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Maupay praises Brighton pals for winner at Leeds

Brighton striker Neal Maupay was delighted to prove the matchwinner at Leeds United.

His first half goal proved to be the difference between the two sides at Elland Road, but the forward was keen to praise the whole team's performance that helped to secure all three points.

He said, “It's a huge win for us and it feels fantastic. This season has been quite hard for us as a team and so to come here and put in that performance and get a clean sheet is great.

“It wasn't the easiest conditions to play in, but we all worked hard and defended as a unit and I thought we restricted them to very few chances."

Maupay slotted home in the 17th minute following neat work from Leandro Trossard and Alexis Mac Allister for his seventh of the season.

“It was a nice move from the team and an easy finish for me, but as a striker you enjoy scoring any type of goal.

“I'm a striker for this team and I was the top scorer last season. I don't mind that responsibility.

“This season has been hard for me at times, but I have just kept working hard and with the support of my teammates and the coaching staff I have managed to keep scoring goals.

“We're always working hard for one another and we know the quality we have in this team.

“When we work together like we did this afternoon we know we are a match for anyone in this league. It's a good win for us and now we want to push on and get more positive results."

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