Thursday 23 May 2019

Premier League round-up: Brighton dig in at Wolves to secure crucial point in relegation battle

Soccer Football - Premier League - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain - April 20, 2019 Brighton's Pascal Gross in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Diogo Jota. REUTERS/Peter Powell
Soccer Football - Premier League - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain - April 20, 2019 Brighton's Pascal Gross in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Diogo Jota. REUTERS/Peter Powell
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Brighton battled to a goalless draw at Wolves, which edged them three points clear of 18th-placed Cardiff and avoided a fifth straight league defeat.

Chris Hughton's side had lost 2-0 at home against the Welsh side on Tuesday night to leave them very much in the relegation fight.

Wolves almost broke the deadlock at the end of the first half when Diogo Jota's effort clipped the top of the crossbar.

Relegated Fulham finally secured a first away Premier League win after a 1-0 victory at Bournemouth.

The Cottagers, who beat Everton at home last weekend, claimed the points thanks to a 53rd-minute penalty by Aleksandar Mitrovic after he had been fouled by Jack Simpson.

Gerard Deulofeu scored twice as FA Cup finalists Watford won 2-1 at bottom club Huddersfield.

The former Barcelona frontman fired the Hornets into the lead after just four minutes.

Deulofeu was on target again in the 80th minute when he knocked in a rebound after Jonas Lossl had saved from Ken Sema.

The relegated Terriers scored a late consolation through Karlan Grant but it was not enough to prevent a seventh successive defeat.

Harvey Barnes' first goal for Leicester in stoppage time helped snatch a 2-2 draw at West Ham.

Michail Antonio's header from Mark Noble's cross broke the deadlock in the 37th minute.

The Foxes equalised in the 66th minute through a neat finish from in-form striker Jamie Vardy as he flicked in a cross from England defender Ben Chilwell.

The Hammers looked to have wrapped up all three points when substitute Lucas Perez scored with nine minutes left, knocking the ball in after Pedro Obiang's effort came back off the post.

Perez soon saw another goal ruled out for offside, which replays appeared to show was the wrong decision.

Substitute Barnes then drilled in a cross from Youri Tielemans to grab a draw for the visitors.

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