Securing Premier League survival “means everything” to Brighton said manager Chris Hughton after the Seagulls’ secured a 1-0 win over Manchester United to ensure they move away from the relegation zone.
It was wonderful that Brighton did not have to wait till the last day of the season to make efforts and move away from the relegation zone, but did the needful with just two matches to end of season.
Pascal Gross’ header from Jose Izquierdo’s cross was cleared by Marcos Rojo – but from just behind the line, with goalline technology awarding the only goal of the game.
BBC Sport reported the manager to say: “It is great for us going into the last two games knowing. We have come a long way and through some tough periods,” Hughton added.
Brighton’s first top-flight campaign since 1983 concludes with away games against Manchester City and Liverpool.
Albion – who had not won in their previous seven games – had the better chances against United and David de Gea did well to deny Glenn Murray and Izquierdo.