Murray scores 2, Brighton beats Swansea 4-1 in EPL

February 24, 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion's Anthony Knockaert celebrates scoring his side's third goal against Swansea City during their English Premier League soccer match at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Saturday Feb. 24, 2018. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Glenn Murray scored twice as Brighton beat Swansea 4-1 on Saturday to boost its hopes of another season in the English Premier League.

Murray’s double was followed by goals from Anthony Knockaert and Jurgen Locadia as Swansea’s 10-game unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end.

Making England’s World Cup squad seems unlikely for 34-year-old Murray, but the striker has 10 Premier League goals this season and only three Englishmen — Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jamie Vardy — have more.

Brighton, which is unbeaten in its last five matches, moved four points clear of the relegation zone in its first season as a Premier League team but still faces Tottenham, Manchester United, and Liverpool in the run-in.

Swansea’s consolation was a fourth own-goal of the season by Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, making the score 3-1 at the time.

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