Portuguese playmaker Joao Teixeira scored the winner on his home debut as Brighton beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1.

Defender Matt Mills gave the winless Wanderers the lead after 25 minutes but striker Craig Mackail-Smith levelled the scores before the break.

Liverpool loanee Teixeira then fired through the legs of substitute goalkeeper Andy Lonergan on 64 minutes.

Freedman on Brighton v Bolton

The 21-year-old has scored two goals in two games to help secure successive Championship victories for Brighton.

Lonergen was called into action before the break after Adam Bogdan was injured when Mackail-Smith muscled into the box to score the Seagulls' 37th minute equaliser.

Kazenga LuaLua set up the hard-working Mackail-Smith late on but the former Peterborough marksman fired wide with only Lonergan to beat.

Brighton, who claimed their first win of the season against Leeds United on Tuesday, climb up to 13th in the Championship.

Sami Hyypia: Brighton manager after win over Bolton

Bolton are now without a clean sheet in five league and cup games this season and remain in the bottom three.

Brighton boss Sami Hyypia said: "Joao is a very good player. We also need quality from the other players and if we manage to do that we'll get Joao on the ball and he'll be dangerous.

"It's going to be a good test for him. His goal is to play at the highest level and he's on the right track."

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman said: "The loss of the keeper was a factor. Adam [Bodgan] received a huge gash in the eye and concussion and we have to respect the doctor. He said he was out cold.

"But we need to take encouragement out of this. This was an even sort of match and at the minute we are coming out of it just the wrong side."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Brighton & Hove Albion

  • 13 Stockdale
  • 14 Calderon (Lua Lua - 67' )
  • 30 Bennett (Chicksen - 74' )
  • 08 Crofts
  • 03 Greer
  • 05 Dunk
  • 02 Bruno Booked
  • 22 Holla Booked
  • 12 Mackail-Smith
  • 17 J. Teixeira (Ince - 84' )
  • 18 Forster-Caskey

Substitutes

  • 04 Hughes
  • 11 O'Grady
  • 15 Chicksen
  • 16 Ankergren
  • 20 McCourt
  • 24 Ince
  • 25 Lua Lua

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Bogdan (Lonergan - 41' )
  • 33 White
  • 05 Ream
  • 06 Spearing
  • 04 Mills
  • 31 Wheater
  • 27 Lee Chung-yong Booked
  • 18 Danns (Trotter - 71' )
  • 09 Mason
  • 28 Davies
  • 44 Kamara (Feeney - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Feeney
  • 10 Beckford
  • 14 Dervite
  • 17 Trotter
  • 21 Pratley
  • 24 Lonergan
  • 41 Threlkeld
Ref: Graham Scott
Att: 24,435

Match Stats

Shots

26 9

On target

11 1

Corners

3 4

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

90:00 +4:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

90:00 +2:45

Attempt blocked. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rohan Ince.

90:00 +1:05

Attempt missed. Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

88:51

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

87:20

Attempt missed. Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kazenga Lua Lua.

86:30

Attempt blocked. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

86:03 Booking

Booking Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:51 Booking

Booking Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

85:16

Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

85:16

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Rohan Ince replaces João Teixeira.

82:16

Attempt missed. Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey with a cross following a set piece situation.

81:43

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:43

Foul by Hayden White (Bolton Wanderers).

75:55

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Kazenga Lua Lua tries a through ball, but Lewis Dunk is caught offside.

75:00

Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:00

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

74:19

Attempt missed. Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by João Teixeira with a cross following a set piece situation.

74:09

Attempt blocked. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Holla.

73:27

Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:27

Foul by Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers).

73:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Adam Chicksen replaces Joe Bennett because of an injury.

71:35

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion).

71:35

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Liam Trotter replaces Neil Danns.

70:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Liam Feeney replaces Medo.

69:06

Attempt blocked. Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

67:27

Attempt missed. Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

67:23

Attempt blocked. João Teixeira (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kazenga Lua Lua.

66:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Kazenga Lua Lua replaces Íñigo Calderón because of an injury.

63:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. João Teixeira (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Bennett.

62:28 Booking

Booking Danny Holla (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62:07

Foul by Danny Holla (Brighton and Hove Albion).

62:07

Medo (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:44

Attempt missed. Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Bennett with a cross.

57:51

Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).

57:51

Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:33

Foul by João Teixeira (Brighton and Hove Albion).

56:33

Hayden White (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:05

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

53:19

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Íñigo Calderón.

52:36

Foul by João Teixeira (Brighton and Hove Albion).

52:36

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:37

Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Mason with a headed pass.

49:34

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

48:59

Attempt saved. Joe Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gordon Greer with a cross.

48:35

Attempt blocked. Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Teixeira.

47:05

Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:05

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

46:20

Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

46:20

Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

45:00 +3:38 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

45:00 +3:16

Attempt saved. Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by João Teixeira.

45:00 +1:14

Attempt saved. Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Dunk.

45:00 +1:06

Attempt blocked. Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Holla with a cross.

45:00 +0:40

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

45:00 +0:38

Attempt saved. Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Bennett.

45:00 +0:03

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by David Wheater.

44:08

Attempt missed. Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Íñigo Calderón.

41:46

Attempt saved. Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Íñigo Calderón with a cross.

40:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Andy Lonergan replaces Adam Bogdan because of an injury.

39:31

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

37:28

Delay in match Adam Bogdan (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

36:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Bolton Wanderers 1. Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Íñigo Calderón.

34:01

Attempt missed. Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey with a cross following a corner.

33:32

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

33:31

Attempt saved. Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

31:25

Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

31:25

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:43

Attempt missed. Medo (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Davies.

24:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross following a set piece situation.

23:31

Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion).

23:31

Medo (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:16

Attempt missed. Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Íñigo Calderón.

21:43

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross following a corner.

21:05

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

19:43

Attempt missed. João Teixeira (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Mackail-Smith with a cross.

17:53

Attempt saved. Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno.

14:36

Attempt missed. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

13:21

Foul by Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion).

13:21

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:57

Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:57

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

10:51

Attempt missed. João Teixeira (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joe Bennett.

7:45

Foul by Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion).

7:45

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:31

Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:31

Foul by Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

7:10

Attempt saved. Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Bruno.

3:49

Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:49

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

1:43

Attempt missed. Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Andrew Crofts.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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