Wolves’ hopes of a Europa League finish were dealt a severe blow as Brighton produced one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Alexis Mac Allister opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute after his first penalty hit the post. Leandro Trossard doubled their advantage in the 70th minute before Yves Bissouma sealed the three points in the 86th minute. The win helped Brighton move into the top half of the table.
Wolves: Sa (7), Semedo (6), Boly (5), Coady (5), Ait-Nouri (5), Dendoncker (5), Moutinho (6), Neves (6), Saiss (5), Hwang (6), Silva (6).
Brighton: Sanchez (7), Cucurella (7), Dunk (7), Veltman (7), March (7) Caicedo (7), Mac Allister (6), Mwepu (8), Bissouma (7), Trossard (7), Welbeck (8).
Man of the match: Danny Welbeck.
Brighton boss Graham Potter: “Everything about the performance I liked. We defended when we had to but also offered a threat going forward, and it was nice to score three goals. We have had some good away days this year and that was up there. You could see the second-half performance was up another level from the first and the boys looked hungry to score and enthusiastic to get forward. It was also important for us to keep a clean sheet because we didn’t want to let them back in the game and we managed the situation quite well.”
Wolves boss Bruno Lage: “When you come from this performance that we gave for the 90 minutes, there’s nothing much to say. We didn’t come to play, we just watched Brighton play. They deserved the three points because they played better, especially in the second half, when they were winning 1-0, and we didn’t have the ability to play our game. All I can say is that it was 90 minutes that we just watched Brighton play. It was the worst performance since the first day.”
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