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Summary

  1. All the action from Leeds United v Brighton & Hove Albion
  2. Chris Wood heads the opener for Leeds United, before adding a second from a penalty

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By Katie Whyatt

All times stated are UK

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Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Thanks for joining us on the live text blog tonight. 

It was a tight first half but Leeds produced the goods thanks to Chris Wood's pinpoint header and well-taken penalty. 

It's the international break now, so we'll be back on April 1st, when Leeds go to Reading. 

Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

International break - right time?

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

I think the international break has come at the right time for Leeds - they'll enter it in a good, healthy position in the league. They can have a bit of time off, be a bit more relaxed, but Monk will keep them focused - they won't be jetting off to Marbella. 

No Jansson - Noel's thoughts

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Monk made a selection and it worked - the team comes before any individual player and that is always the case. We might not agree with his decisions at the outset, but Monk sees the team every day. Monk picks a side to go out there and win, and he's done that today. He's a strong man and he's not scared to make big decisions. Jansson wasn't there but Leeds still put in a strong performance. 

Winners take their chances

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Warren Aspinall

Ex-Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

Rob Green has made some terrific saves today - at least four, from four good chances. I don't think Stockdale had a save to make - it came down to those two Leeds goals. There will be swings and roundabouts but I think Brighton will secure automatic promotion before their final game of the season. 

BreakingNO NEW LEEDS INJURIES

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Garry Monk says there are no new injury concerns after that game - but they'll check again in the morning. 

GARRY MONK: We limited a very dangerous side

Leeds v Brighton

Garry Monk
PA

I will make the decisions I feel are best for the group, but that's been the way since the start of the season - everyone must be ready, and everyone will have their time. 

Rob Green has been excellent, along with all of them. His experience and the way he is, the example he sets - he deserves that [new deal] and we're all delighted for him. 

I think it was a very good performance considering who we were playing against - a top team and a top manager. We limited a very dangerous side to not much and this group put in a really high-level performance, again. 

I think we'd missed a couple of chances before Wood's first goal but we kept pushing, kept trying to carve them open. I don't really think there was a single player you could pick out - it was everyone. We tried to wrestle the front foot from them and overall I think we were the team that looked most on the front foot. I keep saying it but Brighton are a brilliant side. 

I don't watch penalties - I pick someone in the crowd and focus on them. If they stand up, I know it's gone in. If they sit down, I know it hasn't!

It came down to chances

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Warren Aspinall

Ex-Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

I thought March was key today and he created loads. They doubled up on Knockaert and he couldn't get into the game at all. In the last nine games, he's either scored or created chances - and you need to take those in games. Leeds had two good chances and took them both. Brighton had three and took none. It's another game chalked off and Brighton are as they were. Huddersfield lost. 

I thought Brighton played quite well in the second half. They'll move on. 

GARRY MONK: It doesn't get better than that

Leeds v Brighton

Garry Monk
PA

I think we deserved that result and we deserved the win, but we were playing against an excellent side. It was always going to be a difficult game, but from start to finish, defensively and offensively, the way we put that game plan on the pitch - it's made another brilliant night at Elland Road. 

It's never perfect - I don't think you can get perfection - but they were very close tonight. The team were pushing and fighting for each other, and I said at the end, 'You can see what you can achieve.' We made them look not as good as they have been, and that's credit to my players. Two goals and a clean sheet against a very good side - it doesn't get better than that. 

Another brilliant game

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

You looked around and there were almost some childlike smiles among the Leeds fans - they just didn't want to leave. It's just been another brilliant day. The Norwich game in the cup was a turning point when you felt things shift and come together - this has taken that to another level. 

No fluke

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Brighton are a team that was up there last season and spent big, score at will and have the meanest defence in the league. Leeds have put in a fantastic performance and emerging with three points was no fluke. They won their physical battles and it's about taking chances. Brighton were always going to get chances but they never took them. 

What could Brighton have done better?

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Warren Aspinall

Ex-Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

It was great movement for Leeds' first goal - it was the ball back across that made it. You have to give them credit for that. It wasn't a bad performance from Brighton, by any means.

Maybe Brighton were a little too compact - they could have frustrated Leeds and used the counter a little better. 

Murray won't score every chance he gets but goals change games. That's the difference - fine margins. 

Leeds fans key

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

I think confidence is just oozing out of everybody because of how united everyone is - everyone is enjoying playing at Leeds. The fans have come out in their thousands again and the noise they've created has urged the players on once more. 

A deserved win

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Katherine Hannah

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Brighton have been good and had chances, but Leeds took theirs, and that made such a huge difference. When Wood went up to take that penalty - I normally hate to watch them, but you knew that was in. He was so confident in the run-up.

