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Brighton secured their first ever top half finish in the Premier League beating West Ham 3-1 with late goals from Pascal Groß and Danny Welbeck.

The three points for the Seagulls mean they finish the season in their highest ever position of ninth and three points above rivals Crystal Palace.

Graham Potter was delighted with the ninth placed finish for his side, “It’s 51 points in the Premier League, it’s something for us all to be really proud of.”

Groß put the home side ahead in the 80th minute with a stunning strike into the top corner from just inside the box.

Potter announced after the game the German is close to agreeing to extending his stay, “I think it’s relatively done. He’s a legend, I would say a Brighton legend certainly of the Premier League.”

Welbeck then ensured the victory in injury time heading home from a brilliant Groß corner to send the Amex wild.

David Moyes’ side missed out on a chance to qualify for the Europa league with Manchester United losing but they have secured a second successive European season, qualifying for the Europa conference league.

“I’m just feeling a missed opportunity and I think that we didn’t play well enough today.”

West Ham took the lead after 40 minutes through Michail Antonio, who outmuscled Lewis Dunk before smashing the ball into the top corner with his weaker foot.

However, Graham Potter’s side equalised just after half time with Solly March laying the ball of to Joël Veltman in the box and the Dutchman squeezed the ball under Łukasz Fabiański, who should have done better.

Brighton scored two in the second half to secure victory and Moyes was disgusted with his side’s defending, “They could have driven a bus through us so many times.”

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May 2024