Brighton 0-1 Wolves: Romain Saiss goal takes visitors up to eighth in Premier League

Saiss goal
Only Raul Jimenez (seven) and Ruben Neves (six) have scored more goals in the Premier League for Wolves since the start of last season than defender Romain Saiss (five)

Wolves won for the first time in five matches as they beat Brighton to move up to eighth in the Premier League table.

The visitors went ahead in first-half stoppage time thanks to Romain Saiss’ volley after Ruben Neves’ clever lifted pass over the Brighton defence.

Brighton should have equalised a minute later but Enock Mwepu could only shoot over the crossbar from three yards out.

Wolves, who had not scored in their previous four matches, had chances to double their lead but Fernando Marcal and Saiss both hit the woodwork and Daniel Podence had two efforts saved by home goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.

Brighton, without a win now in 12 matches in all competitions, would have moved into the top half with a victory, but drop to 13th.

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Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number1Player nameSánchez

  2. Squad number2Player nameLamptey

  3. Squad number34Player nameVeltman

  4. Squad number33Player nameBurn

  5. Squad number3Player nameCucurella

  6. Squad number12Player nameMwepu

  7. Squad number8Player nameBissouma

  8. Squad number15Player nameModer

  9. Squad number20Player nameMarch

  10. Squad number7Player nameConnolly

  11. Squad number11Player nameTrossard

  1. Squad number10Player nameMac Allister

  2. Squad number14Player nameLallana

  3. Squad number30Player nameRichards

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number1Player nameJosé Sá

  2. Squad number23Player nameKilman

  3. Squad number16Player nameCoady

  4. Squad number27Player nameSaïss

  5. Squad number22Player nameNélson Semedo

  6. Squad number8Player nameRúben Neves

  7. Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho

  8. Squad number5Player nameMarçal

  9. Squad number11Player nameTrincão

  10. Squad number10Player nameDaniel Podence

  11. Squad number26Player nameHwang Hee-Chan

  1. Squad number17Player nameFábio Silva

  2. Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

  3. Squad number37Player nameTraoré



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Sánchez
  • 2Lamptey
  • 34Veltman
  • 33BurnBooked at 90mins
  • 3Cucurella
  • 12MwepuSubstituted forRichardsat 84′minutes
  • 8BissoumaBooked at 69minsSubstituted forLallanaat 84′minutes
  • 15Moder
  • 20March
  • 7ConnollySubstituted forMac Allisterat 61′minutes
  • 11Trossard


  • 10Mac Allister
  • 14Lallana
  • 16Scherpen
  • 17Alzate
  • 28Roberts
  • 30Richards
  • 42Leonard
  • 55Turns
  • 58Ferguson


Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Malheiro de Sá
  • 23Kilman
  • 16Coady
  • 27Saïss
  • 22Nélson Semedo
  • 8Neves
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 5Marçal
  • 11Machado TrincãoSubstituted forDendonckerat 90+4′minutes
  • 10Podence
  • 26Hwang Hee-ChanSubstituted forTraoréat 16′minutesSubstituted forFábio Silvaat 90+11′minutes


  • 2Hoever
  • 13Moulden
  • 15Boly
  • 17Fábio Silva
  • 21Ruddy
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 37Traoré
  • 39Cundle

Tony Harrington


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