Watch: Aaron Connolly on target but limps of with hamstring injury as Brighton hold Wolves

Sat, Jan 02 2021

Connolly in action for Ireland under-21s against Armenia in 2019. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick (ETPhotos)

Aaron Connolly ended a two-and-a-half-month goal drought as Brighton & Hove Albion drew 3-3 with Wolves in their Premier League encounter at the Amex Stadium.

The Republic of Ireland striker showed a poacher’s instinct to nip in ahead of Wolves keeper Rui Patricio and stab the ball home from close range.

It’s just the Galway man’s second goal of the season after he notched his first in a 3-0 win over Newcastle United all the way back in September.

Brighton couldn’t hold on to the lead for long, however, as just seven minutes later Romain Saiss levelled up with a brilliantly-taken header.

Connolly thought he had put his side back in front with a spectacular overhead kick, a sign of his soaring confidence, but Patricio was equal to it in the visitors’ goal.

An own goal from Dan Bern and a Ruben Neves penalty put the visitors 3-1 up at half time.

Neil Maupay pulled one back from the spot within a minute of the restart before Saiss's unfortunate own goal tied the game up.

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