Brighton Edged Themselves Out Of The Immediate Danger Of The Relegation Zone

Brighton edged two points clear of the relegation zone by coming from 3-1 down to salvage a 3-3 draw at home to Wolves.

The Seagulls won just one home league game in 2020 and started with a determination for the new year to signal a fresh start as Aaron Connelly opened the scoring on 13 minutes.

Wolves have struggled to score goals since losing Raul Jimenez to a fractured skull in November, but bounced back with three in 25 minutes.

Romain Saiss headed home Nelson Semedo’s cross before Dan Burn’s own goal and Ruben Neves’s penalty gave the visitors a commanding half-time lead.

However, Brighton were given a lifeline from the spot themselves a minute into the second-half as Neal Maupay converted before captain Lewis Dunk’s towering header earned a point.

Brighton’s comeback means Sheffield United are now 12 points adrift of safety as they crept ever closer to a return to the Championship with a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Jeffrey Schlupp opened the scoring after just four minutes before Eberechi Eze’s stunning individual run from inside his own half and finish sealed the Eagles’ first win in six games.

The Blades, meanwhile, remain without a win all season on just two points from 17 games.

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