Potter pleased with ‘fantastic’ win, Lage admits Wolves ‘came to watch Brighton play’

Date published: Saturday 30th April 2022 6:03 - Lewis Oldham

Brighton boss Potter

Brighton boss Graham Potter was delighted by the manner of his side’s performance as they smashed three goals past Bruno Lage’s Wolves.

The Seagulls were by far the better side at Molineux. Alexis Mac Allister’s penalty in the 33rd minute struck the post.

Brighton were awarded a second penalty before the interval. Mac Allister stepped up again and he found the net that time around.

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Leandro Trossard and Yves Bissouma added to Brighton’s advantage before the end as they ran out 3-0 winners. 

The south coast side are now ninth in the Premier League. They are five points behind Wolves – who are eighth – having played a game more.

After the victory, Potter insisted that he liked “everything about the performance”:

“The overall performance was very impressive. To score three away from home, especially at Wolves, is fantastic,” Potter said (quotes via BBC Sport).

“The personality of the players and team, everything about the performance I liked.

“We have had some good away days this year. That was up there. The second half display was up another level I think from the first. The boys looked hungry to score and enthusiastic to get forward.”

On Mac Allister’s two penalties: “We were just recovering from the first penalty. It says a lot about him that he has the personality and character again to execute the same penalty. The pressure was on him and delivered.

“Enock Mwepu went off. I can’t say anything really. I think fatigue and he felt his groin but we have to wait 24-48 hours.”

Wolves boss Bruno Lage admitted after his side’s defeat that his players “came to watch Brighton play”:

“I think when you come from this game, what you did in 90 minutes, there isn’t much to say. We didn’t come to play. We came to watch Brighton play.

“The opportunity we still have in our hands to get in a better position.

“I changed to be more aggressive in front and in the end it really doesn’t change too much. In 90 minutes the only thing I can say is we didn’t play, we watched Brighton play. It was the worst performance since the first day.

“Brighton have a good style. In the first half it was a calm game. Second half they were much better. After we gave the spaces, they scored goals and dominated the game.

“When you come to this position, Brighton is doing a fantastic season, we have five points more than them, so what are we doing? That is one thing.

“Right now we have a big chance to arrive at a different position.”


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