The Seagulls move level on points with Championship leaders Newcastle United after a convincing performance against mid-table Derby County on Friday night which resulted in a 3-0 victory for the promotion challengers.
Brighton & Hove Albion’s first goal came inside five minutes when star man Anthony Knockaert slotted home from 20 yards past Rams’ goalkeeper Scott Carson.
Then a dominant home display in the first-half was rewarded with a second goal to extend Chris Hughton’s side’s advantage as David Nugent gave away the ball in midfield and striker Sam Baldock hit the net just minutes prior to the interval.
Knockaert’s man of the match performance was confirmed as the Frenchman’s cross found forward Glenn Murray at the near post to make it three-nil for Brighton.
The Seagulls’ fixture next weekend against Leeds United is their last of the season against top-half opposition, but this result means they are now level on points at the top with Newcastle who have a game in hand.
Here is how Brighton supporters reacted to the fantastic result on Twitter…..
2 back to back wins after 2 back to back losses. Bring on Leeds! #bhafc
— paige (@paigebhafc) March 10, 2017
— Steve Cornish (@stevecornish28) March 10, 2017
Pleased to see our most underrated and over criticised player picking up MoM. #bhafc
— Bryn Davies ???????? (@bryndavies) March 10, 2017
Fantastic team performance. Every single player wanted that and gave everything to get it. So happy tonight. Love you Brighton #bhafc
— Stuart Chappell (@Mareschappie) March 10, 2017
— Alex Fisher (@alexrdfisher) March 10, 2017
We bossed that match from start to finish. Do that in every home game and we'll be very difficult to overtake #bhafc
— Sam Wilson (@MrSamWilson) March 10, 2017
As good as it gets, absolutely magnificent performance. We're on our way…#bhafc
— David Southgate (@DavidSouthgate) March 10, 2017
Brighton fans, just how good was that result? Can Huddersfield still overtake you? Who would have been your man of the match? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!