WELBECK STRIKE DENTS HAMMERS’ EUROPEAN HOPES

Brighton and Hove Albion attacker Danny Welbeck proved to be a thorn in the flesh of the West Ham United players and fans after his goal all but ruled the London club out of the race for Champions League football next season. He scored the only goal for the Seagulls in a 1-1 draw at home to the Hammers.

Danny Welbeck gave Brighton the lead with a well taken goal six minutes from time to dent the Hammers' hopes of qualifying for Europe's premier club competition for the first time in their history. The Englishman benefited from the throughball from second half substitute and South African national team talisman Percy Tau. He received the ball from the African star before dinking the ball over Lukasz Fabianski in the West Ham United goal.

WELBECK TARGETS RETURN TO FORM

Brighton and Hove Albion attacker Danny Welbeck is presently on a run of Premier League games without a goal on the back of his best attacking run of the season.

Danny Welbeck began his best attacking run of the season when he came on as a second half substitute to provide the winning goal for Leandro Trossard in the 2-1 away win over Southampton. His performance against the Saints prompted manager Graham Potter to hand him a starting spot for the crucial relegation game against Newcastle United. Welbeck scored the second goal as the Seagulls beat their relegation rivals 3-0 at home.

BRIGHTON MUST BUILD ON RECENT WINS

Danny Welbeck has called on his Brighton and Hove Albion teammates to maintain the recent form shown in the Premier League ahead of the final two months of this campaign.

Welbeck spoke to the official website of the Seagulls about the recent wins over Southampton and Newcastle United. The ex-England international also pointed out the need to show the same level of performance ahead of the final nine matches of the current Premier League season.
Danny Welbeck has played a big part for Brighton in the latest good run of form spanning the last two games. The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker has stepped up for Brighton in the club's time of need over the past weeks.

BRIGHTON MUST BUILD ON RECENT WINS

Danny Welbeck has called on his Brighton and Hove Albion teammates to maintain the recent form shown in the Premier League ahead of the final two months of this campaign.

Welbeck spoke to the official website of the Seagulls about the recent wins over Southampton and Newcastle United. The ex-England international also pointed out the need to show the same level of performance ahead of the final nine matches of the current Premier League season.

Danny Welbeck has played a big part for Brighton in the latest good run of form spanning the last two games. The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker has stepped up for Brighton in the club's time of need over the past weeks.

WILL WELBECK EARN NEW BRIGHTON DEAL

Brighton and Hove Albion were in serious danger of being sucked deep into the Premier League relegation fight with the likes of Fulham and Newcastle United some weeks ago but those relegation worries have eased a bit with two straight wins.

Before the two victories, Brighton were out of the relegation zone on goal difference. As things stand on the log, the Seagulls are six points clear of the relegation zone after those two wins brought six valuable points and they are now looking upwards rather than downwards as far as the Premier League table is concerned.

WELBECK TARGETS MORE MINUTES AT BRIGHTON WELBECK TARGETS MORE MINUTES AT BRIGHTON

The immediate target for Brighton and Hove Albion striker Danny Welbeck is more minutes according to his manager, Graham Potter. In one of his recent interviews as monitored by media portal The Argus, Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter talked about Danny Welbeck and how the ex-England international player is determined to play more minutes for his team and that it is his job of his backroom staff to get Danny Welbeck to a level where he can play 90 minutes or more.

Danny Welbeck is gradually working his way back to fitness after a knee injury suffered at the end of last year.

WELBECK, AN UNUSED SUBSTITUTE IN GAME

Brighton and Hove Albion forward Danny Welbeck was an unused substitute as his team suffered elimination in the FA Cup at the fifth round stage. Danny Welbeck and Brighton had high hopes ahead of their FA Cup fifth round trip to face Leicester City at the King Power on Wednesday night and they were on course to achieve their target of moving into the FA Cup quarterfinals at the expense of the Foxes until they conceded the winning goal of the game in a terrible manner. Danny Welbeck was an unused substitute as Leicester City beat Brighton 1-0 at home courtesy the last gasp winner from substitute Kelechi Iheanacho.


Kelechi Iheanacho had come on as a substitute for Jamie Vardy just past the hour mark and he was left unmarked following a Leicester City corner kick in what was the last passage of play. Super Eagles of Nigeria player Kelechi Iheanacho was able to power home a free header from a YouriTielemans’ cross to edge the Foxes past the Seagulls into the FA Cup last eight. Danny Welbeck was not introduced into the game as he sat on the bench for the whole of the game.

BRIGHTON HANDED HUGE INJURY BOOST

Brighton and Hove Albion have received a big news on the injury front following the news that striker Danny Welbeck is nearing a comeback from the knee injury that has made him miss the opening weeks of this year. The injury update on Danny Welbeck was given by the Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter ahead of the league encounter with North London giants Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.


Graham Potter gave the update on the state of his team during the pre-match presser on Friday ahead of the Spurs game scheduled for Sunday night. According to him, Danny Welbeck is closing in on a comeback from the knee injury picked up during the West Ham United game at the end of last month. Danny Welbeck has not played for Brighton and Hove Albion since that knee injury against the Hammers as the two teams shared a four-goal thriller. Hosts West Ham United failed to win at home to the Seagulls on December 27.

WELBECK ASKED ABOUT GREENWOOD AND RASHFORD COMPARISONS

Former Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck was asked recently about comparisons between the club's current crop of forwards in Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood and responded by saying he is just happy he is back playing football and wishes to continue that way.


Welbeck is a former United youth player who rose through the ranks at the Old Trafford academy but moved on in his career after first joining Arsenal since his exit from United. The Englishman has had to endure a few seasons down with several I juries, including an ankle sprain that disturbed his Arsenal Career in the 2018/19 season.

WELBECK MISSING AGAINST FORMER CLUB ARSENAL

Brighton and Hove Albion striker Danny Welbeck would have loved to play against Arsenal when the two teams met at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday night. The Seagulls played hosts to Arsenal in a week 16 league clash earlier this week without new signing Danny Welbeck. The England international was an unused substitute during the game which ended in a 1-0 victory for the Gunners. Alexandre Lacazette turned out to be the matchwinnerfor the North Londoners shortly after coming off the substitute bench.


Danny Welbeck played for Arsenal until last summer and he was in the Brighton team that played out a 1-1 draw at West Ham Unitedon Sunday evening in their last Premier League match before the Arsenal game. Danny Welbeck and his injury record would have been under consideration before the Arsenal game which was around 48 hours after the weekend's match with the Hammers. Brighton boss Graham Potter made several changes to his starting line-up but it didn't change much as Brighton were unable to end their winless run at home. The Seagulls have not won a league game at the Amex Stadium this season and that run was extended at the end of the Arsenal match. Brighton have won two league games this season and they have been on the road against Newcastle United and Aston Villa.

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