Tottenham secured safe passage into the last eight of the Capital One Cup with an unconvincing 2-0 victory against out-of-form Brighton
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Rohan Ince is built like a baby giraffe.
Gus Poyet seems to be a popular appointment as Sunderland manager, but one of his former Brighton players described him as "the worst person" in football last month.
Ex-Spanish international Vicente, who spent last season on the south coast, does not rate Poyet's top flight credentials.
– Spanish winger Vicente speaking to the Sun newspaper
I do not know if he could manage in the Premier League. I have my doubts. He is the worst person I have come across in football. He is a selfish person, very egocentric. I say that because this is how I feel. If you miss with a shot in training he makes fun — that is unacceptable.
#readingfc line up: McCarthy, Gunter, Kelly, Pearce, Morrison (C), Karacan, Guthrie, Williams, Drenthe, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak
Brighton: Kuszczak; Calderon, Greer (c), Upson, Ward; Crofts, Andrews, Forster-Caskey; David, LuaLua, Ulloa
PA Sport understands a proposed move to Brighton for Leicester defender Paul Konchesky has fallen though.
The former England international's wages are thought to have been a stumbling block but the left-back also preferred to remain with the Foxes rather than join their Sky Bet Championship rivals.
Andy Crofts' second-half goal earned Brighton their first win of the season at the expense of Birmingham.
Birmingham, who also lost their opening home match 1-0 to Watford, could count themselves unlucky as they twice hit the woodwork in the second half but it was Crofts' clinical 73rd-minute strike which proved the difference as new Brighton coach Oscar Garcia celebrated his maiden win in the hotseat.