Brighton faced disappointment at the Amex Stadium as they played out a frustrating goalless draw against Wolves, failing to score at home for the first time in 23 matches. Despite dominating possession, Brighton struggled to find a cutting edge in attack, and Wolves managed to contain the hosts.
The encounter saw Wanderers’ captain Maximilian Kilman hitting the frame of his own goal in the early stages of the second half. Pedro Neto, Matheus Cunha, and Mario Lemina had close chances for the counter-attacking visitors in what turned out to be a largely forgettable match.
Seagulls midfielder James Milner made his 633rd Premier League appearance, surpassing Ryan Giggs on the all-time list and trailing only record holder Gareth Barry.
The stalemate allowed Brighton to climb to seventh, surpassing Manchester United on goal difference. Wolves, on the other hand, moved level on points with 10th-placed Newcastle.
Brighton had a bright start, threatening Wolves with Danny Welbeck and forcing a corner that nearly resulted in a goal. Wolves managed to contain the hosts and had their moments, with Neto coming close in the 22nd minute.
The first half saw some tense moments, including a clash between Billy Gilmour and Wolves defender Craig Dawson. Tempers flared, and the half ended on a fractious note.
The second half started with Cunha almost converting a chance, but Brighton’s goalkeeper Jason Steele denied him. Kilman’s goal attempt and Neto’s subsequent attempt kept the action end-to-end.
Wolves, aiming for their fourth successive top-flight win, looked more likely to break the deadlock in the closing stages. Neto and Lemina had goal attempts, but Steele managed to keep them out, leaving the match goalless.