'Outstanding' - Brighton & Hove Albion duo lauded for efforts in win over Leeds United
Brighton & Hove Albion claimed a precious three points in the Premier League last weekend, as they defeated Leeds United 2-0 at the Amex Stadium to all but secure their safety away from the relegation zone.
BBC Sport pundit and broadcaster Garth Crooks selected both Danny Welbeck and Lewis Dunk in his team of week, alongside the likes of Chelsea's Kai Havertz, Spurs' Gareth Bale and West Ham United's Craig Dawson.
Justifying Welbeck's selection, Crooks claimed: “This wasn't the greatest game I've ever seen but Graham Potter and his Brighton players won't give two hoots about that... The difference between the two sides was Danny Welbeck.
“The former Manchester United and Arsenal striker was responsible for Ezgjan Alioski's panic attack and the subsequent penalty award before producing a moment of magic to fire home probably one of the most important goals of his career. Welbeck's decision to go to Brighton was a sound one.”
Turning his attention to Dunk, the former Spurs star said: “This was another sterling performance by Lewis Dunk. The Brighton captain has been outstanding again this season and for me their player of the season.
“For most of this game, Leeds played into Dunk's strengths. As the visitors became more desperate to get back into the game, the more they played long balls into the box from a wide position. Dunk must have thought it was his birthday as he comfortably dealt with the threat. Patrick Bamford never had a kick either. Dunk snuffed that threat out as well.”
The Seagulls return to action this weekend, when they travel to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.