Securing Premier League survival “means everything” to Brighton said manager Chris Hughton after the Seagulls’ 1-0 win over Manchester United ensure another season in the top flight.
Pascal Gross’ header from Jose Izquierdo’s cross was cleared by Marcos Rojo – but from just behind the line, with goalline technology awarding the only goal of the game.
“It is great for us going into the last two games knowing. We have come a long way and through some tough periods,” Hughton added.
Brighton’s first top-flight campaign since 1983 concludes with away games against Manchester City and Liverpool.
Albion – who had not won in their previous seven games – had the better chances against United and David de Gea did well to deny Glenn Murray and Izquierdo.
Marcus Rashford forced a good save from Mat Ryan in the second half.