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Brighton ends goal drought to inch closer to EPL safety

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Brighton ended a seven-game goal drought to draw with Newcastle 1-1 and move closer to safety in the English Premier League on Saturday. Pascal Gross' 75th-minute header earned Brighton a crucial point that lifted the team four clear of third-to-last Cardiff, which occupies the final relegation spot above already-demoted Fulham and Huddersfield.

Cardiff lost at Fulham 1-0 earlier. Brighton needs one win from its last two games, against Arsenal and Manchester City, to ensure a third straight season in the top flight. Newcastle took an 18th-minute lead through Ayoze Perez.

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