Glenn Murray battles for possession with James Ward-Prowse. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton player ratings

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg got the only goal as Southampton claimed a crucial three points in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory at Brighton.

Hojbjerg netted from Nathan Redmond's pass after 53 minutes, before Albion pressed for an equaliser and Martin Montoya crashed a shot against the woodwork. Here's how we rated the players of both teams.

Tidy on the ball. Excellent block to deny Ings in the first half and nipped in to stop the Saints striker from having a shooting chance at the start of the second period. Volleyed into side netting late on. Sponsor's man of the match.

5. Bernardo - 6

Tidy on the ball. Excellent block to deny Ings in the first half and nipped in to stop the Saints striker from having a shooting chance at the start of the second period. Volleyed into side netting late on. Sponsor's man of the match.
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Always an option for a pass. Delayed shooting when an opportunity presented itself at 1-0. Booked.

6. Dale Stephens - 6

Always an option for a pass. Delayed shooting when an opportunity presented itself at 1-0. Booked.
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Kept things simple and also played a couple of lovely long-range passes. Had a penalty shout turned down just before he was subbed.

7. Davy Propper - 6

Kept things simple and also played a couple of lovely long-range passes. Had a penalty shout turned down just before he was subbed.
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Replaced Beram Kayal in the starting line-up in the only change from Millwall. Bright throughout and looked to get Albion on the front foot. Lost possession for Saints' goal.

8. Yves Bissouma - 6

Replaced Beram Kayal in the starting line-up in the only change from Millwall. Bright throughout and looked to get Albion on the front foot. Lost possession for Saints' goal.
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