Brighton boss Graham Potter hails Lewis Dunk, who led by example against Leeds
Graham Potter thinks Brighton captain Lewis Dunk scaled brand-new heights with his “amazing” efficiency throughout Saturday’s extensive 2-0 triumph over Leeds.
Albion moved 10 points clear of the Premier League transfer zone after centre-back Dunk led the club to a 12th tidy sheet of the project with an ensured protective screen.
The 29-year-old consistently prevented the West Yorkshire visitors, while a made up second-half chest back to Seagulls goalkeeper Robert Sanchez drew contrasts with A/C Milan and Italy excellent Paolo Maldini from Amazon Prime’s commentary group.
Potter hailed the standout revealing as Dunk’s finest because he was selected Brighton head coach in the summer season of 2019.
“I thought his performance was sensational. I haven’t seen him play as well as that but he’s consistently played at such a high level,” stated Potter.
“If you look at the clean sheets – I’m not saying it is totally down to Lewis and I am sure he would say the same – he has contributed in terms of the way he’s led that line, he’s been fantastic for us.
“He was amazing.”
Brighton’s very first win in 5 video games combined with 18th-placed Fulham’s subsequent 2-0 loss at Chelsea made it an ideal day for Potter in the scrap for survival.
Pascal Gross’ early charge opened the scoring at the Amex Arena prior to Danny Welbeck put the outcome beyond doubt 11 minutes by shooting house following a completely carried out Cruyff turn as the ball dropped in Leeds’ box.
Former England forward Welbeck stated his remarkable strike came directly from the training school.
“It’s one of those situations where you’re looking around to see what solutions you’ve got to the situation,” he informed Brighton’s site.
“Once the ball is in there and I have seen where the defenders are, I was confident it would come off.
“You do it in training, so it’s nice to pull it off in a game. I am really pleased with the goal, I enjoyed it.”
Defeat in Sussex stopped Leeds’ outstanding six-match unbeaten run and dented their outdoors possibilities of slipping European credentials in their very first top-flight season because 2003-04.
Marcelo Bielsa’s guys were conveniently 2nd finest on the south coast and, with Dunk on the top kind, had a hard time to develop clear possibilities.
Winger Jack Harrison confesses United needs to “improve on all aspects” of their below-par screen however has actually not quit hope on a late rise for a Europa League area.
“It’s just frustrating after getting a good few points and the last month to not come away with more,” Harrison informed Leeds’ site.
“It’s something we’re going to examine beginning next week and we’ll be seeking to enhance on all elements.
“It’s constantly great to be enthusiastic, I believe we’re rather an enthusiastic group, we’re constantly pressing to break our limitations and the European locations are something we’re certainly anticipating.
“However it’s hard; we’ve had an excellent season up until now and it’s difficult to get captured up in whatever.
“We’re not ended up yet, we’re going to keep pressing right till completion and see how well we can do.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.