking up a yellow card) Murray has returned 14 points, 17 points and 14 points in the Yahoo game over the past four weeks and has been restored as the club's penalty taker. With Palace in good form it makes the striker a tempting option moving forward, but his aggressive style of play will lead to a lot of cards, so you'll need to be prepared for this potential outcome, as we saw with his -4 points in Week 29 and his sending off against West Ham in Week 27.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 05:44:00 AM