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Brighton 2 Derby 1: Brighton remain undefeated in 2013

Brighton 2 Derby 1: Barnes and Orlandi see Seagulls continue fine run

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17:51 GMT, 12 January 2013

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UPDATED:

17:52 GMT, 12 January 2013

Brighton maintained their 100 per cent start to 2013 with a 2-1 npower Championship victory over Derby.

Inigo Calderon made an impressive return from injury with a hand in both of Albion's goals, which were scored by Ashley Barnes in the second minute and Andrea Orlandi after 25.

The Spaniard might have got on the scoresheet himself at the start of the second half but his glancing header went wide.

Derby manager Nigel Clough, who this week celebrated four years in the job, saw his side create very little as the Rams slipped to an eighth away league loss of the season.

Jeff Hendrick did pull a goal back midway through the second half but the Rams never really looked like rescuing anything from the game.

Undefeated so far: Brighton have to lose in 2013

Undefeated so far: Brighton have to lose in 2013

MATCH FACTS

Brighton: Kuszczak, Calderon, Greer, El-Abd, Bridge, Orlandi (Dicker 76), Hammond, Bridcutt, Buckley (LuaLua 76), David Lopez (Crofts 88), Barnes.

Subs: Ankergren, Dunk, Hoskins, Vicente.

Booked: Orlandi, Bridge

Goals: Barnes 2, Orlandi 25

Derby: Legzdins, Brayford, Keogh, Roberts, Coutts, Davies, Hendrick, O'Brien (Robinson 87), Hughes (Ward 45), Sammon, Freeman (Jacobs 62).

Subs: Fielding, Tyson, O'Connor, Bennett.

Booked: Freeman, Davies, O'Brien, Jacobs.

Goals: Hendrick 70

Referee: Iain Williamson

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Brighton boss Gus Poyet made three changes to the side that started the FA Cup win over Newcastle last weekend.

Tomasz Kuszczak replaced Casper
Ankergren in goal while Calderon returned at right-back following a knee
problem, so David Lopez moved back into midfield with Gary Dicker
dropping to the bench.

Leading scorer Craig Mackail-Smith missed out due to a hamstring injury but Will Buckley was fit to return to the side.

Vicente was in the Albion squad for the first time since the opening week of the season following a persistent thigh problem.

Kieron Freeman started for Derby in the only change made by Clough.

Freeman made only his second start – and
a first in his preferred position of right-back – as John Brayford was
moved into a five-man midfield. The switch saw Michael Jacobs miss out.

Jacobs was joined on the bench by forward Jamie Ward, who has struggled with a hamstring problem for the past three months.

Less than 80 seconds were on the clock when Brighton took the lead with a beautifully crafted goal.

Calderon spotted Lopez breaking into the
right-hand side of the penalty area and Lopez picked out a low pass
which set up Barnes to tap in from very close range.

Soon afterwards, the hosts extended their lead with a goal made in Spain.

Lopez teed up Calderon who whipped in a
cross from the right and Orlandi got in front of his marker to thump a
header into the roof of the net, leaving Rams goalkeeper Adam Legzdins
with no chance.

The roles were almost reversed three
minutes after the break when Orlandi's cross was headed wide by
Calderon, who failed to make proper contact with the ball.

Ward, introduced in first-half injury
time after Derby's highly-rated teenager Will Hughes hobbled off, sent a
20-yard shot narrowly over the crossbar in the 52nd minute.

Brighton almost went 3-0 ahead after 63 minutes, hitting the visitors on the counter-attack.

Lopez, on the right, released Buckley with a perfectly-timed diagonal pass but his shot was blocked by Legzdins.

The Albion striker was denied by
Legzdins again soon afterwards, this time from point-blank range, before
the rebound was scrambled off the line by a defender.

What had looked like a stroll in the
rain suddenly turned into a nervous finale for Poyet's side when
Hendrick got a touch to Ward's driven free-kick to divert the ball past
Kuszczak.

Derby piled players forward in search of an equaliser without really threatening Kuszczak's goal.

