Brighton and Huddersfield record vital Premier League wins

Saturday was a day full of Premier League drama, with the games particular important to the teams at the bottom of the English top-flight table. The race for survival is very tight and Saturday’s results could have big implications on the relegation battle.

Brighton were one of the big winners on Saturday, as the Seagulls beat fellow strugglers Swansea City 4-1 at the Amex Stadium.

Veteran striker Glenn Murray opened the scoring for the home side in the second half before doubling his and his teams tally from the penalty spot on 69 minutes. Anthony Knockaert added a third goal on 73 minutes.

There was still time for Tammy Abraham’s effort to deflect off Lewis Dunk and Mat Ryan to give the visitors a consolation goal. On 90 minutes Dutch striker Jurgen Locadia scored his first Premier League goal on league debut.

The win moved Chris Hughton’s side up to 12th spot in the table, four points clear of the relegation zone.

Huddersfield also recorded a victory at the bottom of the Premier League, winning 2-1 at rock bottom West Brom.

The first half remained goalless. However, the Terriers took the lead early in the second half through midfielder Rajiv van La Parra. David Wagner’s side doubled their lead on 56 minutes through striker Steve Mounie.

The Baggies got a goal back just after the half-hour mark through a Craig Dawson header, but could not find an equaliser. The home side remain seven points away from safety. Meanwhile, the visitors are now three points clear of the relegation zone.

West Ham have been dragged back into the dogfight courtesy of a 4-1 defeat at high flying Liverpool. Emre Can, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all got on the scoresheet for the Reds, while Michail Antonio scored for the visitors.

Saturday’s other Premier League results:

Leicester 1-1 Stoke

Bournemouth 2-2 Newcastle

Burnley 1-1 Southampton

Watford 1-0 Everton

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