Lenadro Trossard, Adam Webster and Dan Burn all scored for the Seagulls, in an enthralling contest that saw Portugal international Joao Cancelo sent off for the visitors after just ten minutes.
The result leaves Graham Potter's side 15th in the table, and could move as high as 13th on the final day of the season this weekend when they travel to take on mid-table side Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Speaking after the game, the Seagulls boss lauded Burn for scoring the 76th minute winner, and claimed: “I don't rule anything out with Dan to be honest. He is that type of character, that type of player. I am so pleased for him.
“I have spoke about him before many times about his attitude and professionalism and what he gives to the team is so important. Sometimes people don't see it but he is such an important player for us in the dressing room and as a person.
“Nice for him to get that goal. I couldn't really see how it finished up but it was nice to see it hit the back of the net.”
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Brighton & Hove Albion and the rest of the Premier League, as the build-up to this weekend's action begins:
5. Pundit makes Kane claim
Football pundit Frank McAvennie has claimed that Spurs' Harry Kane is aware of who the club's new permanent manager, and that this played a part in his decision to leave the club. He could cost a whopping £150m, with Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea all keen. (Football Insider)
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6. Blades linked with Russell
Sheffield United and Fulham have both been credited with an interest in Kansas City forward Johnny Russell. The Scotland international has been playing out in the MLS since 2018, but could leave on the cheap before his contract expires in October. (The Sun)
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7. Whites tipped to land Cunha
Leeds United are the fresh favourites to sign Hoffenheim's £25m-rated star Matheus Cunha, ahead of the likes of Monaco and Napoli. The Brazil international has scored seven goals and made four assists in the Bundesliga this season. (SkyBet)
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8. Bamford named as potential Kane replacement
Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has been tipped a possible replacement for Harry Kane at Spurs, alongside the likes of Brentford's Ivan Toney and Southampton's Danny Ings who are set to be in high demand this summer. (Daily Mail)