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Brighton and Hove Albion's Neal Maupay shoots. Photo: Neil Hall/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Brighton and Hove Albion's Neal Maupay shoots. Photo: Neil Hall/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Brighton and Hove Albion's Neal Maupay shoots. Photo: Neil Hall/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Brighton & Hove Albion all but ensured their Premier League status for another season as they held out for a 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.

Frenchman Neal Maupay gave Brighton the half-time lead but Danny Ings pulled one back in the 66th minute for Saints, who kept up a furious second-half onslaught but were unable to convert it into a come-from-behind win.

Brighton moved up to 37 points, six above the relegation zone with two games remaining and a vastly superior goal difference, but still need a point to be certain of survival.

Southampton remained in 12th place on 46 points.

Brighton took the lead in the 17th minute when Tariq Lamptey's long throw was flicked on by Glenn Murray and Maupay allowed the ball to run along his body before finishing with a reverse angle shot.

The equaliser came after the hour mark when Ings was set clear by Nathan Redmond's pass, and there was little doubt he would finish for his 20th league goal of the season.

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