Potter praises Welbeck as ‘good’ as Brighton invade Leeds

Graham Potter has praised Danny Welbeck’s ‘great attributes’ following Brighton’s 2-0 win over Leeds.

The Gulls took an enormous step in the direction of Premier League security with solely their third home league victory this season.

Pascal Gross opened the scoring with a 14th-minute kick. The referee was forced to kick a penalty following Ezgjan Alioski’s challenge on Welbeck within the field.


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The Whites by no means obtained going and didn’t trouble Brighton’s backline, which included former Leeds loanee Ben White.

Welbeck ultimately made two within the 79th minute.

Pascal Struijk’s clearance fell to Welbeck, who pulled a great Cruyff turn away from his marker.

He then sent a left-footed drive past goalkeeper Illan Meslier for his fifth Premier League goal of the marketing campaign.

That principally ended proceedings at Amex Stadium as Brighton reached 37 points.

Talking after the victory, Potter said BBC Sport: “Nice victory and great performance. One with a number of high quality and a number of character. [We were] disappointed with the last one, it’s a must to reply and the players did. General, three deserving points.

“We deserved a two goal lead. Generally, you do not get what you deserve.

“Danny Welbeck has that high quality. He has scored some good goals for us. He has contributed to what we’ve executed on the field. He’s a Premier League player and has great attributes each as a player and an individual.

“It was one among our best performances. You must match Leeds for his or her effort and honesty and I felt we did it very well.

“There are nonetheless a number of points to play for and we would like extra points too.”

They’re now ten points forward of Fulham’s Scott Parker, who wants a win against them Chelsea Saturday evening to have any hope of survival.

Brighton have surprised loads of possibilities this season so Potter might be happy with how Welbeck gave them a two-goal cushion.

The frontman confirmed why he played on the highest level earlier in his career as he turned good for the second goal.

Their subsequent sport is against the Wolves on Sunday Could 9.

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