EPL: Brighton provisionally move to sixth with 3-1 win at Southampton | Football News


SOUTHAMPTON: Brighton & Hove Albion provisionally climbed to sixth in the Premier League table after winning 3-1 at Southampton in a thrilling game The day after Christmas shock.
A header from Adam Lallana and a superb long-range strike from Solly March with Romain PerraudThe own goal helped Brighton take their points tally to 24 – two more than seventh-placed Liverpool, who will play at Aston Villa later.
Brighton took the lead in the 15th minute when Lallana scored against his former club after hitting March’s cross and sending his header into the net as goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu missed an easy save.
The visitors doubled their lead in the 35th minute after defender Perraud turned the ball into his own net while trying to clear a Pervis Estupinan cross.
March made it 3-0 in the 55th minute with a sensational effort from outside the box after cutting in from the right side for a brilliant solo move. Brighton could have scored a fourth goal soon after but Kaoru Mitoma’s header went wide.
In the 73rd minute, Southampton was awarded a penalty for Pascal Gross’ foul on Samuel Edozie and although James Ward-Prowse’s kick was saved by the keeper Robert Sanchezthe Southampton skipper nodded on the rebound.



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