Andrew Crofts and Leonardo Ulloa were on the scoresheet as Brighton claimed their first home win under new head coach Oscar Garcia by defeating 10-man Burnley 2-0 at the Amex Stadium.
Crofts got on the scoresheet for the second game in a row, firing home from 10 yards in the 28th minute.
Their hopes of victory improved further when Clarets goalkeeper Tom Heaton was dismissed for two bookable offences and Ulloa made sure of a Seagulls win in the 72nd minute.
Burnley were relieved to see a rasping low drive from Inigo Calderon go wide after a spell of Brighton pressure, but the Clarets were powerless to prevent the hosts breaking the deadlock on 28 minutes.
A surging run down the left by Ulloa had the Burnley defence backpedalling and when his low cross came in Crofts was there to score easily from 10 yards.
The Clarets had a huge let-off a minute before the break when keeper Heaton dashed out of the area to bring down the on-rushing Buckley, with referee Darren Sheldrake showing Heaton only a yellow card.
But Burnley were reduced to 10 men on 57 minutes when Heaton received a second yellow card for handling the ball twice in the process of releasing it under pressure from Ulloa.
The Seagulls then doubled their advantage and sealed their win with a classic centre-forward's goal by Ulloa 17 minutes from time.
The Argentinian rose superbly to head home a pin-point right-wing cross from Will Buckley.
Burnley striker Sam Vokes was unable to get on the end of a cross from skipper Jason Shackell as Brighton bossed the closing stages and were good value for their victory.