Lewis Dunk’s header helped Brighton come from 3-1 down to earn a point against Wolves in an eventful Premier League encounter at the Amex Stadium.
The draw leaves Graham Potter’s Brighton only three points above the relegation zone, but the manner of the fightback will have heartened the fans who have seen their side win only one of their past 15 league games.
It began well for the home side when Aaron Connolly poked in from Leandro Trossard’s delivery in the 13th minute, but Wolves were level six minutes later as Romain Saiss sent a looping header past Robert Sanchez after Nelson Semedo had retrieved a corner to the far post.
Worse was to follow for the hosts in the 34th minute when the ball bounced off defender Dan Burn and into the net after Sanchez had saved from Pedro Neto. Burn had seconds earlier conceded the corner which led to the goal.
Burn cut a distraught figure just before half-time when he brought down Adama Traore after the Spanish winger outpaced him on the byeline. Ruben Neves fired in from the spot for his first goal since February.
Instead of caving in, Brighton sprang out of the blocks from the restart. Within 50 seconds it was 3-2 when Neal Maupay scored from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Joao Moutinho.
Brighton continued to pepper the Wolves area and, after Adam Webster’s header came off the bar, they were finally level when Dunk nodded home from Trossard’s corner.
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Brighton & Hove Albion
- 33BurnBooked at 58minsSubstituted forLallanaat 69′minutes
- 8BissoumaBooked at 22minsSubstituted forPröpperat 45′minutes
- 7ConnollySubstituted forZeqiriat 45′minutes
- 10Mac Allister
- 11Rui Patrício
- 22Nélson SemedoBooked at 90mins
- 28João Moutinho
- 20VitinhaSubstituted forKilmanat 64′minutes
- 17Fábio SilvaSubstituted forOtasowieat 87′minutes
Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.
Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.
Attempt missed. Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Adama Traoré with a cross.
Attempt missed. Adam Webster (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Owen Otasowie.
Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Nélson Semedo.
Nélson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.
Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Nélson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Foul by Adam Lallana (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Webster (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Rayan Aït-Nouri (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Owen Otasowie replaces Fábio Silva.
Attempt blocked. Neal Maupay (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben White.
Attempt blocked. Andi Zeqiri (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Solly March.
Adam Lallana (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Lewis Dunk tries a through ball, but Solly March is caught offside.
Foul by Ben White (Brighton and Hove Albion).