Mid Sussex Times

Welbeck and Lamptey can help Albion achieve their Euro vision next season

- Sonny Turner

Joel Veltman 50, Pascal Gross 80, Danny Welbeck 90+2

Michail Antonion 40 nine could show him to be a very important player for The Seagulls.


Potter took Yves Bissouma off at half-time, with the midfielder playing poorly. A clear message to his side that no player is exempt from being brought off. The Brighton boss bold in his substituti­ons.

Bisouma farewell?

The midfielder has been linked with a move away for some time now, and gave a possible glimpse into his future after the final whistle. As the players came out after the game to applaud the fans, Bissouma split from the group and saluted the fans solo before

West Ham verdict Brighton’s comeback victory secured the highest finish in the club’s 121-year history. The Seagulls, who could have slipped as low as 14th, climbed above Wolves into ninth spot to end in the top half of the Premier

League for the first time.

Albion head coach Graham Potter said: “I’m really proud. There have been moments in the season that have been challengin­g. I’m sure the experts out there will say, ‘should have done this, should have done that’ but generally in the Premier League it’s so difficult.

“You have to stick together, we’ve done that and to end up where we have is amazing.”

The Hammers, who suffered semi-final heartbreak in the continenta­l competitio­n just over two weeks ago, were on course to snatch sixth position from Manchester United after Michail Antonio put them ahead against Brighton.

But second-half strikes from Joel Veltman, Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck earned the Seagulls a deserved 3-1 success to prevent Moyes’ men capitalisi­ng on United’s 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace. The east London club must be content with a place in the Europa Conference League next term following the costly capitulati­on, much to the annoyance of their disgruntle­d manager.

 ?? ?? Albion players and fans celebrate
Albion players and fans celebrate
 ?? ?? Danny Welbeck in action against West Ham
Danny Welbeck in action against West Ham

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