Substitute Christian Benteke shocked Brighton with a last-gasp volley to seal an unlikely 2-1 victory for Crystal Palace on the Amex Stadium.
The Seagulls dominated however had been left heartbroken after the Belgian striker swept an inch-perfect volley house within the 95th minute to seal a much-needed win for Palace.
Benteke’s gorgeous aim was the second good aim scored by an Eagles participant on the night time.
Jean-Philippe Mateta, who joined Palace on mortgage in January, opened the scoring with a chic backheel to place his aspect forward within the first-half.
Cheikhou Kouyate’s looking out move launched Jordan Ayew on the proper and his low cross allowed Frenchman Mateta – on mortgage from German membership Mainz – to delicately divert the ball house on the flip and declare his first Palace aim.
Brighton dominated proceedings on the Amex Stadium and levelled by means of Joel Veltman shortly after half-time.
Palace confirmed little ambition for a lot of the match and as soon as once more struggled to create within the absence of injured talisman Wilfried Zaha, with the 2 excellent objectives their solely makes an attempt on track.
But Eagles supervisor Roy Hodgson can be greater than happy with a outcome which strikes his aspect 10 factors above the relegation zone.
Defeat for the hosts halts their club-record Premier League unbeaten run at six video games, whereas scuppering their hopes of leapfrogging their fiercest foes for the primary time this season.
Graham Potter’s males stay simply 4 factors away from the underside three after failing to capitalise on their superiority.