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Brighton 0-2 Cardiff City: Neil Warnock’s side just two points from position of safety

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing curls his shot around the Brighton defence for his goal in the first half

Relegation-threatened Cardiff moved to within two points of Brighton – and a position of safety – with a vital Premier League win at Amex Stadium.

Neil Warnock’s side, who earned their third away victory of the season, are third from bottom with four games left.

A brilliant Nathaniel Mendez-Laing goal gave Cardiff a first-half lead, which was doubled after the break by Sean Morrison’s header.

Brighton have now lost and failed to score in their past four games.

Glenn Murray came closest to scoring for the Seagulls, skimming the bar with a shot in the second half and then hitting the post with a header in injury time.

The south coast side have five games remaining, one more than Cardiff.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 1Ryan
  • 2Bruno
  • 4Duffy
  • 5Dunk
  • 30Bernardo
  • 13Groß Substituted forAndoneat 54′minutes
  • 6Stephens
  • 24Pröpper
  • 16Jahanbakhsh Substituted forIzquierdoat 69′minutes
  • 17Murray
  • 20March

Substitutes

  • 3Bong
  • 7Kayal
  • 9Locadia
  • 10Andone
  • 19Izquierdo
  • 27Button
  • 33Burn

Cardiff

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2Peltier
  • 4Morrison
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 3BennettBooked at 79mins
  • 17Gunnarsson Substituted forBacunaat 55′minutes
  • 8Ralls
  • 19Mendez-Laing Substituted forK Harrisat 80′minutes
  • 21Camarasa
  • 33Hoilett
  • 29Niasse Substituted forZohoreat 85′minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Zohore
  • 11Murphy
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 15Bacuna
  • 23K Harris
  • 28Murphy
  • 32Healey
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
30,226

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Cardiff City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Cardiff City 2.

Attempt missed. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City).

Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Solly March with a cross.

Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Kenneth Zohore replaces Oumar Niasse.

Foul by Florin Andone (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kadeem Harris (Cardiff City).

Attempt blocked. Oumar Niasse (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Junior Hoilett.

Foul by Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. José Izquierdo (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Davy Pröpper.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Kadeem Harris replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Cardiff City) because of an injury.

Booking

Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Bennett (Cardiff City).

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis Dunk following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Sean Morrison.

Attempt blocked. Florin Andone (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by José Izquierdo.

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Morrison (Cardiff City).

Foul by Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Morrison (Cardiff City).

Attempt missed. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. José Izquierdo replaces Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

Attempt missed. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Ralls with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

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