Roger Johnson relieved to score his first Wolves goal

Roger Johnson

Defender Roger Johnson expressed relief after his first Wolves goal salvaged a point against Brighton.

They were trailing 3-2 following a late Stephen Dobbie penalty before Johnson's injury-time goal, his first since joining in 2011, secured a draw.

"I'm disappointed it wasn't the winner, I think the decision for the penalty was very harsh," he told BBC WM.

"But we showed decent character to come back and thankfully I got my head on a cross finally."

Wolves had to play the entire second half with 10 men after Karl Henry was shown a red card for violent conduct just before the break, with the scores level at 1-1.

And former Cardiff and Birmingham City defender Johnson believes that his side would have gone on to win the match had the referee not decided to send their captain off.

"The decision for Karl's sending off killed the game and we were backs to the wall then," the 29-year-old said.

"Going down to 10 made it a lot more difficult, we just had to stay compact and defend the box.

"We did that for the majority of the half but they still scored two goals which is disappointing.

"I just think with 11 men, we win that game."

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