Danny Welbeck reflects on Brighton's game plan to combat Leeds United and complete Whites double

DANNY Welbeck hailed the execution of a Brighton game plan designed to combat Leeds United after a 2-0 victory at the Amex.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 7:17 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st May 2021, 7:20 pm

Welbeck proved problematic throughout Saturday's Premier League contest and the Seagulls forward was brought down by Gjanni Alioski in the 13th minute for a Brighton penalty.

Pascal Gross powered home his spot kick and Welbeck later bagged his side's second goal of the game following a neat turn and crisp finish 11 minutes from time.

The victory took Graham Potter's side ten points clear of the dropzone as part of a display in which the hosts created significantly more chances than their ninth-placed visitors.

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MENACE: Brighton forward Danny Welbeck, right, pictured during Saturday's clash at the Amex as Leeds United's Diego Llorente, left, looks to close in. Photo by John Sibley - Pool/Getty Images.

The Seagulls managed 17 attempts of which five were on target whereas the Whites had just 11 shots at goal with only two on target.

The triumph also enabled Brighton to complete a league double over Leeds following January's 1-0 triumph at Elland Road.

"Obviously it was very important today," said Welbeck, speaking on Amazon Prime Video.

"It was a great victory and we knew we were up against a tough side and that it was going to be a really intense game.

"We had our game plan right and we set up well and we executed it also so it's obviously a joy to get the three points at the end of the 90 minutes."

Asked if he was surprised that his side created more chances than Leeds, Welbeck reasoned: "We had a game plan and we knew it was going to be tough.

"But we had our tactics, how to play against them and it came off today.

"We put in a very good performance and set ourselves on our way to finishing off the season strongly."

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