Brighton all but safe after 1-1 draw vs Southampton in EPL

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Brighton all but secured another season in the Premier League despite allowing a second-half equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Thursday.

Danny Ings scored his 20th Premier League goal of the season to level for the hosts in the 66th minute, but the point almost certainly guarantees safety for Brighton. Graham Potter’s team is six points clear of the relegation zone with two rounds to go.

Brighton, which was coming off a 5-0 loss to Manchester City, took the lead through Neal Maupay’s first-half strike. Tariq Lamptey’s throw-in from the right was flicked on toward Maupay, who had time and space to drill home left-footed and claim his 10th
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