It was also just reward for Monk's substitutions, for Leeds' willingness to push on into the penalty area. 

The Championship results

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Today's Championship results:

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What does this mean for Brighton?

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

We shouldn't lose perspective. Leeds have a good home record and you'd probably have been happy with a point going into this. Brighton need to win their remaining home games and then they could probably cope with picking up points in games like this. 

The last two players off the pitch are Liam Bridcutt - who's all smiles - and Chris Wood, the man who's made the difference. He's picked up the Man of the Match Award, and he deserves it. 

Think a few might be needing those tonight...

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Can you get me a new voice? 

Everyone contributed

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

The more you score, the more you're marked closely. The best strikers in the world find ways, and Wood finds those ways. Good strikers don't think about missed chances - they wait for the next opportunity to come, and he certainly did that. 

Where do you want the spotlights to be? The goalkeeper and the striker. They win you games, and they produced at both ends. You can't ask for any more from them, but everyone has done their job to the maximum. 

Chris Wood key

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

For Chris Wood's first, it was about the accuracy of the header - and his confidence. He just looks the complete centre forward right now - his movement, his chasing, his positioning. He's on track for 30 goals in a season, which is phenomenal. He must think he's the best striker in the world, in his head - and I wouldn't argue with him! 

He oozes confidence - Brighton's centre halves will know they've been in a game today. 

Who is the pressure on now?

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Warren Aspinall

Ex-Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

What does this mean for the overall picture? I think it's a point dropped - Brighton were solid and compact. The pressure is still on Huddersfield, who are six points behind and have a game in hand, but Brighton have the points on the board. 

BreakingFULL TIME: LEEDS UNITED 2-0 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

A big performance from Leeds sees Chris Wood take his tally for the season to 27 - and must surely guarantee the Whites a play off place. Stay with us for all the reaction - we'll be on here until 8. 

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

With that resilience and little bit of quality we've talked about, you do get the feeling anything is possible for Leeds. 

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Aaaaannnndddd the corner drifts out for a goal kick. 

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Tomori wins a corner at the other end - he felt bereft when that penalty was given, claiming he'd pulled out. 

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Warren Aspinall

Ex-Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

With the game at 1-0, you felt there would be chances - it's a different question now, after Brighton were so compact in the first half. 29,767 here. 

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Leeds make their final sub, as Hernandez makes way for O'Kane. Noel says: "Hernandez should be proud of himself today. Another high-five from the manager and rightly so."  

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

We talk always about subs making an impact - and Doukara did just that with a stunning run. Was anyone in doubt that penalty was going to go in?

Leeds 2-0 Brighton

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

This hasn't been as good a performance as against Derby, but it feels better than the Derby win because it's been against better opposition - and Leeds are coming forward again. It feels so full and the noise is so intense. 

BreakingGOAL: LEEDS UNITED 2-0 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION - WOOD

That must be it! Never in doubt - Wood strikes the ball with such confidence down the middle. 

BreakingPENALTY: LEEDS UNITED

Leeds 1-0 Brighton

Doukara's run is so positive and Tomori's trailing leg brings him down. 

Leeds 1-0 Brighton

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Dallas and Berardi - what an engine. 

Leeds 1-0 Brighton

Dallas' first touch finds Berardi, who looks for Chris Wood at the near post - a great move, but it's a Brighton goal kick. Norwood on for Brighton, Kayal off.    

Leeds 1-0 Brighton

Stuart Dallas replaces Sacko for Leeds. Big final ten minutes now, as Knockaert takes a free kick Brighton won for a foul on Akpom. 

Leeds 1-0 Brighton

March takes on Berardi and lays off for Murray to take a shot. All about March at the moment, for sure, but it's just not falling for Brighton in the box. 

Leeds 1-0 Brighton

Warren Aspinall

Ex-Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

This is opening up a bit more - but Brighton just need to get the ball to March, for me. Three times he's taken his full back on, and three times he's won. 

Leeds 1-0 Brighton

Brighton free kick for a foul on Akpom - and Rob Green will bring the ball down to make another vital save. It was Tomori's run that confused everyone, but Murray's shot from point-blank range demanded a real reaction save.  

Leeds 1-0 Brighton

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Chris Wood has done exceptionally well this evening, holding the ball up and winning headers. 

Leeds 1-0 Brighton

Knockaert's corner soars in but there's too much bend on it - it drifts out before it reaches the box. Doukara on for Pedraza. 

Leeds 1-0 Brighton

March and Bridcutt battle well and the Brighton man wins a corner.