Brighton & Hove Albion made it four home wins in succession at the start of March with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the Amex Stadium.
The Seagulls welcomed Arsenal to the south coast for the first-ever league meeting between the sides at the Amex Stadium, and it was a memorable occasion.
Lewis Dunk got the hosts off to the perfect start when he volleyed in from close range to put Chris Hughton’s side ahead, before Pascal Gross’ pinpoint cross allowed Glenn Murray to head home later in the first half and double the side’s advantage.
Arsenal would pull a goal back through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the break, but Albion saw the game out well to claim an important victory during the course of their Premier League campaign.
A week later the side travelled to Goodison Park and found themselves on the wrong end of a 2-0 defeat to Everton, before the Seagulls faced Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup at Old Trafford.
Having reached the last eight of the competition, goals in either half from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic sent Jose Mourinho’s side to the semi-finals at Wembley Stadium.
The month ended in a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City at the Amex. Vicente Iborra and Jamie Vardy scored inside the final 10 minutes after Glenn Murray had seen a penalty kick saved soon before, on a frustrating afternoon for the Seagulls.
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The 2-1 win over Arsenal was the first time the side had beaten a top-six side during the Premier League campaign, and it was a milestone victory that was fully deserved in front of the television cameras.
The aforementioned first-half goals from Dunk and Murray came in a period where Albion began the game brightly and took the contest to their north London opponents.
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Glenn Murray said, “We just focused on ourselves today, we knew there’d been a lot of attention on Arsenal and we knew the quality that they have, so we just made sure we did our own jobs to get a good result.”