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Oppositions View - Poyet, Brighton (a)
Brighton boss Gus Poyet was big enough to admit that his side had themselves to blame for the defeat at home to Birmingham City on Saturday, their first defeat since the opening day of the season.

Brighton were flying high, going into this game on the back of five straight wins, but City went to the Amex Stadium with a game plan and the home side could not play their usual game.

Add that to the fact that Chris Burke scored a blinder and you have all the ingredients for a bit of a shock result, especially as Blues performed to poorly the weekend before against Barnsley.

Poyet told Sky Sports: 'That's football and to be fair to Birmingham they defended well. We only have ourselves to blame. We did everything but the problem was that Birmingham scored first and we didn't have that special moment.'

Even though Brighton lost this game, they remain top of the table and they have Ipswich visiting on Tuesday so they will be looking to bounce back straight away.

Poyet added: 'We are still top but we don't like to lose and we have got a great chance on Tuesday. With due respect to the other teams, it is up to us now and we need to do things from the first minute.

'Birmingham came with a plan and they scored a spectacular goal so credit to them. We waited too long to play a high tempo and we needed one action to change the game. It was not good enough today but I can't ask the players to be always perfect.'

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Sunday September 30 2012
Time: 12:37PM

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