Brighton manager Graham Potter lauded his sides performance after admitting they had to match Leeds in two key fundamental areas to have a hope of winning.
Brighton took a giant step towards Premier League safety with a vital three points against Leeds. The Seagulls were the better team from start to finish, creating countless chances throughout the contest.
Just two were taken – Pascal Gross from the spot and a sublime Danny Welbeck effort – but they were enough as the once-potent Leeds attack was comfortably nullified.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the match, Potter said: “A big victory and a big performance. One with a lot of quality and a lot of character.
“Disappointed with the last one and you have to respond and the players did. Overall a fully deserved three points.
“We deserved the two-goal lead. Sometimes you don’t get what you deserve.
“Danny Welbeck has that quality. He has scored some good goals for us. He has contributed to what we have done on the pitch. He is a Premier League player and he has fantastic attributes as a player and a person.
“It was one of our best performances. You have to match Leeds for their effort and honesty and I felt we did that really well.
“There are still a lot of points to play for and we want to get more points as well.”
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Goalscorer Welbeck also spoke to the press, telling BBC Sport: “I am happy to get the goal. It was an important game for us and as a team we are all really happy to put in a performance like that against a tough team.
“We created some good chances. We maybe could have got another goal to have a bit more of a cushion but once I got that second goal it put us in a good position.
“It is one of those situations where the ball is in the air, you are looking around your peripheral and you are looking at what solutions you can go to next. I am really pleased with that goal.
“With the good players we have I know we can do much better than we are. We’ve got a good group of players and the right staff here.”