first_img1 Brighton celebrate Liverpool loanee Joao Teixeira’s goal against Ipswich Ipswich missed the chance to go top of the Championship by slipping to a 3-2 defeat at Brighton.Two goals from Liverpool loanee Joao Teixeira helped give the Seagulls only their third home win of the season and their first at the Amex Stadium under manager Chris Hughton.Ipswich were generally not at their best as they slipped to their first defeat in their last eight away games.Brighton, looking to improve on one of the bleakest home records in the country, enjoyed early possession and broke the deadlock in superb style in the 19th minute when Luke Chambers allowed Sam Baldock to come inside and the former Bristol city striker bent a stunning right-foot into the far corner.But the visitors hit back with the equaliser just three minutes later through top scorer Daryl Murphy, who got across skipper Gordon Greer at the near post to glide in his 18th goal of the season from Noel Hunt’s cross.The Seagulls then regained the lead through Portuguese midfielder Teixeira’s deflected striker seven minutes before the break, with the on-loan Redman on target again in first-half stoppage time with a low rifled shot.Ipswich reduced the deficit 12 minutes from time through substitute Freddie Sears, while Murphy went close at the death when he fired wide after a weaving run.Meanwhile, Ross McCormack smashed a first-half hat-trick as Fulham sank Nottingham Forest 3-2 at Craven Cottage.The Scottish striker took his goal tally for the season to ten with three brilliant long-range strikes to crank the pressure back up on Forest boss Stuart Pearce.The visitors threatened a comeback when Henri Lansbury scored either side of half-time, and would have dragged themselves level but for a glaring miss by top scorer Britt Assombalonga.But Fulham held out for a victory which was a far cry from when the teams met at the City Ground in mid-September, were top of the table Forest secured a 5-3 win over rock-bottom Fulham to signal the end of Felix Magath’s ill-fated spell in charge.last_img