Brighton boss Graham Potter said it was embarrassing that no fans were present at the Amex Stadium to see Danny Welbeck’s fantastic goal as his side took a huge step towards Premier League safety with a victory against Leeds.
opened the scoring with a 14th-minute spot-kick. The referee was forced to give a penalty following
’s challenge on
in the box.
Former England international produced a sublime piece of skill to control the ball inside the box before firing it into the bottom corner for his third goal in six matches.
Speaking after the victory,
: “It was a really good performance that ends in a result, so that’s great for us.
“It was important for us to get the second goal because we’ve had a lot of times this season where we’ve been 1-0 up, playing well, but haven’t managed to get the second one which kills the game off.
“It was a great bit of quality from Danny to get it, so overall a fantastic team performance.
“It’s one of those moments when you are just sad that there’s not a crowd there to enjoy it live because it would have been an off-the-seat moment.
“The turn itself was a great football action and then to finish it off as well as he did is great for Danny.”
They are now ten points ahead ofFulham
but Potter refused to declare his side safe.
“Unless my maths is incorrect, we need more points. We want more points, so we need to focus on that, we keep fighting.”