The result leaves the Seagulls a solid seven points clear of the relegation zone in 16th place, and they also have the luxury of a game in hand over 18th place Fulham.
Speaking after the game, Brighton boss Graham Potter revealed his annoyance with defender Ben White for his late sending off, after picking up a second yellow card. The Seagulls boss said: “I did not clearly see the first yellow. Then (the second yellow) we are caught up the pitch with a turn over.
“I think it was a one v. one situation and he makes a challenge and I think it is a yellow card. So we will have to adapt and deal with that.”
Next up, Brighton return to top-tier action this weekend, when they travel to take on already-relegated Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday night.
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 reaction to the midweek action continues:
1. Foxes eye Italian wonderkid
Leicester City and Arsenal have both been linked with Empoli starlet Samuele Ricci. The teenage star, who has been capped at U21 level for Italy, is set to be sold this summer as he moves into the final year of his contract. (Tuttomercato)
Photo: Gabriele Maltinti
2. Spurs eye Sarri
Ex-Chelsea and Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has emerged as a contender for the Spurs job. He won the Europa League with the Blues and did the domestic league and cup double with Juventus before getting the sack last August. (Daily Mail)
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3. Premier League sides miss out Alaba
A host of Premier League sides, including Chelsea and Man Utd, have missed out on the chance to sign Bayern Munich defender David Alaba. The Germany international has just agreed a five-year deal with Real Madrid. (Sky Sports
Photo: Martin Rose
4. Burnley in for Johnson
Burnley look set to go head-to-head with Brentford to sign Nottingham Forest striker Brennan Johnson. He's played a pivotal role in Lincoln City's push for promotion from League One while on loan with the Imps this season. (The Athletic)
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