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Charlton's Lawrie Wilson celebrates scoring during the Championship match at The Valley Credit: Phil Cole/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Charlton have taken a 3-1 lead over Brighton in the early Championship kick-off. Brighton took the lead through Ulloa after 22 minutes, but Charlton hit back with two goals from Wilson and another from Kermorgant.

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Former Brighton chairman to receive award as park and ride scheme for club announced

Dick Knight Credit: Brighton University

The man credited with saving Brighton and Hove Albion football club is being honoured by the University of Brighton.

Dick Knight, the former club chairman who rescued the club after its home at the old Goldstone Ground in Hove closed, is to receive a Master of Arts on Friday July 26.

The news came as plans were agreed for land at Brighton Racecourse to offer park and ride facilities for up to 700 cars for Albion matches.

The land has been used in this way on a temporary basis for the last two years.

The club has been criticised for traffic problems on the A27 leading up to the Amex Stadium on match days.

BREAKING NEWS: Brighton uphold decision to sack Poyet

Former Seagulls manager Gus Poyet. Credit: PA

Brighton and Hove Albion have upheld their dismissal of former manager Gus Poyet for gross misconduct.

A statement released by the club today said:

"Following a suspension, investigation, disciplinary meeting, and separate appeal hearing, conducted by three members of the club's board on 11th July and 12th July, Brighton & Hove Albion today confirmed that after further consideration Gus Poyet's dismissal for gross misconduct has been upheld.

"The panel's decision was delivered to Gus Poyet and his advisers a short time ago.

"The club's internal disciplinary process is now complete. In line with the club's policy to ensure and maintain confidentiality and dignity throughout this process, no further details of the disciplinary or appeal hearings will be released at this time.

"Despite the extremely disappointing end to Mr Poyet's career with Brighton & Hove Albion, the club would like to acknowledge Mr Poyet's service to the club, which included leading the club to the League One championship in 2011 and to its highest league finish for more than 30 years in 2013."

Gus Poyet to appeal against dismissal

Gus Poyet says he intends to appeal against his dismissal as manager of Brighton and Hove Albion. The Uruguayan says he only learned of his sacking while appearing on live TV last night.

But the club says Poyet knew his dismissal was imminent. The manager fell out of favour when the Seagulls failed to gain promotion to the Premiership. Watch Malcolm Shaw's report.

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Poyet sacking - new Seagulls statement

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove Albion FC said: "In relation to comments made by Gus Poyet on BBC Match of the Day last night, the club would like to point out that its disciplinary panel considered the matter on the afternoon of Friday 21st June and for most of Saturday 22nd June.

"The club spent much of Sunday 23rd June in discussion with Gus and his representatives. For legal reasons we cannot say anything about the content of those discussions but Gus was well aware, before he appeared on the BBC last evening, that his dismissal was pending.

"Given Gus has a right to appeal the decision to dismiss him, the club will not be making any further comment on this matter at this time."

Gus Poyet to launch appeal against dismissal

Gus Poyet is set to launch an appeal against his dismissal as Brighton manager after he learned he had been sacked on live TV last night.

Brighton revealed Poyet's three-and-a-half-year tenure had been terminated following a decision by the npower Championship club's internal disciplinary panel into a, so far, unidentified matter.

The statement claimed the club had informed Poyet of the decision, however, the stunned boss refuted that live on air after learning the news while acting as a pundit on the BBC for the Confederations Cup.

Twitter reaction after Gus Poyet sacked

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Brighton are stupid to have sacked Gus Poyet.They were one of the hardest teams to play against for Bolton this year. What has he even done?

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Thank you Gus Poyet. The greatest Brighton manager in my life time. Thank you for bringing us the Orchestra of Flair x #bhafc #Gracias

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Just seen the Gus Poyet video of his sacking during half time tonight on the BBC. Disgraceful the way the club has treated him #embarassing

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