Brighton 1-1 Newcastle: Pascal Gross rescues vital point to boost Seagulls’ survival bid
Brighton took a step towards Premier League safety after Pascal Gross rescued a point against Newcastle at the Amex.
The German netted the Seagulls’ first league goal in more than 12 hours to move the club four points clear of Cardiff with two games to play.
Cardiff’s survival hopes were dealt a humongous blow with a 1-0 defeat by Fulham earlier in the day, but Chris Hughton’s men did not look like capitalising after a hopeless first-half.
Ayoze Perez gave Newcastle the lead with a thunderous volley as the hosts saw just 38% of the ball in the opening 45 minutes.
However, Brighton were reinvigorated after the break, thanks largely to the introduction of Solly March.
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And a prolonged spell was rewarded when Gross latched onto Glenn Murray’s header to nod past Martin Dubravka in the 75th minute.
The Seagulls then pushed for a winner which would’ve all-but relegated Cardiff – and Murray should’ve found it when he headed over from a yard out late on.
Nonetheless, one more win will be enough to secure Brighton’s top-flight status, and Cardiff need to win their final two games to have any chance.
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