Brighton saw out the game and potential
new Albion signing Leonardo Ulloa, watching from the directors' box,
would have been impressed by just about every aspect of the afternoon –
except perhaps the weather.

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Athletic Bilbao v Manchester United, Manchester City v Sporting Lisbon live

EUROPA LEAGUE LIVE: Athletic Bilbao v Manchester United and Manchester City v Sporting Lisbon – as it happens

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18:02 GMT, 15 March 2012

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Europa League as Manchester United and Manchester City look to overturn first leg defeats to reach the quarter-finals. The Red Devils know a two-goal win at Athletic Bilbao will guarantee progress in the competition, while Roberto Mancini's outfit also need to win by a two-goal margin to be certain of eliminating Sporting Lisbon at the Etihad Stadium. Email me your thoughts on the action at dan.ripley@dailymail.co.uk or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.

Athletic Bilbao v Manchester United Aggregate: 3-2 (6pm)

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Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz, Aurtenetxe,
Amorebieta, Javi Martinez, Iraola, De Marcos, Iturraspe, Ander Herrera,
Muniain, Susaeta, Llorente.
Subs: Raul, Toquero, San Jose, David Lopez,
Inigo Perez, Ekiza, Ibai.

Man
Utd: De Gea, Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Rafael Da Silva, Park, Carrick,
Cleverley, Giggs, Rooney, Young.
Subs: Amos, Smalling, Hernandez,
Welbeck, Fabio Da Silva, Scholes, Pogba.

Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)

All the latest from the Europa League

1min: That's a half-chance for United. Park Ji-sung plays a ball behind the defence but after Wayne Rooney latches on to it, his pass across goal fails to find a team-mate.

Kick-off: Bilbao get us going to a huge roar from the home crowd.

17.56: Out come the teams, this place is buzzing.

17.53: Don't forget folks to keep up-to-date with all the goals in games involving a Premier League side, follow our excellent live goal service.

17.49: Huge credit to the 800 Manchester United fans inside the ground – sadly for them I can't see them outsinging the hosts tonight.

There are 40,000 locals inside the ground but it sounds like 60,000 in truth.

17.45: It's a bright sunny evening in Bilbao, and it's filling up nicely inside the stadium.

It's the sort of atmosphere that reminds you that we are entering the business end of the football season.

17.41: This Bielsa chap is a pretty interesting character.

His approach to tactics and training is unorthodox to say the least but if you watched Chile at the last World Cup and the first leg of this tie last week you will appreciate his attacking philosophy.

Here are his thoughts on tonight's clash.

17.38: This is a huge match in the history of Athletic Bilbao, but does anyone get the feeling that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney would rather be elsewhere

17.33: Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa has left nothing to chance by the way. His players have been practising penalties this week – I think United would settle for a shoot-out now if it was offered.

17.30: Don't forget folks, Manchester City's home tie against Sporting Lisbon follows this game. Being just a goal behind you feel they should take control but they are susceptible to the away goal.

17.27: Like Chelsea last night, Manchester United need to score at least twice but judging by the Spanish side's gung-ho style at Old Trafford it's very hard to see them not scoring tonight.

Playing away from home means United's task is that little bit tougher too – make no mistake the odds are stacked well against the Red Devils.

17.24: From OptaJoe:

1 – Manchester United's last four games away in Spain have produced a combined total of only one goal. Drab.

In the shadows: Manchester United players train on the eve of the clash at the San Mames stadium

In the shadows: Manchester United players train on the eve of the clash at the San Mames stadium

17.21: Tom Cleverley returns to the Manchester United starting line-up for the first time in a month as the Red Devils attempt to create history by reaching the Europa League quarter-finals at Athletic Bilbao's expense.

Trailing 3-2 from the first leg at Old Trafford last week, United have never previously succeeded in hauling themselves back from a European defeat on home soil.

Rio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick are also introduced to the side that started seven days ago, while the hosts make one change as Fernando Amorebieta replaces Mikel San Jose.

