Following a boring 0-0 draw at home to Newcastle United, Brighton won their place in the Premier League next season.
At the pace of a friendly pre-season, most of the game was played after a decent opening and will not be a contender for classics in the Premier League.
Neal Maupay hit the post with a snap-shot but was offside marked and was later unlucky not to gain a penalty after a clash with Matt Ritchie, a step that contributed to Leandro Trossard forcing Martin Dubravka into a decent save with the first try.
With Dwight Gayle’s header that went narrowly over from a corner, Steve Bruce saw his side conjure up a good first half-chance. Bruce defined his injury list as “ridiculous” ahead of the clash.
Given a series of both sides substitutions, neither has been able to crack the deadlock. While Andy Carroll headed out in the closing stages wide from two yards at the other end, Adam Webster came close with a long-range strike that was tipped off and Trossard was wasteful with a volley in the box.
The result is that
With the results, the Seagulls climb to the 15th place in the table, seven points off the relegation zone, while the Magpies remain in the 13th position.
Brighton & Hove Albion – Newcastle United 0:0
Yellow Cards: Bissouma 23, Gross 26, Stephens 46, Webster 87 – Ritchie 31, Rose 63.