Tau's Brighton move closer to safety

English Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion solidified their fight against the drop in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Leeds United on Saturday evening.

Percy Tau remained an absentee, as Brighton hauled out two changes from the loss at Sheffield United with Ben White and Dan Burn called back into the fold.

Brighton entered into a 14th minute lead from the penalty spot through Pascal Gross after Ezgjan Alioski was flagged for bringing down Danny Welbeck in the danger area.

The travelling side nearly pulled themselves all square again five minutes later from hesitant defending by Brighton, but Burn rushed back to make a timeous defensive clearance.

Brighton however should’ve increased their lead a little before five minutes from the break through Leandro Trossard from a cutback by Welbeck, but he went and snapped wide.

Another inviting chance went the way of the host seconds before the interval from a teasing effort in the area by Welbeck, but the latter went wide of the far post.

Leeds started off the second half with a substitution in Ian Poveda, who filled in for Alioski, whereas the Seagulls stuck with the tried and tested from the first spell.

A strong start to the second stanza from the Seagulls followed up with a ball from the left-side by Burn entered the area only for Joel Veltman to drill over the top.

Smart bit of play continued to set the Seagulls apart midway through the second half as good work into the area from Trossard released Neal Maupay, but he scooped wide.

Welbeck made the result safe with 12 minutes to go after he brought down a ball over the top to evade one challenge for a thumping finish.

Brighton managed to hold on before fulltime to confirm the win that takes them 10 points clear from the relegation zone.

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