5 things we reflected on after Brighton & Hove Albion’s draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers 

Posted On 20 Sep 2015 at 8:48 am

1) No one should be too alarmed by Tomer Hemed’s penalty miss. Gus Poyet’s record breaking League One winners of 2010/11 missed a host of spot kicks – but were promoted by early April. 

2) From being injury free,the Seagulls now have some treatment table concerns. Sam Baldock was excluded from playing after suffering a head injury in the previous fixture against Rotherham. However it is not clear if this was further aggravated in training as FA rules do not appear to embargo a player participating after an initial 48 hours have passed. Uwe  Huenemeier picked up a knock in training and Tomer Hemed complained of a tight hamstring at half time and was replaced by dubutant Elivs Manu.

3) It was the first 0-0 draw between the two teams. Albion haven’t won at Wolves since 1991. There have been 27 fixtures between the teams ove the last 46 years . 8 of these taking place in August or September. 

4) Albion stay top of the Football Leagues 72 clubs . 3 points clear of pre season favourites Middlesbrough. Boro, however have  a better goal difference than the Seagulls, but don’t play until next Sunday. So if Albion remain unbeaten they will still hold top spot . But a first loss of the season in the league could see them overtaken by Boro or Burnley . 

5) Whilst the Albion were fighting out a draw in the West Midlands. The Amex was being featured on the international stage . As Japan shocked the rugby world by defeating South Africa . After 14 years of campaigning , two public inquires, various marches and publicity stunts – the reputation of The Brighton and Hove Commuminity Stadium was further cemented as a superb sporting location – Falmer for all.  

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