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Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

Craig Mackail-Smith
Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith scored the equaliser

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.

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.

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."

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 14CalderonSubstituted forLua Luaat 67'minutes
  • 3Greer
  • 5Dunk
  • 30BennettSubstituted forChicksenat 74'minutes
  • 2BrunoBooked at 87mins
  • 8Crofts
  • 22HollaBooked at 63mins
  • 18Forster-Caskey
  • 17Vilaca TeixeiraSubstituted forInceat 84'minutes
  • 12Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 4Hughes
  • 11O'Grady
  • 15Chicksen
  • 16Ankergren
  • 20McCourt
  • 24Ince
  • 25Lua Lua

Bolton

  • 1BogdanSubstituted forLonerganat 41'minutes
  • 33White
  • 4Mills
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Ream
  • 6Spearing
  • 27LeeBooked at 86mins
  • 44KamaraSubstituted forFeeneyat 71'minutes
  • 18DannsSubstituted forTrotterat 71'minutes
  • 9Mason
  • 28Davies

Substitutes

  • 7Feeney
  • 10Beckford
  • 14Dervite
  • 17Trotter
  • 21Pratley
  • 24Lonergan
  • 41Threlkeld
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
24,435

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home26
Away9
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Booking

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

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

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

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Hayden White (Bolton Wanderers).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

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