Brighton cachet promotion to Premier League

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Chris Hughton's side beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 on Monday to stay top of the Championship and put a 15-point gap between themselves and third-place Huddersfield Town.

England Under-21 global Solly March made it 2-0 for Chris Hughton's men and a goal from Wigan substitute Nick Powell came too late to change the result.

Brighton & Hove Albion will win the Championship title should they emerge victorious from two of their remaining three games. We knew what we'd achieved a year ago and we recruited well - not many, but we started the season with a better team and squad.

"The amounts of money in the Premier League does equalise things a bit", Bloom told reporters.

The Seagulls achieved the feat with a 2-1 win over Wigan on Tuesday that saw them go seven points clear at the Championship summit with three matches left.

"That will add something to all of their CVs, all of their thoughts when they're looking back".

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'We'll do things on a gradual basis as we have done.

Next season will see Brighton and Hove Albion play top-flight football for the first time since 1982-83.

Goalkeeper Stockdale has been an nearly ever-present at the Amex Stadium this season but will he be good enough to perform consistently at the next level? "It had something to do with how the season ended last season", he said, "but I think it was more the fact that the players enjoyed being up that end of the table, competing, getting into the play-offs".

Albion now have a seven-point lead over second-placed Newcastle after their title rivals lost 3-1 at Ipswich on Monday. They've bounced back and shown good determination and desire to win as many game as possible. Instead they conceded twice more, David McGoldrick and Emyr Huws the scorers.

Their play-off spot was claimed by Fulham, who kept up their entertaining season with a 3-1 win over 10-man Aston Villa, Ryan Sessegnon again among the goals.

All of that spelled bad news for Garry Monk's Leeds, who were turned over at Elland Road when Wolves striker Nouha Dicko grabbed the only goal of the game.