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Struggling Brighton come from 3-1 down to draw with Wolves


Lewis Dunk (right) celebrates scoring
Lewis Dunk (right) is only the second player to score in all four Premier League seasons for Brighton alongside Pascal Gross

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.

More to follow.

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number26Player nameSánchez

  2. Squad number4Player nameWebster

  3. Squad number5Player nameDunk

  4. Squad number33Player nameBurn

  5. Squad number34Player nameVeltman

  6. Squad number3Player nameWhite

  7. Squad number8Player nameBissouma

  8. Squad number20Player nameMarch

  9. Squad number11Player nameTrossard

  10. Squad number9Player nameMaupay

  11. Squad number7Player nameConnolly

  1. Squad number14Player nameLallana

  2. Squad number24Player namePröpper

  3. Squad number29Player nameZeqiri

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number11Player nameRui Patrício

  2. Squad number22Player nameNélson Semedo

  3. Squad number16Player nameCoady

  4. Squad number27Player nameSaïss

  5. Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri

  6. Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho

  7. Squad number8Player nameRúben Neves

  8. Squad number37Player nameTraoré

  9. Squad number20Player nameVitinha

  10. Squad number7Player namePedro Neto

  11. Squad number17Player nameFábio Silva

  1. Squad number49Player nameKilman

  2. Squad number54Player nameOtasowie

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 26Sánchez
  • 4Webster
  • 5Dunk
  • 33BurnBooked at 58minsSubstituted forLallanaat 69′minutes
  • 34Veltman
  • 3White
  • 8BissoumaBooked at 22minsSubstituted forPröpperat 45′minutes
  • 20March
  • 11Trossard
  • 9Maupay
  • 7ConnollySubstituted forZeqiriat 45′minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Mac Allister
  • 13Groß
  • 14Lallana
  • 16Jahanbakhsh
  • 23Steele
  • 24Pröpper
  • 29Zeqiri
  • 30Bernardo
  • 49Molumby

Wolves

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 22Nélson SemedoBooked at 90mins
  • 16Coady
  • 27Saïss
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 8Neves
  • 37Traoré
  • 20VitinhaSubstituted forKilmanat 64′minutes
  • 7Neto
  • 17Fábio SilvaSubstituted forOtasowieat 87′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hoever
  • 21Ruddy
  • 26Perry
  • 39Cundle
  • 42Richards
  • 49Kilman
  • 54Otasowie
  • 60Corbeanu
  • 62Söndergaard

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