Graham Potter admitted Brighton & Hove Albion were made to pay for some poor decisions as they went down 2-1 to Wolves at Molineux.
Dunk in the thick of it
It was an eventful afternoon for skipper Lewis Dunk. He gave Albion a deserved lead with a thumping header as the visitors dominated the first half.
But Dunk was shown a straight red card – his second of the season – for bringing down Fabio Silva with just under an hour played.
Wolves equalised through substitute Adama Traore with 14 minutes to go but Albion seemed to have done enough to secure a point, only for Morgan Gibbs-White to flash a shot into the top right-hand corner in the 90th minute.
To complete a disappointing afternoon, Neal Maupay was shown a red card after the final whistle for using foul and abusive language.
'We made some poor decisions'
“It’s a missed opportunity,” said Potter. “We played well in the first half and deserved our lead but then at the start of the second half we allowed Wolves to get into the game.
“We made some poor decisions and suffered for that in terms of a red card, and it left us with a long time to play with ten men.
“The boys defended quite well and gave everything but it was too much for us in the end. They had a lot of pressure but not too many chances, but then Traore came on and stretched the game for Wolves.”
Although Albion have a ten-point cushion above the bottom three their Premier League status for next season is still not secure, and both Dunk and Maupay will be suspended for next Saturday’s AMEX clash against West Ham United.
'We have to keep fighting for points'
“Until we are mathematically safe then we have to keep fighting for points and we have said that all along,” added Potter.
“I was walking off at the end so I didn’t see what happened but if Neal has been sent off then it’s something he needs to learn from.”