Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Brighton 1

Last updated : 11 November 2002 By Footymad Previewer

Kenny Miller, Wolves' £3million record signing, rescued a point for Dave Jones' side against bottom of the table Brighton at Molineux.

Before the intervention of Miller, Brighton had looked set to pull off a shock success - and successive wins for the first time this season.

Wolves almost fell behind in the 12th minute when Graham Barrett fired into the side-netting.

However, Bobby Zamora proved to be more clinical three minutes later when he took advantage of the space that he was presented by the Wolves defence.

A neat throughball from Richard Carpenter split the Wolves defence and picked out Zamora.

The highly-rated striker looked up, spotted that Wolves goalkeeper Matt Murray was off his line and chipped the ball over the top of the England under-21 intentional.

The shock of falling behind should really have woken Wolves from their slumbers but it was Brighton who continued to press with Zamora going close again as did Barrett.

Michels Kuipers twice denied Wolves midfielder Ivar Ingimarsson from close range in the 21st minute after the Icelandic international first fired in a header and then a low drive.

Unsurprisingly, Wolves put Brighton under intense pressure after a half-time rocket from Jones.

But they could not find a way past the impressive Kuipers. First he palmed out a low drive from skipper Alex Rae after 58 minutes and then reacted smartly to block the follow-up header from striker Dean Sturridge.

Sturridge was frustrated again just two minutes later when he raced 40 yards after a pass from Ingimarsson only to see Kuipers beat away his near post drive.

The Brighton keeper looked destined to frustrate Wolves all night but WolvesÂ’ persistence finally earned its reward 15 minutes from time.

Marc Edworthy whipped in a cross from the right wing that Miller fired past Kuipers from ten yards