Brighton & Hove Albion Premier hosted Wolverhampton Wanderers, who eventually bested them with a marginal win, on Wednesday, last night. After this Premier League football news, Ruben Neves is the Man of the Match in Wolves’ away win over Brighton.
Firstly, among other results in the English top flight, the hosts’ dejected coach Graham Potter discussed the 0-1 home outcome.
The Brighton boss said: “There are always concerns when you don’t win and we have to deal with that statistic. We’ve had lots of draws in that time. We’ve had some decent performances and some good games when we could have won but we haven’t and you have to deal with the facts. We haven’t won for a while and we have to deal with it.”
The winners Wolves’ manager Bruno Lage also weighed in: “We created a lot of chances, that is the main thing. When our strikers didn’t score, [Romain] Saiss appeared, that is why he’s known as the Maldini from Morocco. We worked hard, the way we defended and attacked set pieces. It was a beautiful goal.”
Ruben Neves Is the Man of the Match in Wolves’ Away Win over Brighton
Wolverhampton Wanderers triumphed 0-1 away at Brighton & Hove Albion on the back of Roman Saiss’ singular, first-half goal.
But it was Ruben Neves who sent a beautiful ball flying over the defence as it landed right by Saiss. For this assist, and for his crucial play across the whole match, Neves became the Man of the Match last night.
So, Neves’ fantastic, clipped ball almost single-handedly won the game for his side.
Yet, it was actually Neves’ all-action performance in front of his defence that made him stand him out last night.
His partnership in Wolves’ defending with João Moutinho is a flourishing one. Both are extremely talented players with the ball, zipping passes quickly to their attackers, who can start counter-attacks for Wolves.
In yesterday’s fixture too, this duo – Ruben Neves and João Moutinho – won possession back for their side 10 different times.
While Yves Bissouma was unusually quiet for the hosts, Neves looks at the top of his game in this system.
Brighton 0 – 1 Wolves
Brighton: Sanchez, Lamptey, Veltman, Burn, Cucurella, Bissouma, Mwepu, March, Moder, Trossard, Connolly
Substitutes: Mac Allister, Richards
Wolves: Sa, Semedo, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Marcal, Moutinho, Neves, Trincao, Hwang, Podence
Substitutes: Traore, Dendoncker, Silva
Man of the Match: Ruben Neves