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Brighton outclass Wolves in impressive 3-0 victory

Soccer Football – Premier League – Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion – Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain – April 30, 2022 Brighton & Hove Albion players celebrate after the match REUTERS/Tony Obrien

(Reuters) – Brighton & Hove Albion earned an emphatic 3-0 win over a sluggish Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Saturday as the hosts slipped to their third straight defeat in the Premier League.

Alexis Mac Allister saw his first-half penalty – awarded after a VAR check for handball by Romain Saiss – saved by goalkeeper Jose Sa but made up for it by scoring another minutes before halftime after Willy Boly fouled Danny Welbeck.

Graham Potter’s side created a number of chances against a toothless Wolves attack and Leandro Trossard effectively sealed the result after 70 minutes after cutting inside past Joao Moutinho and beating Sa with a composed finish.

Yves Bissouma, returning to the side after serving a two-game ban, added late gloss to the scoreline after scoring from 20 yards out as Brighton moved up to ninth place in the standings on 44 points, five behind eighth-placed Wolves.

(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)