Saturday’s top-flight encounter between Brighton and Hove Albion and newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Amex Stadium left fans with plenty to should about.
Bruno’s first elderly assist since 2014 in the Premier League, Glenn Murray’s 100th Brighton goal and three straight victories for the first time since 1981 were all reasons for the fans to celebrate, but the performance – and in particular that late stop – by Australian goalkeeper Maty Ryan, was definitely in need of particular praise, and fans on social media were happy to oblige.
???? He just keeps on producing vital saves!
What a stop that was late on!
— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) October 27, 2018
Having kept his third clean sheet in a row in the match, the 26-year-old deserved every ounce of praise he took from the game given Wolves’ domination and chances on target across the 90 minutes.
The Socceroo!! Gotta love that man ????⚪️????⚪️????⚪️
— James BHAFC (@JamesCH1503) October 27, 2018
And yet he doesn’t get man of the match…. strange decision that ..
— Ben Rose (@Roser23) October 27, 2018
— Mark Tedman (@mktedman) October 27, 2018
Delighted for Super Glenn, an official #BHAFC legend ???? but Maty claims my MoM – amazing saves at the end! ????????
— Martin (@BrightonMart) October 27, 2018
Think he probably needs a new contract!
— Jesse (@Jkempsh) October 27, 2018
— Tom Williams (@tchw73) October 27, 2018
Good to get the points in before he’s away in January!!
— Emma (@littleboris) October 27, 2018
— Vicky (@toddvic) October 27, 2018
He’s far from alone in deserving praise after that more rearguard effort once more, but he, like others, continue to dig deep for the cause and whilst it’s not always pretty – those kinds of gutsy performances can sometimes be the best to watch for the more traditional ‘blood and guts’ type of fan.