Brighton & Hove Albion Climb to Seventh After Stalemate with Wolverhampton

January 23, 2024 11:27 am

In a gritty Monday night encounter at the Amex Stadium, Brighton & Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers locked horns only to emerge with a goalless draw. Despite the lack of goals, this result was enough to push Brighton above Manchester United, securing the seventh spot in the Premier League table. 

The Seagulls, led by Roberto De Zerbi, now stand on par with United, each amassing 32 points after 21 games, but Brighton edges ahead with a superior goal difference. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet. 

Brighton’s ascent is noteworthy, especially considering their strong home performance, staying unbeaten in nine games. De Zerbi, however, expressed a tinge of disappointment post-match. “Disappointed for the result, I think we deserved to win,” he remarked to TNT Sports. His respect for the Wolves was evident, especially highlighting their attacking prowess, yet he remained optimistic about Brighton’s trajectory. “We have the target to be in the top 10. I think we are doing very well, I think we are happy,” De Zerbi added.

Gary O’Neil’s Wolves, not to be undermined, came to the Amex riding the high of three consecutive league victories, maintaining an unbeaten streak in six games across all competitions. Wolves are currently positioned 11th with 29 points, and O’Neil showed no signs of dismay, instead choosing to praise his squad’s performance. “The lads gave absolutely everything…the way the team approached it, how aggressive they were, how they stuck to the game plan, you couldn’t ask any more from them really,” he shared with TNT.

The match, despite its scoreless outcome, wasn’t devoid of action, particularly in the second half. Brighton’s keeper, Jason Steele, was called into action to deny Matheus Cunha, keeping the scoreline intact. The Brazilian forward later had a golden chance to tip the scales in Wolves’ favor but couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity. The match concluded with a staggering 19 shots on target collectively, yet none finding the back of the net.

Amidst the tactical battle on the field, the match also marked a significant milestone for Brighton’s James Milner. The veteran midfielder surpassed Ryan Giggs, making his 633rd Premier League appearance, placing him second in all-time league appearances. Reflecting on his journey, Milner told TNT, “The game is the biggest thing tonight, games wise I’ve hopefully got a few more in me. I’ve had some luck, I’ve worked hard and you have to enjoy it to put the work in every day. I’ve been fortunate to play for some great clubs.”

As the Premier League journey continues, both Brighton and Wolves have showcased their resilience and tactical acumen. The stage is set for an intriguing finish to the season, with both teams eyeing higher placements and more records to break. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports