Glenn Murray’s 100th Brighton goal clinches victory over Wolves

Glenn Murray just keeps going. Once the unexpected news came through that the striker would start here despite being knocked unconscious in a clash of heads at Newcastle last week, it was no surprise to see the 35-year-old score the game’s only goal. With a sure finish early in the second half, he claimed his sixth goal of the season and his 100th in total for Brighton. How Wolves could do with a poacher of similar quality.

The gridlock on the roads around the ground before kickoff could be explained by this match coinciding with an open day at the nearby Brighton University but when the game got going it looked like the hosts were going to get schooled by Wolves. The first half-hour was one-way traffic, all headed towards Brighton’s goal. Chris Hughton’s sheepish side could barely figure out how to get out of their own half as Wolves put on a seminar in progressive possession football. But only up to a point.

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