Bournemouth edged closer to promotion to the Premier League after second-half goals from Yann Kermorgant and Callum Wilson sealed victory over Brighton.
The Cherries moved four points clear with four games left, but Norwich and Watford can close the gap on Saturday.
In a match of few chances Leon Best had Brighton’s best effort with his tame effort straight at Artur Boruc.
However, Kermorgant’s stunning 25-yard free-kick and Wilson’s cool finish from close range secured the points.
With five points covering the top four, the promotion race threatens to go to the last game of the season but Bournemouth will reach the top flight if they win their remaining fixtures.
Brighton remain 19th and are still nine points above the relegation zone, although Millwall in 23rd place have two games in hand.