Ryan keeps clean sheet in Brighton's EPL win over Watford

Caltex Socceroos keeper Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet to help Brighton and Hove Albion to a crucial 1-0 win over Watford in the English Premier League on Sunday (AEDT).

The Aussie shot-stopper was rarely troubled as the Seagulls picked up their first win at home since September.

Ryan did make a smart save just after the half-time interval, with the 25-year-old denying Watford’s Richarlison from a tight angle.

Brighton took the lead just past the hour mark with Pascal Gross netting a low-drive past Hornets keeper Heurelho Gomes.

Following the goal, Ryan ran the length of the field to join the celebrations with his teammates.

Brighton spurned a number of chances to kill the game off but it mattered little as Chris Hughton’s side secured a drought-breaking win.

The Seagulls’ victory ended a run of seven games in the Premier League without a win.

Ryan’s outfit now sit in 12th spot on the EPL ladder ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Chelsea.