Brighton & Hove Albion forward Glenn Murray says that today’s point gained from the 1-1 draw with Newcastle United at the Amex Stadium is another big step towards Premier League survival.
Pascal Gross’s second-half header from Murray’s cushioned assist cancelled out Ayoze Perez’s first-half effort on the south coast to mean the spoils were shared, and the striker reflected positively on the stalemate.
He said, “It’s an important point that could prove to be massive as we’re edging towards safety.
“We feel as though our goal difference is big - it’s nice to get ourselves on the scoresheet, we created a lot more today and got balls into the box.
“We showed good character to recover from a goal down, given the way things have been going recently, and we came out fighting in the second half.”
Murray also reflected on the recent difficult run of form and praised the side’s last two performances before the game with Rafael Benitez’s men.
“It’s been tough recently, but we just needed to get back to basics – we did that against Wolves and Tottenham,” he continued.
“That 0-0 draw showed how good it was, given the fact Arsenal lost at Molineux a few days later, and then we gave everything on Tuesday night and were just undone by a bit of world-class quality at the end.
“We felt today that if we kept putting those hard yards in again, we could get something out of the game, and thankfully we did.”
Gross’s equaliser came 14 minutes from time and moved the Seagulls four points clear of Cardiff City with two matches remaining, and Murray stressed the importance of continuing to give everything between now and the season’s end.
“It was a nice goal, my understanding with Pascal is a good one and I just felt as though if I could get it into that area he would be able to get on the end of it.
“He made the run and tucked it away, it was a nice moment. We have to end the season strongly now in our final two games.
“They’re tough remaining matches against sides who will be fighting for something – it’s about remaining professional and getting over the line and then perhaps having a say on the title on the final day.”