Brighton beat Wolves to bolster their European aspirations.
Brighton revived their push for a spot in Europe next season with their biggest-ever top-flight win over dismal Wolves.
The Seagulls are still eighth in the Premier League, but they are now only a point behind Liverpool in seventh and two behind fifth-placed Tottenham, who have played two more games than Roberto de Zerbi’s side.
Deniz Undav scored his first Premier League goal, and Pascal Gross made it 2-0 with a simple finish after Julio Enciso’s driving run and ball.
Gross’ personal score was doubled in spectacular fashion midway through the first half, when he controlled Enciso’s square pass before firing a twisting strike past Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa into the corner.
Danny Welbeck’s close-range header from Pervis Estupinan’s cross made it 4-0 before halftime, and he added his second early in the second half after intercepting Nathan Collins’ misjudged pass.
Undav rounded out the score with another spectacular attempt, eluding Matheus Nunes on the edge of the box and lifting a perfectly-weighted chip over Sa.
Wolves are still eight points clear of the drop zone, but manager Julen Lopetegui will be concerned by his team’s collapse on the south coast.