Glenn Murray’s 100th goal for Brighton & Hove Albion secured a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. Here are five key moments that entailed.
Doherty fires wide
Wolves started the encounter brightly, and came close to scoring when Matt Doherty exchanged passes with Raul Jimenez before shooting goalwards. Thankfully for the hosts, the wingback’s effort went just wide of Mathew Ryan’s post.
Duffy denied by woodwork
Albion came so close to the match’s opening goal just before the break when Solly March’s corner was headed against the post by Shane Duffy. The Republic of Ireland international has already scored twice from set-pieces this season, and would have been disappointed not to find the back of the net.
Century for Murray
It was the perfect start to the second half for Chris Hughton’s side, when, after some neat play inside the Wolves’ penalty area, Bruno’s shot found its way to Murray at the back post. The striker had the simplest of finishes to notch his 100th goal for the club.
Izquierdo unable to double lead
The Seagulls searched for a second goal, and their best opportunity came when Jose Izquierdo broke from a Wolves corner. The Colombian’s pacey run from one end of the pitch to the other only lacked a finish, as the winger was unable to get a shot away and seal the victory.
Ryan injury-time heroics
The final moments of the fixture saw Brighton defending in numbers, and goalkeeper Ryan was the hero with crucial saves in injury time. Ryan prevented Diego Jota’s mazy run from resulting in a goal, then, with just seconds left, the Australian remarkably kept out Ryan Bennett’s attempt to seal the win.