Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace scores a penalty for his team's first goal
08 December, 2018, 17:44
Shortly after Shane Duffy was sent off, Brighton doubled their lead off a corner.
Murray scored a penalty in Tuesday night's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, before being forced out after 35 minutes.
Florin Andone came off the bench to replace Murray, and laid down a marker to stay in the team with a fine individual effort for Brighton's third goal.
West Ham's goals figures are fairly mixed under Pellegrini, although the most compelling statistic in favour of backing over 2.5 goals is that they have gone above that mark in seven of the nine matches in which they have scored.
Palace have been very good in their own end this season, conceding only 17 goals, the sixth fewest in the Premier League this season. Hughton decided not to start leading scoring Glenn Murray and Alireza Jahanbakhsh against Huddersfield.
Brighton and Palace share a feisty rivalry with the fixture dubbed the "M23 derby" after the road that links the two clubs and last season's fixture was marred by crowd disturbances.
Brighton have now won six Premier League games this term and are placed 10th with 21 points in the EPL log.
- Seagulls striker Glenn Murray has scored the opening goal in five Premier League games this season - only Mohamed Salah (6) has done so in more.
Palace went into the game on the back of an impressive 2-0 win against Burnley, but were brought back down to earth with a bump despite their opponents playing over 60 minutes with 10 men. Brighton will take on Burnley at Turf Moor on the same day.