Saints end Seagulls' run

Southampton boosted their hopes of automatic promotion by ending Brighton's unbeaten home record with a 2-1 win.

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Fonte: Found the back of the net

Fonte: Found the back of the net

Substitute David Connolly and Jose Fonte ended Albion's run of 12 successive home wins after Ashley Barnes gave Gus Poyet's side the lead in first-half stoppage time with his 17th goal of the season following a weak backpass by Radhi Jaidi.

Rickie Lambert headed firmly against the post for Saints before Connolly levelled with a close-range shot after Lambert won a header at the far post. Fonte secured all three points for Saints in the last minute with a superbly directed header at the far post.

Southampton made a bright start and Brighton full-back Marcos Painter was forced to clear off the line following a shot by Brazilian Guly Do Prado in the fourth minute.

Brighton's Danish keeper Casper Ankergren was well positioned to hold a low free-kick from Lambert.

Seagulls' leading marksman Glenn Murray directed a header over five minutes before the break following a cross from the right by Inigo Calderon.

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