Wolves 2-1 Brighton: Morgan Gibbs-White gives Wolves late win against 10-man AlbionMay 9, 2021
Since his Premier League debut in August 2017, Lewis Dunk has scored 11 goals in the competition, more than any other centre-back, overtaking Virgil van Dijk (10)
Morgan Gibbs-White scored a last-minute winner as a youthful Wolves side came back from a goal down to beat 10-man Brighton, who must now wait to secure their Premier League survival.
In a dramatic finish at Molineux, the midfielder side-footed a superb finish high into the net with just seconds of normal time remaining to reward Wolves and punish Albion for Lewis Dunk’s second-half red card.
Dunk was at the centre of the contest, rising to send in a towering header from a corner to give the Seagulls a deserved first-half lead, which the centre-back then helped preserve with a solid defensive display.
But his deserved sending off, coming for a tug of the shirt on Fabio Silva after the forward had darted goal-side of him, altered the momentum of the contest, with a bit of help from the introduction of Adama Traore.
The winger poked in a superb finish with 14 minutes to go in a second half that the home side had previously toiled through despite their one-man advantage.
And then Morgan-Gibbs won it, making amends for a woeful earlier miss with his neat finish.
To rub salt into Brighton’s wounds, striker Neal Maupay received his side’s second red card of the afternoon after the final whistle following a confrontation with referee Jonathan Moss.
The win takes Wolves to 45 points, with Brighton remaining 10 points ahead of 18th-placed Fulham and needing one more result to go their way to cement their Premier League place for 2021-22.