Premier League | Gameweek 28 | Brighton thrash Swansea | Chelsea fall out the top-four

Brighton & Hove Albion put four past Swansea City on Saturday to open up a four points gap between them and the relegation zone.

Glenn Murray opened the scoring for the Seagulls with an 18th-minute penalty. It wouldn’t be until the 69th minute before the second goal of the game was scored either.

Murray bagged a brace mid-way through the second-half to put Brighton in pole position at the Amex Stadium and Anthony Knockaert put the game beyond doubt minutes later with Albion’s third.

A Lewis Dunk own goal with five minutes to go gave Swansea a lifeline, but their optimism didn’t last long with Jürgen Locadia making it 4-1 in injury time.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Anthony Knockaert of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates scoring his side’s third goal during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Swansea City at Amex Stadium on February 24, 2018 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Defending champions Chelsea suffered defeat away to Manchester United on Sunday, resulting in them falling out of the Champions League places in the table.

The Blues took the lead at Old Trafford through William after half an hour, but their celebrations didn’t last long. Romelu Lukaku scored against his former side to level the game for United at half-time.

Jesse Lingard completed the comeback, scoring mid-way through the second-half to earn United all three points. The Red Devils stay second in the table after the win while Chelsea fell to fifth.

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

  • Leicester City 1-1 Stoke City
  • Liverpool 4-1 West Ham United
  • West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Huddersfield Town
  • Bournemouth 2-2 Newcastle United
  • Brighton & Hove Albion 4-1 Swansea City
  • Burnley 1-1 Southampton
  • Watford 1-0 Everton

Sunday, Feb 25

  • Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
  • Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea

Published by Crippy

Sports journalist who is an avid football fan, enjoys debunking transfer rumours, loves to write pieces on players out in the cold and takes a large amount of pride getting a predicted XI 100% correct.

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