Southampton moved five points clear of the relegation zone as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored the only goal against Brighton at the Amex Stadium.
The Saints captain latched on to Nathan Redmond’s pass to poke the ball past Mat Ryan and give the visitors a second consecutive league victory.
Nathan Redmond produced the only shot on target in a disappointing first half, but Hojbjerg’s strike sparked the game into life.
Martin Montoya came closest to the equaliser, and a first league goal for Brighton, but his fierce effort struck the Saints’ crossbar.
The visitors held on to claim their fourth away win of the season and move level with their hosts on 33 points.
Source – BBC