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Wolves 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Emiliano Martinez
Emiliano Martinez is on a season-long loan at Wolves from Arsenal

Brighton remain unbeaten in the Championship after a disappointing goalless draw at 10-man Wolves.

Tomer Hemed had a great chance to put the league leaders ahead but his penalty was saved by on-loan Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez.

Wolves striker Adam Le Fondre had a shot cleared off the line before Conor Coady saw red for a poor tackle.

Beram Kayal, Liam Rosenior and Jamie Murphy had efforts late on but the Seagulls were unable to find a winner.

Brighton are now three points clear of second-placed Middlesbrough at the top of the Championship, with Wolves sitting 18th, two points above the relegation zone.

Seagulls flying high
Brighton are the only unbeaten side left in the Championship, having won six games and drawn two.
They have now lost just three of their previous 25 league games against Wolves.

The first real opportunity of the game came after Wolves defender Scott Golbourne fouled Murphy inside the area, but Martinez pulled off a brilliant double save from Hemed's effort and then the striker's follow-up.

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Jackett on Wolves v Brighton

The hosts should have been ahead when James Henry's free-kick was headed into Le Fondre's path by Ethan Ebanks-Landell, but his touch towards goal was stopped by Hemed.

After Coady was dismissed for his poorly-timed tackle on Rosenior, the Seagulls pressed forward and Kayal and Rosenior had shots saved, while Murphy nodded wide.

Wolves struggled to create when they were a man down, with Benik Afobe's pulled shot their best effort in a second half with few chances.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett: "It was a very well-earned point against an impressive side. Brighton were good today, moved the ball very well and got a high number of crosses in.

"We had to work hard for the clean sheet in the dying minutes. When they put Bobby Zamora and Elvis Manu on, you wonder how the dynamics of the game are going to change.

"But the young centre-half pairing (Kortney Hause and Ethan Ebanks-Landell) stood very firm and showed a lot of promise."

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Hughton on Wolves v Brighton

Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "I couldn't fault the commitment of the players and I thought they had a real go.

"We had a midweek game and Wolves hadn't and there were little periods in that first half when they maybe looked a little fresher than we did.

"So it is difficult to be too disappointed but, of course, we did have a really good opportunity with the penalty."

Tomer Hemed
Tomer Hemed has three goals in his last five games, but saw his penalty saved
Ethan Ebanks-Landell (left) and Elvis Manu
Ethan Ebanks-Landell (left) was part of an organised defensive Wolves effort in the second half
Chris Hughton
Brighton boss Chris Hughton won promotion from the Championship with Newcastle in 2010

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 26Martinez
  • 18IorfaBooked at 69mins
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 30Hause
  • 3Golbourne
  • 16CoadyBooked at 49mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 7HenrySubstituted forDohertyat 90+2'minutes
  • 29Le FondreSubstituted forMcDonaldat 52'minutes
  • 20OjoSubstituted forByrneat 68'minutes
  • 10Afobe

Substitutes

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 11McDonald
  • 12Wallace
  • 17van La Parra
  • 25Byrne
  • 48Enobakhare

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 2Bruno
  • 3Greer
  • 5Dunk
  • 12Bong
  • 23Rosenior
  • 6Stephens
  • 7KayalBooked at 74mins
  • 30Lua LuaBooked at 32minsSubstituted forZamoraat 78'minutes
  • 15Murphy
  • 10HemedSubstituted forManuat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mäenpää
  • 17Goldson
  • 18Forster-Caskey
  • 19Manu
  • 20March
  • 24Ince
  • 25Zamora
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
20,382

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away19
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dale Stephens.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces James Henry.

Foul by Bobby Zamora (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Emiliano Martinez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez.

Attempt blocked. Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dale Stephens.

Bobby Zamora (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Dave Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Gordon Greer tries a through ball, but Elvis Manu is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Elvis Manu with a cross.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Scott Golbourne tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside.

Foul by Bobby Zamora (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Henry.

Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Rosenior (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Liam Rosenior (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby Zamora.

Foul by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Elvis Manu (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Rosenior.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Bobby Zamora replaces Kazenga Lua Lua.

Attempt saved. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam Rosenior (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bruno with a cross.

Attempt saved. Liam Rosenior (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Beram Kayal.

Booking

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Sheyi Ojo.

Attempt missed. Gaëtan Bong (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton8620115620
2Middlesbrough8521145917
3Hull8422116514
4Burnley7421118314
5Ipswich84221313014
6Reading8332126612
7Birmingham7331128412
8Cardiff8332119212
9QPR83321413112
10Leeds825198111
11Nottm Forest832388011
12Derby724176110
13Huddersfield8233910-19
14Sheff Wed82331012-29
15Charlton8233810-29
16Fulham7223111108
17Brentford72231113-28
18Wolves7223810-28
19Blackburn81439907
20MK Dons8215710-37
21Bolton8143410-67
22Preston813459-46
23Bristol City8125917-85
24Rotherham8125917-85
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