17.18: Full line-ups from the San Mames Stadium:

Athletic Bilbao v Man Utd
Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz, Aurtenetxe, Amorebieta, Javi Martinez, Iraola, De Marcos, Iturraspe, Ander Herrera, Muniain, Susaeta, Llorente. Subs: Raul, Toquero, San Jose, David Lopez, Inigo Perez, Ekiza, Ibai.

Man Utd: De Gea, Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Rafael Da Silva, Park, Carrick, Cleverley, Giggs, Rooney, Young. Subs: Amos, Smalling, Hernandez, Welbeck, Fabio Da Silva, Scholes, Pogba.

Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)

17.15: Chelsea have set the benchmark, Arsenal came close last week and even Tottenham had a decent attempt last December.

I am of course talking about European comebacks and tonight we are going to need a double serving if Manchester United and Manchester City are to make it through to the quarter-finals.

They are up against but as the Premier League's finest so far this season – do not put it past them. Team news coming up.

Hope: Wayne Rooney's late penalty at Old Trafford gave Manchester United hope going into the second leg

Hope: Wayne Rooney's late penalty at Old Trafford gave Manchester United hope going into the second leg

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Jose Maria Callejon goal gifts Real Madrid win over Real Mallorca

Callejon's the Real deal as youngster fires Mourinho's Madrid to late win

Jose Maria Callejon struck a late winner as Real Madrid fought back from a half-time deficit to beat Real Mallorca and provisionally move eight points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Mallorca had looked on course to claim a shock win after Tomer Hemed gave them a 39th-minute lead but Madrid drew level through substitute Gonzalo Higuain 18 minutes from time before Callejon netted an 84th-minute winner for Jose Mourinho's men.

Man in the middle: Real Madrid's stars celebrate Jose Maria Callejon's late winner over Real Mallorca

Man in the middle: Real Madrid's stars celebrate Jose Maria Callejon's late winner over Real Mallorca

The victory was Madrid's 22nd in their last 23 competitive matches and lifted them further clear of Barca, who play Real Betis tonight (Sunday).

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Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal as listless Valencia slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Real Sociedad, ensuring they stayed four points behind Barca.

Sevilla's run without a league win stretched to four games as Espanyol produced a solid defensive performance to come away from the Sanchez Pizjuan with a 0-0 draw.

Sharp shooter: Cristiano Ronaldo gets ahead of Mallorca's Chico

Sharp shooter: Cristiano Ronaldo gets ahead of Mallorca's Chico

A late own goal denied new Real Zaragoza coach Manolo Jimenez a victory on his home debut as Getafe snatched a 1-1 draw at La Romareda.

Jimenez's side took a 38th-minute lead through Maurizio Lanzaro, but with 11 minutes to go Zaragoza defender Javier Paredes inadvertently put through his own net to help Getafe salvage a point.

The only way is up: Jose Mourinho's Madrid went back to the top of La Liga

The only way is up: Jose Mourinho's Madrid went back to the top of La Liga

Goals by Michu and Piti earned Rayo Vallecano a Primera 2-1 win at Granada who finished the game with 10 men.

The home side hit back through Fran Rico in the last five minutes but they also had Inigo Lopez dismissed in injury time.

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Australian Open 2012: James Ward celebrates second qualifying round win

Ward bounces back from set down to keep Australian Open bid on track

Great Britain's James Ward came back from a set down to go forward to the second round of Australian Open qualifying.

Ward, who is the 32nd seed in the men's qualifying draw, lost the first set against Inigo Cervantes-Huegun on Wednesday but resumed the match in much better touch.

Fighting spirit: James Ward battle back to beat Spain's Inigo Cervantes-Huegun

Fighting spirit: James Ward battle back to beat Spain's Inigo Cervantes-Huegun

He won successive sets on court four to seal a (2)6-7 7-6(3) 6-1 win and will now meet Czech Ivo Minar in the next phase.

Irishman Conor Niland is out after losing his first-round match against Switzerland's Stephane Bohli 6-3 6-2.

On track: Ward remains on course to reach the first round of the Australian Open

On track: Ward remains on course to reach the first round of the Australian Open