2023/24
Matchweek 21
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Mon 22 Jan 2024
Kick Off:
American Express Stadium, Falmer
Att: 31,505
Ref: Craig Pawson

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WHO'S GOING TO BE YOUR

MAN OF THE MATCH?

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Brighton & Hove Albion moved up to seventh in the table above Manchester United after sharing the points in a goalless draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Amex Stadium.

It was a second successive 0-0 draw for Brighton and means that since the start of their first Premier League season in 2017/18, they have played out 25 goalless draws in the competition, more than any other side.

The match was a landmark evening for Brighton's James Milner, who featured in his 633rd match to move second in the Premier League’s all-time appearance charts and is now 20 behind Gareth Barry.

How the match unfolded

Brighton welcomed defender Lewis Dunk back in place of Adam Webster, who dropped to a bench, with fit-again Tariq Lamptey named among the substitutes.

For Wolves, Pedro Neto made his first start since October, while Matt Doherty and Mario Lemina also came into the side as Gary O’Neil made three changes from their last Premier League match, a 3-0 win over Everton on 30 December.

In a first half of few clear-cut chances, the best one fell to Brighton on 12 minutes, but Tommy Doyle got behind his goalkeeper Jose Sa to clear Facundo Buonanotte’s diving header off the line.

Brighton dominated with 69.6 per cent possession, but lacked much of a threat as Joao Pedro’s tame effort did little to worry Sa.

It is only the third time this season that Brighton have failed to score in the opening half of a Premier League home match, also failing to do so against West Ham United in August and Burnley in December.

Wolves could have taken the lead within seconds of the restart but Matheus Cunha's low shot was clawed out by Jason Steele, with the Brazilian firing the rebound over.

At the other end, Pascal Gross’ corner, aided by the wind, bent towards goal but Sa did well to push it over.

Nelson Semedo then made a superb tackle, sliding in to deny Joao Pedro before Max Kilman almost put through his own net as he diverted Jack Hinshelwood's cross against a post.

Wolves looked the more threatening of the two sides in the final 15 minutes, but Cunha poked wide before Steele dived to his right to keep out a shot from Lemina.

Brighton are now seventh on 32 points while Wolves remain in 11th spot with 29. 

Brighton report | Wolves report

Match officials 

Referee: Craig Pawson. Assistants: Marc Perry, Steve Meredith. Fourth official: Tim Robinson. VAR: Simon Hooper. Assistant VAR: Dan Cook.

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Match officials

Referee: Craig Pawson

Fourth Official: Tim Robinson

VAR: Simon Hooper

Assistant VAR: Daniel Cook

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      Season So Far

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        Match Stats

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        Head-to-Head

        Brighton
        Total Wins
        5
        Home
        2
        Away
        3
        Wolves
        Total Wins
        2
        Home
        1
        Away
        1

        Played

        12

        Draws 5

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