In Brighton vs Leeds, 2-0 tally, Graham Potter’s hosts secured a 10-point gap away from the relegation.
Brighton moved within touching distance of Premier League safety for another season with a victory over Leeds United.
This win comes to instill more confidence in the hosts, who held Chelsea vs Brighton to a close 0-0 draw.
Brighton vs Leeds 2-0
The First Half
The meeting started badly for the visitors. After just less than a quarter of an hour in the penalty area Ezgjan Alioski fouled Danny Welbeck.
The referee had no doubts when he awarded hosts Brighton a penalty. Pascal Gross approached the ball and although the goalkeeper sensed his intentions, he headed the ball into the net.
The visitors rushed to attack after this, but they lacked accuracy. Brighton, meanwhile, were looking to add to their tally before the break and double their lead.
Leandro Trossard had a great opportunity to score after a defensive disaster, but he sent the ball over the crossbar.
Welbeck’s shot just missed the post too, and, at half-time break, the referee sent both teams to the locker room.
The Second Half
Shortly after the change of sides, after a great rally, Dan Burn put the ball to Joel Veltman. However, the latter he unfortunately missed.
Leeds players played ambitiously, but without any really cognition, which did not translate into goals.
Meanwhile, Ben White had further excellent opportunities for Brighton, but, like Neal Maupay after him, he wasted it again.
Meanwhile, Veltman hit Jack Harrison’s hand, but from a very close distance. It was so close that the referee rightly decided not to dictate another penalty kick in this match.
Then, in the 79th minute, Welbeck fantastically deceived the defenders in the penalty area with an impressive nod. And with a powerful shot into the long corner he calmed the situation on the pitch.
The hosts put the seal on Saturday’s victory after a moment of superiority from their rivals.