Brighton & Hove Albion have themselves to thank and to a small extent Derby County for securing a place in next season’s English top flight football. The Seagulls beat Wigan 2-1 thanks to goals from Glenn Murray and Solly March, ending a 34 year long wait for promotion to the Premier League as Derby’s Jacob Butterfield scored late to dent his former club’s hopes of automatic promotion as they held Huddersfield 1-1 at home.
The wait however, won’t apply so much to Glenn Murray following his spells at Crystal Palace and Bournemouth and he will undoubtedly use his experience to make sure they are not relegation favourites come next season.
Brighton will become the 48th club to play in the Premier League.
The win over Wigan leaves them 7 points clear off 2nd placed Newcastle, who have been undone by their recent poor form which has seen them win only 4 of their last 11 fixtures.