Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck scored in either half to move Brighton & Hove Albion 10 points clear of the bottom three with a 2-0 win over Leeds United.
Brighton went ahead on 14 minutes through Gross’s penalty after Ezgjan Alioski had brought down Welbeck.
Leeds responded and Jack Harrison drew a save from Robert Sanchez before volleying narrowly over.
Brighton missed chances to extend their lead, with Leandro Trossard blazing the best over before half-time.
But Welbeck sealed victory from a loose clearance with a brilliant turn and finish across Illan Meslier with 11 minutes remaining.
A first win in five moves Brighton up to 14th with 37 points.
An end to their six-match unbeaten run keeps Leeds on 47 points in ninth.