March scores two as Brighton win at Wolves

 

Solly March of Brighton & Hove Albion celebrates with teammate Julio Enciso after scoring the team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux on August 19, 2023 in Wolverhampton, England. 

A stunning solo goal from Kaoru Mitoma and a second-half double from Solly March helped Brighton cruise to victory at Wolves and make it two wins from two at the start of the Premier League season.

Mitoma collected Pervis Estupinan's pass near the halfway line, slalomed his way through a number of half-hearted challenges and beat the onrushing Jose Sa with a calm finish into the far corner.

Wolves had opportunities to restore parity but Fabio Silva was denied by Seagulls goalkeeper Jason Steele before Rayan Ait-Nouri fired over the crossbar from an excellent position inside the penalty area.

The hosts were made to pay for their profligacy in a devastating nine-minute spell at the beginning of the second half, Estupinan doubling the visitors' lead with a low finish just 41 seconds after the restart.

March made it 3-0 with a first-time strike into the roof of the net from Julio Enciso's cross - a finish that will no doubt have caught the eye of watching England manager Gareth Southgate.

The winger grabbed his second of the game four minutes later, side-footing Danny Welbeck's low cross into the net via the inside of the left-hand post.

Second-half substitute Hwang Hee-chan pulled one back for Wolves with a well-placed header, but it was scant consolation on a sobering afternoon for Gary O'Neil's side, who had Matheus Nunes sent off for a second bookable offence in added time.

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