Murray demands response from Brighton after Craven Cottage collapse

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Glenn Murray wants Brighton to move on quickly from their second-half collapse at Fulham.

Two first-half goals from Murray had put Brighton in the driving seat against the struggling Cottagers at Craven Cottage.

But after the break Calum Chambers pulled one back, Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice and Luciano Vietto wrapped up a dramatic 4-2 win the the hosts.

The Seagulls have now lost three matches on the spin in the Premier League for the first time, but they have a chance to bounce back at home to Watford on Saturday.

“Looking at the positives, it’s probably one of the best first halves of football we’ve played all season,” Murray told the club website.

“It’s not all bad news, we’ve lost the game in disappointing circumstances, but it’s about putting it to bed as soon as possible and we’ve got an opportunity to do so on Saturday.

“Everyone reacts differently and no one is more disappointed than me, but I know that you can’t dwell on things in the Premier League.

“It’s about getting on the horse again and there’s another three points up for grabs.”

Life does not get any easier for Fulham, who have yet to win away this season and travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Their home form will be vital to their survival chances, but the next four visitors to the Cottage are Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.

Fulham remain second from bottom, but manager Claudio Ranieri insists they can stay up.

“I want to keep seeing this fighting spirit we have shown,” said Ranieri.

“For us every match is tough, but they are crucial because we are in the relegation zone. We are confident – this match and result was very important for us.

“We always believe but we have to restart because we have another tough match ahead of us on Saturday.”

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