2020-21 English Premier League
  • Ché Adams (27')
  • Lewis Dunk (16')
  • Leandro Trossard (56')

Brighton secure big win against Southampton in battle to avoid relegation

Brighton & Hove Albion secured a massive win in their battle to avoid relegation as goals from Lewis Dunk and Leandro Trossard led them to a 2-1 victory against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium on Sunday.

Winger Trossard said the victory was a relief for Graham Potter's side.

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"We were the better team overall and finally we got the three points," the 26-year-old said. "It's a relief and now we can build on that."

Brighton captain Dunk scored the opener with a thumping header into the bottom corner in the 16th minute after midfielder Pascal Gross curled the ball into the penalty area.

Southampton drew level 11 minutes later through forward Che Adams who volleyed home after Dunk had failed to clear the ball inside the box. It was the English forward's third goal in as many league games.

Brighton regained the lead in the 56th minute when Trossard fired from 12 yards out following a through pass from striker Danny Welbeck who was set up on the edge of the box by midfielder Adam Lallana.

Brighton climbed one place up the table to 16th, on 29 points after 28 games, three points above the relegation zone.

Southampton, who topped the standings in November, are 14th with 33 points from 29 matches.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 6 +11 14
2 Manchester City 6 +11 13
3 Chelsea 6 +10 13
4 Manchester United 6 +8 13
5 Everton 6 +5 13
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 +3 13
7 West Ham United 6 +5 11
8 Aston Villa 6 +2 10
9 Brentford 6 +3 9
10 Arsenal 6 -5 9
11 Tottenham Hotspur 6 -5 9
12 Watford 6 -2 7
13 Leicester City 6 -3 7
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 -2 6
15 Crystal Palace 6 -3 6
16 Southampton 6 -3 4
17 Newcastle United 6 -7 3
18 Leeds United 6 -8 3
19 Burnley 6 -6 2
20 Norwich City 6 -14 0