English Premiership

Soaring Seagulls edge Swans

2017-11-04 20:08
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Cape Town - A scruffy goal from Glenn Murray was enough for Brighton to inflict a 1-0 defeat over Swansea in their English Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium.

In a must-win game at home for the inconsistent Swansea City, they showed little determination and resilience against a well organised Brighton & Hove Albion outfit.

The newly promoted visitors played with the swagger and assurance as a seasoned top-flight side, which is a worrying sign for manager Paul Clement.

Within their sixth season in the Premier League, the Welsh based outfit have now lost twice at home to newly promoted side - after their defeat to Newcastle United in September.

And it was a shocking mistake from an experienced member of Clement's side that allowed Murray in for his fourth goal in three games just before the half-hour mark.

The impressive Anthony Knockaert's whipped cross was allowed to find the Englishman, who deflected the ball into the back of the net with his knee from close range.

While the rest of the encounter the home side failed to ever test Houghton's defence enough to walk away with a point, leaving the Seagulls as high as eighth.

Swansea's seventh defeat in 11 games leave them languishing in 18th place.

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