Wolves 0 – Brighton 2: Knockaert brace moves visitors to the brink of the Premier League

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The home side threatened first as right-back Conor Coady found space out wide and crossed towards Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.
But the Icelander could not stretch his giant frame quite far enough to head home inside the six-yard box.
It was Wolves again who threatened on 11 minutes when Ivan Cavaleiro found room to deliver a cross that Lewis Dunk could only clear as far as Andreas Weimann on the edge of the area.
But his first-time effort with his left foot flew high and wide.
But Brighton almost snatched the lead on 14 minutes when only the woodwork saved Wolves.
The hosts squandered possession in midfield, Knockaert’s clever pass found Tomer Hemed and the Israeli striker rattled a shot against the angle of post and bar.
Frustration among the travelling fans was not eased on 32 minutes when Knockaert’s free-kick was headed by Hemed and tipped over by Andy Lonergan in the Wolves goal, only for referee Geoff Eltringham to award a goal-kick. GETTY Brighton are now just one win away from securing promotion
But Wolves resistance was finally broken in the final minute of the first half.
Defender Kortney Hause failed to deal with a long ball, Knockaert raced forwards and his shot squirmed past Lonergan, who should have made a simple near-post save.
Knockaert tried his luck again before the break but his long-range effort flew over.
Hemed had the first chance of the second half when he arrived at the near post to meet a cross by Sebastien Pocognoli but his effort flew off target.
Then Solly March delivered a decent cross for Brighton that none of his team-mates could turn in.
But Wolves might have levelled against the run of play when Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale made a smart save from a Coady header.
Knockaert ended any chance of a home comeback, however, when he raced onto the end of a ruthless Brighton counter-attack and beat Lonergan low down. Related articles