Leeds 2 - 1 Brighton

Brian McDermott felt his Leeds side reaped the rewards of never saying die as Luke Murphy saw off Brighton with a 94th-minute winner.

Live updates

Brighton and Hove Albion just miss out at Leeds United

Leeds United's Lee Peltier (left) and Brighton & Hove Albion's Kazenga Lualua in action Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The midfielder's decisive strike earned a 2-1 win over last season's beaten play-off semi-finalists, sending the majority of a sold-out Elland Road into delirium on a day which had been heralded as the first of a new era at the club.

Leeds had not appeared so sure-footed early on, however, and it was Brighton who made the first impression as Andrea Orlandi forced Kenny into action from 25 yards.

The early stages certainly gave a nod to Garcia's philosophy - Brighton were happy to roll the ball around - and with 13 minutes gone it bore fruit as Ulloa haunted Leeds again.

Brighton had been largely contained since their goal at that point, but suddenly reintroduced themselves to the game at the three-quarter mark with only Kenny stopping them from regaining the lead.

For a full round-up of all today's action click here for in-depth match coverage from ITV Sport

Back to top