FA Cup: Middlesbrough v Brighton & Hove Albion - BBC Sport Brighton head coach Roberto de Zerbi admits that the Carabao Cup defeat by Charlton is "in my head" as he aims to avoid an upset
Boro 1-1 Brighton LIVE: Updates from the FA Cup third-round clashMiddlesbrough host Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup third round as Michael Carrick's side look to keep their run of good form going. Boro go into the game on the back of three straight league wins and six from their last seven. While they come up against Premier League opposition in this one, they had great success in last season's competition, beating Manchester United and Tottenham on their way to the quarter-finals.
4 mins 0-0Craig JohnsBrighton slickYou can see the difference in tempo so far, with Brighton really slick and knocking the ball around well. Boro respectful of that and a little deeper and more disciplined so far today. No chances for Brighton yet, but one there where the lively Mitoma saw a cross just over his head. 1 min 0-0KEY EVENTKick-offWe are under way! 14:57Craig JohnsHere come the playersKick-off is just moments away! 14:54Craig JohnsDan BarlaserThe Boro target only on the bench for Rotherham today. Someone Boro would like this month, but given they can get him for nothing in the summer, it's one they don't need to push too hard for. 14:47Craig JohnsWarm-ups completePlayers just heading back down the tunnel now as they get ready for their final instructions and kick-off approaches.
New boy Cameron Archer is on the bench as is young George Gitau - an academy right-back - with nine subs allowed in this competition. A strong side named by Carrick. Starting XI: Steffen, Smith, McNair, Fry, Giles, Howson, Hackney, Forss, McGree, Akpom, Crooks. Subs: Roberts, Gitau, Bola, Jones, Mowatt, Watmore, Hoppe, Muniz, Archer. 14:00KEY EVENTBoro team news is in! Just one change as McNair is in for Lenihan. Archer makes the bench.
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