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Chris Hughton responds to boring Brighton chants from Wolves fans

Albion secured a vital point at Wolves as they spent almost the entire 90 minutes preventing Wolves from playing.

It wasnt pretty but it was effective. Albion were buoyed by the return of Pascal Gross who completed his first Premier League match last Tuesday for almost two months.

It was a blisteringly hot – some reckoned the hottest April day in over 100 years in the West Midlands.

He said: “Today was difficult. We knew how difficult it was going to be as Brighton are a team that puts a lot of players in the box.

Early in the second half Solly March got clear, clipped in a cross which Wily Boly almost turned into his own net.

“It was very difficult to break this team. To be able to break Brighton we had to create situations and combinations in wide areas.

Brighton deny Wolves to end losing streak and take home vital point in the relegation battle

Boss Chris Hughton insisted he is happy to be branded boring if he keeps Brighton in the Premier League.

The Seagulls held on for a 0-0 draw at Wolves to end a run of five straight defeats in all competitions.

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They sit three points above the relegation zone but will only be out of it on goal difference if Cardiff stun title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday.

It was a battling performance but the unambitious visitors were content to take a point in their survival fight.

Jota hit the post after the break with a header – and Leander Dendonckers follow-up was brilliantly saved by Mat Ryan as Wolves, who had 22 shots to Brightons five, played out their first 0-0 of the season.

Wolves fans chanted ‘boring’ at the Seagulls but Hughton was unrepentant and is happy if it keeps Brighton, who go to Tottenham on Tuesday, up.

A drab first half of little goalmouth action saw Diogo Jota twice go close, firing just wide and then looping the ball onto the crossbar.

He said: “Yes, at this moment it’s about effort, determination and organisation. All that’s important in these four games is getting enough points which can see us over the line.

“It’s a relief because of where we are at this moment. There’s a satisfaction in the result, we need points and it’s very difficult to get three points here.

The battling 0-0 draw at Molineux edges them three points clear of Cardiff with four games left and a far better goal difference.

“We knew if we came away with a point it wouldn’t be a bad one. It feels like a really good one.

Hughton happy to be branded boring if Brighton stay up

“I’m hoping we can take value from the manner of the result. We knew it was going to be very difficult.

“We had to show that type of work ethic and determination. If we’d shown less we wouldn’t have got a result.

“We’ve found it very difficult getting goals of late. It’s making sure we’re hard to beat.”

Diogo Jota twice hit the woodwork for Wolves and Leander Dendoncker was denied by Mat Ryan’s point-blank save.

But Nuno Espirito Santo’s side lost ground in the race for seventh, which could yield a Europa League play-off spot, and dropped to ninth.

“We had chances, we tried, we had a lot of the ball, it was not to be today. It’s just football,” he said.

“It’s very difficult to break a team down, we created situations and Brighton defended and defended well. Their main objective was not to concede.

“It’s up to us, we should do better in some moments. It was good goalkeeping, we hit the post, this is the game.

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